Excellent cruise to the Bahamas

Carnival Sunrise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Sunrise

5 Night Bahamas (Norfolk Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 12, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunrise

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1112

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

As a retired Navy sailor, this was a very enjoyable expirence on a first time luxury cruise.


5 out of 5
Great, Only took 1 hour from start until we were onboard

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food was great. The service was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There were plenty of activities for all ages. We mostly just relaxed and enjoyed watching everyone have fun.


5 out of 5
We really enjoyed the various entertainers out on deck and in the lounges. The cruise director, Chris "The Flying Scotsman" was the highlight of the entertainment activities.

Children's Programs

We did not have children with us, but, from what I saw all the kids were having a great time

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service all around. Our cabin steward Rustam was stellar. All the ship's crew were always cheerful and always acknowleged us with a greeting. If they knew our name, they used it. they always inquired if we needed any assistance regardless of the duty they were preforming at the moment.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean and well maintained. As with any large machine, there was some minor issues, but they were immediately address and corrected. An example I noted was that the security screen at the service desk got stuck in the down position. There must have been 8 or 9 crewmembers working to correct the problem, while other crewmembers were taking care of the passengers using portable tablets in the line.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was spotless. Size was fine. Cabin was very comfortable.

Ship tip

Relax, enjoy, and remember that the crew are not on vacation, but are working long hours on back to back cruises doing the best they can to make the passengers comfortable.

Ports of call

Norfolk, Virginia

5 out of 5
We live in Virginia Beach so it was great to have Carnival operating out of Norfolk again. Hopefully they will add more cruises from this port.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Explored on our own.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5
Took an excursion. Had a great time sightseeing


5 out of 5
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