by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 07, 2012

Carnival's Destiny will undergo a $155 million makeover next year, adding the cruise lines' new "Fun Ship 2.0" dining, bar and entertainment features, as well as increasing its passenger capacity from 2,642 to 3,006. The refit also will include a reconfigured layout, the addition of a partial deck and the expansion of two other decks within the forward section of the ship. The ship will be renamed Carnival Sunshine following the 49-day dry dock, which will take place from February to April 2013. The refit work will be completed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, following which the ship will embark on a schedule of nine- and 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona and Venice, from April to October 2013, then launch year-round seven-day Caribbean departures from New Orleans beginning in November 2013.