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travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine travel42 Professional Ship Review

At 101,353 tons and 893 ft, the Sunshine is one bulbous babe, with a beam of 116 ft, a draft of 27 ft, and a cruising speed of 22.5 knots. She debuted in 1996 as the world's largest cruise ship, since surpassed many times.

Originally named Carnival Destiny, the ship underwent a $155 million refit in 2013, which was the biggest renovation Carnival had ever attempted. She was rechristened Carnival Sunshine after she emerged from the refurbishment in May 2013.

Because of her bulk, the Carniva...

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