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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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3006 Psgrs
Refurbished
1 yr ago
Apr 2013

What people said about this ship:

"We had a great time on our Carnival Cruise." in 7 reviews.
"For example windows in the dining room were a mess, one area made you queezy because of the windows." in 16 reviews.
"I had an aft view extended balcony room and that was the best deck I 've ever had." in 3 reviews.

74 reviews from our community




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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Nice cruise, but disappointed in the ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2014


Renovations great, but ship extremely noisy and long lines for food and comic shows.  Serenity deck niclely laid out, but anything but serene.  It overlooked the central Lido area so very, very noisy.  Was surprised only 2 tiny pools, and how early buffet, deli closed forcing you to wait long lines for late snacks.  Room service took o forever with limited menu, and order was never completely correct.  

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Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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spring break/Anniversery

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Mar 09, 2014


This was by far the best cruise we have ever been on. From the time we got on the ship til the time we left, everything was great!!  The food was great. The staff was exceptional. The stops where priceless!!

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Couple

Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
7+ cruises

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sunshine trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Feb 23, 2014


We enjoyed the beautiful ship. The service was great and the ship employs were very nice and helpful.  We were disappointed in the lack of music groups where we could listen to good music and dance. We were on another Carnival cruise in december and again there was no place to have a drink and listen to good music and dance.  There was a production on the last night of the cruise that was so loud that we were unable to stay in the auditorium or within 50 feet of the door. You obviously have decided to cater to the younger cruiser. We still have our hearing. I believe this was cruise number 14 with Carnival and number 42 cruises overall.  We will probably look for cruises on other cruise lines in the future.  We have really enjoyed Carnival in the past and thank you for many memorable trips in the past.

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Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Nothin' but Sunshine

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Feb 16, 2014


What a fun ship!  From the moment you enter the atrium, to the last minutes picking up your luggage, you will be amazed.  The lay out of the ship takes a little getting used to (going up to get down), but once you realize where you want to be and how to get there, no problem.  The open areas of the ship take away the tunnel feeling of walking the promenade.   Check out the Alchemy and Havana bars.  Neither one to be missed.   The watersports area (ropes course, racing slides, water park, mini golf, twister) are not just for the kids.  Most times, the adults have it all filled!   Serenity is just that.   Serene.   Love the new waterfall pool.     My only want would have been another hot tub or two.  Loved my Sunshine week.

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Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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great trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Feb 16, 2014


room was a little tite shows filled up vry fast had to be there early to get in casino was good to me food was ok could have been better were times when it was cold really enjoyed the weight room which was for me the best part of the ship kiddies enjoyed the all yuo could eat ice cream very much

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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Fun time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Feb 09, 2014


Had a great time

Had a great time!  Was fun, staff was excellent.  Room was located on 7th floor midship and near elevator.  Was so easy to get around.  Didn't book any excursions, went touring on our own and due to comments we heard about the long lines, was glad we did.  Activity on ship was good.  Don't recommend the art auction shows, director was really rude due to no one was buying.They offered free art and drawings for attending, which didn't happen.  Recommend early dining, met some great people and new friends.  This is first time on a Carnival cruise and will book again.  I have booked with other lines and this was the most fun!

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Experience:
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Sister's time-out Get away!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Feb 02, 2014


LoveNicely decorated & maintained Ship. Great Cruise Director & entertainment staff. Dining was great in the Dining Room. Loved Guys burger Shop, Pizza shop could have more variety. Buffet was pretty good. Taco & Borrito shop was good.  Shows were Fantastic!. Bingo was too Pricey!! Entertainment was Good.  Unlimited Soda ticket was too pricey. Shops  & pricing were Good. All in All good Cruise for the price. Would recommend to friends & Family. Would go again!

 

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Aboard Ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jan 26, 2014


Our cavine boy was outstanding.  Had ice twice a day without being asked.  On other cruises have had to practically beg to get this.  \Wait servers were always smiling, ready to answer any questions, and brought extra serving of dishes without making us look like pigs!  Crew members that did not have direct contact with you;, but passed in the hall, always spoke.  Very nice to be acknowledged.

