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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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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635 reviews from our community



Purser
5 out of 5

Wonderful!

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The cruise and the ports were fantastic! This is my 6th cruise and it was very nice. The average age was about 50 years old, so no party animals on the cruise!

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Purser
5 out of 5

Great Cruise / Horrible Transportation

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Loved the Portland / Kennebunkport Tour but need more time for looking around or grabbing a bite to eat.

St John (Bay of Fundy) tour was wonderful.  They took us back to see it calm and also rushing in.  That was great!!  Also needed more time to grab a bite to eat.

Halifax Tour was great also!!  

Worse part was the disorganization of the Transportation from the port to the airports.  Once we got on the bus it was a breeze!!  No markings on the buses as to where they were going and hardly anyone around to let you know anything.

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3 out of 5

You get what you paid for

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This was our 8th cruise from 4 different companies. This was our first carnival cruise. They didn't have great entertainment or a lot of thing going on like others we've been on, but then we paid a lot less too. Comedians were great! We chose anytime dining and we never waited to be seated but they were very slow getting the food to you. Burger joint was excellent! Recommended for those that are happy just to relax and don't need to be constantly entertained..

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3 out of 5

& day New England/Canada cruise

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Main dining room had excellent food. Italian specialty restaurant a dissapointment

Buffet needs improvement, many breakfast items not warm enough some cold. Little variety in comparison to some other cruise lines. Balcony cabin nice, clean.

Ports visited were very nice.

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Purser
4 out of 5

Great trip!

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The entertainment was fantastic!  The performers were the best I have seen on any cruise ship. The food was good and the dining room service was excellent.  Lots of things to do on the ship.  The director was great and kept us moving.

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Third Mate
5 out of 5

New England/Canada Cruise Sept 10-17 2016

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Cruise was excellent!  Want to recognize a few of your staff that made the cruise even better.  Fitzroy was our Cabin Steward (room 2266) and he was outstanding.  Everytime we saw him he was working so hard to keep the cabins maintained, he was always there when we needed him and when we asked him about something once (i.e. ice in the bucket, extra towel) he never forgot it the rest of the cruise.  We only had to mention it to him once.  In the dining room we were very pleased with Monika (we were in the 321-323 table range).  We had "any time" dining and when we got Monika we continued to ask for her each night.  In the spa Shiela P. was wonderful - it was the best spa experience ever, she was outstanding.  Overall the cruise exceeded our expectations.

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Purser
4 out of 5

Service was EXCELLENT

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This rating is mostly based on the service from all the staff and crew.  They are friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and just the BEST.  Other aspects (dining choices, access to ports, ship design) not so much...

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Purser
4 out of 5

Beautiful sights

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Enjoyed Lobster night & entertainment was over all good!

Melissa overdid the 'AWESOMENESS' word for me, to the point where we

joked how everything was AWESOME & than are seeing it all over since we

got off the ship!

 

Was pleasantly surprised by the lack of children, than realized they were in school !

The munster drill needs to be more strongly stressed that EVERYONE NEEDS to be ON TIME so we would  not have had to stand so long.  There were some people around  me (75), younger than me, having trouble standing for the length of time due to late arrivers.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Third Mate
4 out of 5

One cruise not to miss.

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this was a wonderful cruise, the ship was well appointed and staff was friendly and attentive.  Seeing the seals in Halifax was a treat. It was calm sailing and relaxing. Good food choice for all meals.

Lucklily I was not a first time cruiser, as port information was not done other than shore excursions and there was no information book in our stateroom which seemed very odd.  We were at a lose for ports we have never been too. There was only some shirts in the stores on ship for Canada which was disappointing. Everything even the announcements from the cruise director were meant for the Caribbean

 

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Purser
3 out of 5

Bitter Sweet Cruise

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My favorite part of the cruise was the comedy shows. The comedians were top notch and kept us in stitches. The itinerary was great. It provided the opportunity to experience both historical/cultural events and phenomenal acts of nature. The Bay of Fundy tidal changes were most impressive.

On the bitter side there was one experience that was really disturbing. At the Halifax port call he cruise ship handed out numbers for debarkation. This was done on a first come basis instead of allowing passengers to debark at their leisure. Only two people were handing out numbers which created a long, slow moving line. Those on excursions purchase through the cruise line were not required to get a number and were given priority for debarking. The most disturbing part of the whole thing for my party was that we had a tour set up for a specific time which we would not meet because the ship arrived late and we had a high debarkation number. When this was explained to the Cruise Director, her response was "Tell them to suck it up." Not a very caring attitude!

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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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