Carnival Cruise Line is replacing Carnival Ecstasy with a newer, larger ship in Charleston. Carnival Sunshine will kick off a four- and five-day cruise program in May 2019. The 3,002-passenger ship is expected to carry about 220,000 Charleston passengers each year. Four-day cruises will visit Nassau and five-day voyages will feature the Bahamian capital and the private island of Half Moon Cay. Carnival Sunshine features one of the widest arrays of food, beverage and entertainment options in the Carnival fleet, including open-air attractions like the WaterWorks aqua park, a stunning three-deck-high, adults-only retreat with a waterfall and adjoining pool, several specialty restaurants and more than 550 staterooms with private balconies.
(AAA Traveler Spring 2018)