Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) is to spend nearly $200 mill on a bow-to-stern makeover on ‘Carnival Triumph’ in spring 2019.
Following her refurbishment programme, she will join Carnival’s ‘Sunshine’ class and as the ‘Carnival Sunrise’.
The two-month-long refurbishment will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting 1st March, 2019 .
During the drydocking all of Carnival’s popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations will be added or enhanced, as well as updating all staterooms in a broad spectrum of new accommodation.
Following a renaming ceremony, ‘Carnival Sunrise’ will re-enter service with a series of five- to seven-day voyages from Norfolk, Va., beginning 29th April, 2019, a summer schedule of four- to 14-day departures from New York commencing 23rd May, 2019, then transition 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 programme that is transforming our fleet on an unprecedented scale,” said Christine Duffy, CCL president.
Talking about the new foot outlets etc, Gus Antorcha, Carnival’s COO, who is leading the ‘Carnival Sunrise’ project and has overseen many other refurbishment projects, said; “These new dining spaces and features complement many of Carnival’s signature food and beverage outlets that were added during previous renovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Guy Fieri. Carnival’s investments are part of an overall plan that is raising the bar on ship amenities and features, itineraries and offshore excursions that our guests are loving.”