"Carnival Triumph" to Become "Carnival Sunrise" after $200 Million Drydock

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Carnival Triumph to Become Carnival Sunrise after $200 Million Drydock

Carnival Cruise Line today announced plans for a "nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover" for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship Carnival Sunrise.

The two-month-long refurbishment will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting March 1.

The drydock will add all of Carnival’s branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as update all staterooms in a broad spectrum of new accommodations providing guests fresh and exciting seagoing vacation choices, the company said.

Following a renaming ceremony, Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of five- to seven-day voyages from Norfolk, Va., beginning April 29, 2019, a summer schedule of four- to 14-day departures from New York commencing May 23, 2019, then move to Fort Lauderdale in October.

“The introduction of Carnival Sunrise will provide our guests with an array of exciting dining, bar and entertainment choices. The new Carnival Sunrise is part of our multi-billion-dollar ship enhancement program that is transforming our fleet on an unprecedented scale,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

The Carnival Sunrise enhancements include the redesign of two luxurious Captain’s Suites adjacent to the navigational bridge offering floor-to-ceiling windows and extended balcony grand suites. All of the ship’s staterooms will be updated to offer island-inspired interiors with bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean itineraries.

Carnival Sunrise’s inaugural schedule from Norfolk kicks off with a seven-day cruise departing the Half Moone Cruise Center visiting Grand Turk, the private island of Half Moon Cay and Freeport departing April 29, 2019. A pair of five-day voyages departs May 12 and 17, 2019 calling at Nassau and Freeport and three six-day cruises departing May 6, and Oct. 14 and 20, 2019, visiting Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport.

The ship will then reposition to New York for a series of four- to 14-day voyages beginning May 23, 2019. The program includes four- to eight-day Bermuda cruises, including long weekend sailings to the island departing Thursdays and returning Mondays, along with seven-day fall foliage cruises to New England and the Canadian Maritimes, and two different eight-day Caribbean itineraries with stops at the region’s top destinations. Several longer voyages will also be offered, including a 10-day exotic eastern Caribbean itinerary and a 14-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruise highlighted by local dining and entertainment experiences and unique shipboard enrichment activities.

Carnival Sunrise will then reposition to Fort Lauderdale for four- and five-day cruises beginning Oct. 28, 2019. Four-day long weekend cruises will call at tropical ports like Half Moon Cay, Princess Cays, Grand Turk and Nassau, while five-day cruises will visit Cuba, as well as seaside destinations in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Grand Turk.

Kilde: World Maritime News


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Carnival Victory Cruise Ship to Be Renamed after Major Refit

Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation, revealed plans to rename one of its ships, Carnival Victory, following a bow-to-stern refurbishment in 2020.

The renovation will complete a USD 200 million enhancement program and the 2000-built ship will be renamed Carnival Radiance.

The vessel will undergo a 38-day dry dock which will take place in Cadiz, Spain, from March 18 to April 26, 2020.

Homeport and itinerary details for the new Carnival Radiance will be announced in mid-November, according to the company.

Today’s announcement follows previously unveiled plans to transform Carnival Triumph into Carnival Sunrise next year, part of the company’s eight-year, USD 2 billion fleetwide modernization program.

Carnival launched its fleet enhancement program in 2011. Since then, it has completed refurbishments to more than 20 ships, taken delivery of three new ships and has three additional ships scheduled for delivery through 2022.

Kilde: World Maritime News
 

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Carnival Triumph Arrives in Cadiz for Sunrise Conversion

The Carnival Triumph has arrived at Navantia in Cadiz for her $200 million conversion into the Carnival Sunrise.

With the Triumph arriving a temporary city, essentially built by Carnival, was waiting for it at Cadiz, along with 4,000 subcontractors, the ship’s crew and another 1,000 yard workers.

As much prefabrication was done in advance as could be, including cabin modules, waterpark items and more. Plus there were ferries waiting to be used as housing for contractors.

Kilde: Cruise Industry News

"Carnival Triumph", tbn "Carnival Sunrise"

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