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If someone tells you that there's nothing new under the sun, tell them to get aboard Carnival Sunshine! Launching in spring 2013, our newest "Fun Ship" cruising experience will be jam-packed with everything new, everything fun, everywhere you look.
How is she going to get so fun? Carnival Sunshine will be the first ship anywhere to feature every experience from Fun Ship 2.0, Carnival's ambitious program that's bringing new dining options, bars, entertainment and more to ships all across the fleet. Well, what does that mean to you when you cruise Carnival Sunshine?
It means chowing down on Guy-Fieri-designed burgers for lunch. It means sipping cool drinks poolside at BlueIguana Tequila Bar or RedFrog Rum Bar. It also means laughing uproariously at comedy talent hand-picked by George Lopez. It definitely means enjoying the latest sports games - interactive or televised - at the EA SPORTS Bar. It undoubtedly means spending quality fun time at Hasbro, The Game Show, or quiet time at our most stunning Serenity area yet, which spans three decks and even features a waterfall. It even means enjoying freshly-stuffed tacos and burritos at BlueIguana Cantina. And all of these things put together - and all of it on one ship - means a cruise experience you won't find anywhere else.
When Carnival Sunshine launches in April 2013, you can enjoy all this for a season of 9 and 12 day Mediterranean sailings.. followed by Caribbean voyages year-round from her home port of New Orleans, starting in November 2013.
A spot that's intriguing by night and friendly anytime, step into the Havana Bar and be transported to an antebellum Cuba preserved today in old postcards, vintage literature...and classic delicacies. Take in great ocean views as you taste something authentically Cuban: cafe Cubano (that's Cuban coffee!), handcrafted cocktails of Cuban origin (think daiquiris, mojitos and more), or mouth-wateringly fresh - and wallet-wateringly free - Cuban pastries. And this spot definitely doesn't cool down when the sun goes down, with music and dancing keeping things hot well into the night.
Nobody can get the party started like a great DJ, right? That's why we've brought DJ IRIE into the mix (pun intended) to make the nightlife on board Carnival hotter than ever. He'll be heading up "DJ IRIE's Spin'iversity," a program designed to train our DJs to keep their spinning skills sharp and their personalities party-ready. Oh, and as for music, graduates will be spinning expanded musical catalogs in clubs across the fleet for maximum guest body-rocking.
You don't need to be a mix master to appreciate Alchemy - you just have to be up for trying something new. We've been mixing up some magic behind the scenes here at Carnival to produce a tasty series of all-new cocktails served at this unique vintage-themed cocktail "pharmacy." Let our mixologists prescribe you something from the bar, with both nonalcoholic and alcoholic elixirs to remedy what ails you. Or, create your own custom concoction from a variety of unique ingredients.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar is the onboard spot to chill and enjoy a slushy tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican cerveza. The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a slew of Mexican brews. There's a line up of frozen concoctions, cocktails and margaritas served by the glass or pitcher and even a special Mexican beer cocktail (yes, really). Where can you find this little slice of Mexican paradise? Next to the pool, of course. So stay cool and take in the bar's vacation vibe while you kick back on your cruise - thatÂs what the official bar mascot Blue the Iguana would tell you.
If you're into sports, get yourself into the first-ever EA SPORTS Bar, the perfect place to catch a game and play a few, too. Grab a drink, order some snacks, watch your favorite games live on big flat-screen TVs, and keep up with real-time scores from across the sports world. And if you're feeling that competitive spirit, you can really get right into the game with the latest video game titles from EA SPORTS. It's free to play, so find a friend or three and get ready for action.
For a relaxing time, check out The Library Bar, where great literature doesn't stop at the wine list. This intimate cocktail lounge features state-of-the-art self-serve wine dispensers, plus bartenders who can make a fine drink. So swing by, pour yourself a bit of vino (or have our bartenders fix your favorite drink) and unwind with quiet conversation, a board game, or just by plucking a new book off the shelves for a good read.
Get into an island state of mind before you even set foot on one. RedFrog Pub is our laid-back, no-worries, oh-so-lively Key West-inspired pub. Sample Caribbean fare, dominate at the foosball table, enjoy some sweet tunes from live musicians and sip our tasty signature private-label brew, ThirstyFrog Red. So kick back and feel the island vibe come to life. You'll be a local here before you know it.
Guests have told us we hit on something special with the cool Caribbean chill of the RedFrog Pub. Now we're introducing the RedFrog Rum Bar, where the frog keeps the fun hopping day and night with all that island flava you know and love. Join the party at this poolside bar featuring a great selection of "frog approved" Caribbean rum-based concoctions available by the glass or pitcher and plenty of Carnival's signature private-label draft beer, ThirstyFrog Red.
