Carnival Sunshine

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

About Carnival Sunshine

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

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Best vacation ever, wish it could have lasted longer

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Loved this ship!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

We are a family of 4 and we loved this ship. There were so many things to do and so many food options. The ship was clean and everyone was very friendly. We had an OV cabin and it was very spacious. Our cabin steward, our wait staff, and the cruise director were fabulous. We had YTD but were able to request the same servers each night. We only had to wait a few min one night for a table to be available. The kids loved the waterpark. They enjoyed Camp Carnival on this ship whereas on other ships they did not. I read so many negative reviews before we sailed but we didn't have any problems and would definitely sail on the Sunshine again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

the overall of the cruise was great. getting off the boat in Belize was terrible. we didn't port on the island it self, but we got there they at 8am and had to wait at least 2 hrs. to get on a small boat that  took you to the island.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!!!!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Everything was my favorite part - from staff to food to cleanliness to activities and entertainment!!!!!!!!! I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone and everyone.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Very disappointed....

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We booked a balcony suite at the spa serenity area. The serenity jacuzzi was always full, people drinking and speaking loud, lots of teens all over. Nothing of "SERENITY". YOU CANNOT FIND AN AVAILABLE CHAIR EVER, WERE EMPTY BUT HOLDING BY PEOPLE WITH TOWELS!!!. The other two jacuzzis was the private pool for kids without any supervision of their parents. I'm sure the safety regulation for using a jacuzzi is not longer that an hour!!!!. The casino was fine but all the people that smoke was there, not playing but smoking because was allowed... and at the end the Captain decide at the last minute not to stop at Grand Turke island because of the wheather and was the best day with a shiny sun... other cruises like Disney they stop. I'm sure he make that decision after waiting for about an hour to get to the port without any success. They don't give us any refund besides the port taxes ($15.00)... we have to stay almost three days without going nowhere!!!!!  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

My Fun Vacation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was excellent. the entire staff was friendly ship was clean above expectations. sunshine is a nice ship. The layout on Lido deck buffet is very nice it different then other ship I been on

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Exceeded Expectations

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Totally enjoyed our cruise and must admit that the Sunshine was better than expected,  very nicely redone, and we had great meals, great service and most of the staff we interfaced with was great as well. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Sunshine Experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Our favorite part of our 7 night cruise on the Carnival Sunshine was Emma, the Cruise Director who along with the entire staff and performers on the ship made our cruise the best one we have experienced.  The shows were excellent and exciting, the service all over the ship was excellent, the food was very good and the staff was very efficient and pleasant. 

We highly recommend the Carnival Sunshine to anyone who is looking for a week long escape into music and fun. 

Unfortunately we experienced heavy rain at 2 of our 3 stops, but we still had fun!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Sunshine cruise

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I loved the whole cruise but my favorite part was when I volunteered to dance in one of the shows.  I was a little nervous but it ended up being the best part of the cruise.  Everyone was so nice and friendly.  I would highly recommend this cruise to everyone!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Charleston cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Love the convenience of the Charleston port however this was 

the most unorganized facility we have ever used.

It took 2 1/2 hrs to check in!!

We love cruising & will definitely go again just not from 

Charleston until they build a cruise terminal.

The Sunshine ship is ok. The rooms are very small even 

with a balcony. The door to the Balcony was rusty especially 

the lock. The top screw was rusted & broken.  Ship 

definitely needs maintenance.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Food was excellent ( better than last cruise 3/2016). Wait staff was exceptional. Entertainment was fun. Ship was immaculate. Loved room service and the crew who called us by name.

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LeanneS
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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

Rodel
Contributor Level: 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
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Just explore the whole ship....

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Price

L

Size

Oct 1996

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

3006

Total Passengers

2.89

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1502

Total Cabins

36

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