The Carnival Sunshine cruise ship has been moved to the Port of Charleston and will begin offering year-round cruises to the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean. The Carnival Sunshine has been at Port Canaveral since it was transformed and renamed in 2013. The ship was formerly known as Carnival Destiny.
The Carnival Sunshine is equipped to accommodate 3,002 passengers and offers a large variety of onboard entertainment options and amenities. This ship offers guests more than 50 suites and approximately 500 balcony staterooms.
The Carnival Sunshine will begin offering four- and five-day cruises to the Bahamas, six- and seven-day cruises to Bermuda, five-day cruises calling at Havana, Cuba, as well as longer 10- and 11-day cruises to the Caribbean.
Carnival has been repositioning many of its ships for the summer travel season. The cruise line finds that changing locations of its ships encourages people to come and take another cruise because they will get to enjoy a new experience on a different ship.
In case you were wondering, the Carnival Sunshine replaced the Carnival Ecstasy at the Port of Charleston. The Carnival Ecstasy has been redeployed to the Port of Jacksonville. The Carnival Ecstasy will offer four- to seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean all year round.
These changes came shortly after Carnival recently repositioned some of its ships in New Orleans, Miami, Ft Lauderdale and Galveston. The cruise line has not stated if it will be changing the homeports for any of its other ships this travel season. However, major cruise lines redeploy their ships multiple times a year, so it wouldn't be a surprise if more announcements came in from Carnival in the near future regarding its other ships.