A cruise is the perfect time to treat yourself to something sweet, and Cherry On Top happens to be the perfect place. You'll find this well-stocked candy-and-more-store not only great for enjoying some of your confectionary favorites, but the place to pick up branded Cherry On Top gear, tuxedo rentals, and gifts for that special someone, even if - admit it - that someone sometimes happens to be you!
You've played Connect 4 and Yahtzee, but have you ever played giant versions of them onstage in a competition that puts your gaming skills to the test? You'll have your chance when you take part in Hasbro, The Game Show. From SORRY! SLIDERS to YAHTZEE BOWLING, CONNECT 4 BASKETBALL, OPERATION SAM DUNK and SIMON FLASH, you can team up with your friends and family to win great prizes, all in front of a live audience. Be sure to check your daily on board itinerary for show times so you don't miss out on the action... or the prizes.
When was the last time you got up and danced... at the theater? Playlist Productions takes tunes you know and puts them live on stage, transforming them into full blown musical productions featuring pro singers and dancers rocking the house. Enjoy the spicy sounds of Latin Nights, or the know-them-anywhere favorites of Divas. Don't forget Motor City - which will have you dancing in your seat - or even The Brits!, a swingin' revue of your across-the-pond favourites.
Maybe you take your coffee straight-up, or perhaps you prefer your pick-me-up with an upgrade. From the simply caffeinated to the simply sublime, nothing satisfies your coffee craving like the brand-new JavaBlue Cafe, featuring fun twists on the hot and cold drinks you enjoy. While the coffee is the main event here, there's more to JavaBlue - enjoy the baked treats we like to call "comfort snacks"... which you'll call "delicious!"
Lido Deck is the center of fun, Lido Marketplace is the center of yum, which makes Pizzeria del Capitano - located right in the middle - good taste central. We've taken the Italian mojo of Cucina del Capitano and extended its delicious deftness to pizza. Featuring piping hot slices right out of the oven, with your choice of toppings, Pizzeria del Capitano is the good kind of cheesy - the best reason to stop in for a taste of our hand-tossed specialties made with fresh mozzarella.
Need a break from all the fun and sun? Grab something downright refreshing at Shake Spot, where we offer more than just your average shake. Of course, we've got you covered if you're looking for a classic, but since you're cruising, why not go for something tropical... or for the adults, maybe even spiked? With a variety of tempting, handcrafted shakes and indulgent floats, Shake Spot is your cool spot for something sweet.
Nobody knows Mexican dining like a blue iguana. Well, our blue iguana, at least. That's why it should come as no surprise that the all-new BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos stuffed specially for your enjoyment. Throw our homemade tortillas or chips and salsa into the mix, and you have a casual dining experience that will make you say "mmmm" (pretty sure that's Iguanese for "more please").
Say arrivederci to ordinary and ciao to a new and exciting dining experience at the restaurant that pays homage to our unique heritage. Italian-American dishes inspired by the recipes from our Italian captains' and officers' childhoods are served up family-style in a comfy, eclectic environment decorated to feel like an Italian country home. Vintage images of our captains and ships adorn the walls, and there's even a Captain's table where you just might see the man himself dine. While the casual pasta lunch is complimentary, the full-service dinner menu is offered at an extra charge.
We went looking for someone to help us grill up the best burgers at sea, and we found just the guy. Carnival has teamed up with best-selling author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri to bring all the appetizing appeal of a roadside burger to Guy's Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-cut fries. Try a fresh-off-the-grill burger Guy's way, or take it off-road to our topping bar and truly make it your own.
The Punchliner Comedy Brunch is presented by George Lopez. Not that he'll actually be there, but he gave our huevos rancheros the thumbs-up, and even helped select the comedy talent performing multiple shows per day. What's your role in all this? Just laugh and chew your food, which may be harder than it sounds. The Punchliner Comedy Brunch features a menu of mid-morning classics made to sink your teeth into, like overstuffed breakfast burritos, special french toast, loaded mac n' cheese... and yes, more ways to cook eggs than we even thought was possible. We've even picked up a few food tips from George and his Mexican heritage - most dishes were inspired by (and a few even created by) the man himself!
A voyage to new destinations is the perfect time to try new things... and here's the perfect place: The Taste Bar. Stop in to The Taste Bar for a new and different delicacy each day - the dishes will give you a taste of the flavors that await at dining venues across the Carnival fleet. Pick up a complimentary appetizer before dinner for a taste of something different.