A newer and larger Carnival ship will soon call Charleston its home.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that it will assign the Carnival Sunshine, a 3,002-passenger ship that goes on four- and five-day cruises. The Sunshine will start calling Charleston its home in May 2019.
“With its convenient location and strong tourism appeal, Charleston is one of our most popular homeports and we’re delighted to build upon this success with the deployment of Carnival Sunshine,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival. “Carnival Sunshine not only provides guests sailing from Charleston with a newer, larger ship with so much to see and do but also underscores our commitment to our year-round operations from this port.”