2020 Board Installation
Come aboard the Carnival Sunrise as we celebrate our annual Board of Directors installation of the new SITE Florida & Caribbean Board Members for 2020. Enjoy the hospitality of Carnival Cruise Lines for a networking reception, an update on the SITE Global and SITE Florida & Caribbean 2019 accomplishments and the 2020 plans, plus a spectacular lunch on board.
Reception, Board Installation & Luncheon
Thursday, January 16, 2020
10:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale 33316
Registrations are subject to availability and will end Thursday, January 2nd at 4 pm est **
**Please note late additions or name changes cannot be made after this deadline because of port security requirements.
Carnival Cruise Lines
The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®
Carnival Cruise Line is a leader in contemporary cruising and operates 26 ships designed to provide fun and memorable vacation experiences at a great value. Founded in 1972, Carnival Cruise Line is one of the most recognizable brands in the cruise industry and carried over 5.4 million guests in 2018, the most of any individual cruise brand. Carnival Cruise Line identifies their target customers as those who like to “Choose Fun” and live life to the fullest.
Carnival Cruise Line has a broad consumer appeal, attracting families, couples, singles, and seniors and carrying more than 900,000 children each year. In 2018, Carnival Cruise Line was voted “Best Ocean Cruise Line” in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition, Carnival Cruise Line was named “America’s Most Trusted Cruise Line” by Reader’s Digest for the fourth consecutive year.
The revamp of what until now has been known as Carnival Triumph was so massive — significant areas of the ship were completely gutted and rebuilt — the line basically considers it a new vessel. They spent $200 million in renovations….no…in a complete overhaul. To put the $200 million price tag of the Sunrise overhaul in perspective, Carnival only spent $420 million building the ship in the first place.
Here are some of the upgrades to the Carnival Sunrise include the addition of a snazzy new waterslide complex; an adult-only top-deck escape; multiple restaurants; and more cabins. In addition to renovating the vessel’s existing 1,379 cabins in a major way, the line added 115 new cabins.
It’s got a new WaterWorks waterpark, which replaces a single waterslide on one of its top decks. They added one of its signature SportSquare areas to the top of the ship with a ropes course, basketball court, miniature golf and outdoor pool and ping pong tables.
They also added an adults-only Serenity deck with padded loungers, day beds, a hot tub and a full bar.
Restaurant wise, they include a version of Carnival’s signature steakhouse, Fahrenheit 555, and Italian eatery Cucina del Capitano (if you’re a Carnival fan, you know this one as the place where the waiters sing and dance for you between courses). The ship also finally got a Bonsai Express sushi outlet, a dedicated Chef’s Table and one of the Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouses that the line has created in partnership with The Food Network’s Guy Fieri…and of course, a RedFrog Pub.
The new décor on Sunrise is almost … normal. And by normal, I mean the sort of contemporary, classy look you’ll find at any number of recently-built resorts from the Caribbean to California.
In cabins, the dated burnt-peach color scheme that was such a thing on Carnival ships for years is gone, replaced by soothing creams and blues. Cabinetry in the rooms has been resurfaced with crisp-and-clean faux wood, and cabin bathrooms now are blissfully neutral. Carnival has finally gotten religion on providing plenty of USB ports and electrical outlets in the cabins.
- Debbi Hartman