Sounds like someone did not do their homework. If you have been on 7+ cruises you should know how to shop for a cruise line's best price by now, if not shame on you. It sounds like once you found out how much more you paid that was when you began finding things wrong. Looks like sour grapes. We have been on the Sun a few times and always found it to be very nice. Not the best but far from the worst ship. Try a Carnival ship sometime and tell me how bad the Sun is.
Review by teladel
In response to review, DKB says ...
Why did you rate the cruise 5-stars if it was "TERRIBLE?"
I do not know what to think about your post. The price of a cruise very's. It depends on when you book, if you can go last minute you can get some deals. As far as the Sun is concerned I sailed on her last year. I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. But with that said I know things changs. Sorry you had a bad cruise.
DTK, I have gotten better food and service on Carnival then on NCL. Each person has an opinion. I put NCL at the bottom of the major lines.
A cruise is what you make of it. If you look for things to pick at, you can find them. If you go to relax and have fun you can do that on most any ship.
Do not compare what you paid with others, if you were happy with the price when you booked it, then you can not complain that others got a better price. Why ask if it will only make your vacation not as enjoyable ?
JustMe, you must be a 20 something partier. Both of the Carnival cruises catered to young partiers who for the most part seemed to be excessive drinkers (many drunks on board).
As far as the difference in the food, most cruise lines use the same vendors for their dining room and kitchen staff.
I am sorry if you think Carnival is a great venue. Try a line with a little class such as NCL, or Holland America and then tell us how great Carnival is.
By the way it is DKB not DKT