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    Apr 2012
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    Apr 2019
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Carnival Sunrise overview

By - Updated Mar. 6, 2020

Carnival Sunrise has everything an active family could want on a cruise ship. This Sunshine-class vessel comes with many of Carnival's signature new amenities, including the SkyCourse ropes course, SportSquare outdoor activity area, and Serenity adults-only retreat. The ship also features classic fleet staples, such as The Punchliner Comedy Club, the Cloud 9 Spa, and Dive-In Movies. For younger cruisers, Sunrise offers comprehensive kids' programs, including Camp Ocean for kids aged 2 through 11, the Circle "C" lounge for the 12 to 14 crowd, and Club O2, where teens can hang out and socialize.

Sunrise, which was known as Carnival Triumph prior to its 2019 relaunch, came away from its $200 million Fun Ship 2.0 refurbishment with several new venues and a long list of upgrades. Additions include the RedFrog Rum Bar, two captain's suites, and the exhilarating WaterWorks waterpark, which features the superfast Aqua Tunnel and Twister waterslides.

The ship also has a variety of unique bars and clubs. The BlueIguana Tequila Bar lets cruisers beat the heat with frozen concoctions and Mexican favorites, while RedFrog Rum Bar offers travelers a fun island vibe. And for a little something out of the ordinary, the ship's Alchemy Bar features tantalizing vintage elixirs made with fresh ingredients.

With homeports in Fort Lauderdale, Norfolk, and New York City, Carnival Sunrise sails to a multitude of exciting destinations. Caribbean cruises depart from Fort Lauderdale and New York, while Bahamian cruises leave from all three homeports. Stops may include Nassau, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, and Ocho Rios. New York cruises also sail to Canada and Bermuda.

Before you book

Reasons to sail: With onboard activities designed for all ages, Carnival Sunrise has definite multigenerational family appeal. From its epic WaterWorks waterpark to family-friendly comedy at The Punchliner Comedy Club, nobody is left out aboard this ship.

You should know: Since Sunrise aims to appeal to families and active cruisers, it isn't ideal for travelers seeking a quiet, relaxing cruise. More laid-back travelers would likely prefer a less action-packed ship with traditional onboard amenities on a line like Celebrity or Princess.

Carnival Sunrise ship highlights

  • WaterWorks waterpark featuring the Twister waterslide
  • The Punchliner Comedy Club, including both family-friendly and adults-only performances
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • SportSquare, featuring a mini-golf course
  • Kid-friendly activities, including Zumbini, Camp Ocean, Circle C, and Club O2
  • Serenity adults-only retreat
  • Night Owls late-night childcare
  • Cloud 9 Spa with thermal suites
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Playlist Productions musical entertainment
  • Casino
  • Guy's Burger Joint
  • Cherry on Top candy shop
  • SkyCourse ropes course
  • Three swimming pools and seven whirlpools

Carnival Sunrise ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 3.8
  • Entertainment 4.2
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 4.0
  • Service and Staff 4.5
  • Ship Quality 4.1

Carnival Sunrise cabins

1492 cabins and 38 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(48 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $76/night
Oceanview Cabin


(19 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $89/night
Balcony Cabin


(61 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $118/night
Suite Cabin


(5 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $186/night

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Carnival Sunrise dining

Your Time Dining

Your Time Dining

(2 Reviews)
Sunrise Dining Rooms

Sunrise Dining Rooms

(1 Review)
BlueIguana Cantina

BlueIguana Cantina

(1 Review)

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Carnival Sunrise onboard activities

RedFrog Rum Bar

RedFrog Rum Bar

(1 Review)
Mini Golf

Mini Golf

(1 Review)
Main Show Lounge

Main Show Lounge

(1 Review)
Main Pool

Main Pool

(1 Review)

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392 Carnival Sunrise Reviews

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Great time by kimhall2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Sunrise / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Very nice and clean. Would like to have had more communication when we weren’t able to make our stop they just told us why but never followed up with anything else.

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Was not happy with this cruise at all. by diane0821

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Sunrise / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Customer service staff not that friendly. Would never go on Carnival Cruise Line very again. Royal Caribbean all the way.

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Extraordinary, Relaxing by mluisa25

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Sunrise / Destination: Caribbean - Western

The whole experience was amazing, I had promised to never go back on a cruise with carnival and I lied. Love it!

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May 10, 2019

Waited awhile maybe they will fix everything (TV's, toilets, internet and etc)


May 08, 2019

Don't go...... entirely too many issues to deal with for the price


May 11, 2019

Go on one of the newer ships this one is WAY over rated!

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