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What people said about this ship:

"Great crew, food was pretty good in the main dining room, service was excellent." in 28 reviews.
"This was definitely an outstanding cruise and we would love to go back on a Carnival cruise anytime!" in 3 reviews.
"I fear I am ruined for any other kind of balcony room now and will pay through the nose the rest of my life..." in 3 reviews.

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July 2014 - Carnival Sunshine

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


We had a great time on board the Sunshine.  The crew was wonderful and very helpful.  Our room steward was Awesome.  He left us some great little presents each night and was willing to get me a bucket of ice at least twice a day.  The food was good and the drinks were Awesome!

The only bad thing was the pools were so small and we were packed in them on the sea days.  You could get in and stand next to your new friends and that was about it.  

One other suggestion:  Do not pay to go on the beach excursions.  Most of all the places that you get at, you can catch a taxi and get there a lot cheaper.  We traveled to St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk.  The beach at Grand Turk is right next to the port.  If you want to do something really special then book an excursion.  

 

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carrnival sunshie 2.0 fun ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


Great crew, food was pretty good in the main dining room, service was excellent. Stayed in spa rooms worth the money because of the quiet atmosphere. Comedy shows were really good . Sea side theater is fun. Great ship ,don't listen to the bad reviews about this ship no problems here.

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Jim & Sharon

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014


Liked everything but the smoking they let go on the ship. Food was good in the dinningroom on the Lido deck fair. The pizza was bad way to thin and greasey. Staff was great rooms very clean and nice.They need to vent the smoke out of the casino you have to walk through there to get to the dinning room. On the top deck they let the smoking go on where they were not to smoke and would not tell them to stop.

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Carnival Sunshine

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014


Comedy Club (Punchliners) is to small, Main Theater is also smaller and can not accomadate the guests, This causes families to wait in lines of sometimes 1 hr to make sure they get into a show. Carnival is looking to use space on there ships and turn it into money making areas, some of the Lido deck Buffet area seating has been turned into  the Havana bar where Carnival can make money at night instead of that area being dead. Overall we made the best of the cruise but will not return back to the Sunshine because of its design. Many people on the cruise and at some Ports also had the same complaints.

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Carnival Sunshine 7 Night Caribben Cruise June 28, 2014 Oceanview Suite

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014


The Ship was smaller than I expected. The comedy shows were crowed.The food in the dining room was good. The wait staff was exceptional. They were ,Headwaiter Mustika,Team Waiter Kadek,Asst.Team      Waiter Drmytro.They made dining every night special.

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SUNSHINE BRINGS HAPPINESS

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2014


We are avid cruisers and loved the Sunshine.  Our party of ten (adults teens and 10 yr old loved every minute of the cruise.  The food was great (fairly limited dining room menu but certainly no one went hungry and by far more choices than home!!  The redo was terrific - everyone agreed that they hope Carnival will go with the "new look" and eating area arrangements.  The areas seemed perfect for any group and was divided into different locations which really cut down on the "crowded feel."

The staff could not have been better - our many thanks for such great service.  The ports were all fun but we did feel that Costa Maya was not the best port for a cruise ship.  We had been there years ago and appreciated the upgrade of the cruise area but both restaurants/bars at the area now seem to want to take advantage of the cruisers. Mahagany Bay was way to short of a visit.  We all fell in love with the area, people, activities, and beautiful private beach and shopping area.    All in all, we had a terrific time and would go again tonight if we could.  Thank you Carnival for a SUPER  cruise.  

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Pretty good cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2014


Cruise was pretty good overall. My family of 5, 3 kids are all teenagers (13,15,18). Wife and I was our 3rd time cruise, but its been 8+ years since last cruise (first on Carnival), kids first time cruise... So it was exciting to see the kids reactions to things for first time, although being older they dont show there excitement like younger age kids, but they said they really enjoyed it. Teen club(s) helped them meet new friends that they were able to hang out with during the trip. The water slides were fun, however the lines were long when open, probably because it was not open until noon each day, and the last day they did not open at all.. in my opinion they just didnt want to open or supply workers to open or whatever. They claimed it was due to wind, but was open the day before with even more wind. Kids were not happy about only 1 small pool. The were not allowed in serinity area (21 and older only), and the main pool was packed and mostly small kids. So we never got in : /

Workers were overall friendly, but not overly. Some bartenders or pool waiters seemed bothered, but that is the case anywhere I guess, some good.. some bad. Room steward "houston" (spelled different) was super nice and always smiling and calling me by my name when I saw him. All 5 of us in one room with ocean view and he contstantly kept our room / bathroom tidy and full of towels. The room was bigger than I thought, even when the rollaway bed was out we still had room to get around the room and get to bathroom. 

