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Carnival Sunshine

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What people said about this ship:

"Our dining room experience was odd." in 53 reviews.

"Our only gripe as it is with every Carnival cruise we go on is the night shows." in 19 reviews.

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Que Vida!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

Our second time on the Sunshine.Brought along 3 other friends who are "Celebrity" cruisers. They agreed with us that the Sunshine, was all we had said before: the  ship is Clean, offers good food.,good service,and

very talented singers & dancers.(though a bit TOO LOUD in the "shows".Never a dull moment. We all had a great time. Our friends  mentioned that ship offered more  activities and that the food was better than the food they have received on other ships.

 

 

 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

I had an amazing time great food, lots of things to do!!  I Love the Sunset dining room, the servers were amazing and the food was excellent!!!!!!  They made us feel so warm and accepted.  Remembered our names!!  "Showtime" was very entertaining.  Best dining experience ever.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

Cruise was good but had lots of mechanical and electrical problems. Personnel on the Lido were taken for granted and their attitude towards cleanliness started slacking. Your land terminal in Port Canaveral could use updating. Otherwise it was a good cruise.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

Food for Vegan choices needs to improve. If you look at your competition, like Royal Carribean or Holland America you will see they give a better selection for Vegans meals. The entertainment also needed more selection.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

Great food and service.

Entertainment is poor.

The rooms are barely adequate (We had a balcony) and the furniture and carpet is very worn.

The spa has not pools.  We expected more since we paid to stay on the spa floor.  However, the steam rooms and sauna were well kept.

Everyone staff member was friendly and helpful.

 

 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

Booked this cruise for my husbands birthday. We did have a good time on the cruise. We made our own fun. Not a lot to do on board. Mainly trivia games. Went to the Gym most days. Ports were good. took a tour of Puerto Rico that was great. Just a little bus waiting for anyone. Grand Turk was a new experience and quite educational with the John Glenn Splashdown Information. We cruise a lot, so did not get off at the Bahamas and did a little shopping at the dock stores in St Thomas. Food was good the first 3 days and then seemed to not taste as good after that. Coffee was the best..very strong. Shows were good. I would not go on this ship again. Realized after we boarded that it was the "Destiny" they had painted it and changed the name to Sunshine. That Destiny Cruise was the worse cruise ever! Makes you wonder why they would have to change the name. Ship was still dirty and our balcony door would not stay shut. Crew was wonderful and tried to help all they could.

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Great Ship, couple snags in our week though.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

I loved the ship, the serenity decks are amazing. Food was perfect. We booked a spa room, i traveled with my son. My wife told me of all the extras we got for being in a spa room. She didnt let me pack my shampoo and conditioners as she said they had these amazing upgraded products. I got one teeny bottle of conditioner and used it the first day. I asked for more and the room steward said i couldn't get anymore and to ask at the spa. so i went to the spa and asked for more and the lady said Oh no, you cant get anymore. i have frizzy hair and due to no conditioner my hair was unmanageable the rest of the cruise. I didn't even take pictures because of that fact. Also we were supposed to have robes and slippers, and didn't get those until the last day, well in fact we got robes but never did get slippers. Again, we paid extra for these things and never got them. that was a disappointment. We love cruising and love carnival, but feel we should get what we paid for. Not sure we would do the spa rooms again, they were not really worth the extra money we spent. 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

 we loved our sunshine cruise..... its our 8th one .. and the food on this one was fabulous...... bathroom too small . but ok.. its the smallest bathroom we have ever had.. and no makeup mirror.. which we had on all other cruises...

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Carnival Sunshine

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

The cruise was fine.  The room and food was adequate.  We had better food on other cruise lines  We found the ship to be very confusing trying to find the dining rooms.  The Sunset and Sunrise names are too similar.  We heard this complaint from numerous people. The dance and music group was terrific as were the graphics.  I should not have wasted my time going to the nighttime comedian.  Very offensive, but I was warned so it was my fault for not leaving.  A procedure should be put in place for using the cabanas.

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7 Night Western Carribean Port Canaveral

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Apr 25, 2015

You can be comfortable and just relax.  The Cruise Director was informative and friendly. She was totally fun to be around.  My room was clean and the bathroom was well supplied.  The towel animals made me smile.  The view every morning from the balcony loved it!  The food was plentiful and good to eat at every meal.  Guy's burgers were my favorite.  Getting off and on the ship was organized and orderly.  Luggage pick-up system on departure should extend the time.  Guest Services needs more help on the day of departure the lines are to long.  Caseur was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable about the ships' services.  It was my first cruise and I enjoyed it all!

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LeanneS
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Havana Bar is a great place to eat during lunch; we could always find a table there.

Rodel
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Avoid Lido at 11 am to 1 pm. Too small to accommodate the number of guests and you won't find seating. Try room service or get a seat in the main dining room for breakfast.

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Just explore the whole ship....

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