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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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My Sunshine Experience!

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Cruisin....

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

Had a Great Cruise was not ready to come home. All of the excursions were nice but Grand Turk was really a poor and dirty island.Jewelry is very reasonable in St. Kitts. The shows on board were Awesome! Also it was my sons 15th Birthday and all of the staff made him feel very special.

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55th Anniversary Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

A carnival cruise that was just a little above the normal.  We have taken over thirty cruises on many different ships on numerous cruise lines and know what we like and what we expect.  This is a very good Carnival cruise and I recommend it to anyone looking for a get away.  We did go at the wrong time of the year. And that alone created some problems for us. However, overall it was a good cruise and on that I would recommend.

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My Sunshine Experience!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 18, 2015

Wink I hadn't cruised in 4 years, and didn't know what to expect on the Sunshine since it was an older cruise ship. I was impressed and had a wonderful time with my family and extended family.

The dining room staff was the best on earth and made our experience all that much better.  Jose/Joey, Adrian, Dragan and Shakiera, you were the best!!

Our cabin steward Andy also kept up with our messes and made our room the best cabin, thanks for all your hard work!

The Zappitelli Family

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Sunshine Cruise Bahamas review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

Things I really enjoyed - the shows!  Wow their sing/dance group was wonderful.  Every night we got to enjoy a fantastic show.  Even my husband who is not a "show" fan looked forward to attending them.  The food was good, but sometimes the service in the dining room was less than desirable.  Our room had a port-hole type window and was on the 2nd deck.  It was a very good room and we were pleased with the overall size and how well our room attendant kept everything clean and tidy.  We did the Segway excursion in Nassau and it was fun - would recommend this.  Oh yeah, the piano bar and "James" made each night lots of fun.

Things that I really did not enjoy - the ship was very crowded.  You couldn't squeeze into the adult pool - it was FULL almost all of the time. There were lots of children on the boat, but they didn't really get in the way and other than hearing them run up and down the hallways at night it wasn't too bad.   Also, the ship was difficult to navigate.  I understand it was remodeled and that it made the traveling from deck to deck tricky.  We were constantly throughout the trip having to decide do we go mid-ship to go down to this event or is this one that we can take the elevator and then go up at mid-ship???  We traveled with friends and we were all surprised about how challenging it was to actually get to the right deck for certain events.

 

Overall it was a good cruise.  I doubt that I would do it again simply because it felt over-crowded in the adult areas and that made it challenging to relax.

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good cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

musta station drill is not organize,its takes too long very hot with that many  people .we had been their about 20 min. and people was still coming.we had a different waitress for dinner 4 out 5 times so we couldn't tip 

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June 2015 review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

The Carnival Sunshine is a beautiful ship.  We had a wonderful time.  The crew was not as friendly as we have experienced in the past but they did their job well.  The entertainment in the Liquid Lounge was great.  We also enjoyed the piano bar very much.

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WOW!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 06, 2015

Not sure where to even begin.  We recently went on the Carnival Sunshine.  Let me say first off the only reason for 4 stars is that the ship was a little too crowded for my liking.  That aside....it was amazing! The drinks were yummy....we met some amazing people....and had great staff!  Our wait staff in the dinning hall was impressive!  Dennis and Tamara were so nice and my kids loved them.  The room steward Dewa was AWESOME!  By the second day my kids already had secret hand shakes with him.  Our room was cozy but on a cruise you just don't have the luxury of much space so that's pretty typical.  The comedian on the first portion of the cruise was hilarious.  We did not enjoy the one at the later part of the cruise.  Shows were crowded.  I did enjoy having a balcony where i could get away from the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet.   

Onto the fun stuff....the islands!  We visited St. Marten which was absolutely stunning.  I would go back there in a heartbeat.  St. Kitts we did the dolphins and although quite expensive I feel you must do this at least once.  San Juan we were able to experience the culture and beautiful buildings.  And Turks the water was warm and clear and amazing.    

Overall, amazing trip....great memories....but I think i would consider a smaller ship for less crowds next time.  

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ups and downs

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: Jun 06, 2015

While the island experiences were awesome, the ship was full of problems. We had two cabins.One lost electricity for most of a day. The other,which was a suite, had a toilet that did not always flush, a mini fridge that did not stay cold and no cold water in the bathroom sink. We had such problems with the main dining room that after the second night of our 8 day trip we never went back. We waited an hour and a half for a table and then they proceeded to lead us to table after table which were for other families then left us standing in the middle of the restaurant while they tried to figure it out. Two of the watches we bought on the ship didn't work properly and they would not exchange them or refund our money.

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It's not what we expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sunshine | Sail Date: May 29, 2015

This ship was the Destiny--it was refurbished (added 2 more decks), so there were a lot more people on board & the public areas had not been increased.  Food was okay, but not outstanding.  Had to wait in long lines to see the shows.  Staterooms were small--I couldn't go by the bottom of the bed without colliding with my husband's feet.  Most activities were geared to the 18-40 age group.  Music was geared to them, so it was constant thumping & very loud.  Ship did a very poor job of disembarking at Aruba.  We arrived at 1 pm & had a tour at 1:30.  Instead of announcing that people with 1:30 tours disembark first, everyone was crammed into extremely long lines on deck 0.  This was a problem for my husband who has trouble standing for long periods of time.  This ship goes to Bermuda on Oct 2. & we had considered going on it--after this experience, we have decided never to travel on this ship again.

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

Rodel
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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.

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