Carnival Sunshine

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    
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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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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

First Cruise Experience

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It was our first cruise experience and we had a wonderful time! Our Freeport tour started out rainy, and we rode past many rundown buildings. Overall the trip was great! Our stingray encounter was amazing! Everyone aboard the cruise ship was very friendly and courteous. We were treated exceptionally well.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Good not Great

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The staff on the ship were fantastic for the most part, especially the cabin, entertainment and food service.  The pool areas are too small for the number of people on the ship.  It was blazing hot and the pools were jammed with people.  The alcohol service is slow but there were a ton of people ordering because it was so hot outside.  The food is pretty bland to accommodate all types of people and the Marketside Buffett was jammed every morning and it was challenging to find seats to eat.  I suggest the Havana Bar - rarely crowded. It was nice that the staff knew who our all of the members of our party were and knew them by name - nice touch.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Sunshine

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Entertainments. We were told we could bring a bottles of wines in which we did. However, our wine was confiscated and wasn't return. wish they had a better policy on what you can or can not bring and the process of which you can bring anything of that nature onboard.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Evening Entertainment

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The evening entertainment was a professional mix of song, dance and light from the 60's to the 90's bringing back many memories from the adult community of travelers. 

The Serenity Decks were wonderful retreats from the noise and chaos of the young ones in the Sports and Watersports areas.

Assigned dining was semiformal but memorable, classic entrees and entire meals based on the local cuisine and dining culture accompanied by topical beverages or wines.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great time, for my first time.

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My wife and I took this cruise with no idea what to expect, to our surprise we were over whelmed with all the entertainment, food at your leisure, and such a courteous staff. Our transition on and off the ship went smoothly. The total experience was great, would be booking another cruise, and I definitely would recommend the Carnival Sunshine to all, big ups to cruise director Leigh, this guy is simply amazing.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Relaxation Time

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The was very relaxing. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

 

Directions could have been a little clearer on each deck, however we were not in a hurry to be anywhere so we figured out how to get from one place to another.  

The cabins were always clean and bed was  comfy. Steward was  attentive and called us by name each day as did all of the waiters we had contact with. All in all it was a very relaxing trip and I would recommend the cruise to my friends.

Barbara Bass, Mathews Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing first cruise

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

Carnival sunshine was fantastic. My family and I was exstreamly satisfied with our cruise. The staff was wonderful. The food was amazing, guys burgers was my favorite! Loved our Balcony, it was nice to set out there and enjoy watching the sun come up. Our cabin was always clean, Our guy took good care of us. Our first cruise was what we expected and much more. Thanks to cruise one and carnival for giving us our first great cruise vacation.looking forward to our next vacation with cruise one and carnival.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

RAINY FUN

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

MY FAVORITEBig Smile PART OF THE CRUISE WAS THE FOODYummy. THE EXTREME WORST WAS BOARDINGAngry AND DISEMBARKATIONAngry. (ESPECIALLY BOARDING).

WE WILL BE TRAVELING WITH CARNIVALHappy AGAIN.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Fun Ship!

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

We took our 12 year old grandson on the cruise and he had a fantastic time! We do wish the age ranges for the youth program would have included 12 year olds in the  program where parents had to sign them in and out. We feel that 12 year olds should not be with 13 and 14 year olds where they can have the run of the ship late at night without adult supervision. Too many things can happen when young, impressionable kids are lead by older, more mature teenagers. The Sports Court was great! 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

A lot of walking too see family!

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 The food was excellent and so was the service. Walter and Jesus were the best  servers.  J.J. the Bingo   lady was the Best. There was  no mini frig or ice in the rooms .More inside  activity for teenagers.. The cruise director was Great.  It took to  long for us to get off the ship. Our plain was to leave at 220. in the afternoon. We almost  missed the plain.

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Promenade Deck

The Promenade Deck features staterooms in categories OS, 8M, 6D, and 4D, as well as the upper level of the Liquid Lounge, The Fun Shops, Sunshine Atrium,...

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Spa & Waterworks Deck

The Spa & Waterworks Deck features staterooms in categories SS, 8S and 4S, as well as Cloud 9 Fitness Center, Cloud 9 Spa, Cloud 9 Salon, Carnival's Seaside...

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Mezzanine Deck

The Mezzanine Deck features the first level of Liquid Lounge, Pixels Gallery, Sunshine Atrium, Photo Studio, The Library Bar, Farenheit 555 Steakhouse,...

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Lido Deck

The Lido Deck features staterooms in categories CS, 8E, 8D, 6K, 6J, and 4G, as well as the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, Red Frog Rum Bar, Beach Pool, Blue...

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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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