what was your opinion of this ship ? Thinking of doing a cruise to Canada on her.


Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Sunshine

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We loved her. There is a large serenity area with an adult only pool. Be careful and read reviews before booking a cabin--some are in bad locations for noise.

She is similar to Triumph and Splendor. We loved Splendor and wouldn't care if Triumph had been the ship torpedoed by RCCL :)


liked the Triumph, years ago. The Splendor, meh.....

read several reviews. People don't so much complain as they call everything average. Food called bland several times. Best feature is the price, maybe.

I think I'm gonna pass on this. Wife reminded me of New Years' Plans upstate.

We sailed on her in 2014, and overall quality of food has gone down some with Carnival.

Quite honestly, since you aren't a big Carnival fan, I am not sure you would like the Sunshine.

What bothered us about the Triumph is that the added venues had taken away space. The layout was probably fine to begin with, but it seemed that they had just went in and set up Guy's burgers and Iguana bar and restaurant without considering traffic flow or seating. People gripe about the Sunshine being crowded, but I honestly though Triumph was way worse. Plus it was out of Galveston and the country music made my ears bleed. If you sailed on Triumph before they added the new venues, then I think it would be like comparing apples to oranges.

I have not cruised on her & have read mixed reviews on this site. Let us know what you think after your sailing, if you cruise on The Sunshine.

I cruised in Sunshine when she was called Destiny and I had a great time. Odd though, I can still remember where my muster station was.

I think the Sunshine is our favourite ship so far. We had such a good time onboard. We prefer Your Time Dining, and there are no lines ever to get into the MDR. You check in on Deck 5 right next to the Taste Bar, and then you go directly down to the Diningroom. If you need to wait, there was always entertainment at the bar area right there. At the taste bar, they also offer a continental breakfast for a few hours each morning.

We enjoyed the food each evening, and we never had trouble finding a place to sit for lunch on the Lido deck. There's seating in the Havanna Bar area too. The deli Rueben Sandwiches were the best!

When Sunshine comes to Galveston, we will book a cruise in the ship

Is the Sunshine coming to Galveston, or are you just wishing?

I did enjoy most of what the ship had to offer when I sailed her.

OMG, I totally understand the country music made my ears bleed comment, lol

Hey!! Whats wrong with country music???Big Smile


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