We had late dining and first nite were stuck in a booth with a chair on end, and was sort of in a corner. I was pretty upset we were packed in. It might be ok if the kids were smaller, but they are young adults and we felt crammed. Also the waiter was friendly but didnt engage with us. I spoke to maiterdee(?) and requested a larger table and more friendly and engaging waiter, being the kids first time I wanted them to experience what I remembered was cool about my past cruise waiter/waitress. The next night they put is in a large round table in the center of the balcony looking over the whole restaurant, it was great! They also had a complimentary bottle of champaine on ice waiting on us, and we had a very pleasant and engaging waitress (and staff). Her name was Florica from Romania, and she was great! I was very pleased they honored my request and we stayed at the same table and staff the remainder on the cruise. 

The food btw was pretty good. I never had anything I didnt like and Florica brought me doubles or let me try multiple dinners if I wanted to try different things or wanted more food. It wasnt the best I have ever ate, but overall was pretty good. While on food...Guys burger joint was awesome! and the burrito bar was also really good. Buffet was as expected and just OK, but plenty of choices. Wife and I only ate there for breakfast to be fair. We ate Guys or Burrito for lunch (when on the ship...4 days were were on land during lunch), and we ate the Sushi bar one night for dinner, it was really good sushi! although had to pay extra, but we spent $35 for 4 of us, so not bad.

Shows could have been better. I thought I remembered them more fun. Comedy magic shoe was best one. Hasbro game show was OK. The other were singing shows were just ok as well, IMO. 

We did have a BIG NEGATIVE with a spa worker named Alex. I was using the spin bike in a room all by myself and was there for half hour, wy wife was also there doing situps etc., when Alex walked in and said I could not use the bike and was for classes only. I told him I was almost done and he stood there and accused me of untieing the rope from the spin bikes. I told him it was not roped and I only moved the bike to center of room so I could look out the window at the land / port we were at. He kept standing there and threatend to call security, and again said there was no way I didnt untie the bike because he personally had tied them up hours before. I got really upset and we were in each others face at this point. So not to "lose it" further I left and spoke to a assist. manager that got me knowhere. I then filed a complaint with guest services and spoke to ship manager (George) and he was supposed to get back with me and never did. After a couple of days of checking back with guest services, we finally were able to speak to spa manager and she explained the bikes were usable if not being used for a class. I was even more mad knowing this and the guy (Alex) made such a big deal about me using one. She said he would be "spoken" to and would be reported in his file, but that didnt make me feel better. She offered "free" use of the steam or heated area of the spa, but that sounded nothing more than the sauna we have back home, so that was not even a nice gesture imo...wife and i never went back to gym / spa.

Despite this bad incident we did enjoy the trip and ship was clean. Would have liked to stay at one port overnight or at least into the night. We had to leave each day by 5pm or so (2pm last port day). So if not a early riser then you dont have long at each port. I would do this trip again if the price was right. Our trip was about $700-$800+ less on Carnival than other cruise lines. I am pleased with the savings and overal with the ship / cruise. I am sure you get what you pay for compared to other companies, but if your not a long time cruiser or real picky, then Carnival should be fine. 

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This was a nice cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2014


The food, especially in the dining room, was excellent.  The wait staff was exceptional!  Our cabin steward was also excellent.  I would give it 3 1/2 stars, but could not get the half star to show.   The shows were very good - top notch.   The down side:  The music everywhere was very loud, which made it impossible to read on deck.     We were anticipating and looking forward to dancing while on this cruise; however, there were really no places or music to ballroom dance,  It would have been nice to dance a waltz on our anniversary!  This cruise was more for the younger crowd, though my "young at heart" husband did win the Hairy Chest Contest.

 

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Carnival, you've redeemed yourselves

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 30, 2014


Prior to this cruise, my husband and I were ready to forever write off Carnival as an option for us.  The past two cruises were sub-par;  terrible food, overworked and unhappy staff,  classless guests (someone actually gang-tagged the hallways) and safety concerns.  (Re:  Safety Concerns- There was a major fire in the room across from ours and the staff, in an effort to keep things hush-hush, didn't notify us or any of the other cabins. Instead, they closed us in with the fire containment doors and when I approached Guest Services, they claimed they knew nothing. The Officer I spoke with told me it was no big deal, yet I saw the flames coming out of the room and witnessed them discretely stripping the room down to the bare walls.)

