Carnival Sunshine is a large ship, carrying 3006 passengers and 1040 crew, and sails from Port Canaveral, Florida and New York, New York.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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We had an amazing time!!!

eastcoast721 reviewed 14 hours ago

What people said about this ship:

"...the the evening and being treated every night in the dining room as a grown-up." in 86 reviews.

"We ca n't wait for our next Carnival Cruise!!!" in 37 reviews.

"YOU HAVE cabanas chairs hammocks, your on bar and the wait staff catier too your every welm you need!" in 26 reviews.


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3 out of 5

Great Vacation

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My 4 kids and I just returned from this cruise. We had a great time. Things have changed over the years I guess as there were less shows. There was always a comedian that you could see if that's what you like. We loved our waitstaff and hope to show them Boston when they come here later this year. These guys work very hard as well as the employees that clean your room.

The ship had 2 pools. One for adults and one for everyone, however the pools were too small for the amount of people cruising. 

I don't like the drink package deal. If your over 21 and want to buy the liquor deal, your allowed up to 15 drinks a day. If you have more than 1 person in your cabin that wants to buy the package, then every one else over 21 has to buy the package. ($440. each) We were casual drinkers that had 5 drinks in 8 days. If we bought the package, it would have been over $880.00. What's the downside of this? If people are buying this package, they're encouraged to drink more because they paid for it. One person isn't allowed to drink that was over 21 and they would still have to buy the liquor package. Next time I will research further to see if I got a letter from a doctor, that the liquor package wouldn't be required. Perhaps they can have a 5 drink package a day. 

They had a raffle ticket that you would earn for every $50 you spent and every day they would pick 1 ticket from a box and give a $100. gift away. For the amount people are spending and the crowd that shows up to hopefully win as you have to be present, they should be giving away 5 $100. gifts or an assortment of prizes. 

The casino would have been fun to go and try your luck, but the cigarette smoke in the area was too strong. I have nothing against smokers, but it was tough to walk through, 

Stopping at the different islands was fun. I was happy we all went on our own and didn't do the excursions as the prices were too high for a family of 5. 

 

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3 out of 5

Survery - My opinion

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Not very active activities.  Had better times at other cruises.  This is my 13th cruise and I feel I did not get my money worth.  This included the food at the set time of our dinner.  The waiters were great, but the food was never cooked to order or I did not get my food.  Usually the shows and the food are the highlight of the cruise, but not this time.

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3 out of 5

Relaxing

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I don't really have a favorite part of the cruise, it was an ok cruise, not much going on that I could see the shops were boring not much stuff in them I've spent more money on other cruise lines at the shops the food was good the drinks were light the shows were ok, 

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4 out of 5

We had an amazing time!!!

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My son and I had a wonderful time on our cruise and will definitely cruise again.  We enjoyed the food, the shows and the hospitality on our trip.  Our Room Stewards, Sweca and Rosser were great.  They took care of us and we enjoyed how nice they were to us.  As a suggestion, I think it would be good to be allowed to have the bottomless bubbles apply to room service charges and change for delivery.  Most of the time when you are ordering a drink, you are ordering food as well.  I was a bit dismayed to know that the beverage package that I prepaid for did not apply to room service.  Also, I think that two hanging ropes in the shower would be great.  Often times we had to hang our 2 swim suits and rash guards on the same line and it took a lot fo time to dry if there were two it would make the drying processes quicker.  Thank you for a most wonderful trip and I look forward to traveling again with Carnival.Happy

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4 out of 5

Great!

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It was an incredible experience for my entire family, there were plenty of activities and programs for all ages. It was my second cruise but the first for my children. They were beside themselves and all carnival had to offer. They made so much memories during the 8 days. Thank you Carnival Sunshine!

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5 out of 5

Great family trip!

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So much to do with the kids! Carnival Camp is amazing when the adults want to have some alone time worry free! The food is great, I never felt crowded or rushed during meals or events. Even going thru customs, embankment and disbarment was very well organized. My next trip I will upgrade my room (I had the balcony suite on cloud 9) which was wonderful but once the second queen size bed comes out leaves little room for all 4 of us to move about without bumping into each other. Overall great trip, my travel agent was amazing, and I would recommend to anyone of all ages. P.S. The kids waterpark was equally fun for us adults too :-)

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4 out of 5

, Sunshine Cruise

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My favorite part of the cruise was the fun things on deck. I enjoyed lounging on deck sometimes in the sun and other times in the shade. I enjoyed my first massage everb it was awesome. The food was very good. Carnival honored my request for a refrigerator in my cabin as I had medication that had to be refrigerated. 

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4 out of 5

Fun on the Sunshine

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Our overall experience was most favorable.  The staff, room, activities, etc., were fun.  Of course, the pools wee too small for the number of passengers but that is true of most  ships.  The variety and quality of the food was very good but often  it was served cool and not hot.  The entertainment was top notch with the exception of the Hasbro Game show - fun for kids but not so for adults.  As I said we all fully enjoyed the cruise and cant wait for the next one.

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Third Mate
5 out of 5

Carnival Sunshine Cruise

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This was my 15 cruise and 14tlh cruise with Carnival.  Overall the crew and the ship were great.    The entertainment was constant, and Emma our cruise director was one of the best that I've seen.  The food in the dining room and in the specialty restaurant's was top notch.  Lido deck and buffet were excellent as well.  If I had to be critical the one point that needs improvement was the wait time in the main dining room.  I had the option time that allowed us to eat whenever we wanted and seemed that they could use more staff in the dining room to help reduce the wait time.  Other than that nice job with everything else.  The kids had a great time as well and loved both the water park and Camp Carnival.  

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5 out of 5

Memorable

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 I just have to say that this was by far the best vacation that I have ever had.  Everyone was super nice and respectful.  The food was excellent too. I am already looking forward to my next one and I am in fact looking now.  Thank you Carnival for making my very first cruise so enjoyable. 

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LeanneS
Third Mate

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

Rodel
Purser

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.

mixeddrinks
Second Mate

Just explore the whole ship....

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