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Awesome from start to finish!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jan 19, 2014


We have been on many cruises before, and the Carnival Sunshine was by a mile our favorite ship!  There was so much to do on board the ship.  The renovation was well worth the expense.  We are looking at booking on the Sunshine again very soon.  Our only complaint (as it has been on all of our Carnival Cruises) was the entertainment.  There is not enough family friendly entertainment on the ship.  We enjoyed the magician, but otherwise, costuming, jokes, and subject material was often inappropriate and offensive to even the adults in our group.  That being said, we were finally on a ship that had plenty of other things to do besides attend the nightly shows.  An awesome trip!

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Nice ship, Gluten free food, excellent adults section, fun for kids, casino and more (art auction guy was the worst ever Fabrizio Harper)

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


Well we had a blast- The ship was beautiful, food we like Mongolian style, and lots of gluten free options. Our kids ranged in age from 2- 16 and they all absorbed every minute of their cruise. We like newer ships as they have more to offer and have done numerous cruises with Carnival, Royal C., Disney, Celebrity, etc. I met many nice people on this one and enjoyed the game area for kids (pool tables, mini golf, obstacle course w/arness). The comedy shows was a real highlight and something we looked forward to every night (family friendly and adult only).

 

I was very surprised though to have a poor art auction experience and those around me agreed and we left early. This guy Fabrizio was so rude to his staff, and even us- wish I had a video of how he spoke to us (never been treated so rude in my life by someone who is trying to sell me a collectible). I was looking at some Muhammad Ali autograph memorabilia and the price was very fair or competitive but the experience ws unreal. They had a piece of art they were describing with the U.S. Flag upside down- really the auctioneer should have caught that right away but he looked at it and went on describing it until we told him. I could go on about how he told us he was going to take the champagne away and threatened to close the auction- Right then I knew this was going to go from bad to worse and it did- so my advice to you- save some time and avoid this auction guy and do one on another cruise ship.

Have fun!!!

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About Carnival Sunshine

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Interior Cabins
308
Oceanview Cabins
508
Balcony Cabins
55
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
2
Pools

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Destinations & Excursions: 79%
Ship Staff Quality: 73%
Stateroom Quality: 62%

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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.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 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 private bathroom with shower individual climate control and hair-dryer.
- 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.

Please note: Handicapped Accessible Staterooms: 5310 5311 6314 and 6341.
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: 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 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: 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.

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

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:
Lido Deck, Deck 8, Deck 7, Deck 6

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: Handicapped accessible cabins: 5301
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.
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.

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

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: 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.
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:
Deck 12, Serenity & SportSquare, Spa & Waterworks Deck

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Sunshine Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.
195 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: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.
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.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Deck Plans for Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine

 

Serenity Deck

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

Serenity Deck
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

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: 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 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 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: 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 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 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.

Tips for Carnival Sunshine

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.

When filling our luggage tags, we always put a label for our name and then laminate them

Guy's Hamburger Joint is not to be missed. Good quality meat and great toppings(grilled mushrooms/onions).

For quiet stick to side decks aft of Lido. Less noisy

Not CCLs fault however Atlantis rude .All they wanted was cruisers money. Don't go there

use the new kiosks for managing your sail and sign accounts. Much quicker than waiting in line at customer service and can give the kids spending limits on their accounts so you don't have to trust them not to overspend onboard. Comedy shows were hilarious but get there early for a good seat.

Please try to have a mid night buffet!! Serving pizza and hotdogs every night got a bit tired!! This way more people would stay up and have something to look for besides the really small pizza and tired hotdogs. Thanks

Definitely go to brunch!! Try the taste bar between 530-8 for a bite of food. yum.

Do the chefs table, Fahrenheit 555, and the sushi restaurant, worth the extra money.

Get the late night pizza! Go to Alchemy Bar (that's a must!) Bring nice clothe for cruise elegant! Be OPEN for ANYTHING to happen!

Try all the restaurants; they were all good.

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