 

We booked the Sunshine with significant reservations (no pun intended) but it was a great deal for a great itenerary- a balcony room for an eight-night Southern Caribbean cruise for $700 a person- so we decided we would give Carnival one more chance.  We thoroughly loved it and would go again right now, if we could.

 

The new, understated decor is much needed and much appreciated.  Good riddance to that garish, purple, yellow, teal and orange palette and the decor that looked like it had been dreamed up by Liberace on acid.

 

The food was the best we've had on any cruise ship or cruise line.  Guy's Burgers were wonderful, as were the buffets and main dining selections.  I never had one thing I didn't like, and I am picky, picky, picky when it comes to good food!  The only negative was the wait time for anytime dining.  Waits were usually 30-40 minutes, however they gave us beepers and had us wait in the lounge by the tasting bar, so it really wasn't all that bad.

 

Many people commented on the ship being "chopped up", but we loved the smaller, more intimate spaces.  It gave people more options as to where and how they spent their time.  Unlike the older ship layouts, with those giant lounges that were only used once or twice for art auctions, or Friends of Bill W., guests were USING the spaces.  Scratch that- they were ENJOYING the spaces!  All the little bars and pubs and smaller lounges were always nearly full!  People seemed to be having a lot more fun on this ship.  

 

As for the entertainment, at any given time there were plenty of options for guests of all ages and preferences.  Karaoke, a comedy show, a family game show, the musical performances, trivia, and more.  Karaoke was packed, with no shortage of singers- many of whom were quite good- but everyone was enjoying themselves.  The two comedians I saw were both very funny and I regret that I didn't get the chance to see the heavy-set lady from SC again.  The family gameshow was cute and all ages seemed to really enjoy it- we did!  This ship seems to focus on guests being the show or a big part of the show, instead of the passive, Broadway musical-type performances.  Be aware that the singing/dancing shows are decidedly smaller and simpler.   There was only five or six performers, and they are second-rate talent. High schoolers could do a better job, but bless their hearts, they tried.

 

The Serinity decks are fabulous and very popular! Comfy, padded lounges and no screaming kids or hairy chest contests.  (In fact I didn't see any of those rediculous, pool-side games on this cruise.)  The pool is small, but it had a waterfall and sun-shelf around the perimeter, so you could lay in the water while working on your tan.  The capacity for the adult pool is only 17 people, but I counted over 40 at one time, so obviously, they need to make it bigger on future ships.

 

We loved this cruise.  It felt more personal and intimate than any other Carnival cruise we've been on.  More importantly, it felt more sophisticated and classy, and Carnival needed to be classed-up a little.

 

Carnival, you're moving in the right direction.  You have redeemed yourselves.  Please keep up the great work!

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Cruise review of the Sunshine

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 30, 2014


The  room was fine, we had a window and  this gave us a nice view of some very pretty ports. The any time dinning was a hassle especially  the first night , and every night going to the 5th floor then getting a table # and down to the 3thirdYummy. floor .  The dinning room dress code was never followered  baseball hats on men  and  women, short shorts, and flip flops  even on dress night.  The shows were less then desirable. The staff was very nice , and we enjoyed the dininng room staff dancing and singing. Our rooms  were cleaned and sparkling every day.

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Cabins of Carnival Sunshine

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed television with remote control individual climate control telephone wall safe hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed television with remote control obstructed view window individual climate control wall safe telephone hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed television with remote control individual climate control wall safe telephone hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed television with remote control individual climate control telephone wall safe hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower.BR>Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed television with remote control private bathroom with shower individual climate control and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.
Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 8304 and 8305.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.
Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 7118 7119 and 7294.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Handicapped accessible cabins: 6105 6106 7103 7104 7105 7106
Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Handicapped accessible cabins: 3102 and 3103.
Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.
Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 9117 9119 9130 and 9132.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 5310 5311 6314 and 6341.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 7, Deck 6, Lobby Deck, Deck 2, Lido Deck, Deck 1, Promenade Deck

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5 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a sitting area with sofa television with remote control private balcony private bath with shower hair-dryer individual climate control telephone wall safe and picture window.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 7, Deck 6, Lido Deck

Reviews:

4 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Balcony Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a sitting area with sofa TV with remote control picture window telephone individual climate control wall safe hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a sitting area with sofa TV with remote control picture window individual climate control hair-dryer telephone wall safe and private bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Staterooms 2318 and 2319 have obstructed views.
Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 2340 and 2341.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Handicapped accessible cabins: 5301
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 2, Deck 1, Promenade Deck

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12 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Cloud 9 Spa Balcony on Carnival Sunshine Size:
195 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window privacy curtain private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space individual climate control interactive flat-screen TV hairdryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms including on the balcony. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.
Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 11032.
Please note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms including on the balcony. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.

Available On Decks:
Spa & Waterworks Deck, Deck 12, Serenity & SportSquare

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
195 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a sitting area with sofa television with remote control private balcony private bath with shower hair-dryer individual climate control telephone wall safe and picture window.

Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 5344 and 5345.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Promenade Deck, Deck 7, Deck 6, Deck 8

Reviews:

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Ocean Suite on Carnival Sunshine Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king a sitting area vanity area spacious closet wall safe mini-bar bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower hair-dryer individual climate control telephone a 26" TV picture window and large private balcony.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Promenade Deck, Deck 7

Scenic Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
230 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Lido Deck

Premium Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar interactive TV mini-safe phone and hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower twin bed (bunk bed) a television with remote control individual climate control telephone safe hair-dryer and private bath with shower.

Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 1609.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Deck 6, Deck 2, Deck 1

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a sitting area with sofa two porthole windows television with remote control individual climate control wall safe telephone hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 2, Deck 1

Cloud 9 Interior Spa Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hairdryer individual climate control interactive flat-screen TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit.

Please note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms. Inclusive spa stateroom amenities for 1st & 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.
Please Note: Twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths in use.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12, Serenity & SportSquare, Spa & Waterworks Deck

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Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a large private balcony window privacy curtain private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space individual climate control interactive flat-screen TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit hairdryer mini-safe and telephone. Some staterooms come with a chair and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 7, Deck 6

Grand Suite on Carnival Sunshine Size:
345 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king a sitting area vanity area walk-in closet wall safe mini-bar bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower hair-dryer individual climate control a 26" TV picture window and large private balcony.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Deck 7

Deck Plans for Carnival Sunshine

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Serenity Deck

The Serenity Deck features the third level of the adults-only Serenity area and whirlpool.


2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View
Serenity Deck

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Sunshine Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Sunrise Dining Rooms on Carnival Sunshine Choose from a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts in addition to a fine wine list, then enjoy the delicious cuisine and splendid service in the ship's main dining rooms.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45 - 9:00 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45 - 6:15 PM or Late: 8:00 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse on Carnival Sunshine This exclusive, reservation-only steakhouse features mouthwatering prime beef cooked to perfection, as well as fantastic seafood entrees, gourmet appetizers, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts.

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6:00 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Cucina del Capitano on Carnival Sunshine Cucina del Capitano is a delicious dinner-time option with made-to-order Italian favorites in a comfortable setting. Guests can dine on hand-made pastas, risotto and fresh-from-the-oven Italian specialties - many served family style. Also open for lunch as a casual made-to-order pasta bar.

Seating Times: Open for dinner. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest formal attire for dinner and casual attire for lunch.
Costs: Lunch made to order pasta bar offers complimentary items. Dinner carries a nominal fee of $10 per adult and $5 per child 11 and under. All times specialty beverages, soft drinks, beer, wine and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu pricing.
Reservations required for dinner.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Lido Marketplace on Carnival Sunshine This casual poolside buffet restaurant features a wide array of cuisines sure to satisfy the most finicky of appetites. Choose from made to order pasta dishes, burritos, deli sandwiches, fresh stir-fry creations, Indian-style cuisine, a plethora of salads, desserts and other numerous dishes from around the globe. Also located in Lido Marketplace is The Comfort Kitchen, offering a tempting variety of American-style comfort food entrees and side dishes.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45 - 9:00 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45 - 6:15 PM or Late: 8:00 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Ji Ji Asian Kitchen on Carnival Sunshine For a unique culinary experience, enjoy the atmosphere and complimentary stir-fry favorites for lunch, and for dinner, a full-service, nominal-fee menu featuring a mix of exotic and familiar dishes designed to challenge and delight your senses.

Seating Times:Open for lunch and dinner. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No charge for lunch, nominal fee for dinner. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices
Reservations required for dinner.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Sunshine Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Bonsai Sushi on Carnival Sunshine Dine amidst expertly pruned bonsai trees and festive koi kite celebrations, and enjoy sit-down service and an affordable menu of delectable seafood as well as soups, sides, sakes and desserts.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A la carte pricing. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Sunshine Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Guy's Burger Joint on Carnival Sunshine Guests can enjoy delicious fresh off the grill burgers designed by cookbook author and TV star Guy Fieri or they can create their own masterpiece at the condiment bar. Burgers come with hand-cut fries and a variety of tasty toppings.

Seating Times: Open for lunch, snack and dinner. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Blue Iguana Cantina on Carnival Sunshine Hungry vacationers can swing by this poolside Mexican cantina and fill up on freshly prepared burritos, tacos, homemade tortillas and a variety of salsas.

Seating Times: Open for lunch, snack and dinner. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Red Frog Pub on Carnival Sunshine This indoor/outdoor pub is a relaxing spot to meet friends, sip a frozen cocktail and nosh on Jamaican chicken wings, grouper fingers and other Caribbean favorites. The pub also offers top-rated rums of the Caribbean, as well as a collection of the region's best beers including ThirstyFrog Red, a private label draught beer brewed especially for Carnival.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: There's a nominal fee for snacks. Beverages such as beer, wine, liquor, soda and bottled water are at current bar menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria del Capitano on Carnival Sunshine Enjoy piping hot slices right out of the oven, with your choice of toppings, any time - day or night!

Seating Times: Open 24 hours a day.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

For something sweet and refreshing, indulge in a handcrafted classic, tropical or (for adults) spiked shake or float at this cool spot.

Seating Times: Check on-board for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: All items are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Grab an all-beef hot dog and add your favorite toppings, then enjoy the view from this convenient spot right at SportSquare.

Seating Times: Check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

JavaBlue Café on Carnival Sunshine Satisfy your coffee craving as well as your sweet tooth at JavaBlue Café, featuring fun twists on hot and cold coffees as well as a tempting selection of baked treats and other sweet indulgences.

Seating Times: Check on-board for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: All items are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Carnival Sunshine Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24-hours a day.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations, just a phone call away.

Entertainment

Camp Carnival on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Spa & Waterworks Deck
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Casino on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Promenade Deck
Type: Gaming
Description: Feeling lucky? Sure you are. Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more - Just a sampling of the games the Jackpot Casino has in store.

Cloud 9 Spa on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Spa & Waterworks Deck
Type: Health
Description: On board the Carnival Splendor, Dream, Magic, Breeze and Sunshine a magnificent spa resort is waiting for you. The Cloud 9 Spa and spa accommodations boast an impressive 40,000 square foot area and are thus one of the largest and most extensive spa facilities afloat. In addition to the gym and fitness area, the spa will feature such as a Thalassotherapy Pool and Thermal Suite, including indoor and outdoor relexation areas and additional treatment rooms. Some of the facilities are capacity controlled and extra charges may apply.

ClubO2 on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Spa & Waterworks Deck
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Fitness Studio on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Serenity & SportSquare
Type: Sports
Description: Featuring the latest equipment and inspiring classes, including yoga and pilates, enjoy an exhilarating workout with views that will take your breath away.

Fun Hub on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Promenade Deck
Type: Other
Description: The Fun Hub is where you can get some work done and take a break from all that fun. You'll find Internet access here with access to the in-ship portal including an onboard social network.

Galley on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Lobby Deck
Type: Other
Description: The Galley is a crew area where a lot of preparation takes place so that you can sit back, relax and have a great time. Check into the possibility of a “Galley Tour” if interested.

Guest Services and Excursions Desk on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Lobby Deck
Type: Information
Description: The place to go for general ship information, to report lost or damaged goods, and to exchange money or traveler's checks. Shore excursions can also be booked at the Shore Excursions desk.

Hot Tubs on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Lido Deck
Type: Pool
Description: Relax and unwind, in a whirlpool spa, with jets providing a pleasant massage.

Java Cafe on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Promenade Deck
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at Java Cafe. This European style coffee bar is located on the 5th deck and specializes in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Jogging Track on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Serenity & SportSquare
Type: Sports
Description: Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk or run, right?

Library on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Mezzanine Deck
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Lido Pool on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Lido Deck
Type: Pool
Description: This is the main pool area on the ship and is always busy with exciting and entertaining events. Take in the scheduled events or just enjoy the people watching in this busy area.

Limelight Lounge on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Mezzanine Deck
Type: Bar
Description: Head here for entertainment! The Limelight Lounge offers an array of shows ranging from comedy to live music, complete with bright decor and comfy seating. Contests and trivia games are also held here.

Main Lounge on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Mezzanine Deck
Type: Entertainment
Description: This is the main show lounge - Sit back and enjoy the performance, where every night on Carnival Sunshine is an extravaganza.

Main Lounge on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Promenade Deck
Type: Entertainment
Description: This is the main show lounge - Sit back and enjoy the performance, where every night on Carnival Sunshine is an extravaganza.

Main Lounge Bar on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Mezzanine Deck
Type: Bar
Description: Located in the main lounge area, this bar serves those passengers spending time in the ship's main venue. If it's an awful show, this bar comes in particularly helpful

Ocean Plaza on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Promenade Deck
Type: Snack
Description: It's open day and night with all sorts of fantastic things going on, not to mention it's a great place to grab something super chocolaty from the cafe or extra smooth from the Plaza Bar? Oh... decisions, decisions.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Mezzanine Deck
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Piano Bar 88 on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Mezzanine Deck
Type: Bar
Description: Visit the Carnival Sunshine Piano Bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with others.

Red Frog Rum Bar on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Lido Deck
Type: Bar
Description: This cool Caribbean ambiance will quench your thirst. 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.

Saunas on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Spa & Waterworks Deck
Type: Health
Description: After a long, hard day of eating, drinking, and fun, this is where you'll want to unwind. Let the muscles soothe in the relaxing steam bath.

Serenity on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Deck 12
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

Serenity on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Serenity & SportSquare
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

Serenity Pool on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Serenity & SportSquare
Type: Pool
Description: Relax and get some rays at the pool area. If it gets too hot, take a quick dip and cool down. Enjoy the music and grab a drink poolside to maximize your enjoyment.

Shops on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Promenade Deck
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Sportsquare on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Serenity & SportSquare
Type: Sports
Description: If you're the active type, you'll find plenty to do in the Sportsquare. This is also a favorite for the kids. You'll find games and activities of all kind.

Thermal Suites on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Spa & Waterworks Deck
Type: Health
Description: Spaaaaaaah! Let yourself be pampered in the restful atmosphere of the Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

The Salon on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Spa & Waterworks Deck
Type: Health
Description: You want to look extra special for the dining room, club, and poolside. Get pampered here at The Salon and receive that extra beautification that you deserve.

Video Arcade on Carnival Sunshine Deck: Spa & Waterworks Deck
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

65 Tips for Carnival Sunshine

Have breakfast on the Lidon deck. Get your food and go the back of the ship (Havana Bar) to eat. Great views and it is not crowded.

Guys burgers...great! Burrito bar really good too, and had great Huevos Rancheros for breakfast. Sushi place really good.

Don't miss brunch in the main dining room on sea days.

Try a little of everything! Plan to walk a lot and embrace it that way you won't gain too much eating all the time. The formal dinning rooms are great but the buffets especially breakfast are just as good. Try the specially restaurants for about $12.00 bucks you get the royal treatment.

Guy's Burger Joint is the best food you'll have on the whole ship. Sunrise restaurant is slightly confusing to find! If you're not a smoker, it totally sucks to walk through the casino to get to the sunrise restaurant and limelight lounge.

To get chairs in pool area get up early!

Pizza was great!

The dining breakfast was great.

When dining, make sure you sample plates that may be new to you. Great way to try something new and it is usually delicious.

For only $12 extra, you can dine at Ji Ji - it was the best meal of the week and very quiet up there.

Guys burgers were the best. Shame they have to charge for the Italian and Japenese food at night, avoid.

For best food outside of the dining room, head right on through the Lido buffet toward the Havanna club. The Asian and Italian stations were excellent. Also a great place to get omelettes or eggs cooked to order for breakfast.

get a breakfast burito to go before you go on your excursion.

Early dining if you want to see the floor show, the seats fill up fast.

Cuchina Del Capitano (the premier Italian restaurant on board) is free for lunch. Try it before you decide to pop for the expense of dinner there.

If you don't want to gain 15 lb. on the cruise eat dinner in the deck 3 dining room and if you want to taste several entrees have them as starters. Same taste but less quantity The less time you spend in the buffet's the les you will carry home..

you must go to the onboard shows, they are AWESOME! very professional.

When sailing to Ocho Rios Jamaica try the Dunn's River Falls excursion! It is an awesome adventure! Scary but rewarding once you've made it to the top.

Breakfast in the dining room was nice.

Go and sit down to meals everyday, that's a treat and you get to connect with your traveling group at least one time a day.

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