Carnival Cruise Lines has made public a USD$155 million remodel for Carnival Destiny so extraordinary that she’s going to be reintroduced as Carnival Sun .
The most formidable rebuilding ever for the cruise company, Carnival Sunlight will include all the new ‘Fun Ship 2.0′ initiatives together with an adjusted layout, the addition of a partial deck, the enlargement of 2 forward decks and 182 new cabins. Occurring in Feb 2013, the 49-day dry dock will be run by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. “This is our most impressive ship conversion project to date and it’ll radically radically change the Carnival Destiny into basically a completely new ship offering a range of exciting dining and drink selections, impressive out of doors spaces and entertainment options, and onboard inventions unavailable anywhere else,” Carnival president and Chief Executive Gerry Cahill claimed. Reinforced dining locales include ‘Guy’s Burger Joint’, ‘BlueIguana Cantina’, ‘Fahrenheit 555′ and ‘Cucina del Capitano’ together with a new full service Asian trattoria offering complimentary lunch to passengers and charging an insignificant charge for dinner. ‘The Comfort Kitchen’, found in the ‘Lido Marketplace’ will be offering an alternative casual dining option and the key dining rooms are prepared to be absolutely reconstructed in the intensive dry dock. ‘RedFrog Pub’ and the ‘RedFrog Bar’ will serve up Carnival’s own ‘ThirstyFrog Red’ in house brand draft lager while further bar locations onboard will include ‘BlueIguana Tequila Bar’, ‘EA Sports Bar’, ‘Alchemy Bar’ and ‘The Library Bar’. The all-new ‘Havana Bar’ club, found back in the ‘Lido Marketplace’, will imbue a tropical-feel and will be offering breathtaking sea perspectives from floor to ceiling windows together with live Latin music daily.
Onstage music also will be the primary feature of the new ‘Sunshine Bar’, found on the lobby level of the atrium, while a new cigar bar will be offering passengers a spread of brandies, cognacs and liqueurs.
Carnival Sunlight will also include the line’s first three-deck high ‘Serenity’ adult exclusive area complete along with a spa, waterfall, pool and complimentary dining locale offering customizable fresh salads. The all-new ‘SportSquare’ will have a ropes course, mini-golf course, half basketball and volleyball court, jogging track, table tennis, foosball tables and a giant flat-screen TV while the ‘WaterWorks’ will be offering passengers a new thrill slide with the classic ‘Twister’ waterslide and ‘Splash Zone’ for younger cruisers. Entertainment options will include live displays by ‘Playlist Productions’, ‘Hasbro, The Game Show’, ‘Piano Bar 88′, ‘The Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez’ and ‘The Punchliner Comedy Brunch’.
All staterooms will include bright colors and calming pastels as a part of their tropical-theme with 96 of the 182 added, spa staterooms. Carnival Sunlight will start on a collection of eighteen, 9 and 12-day Mediterranean cruises following dry-dock starting with a 14-day ‘maiden’ excursion leaving Venice on twelve April 2013 and arriving in Barcelona on twenty-six April 2013. The excursions will call into ports including Marseilles, Monte Carlo, Livorno (Pisa / Florence), Civitavecchia (Rome) and Dubrovnik.
She’ll then start on a 16-day trans-Atlantic excursion leaving Barcelona on one Nov 2013 before arriving in New Orleans on seventeen Nov 2013 where she is going to be based all year, sailing on revolving seven-day schedules to the western Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida.