Wonderful staff but a few horrible guests.

Carnival Sunrise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Sunrise

8 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 19, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunrise

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1031

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Food in the buffet was good. Staff and service people were always polite and worked very hard. It was nice that the captain took pictures with us. He did a good job sailing the rocky waters two days leading to the end of the cruise. My housekeeping staff, Mayan and Maureen, were amazing. Loved the burgers, Pig and Anchor, the free ice cream, complimentary popcorn with movies, Trivia. Did not care for the entertainment that much. Much too raunchy for children even if it's PG-13. Too much sexually suggestive humor.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main Dining room food was subpar. Horrible food that was cold. Lobster was cold, rubbery, not fresh and not cleaned thoroughly. After that I went to buffet for dinners going forward. The buffets were surprisingly better. Especially Guys Burger and Pig and Anchor. The desserts in the buffet were delicious!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I enjoyed the Trivial Pursuit.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The Vintage Pop was well done. Did no like the Latin Show. Really did not represent Latin that well. I didn't care for Chris the flying Scotsman. I felt his humor was raunchy. Not appropriate for children to me.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Mayan and Maureen were very nice and polite and did well in decorating and cleaning my room. On deck 10 - Spa 9.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Sewage smell two days before end of trip but it was fixed. My toilet stopped but it was immediately fixed. It was confusing finding places on the ship in the beginning. Eventually I found my way around. Observed on 2 different occasions puke on a dining table and puke on a staircase. At least it was immediately taken care of.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bed was a bit uncomfortable for me. But overall it was comfortable and clean. Mayan and Maureen did a good job!

Ship tip

Go to Pig and Anchor when you board the ship.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

2 out of 5
Stunk like sewer when you are getting off at the port. No welcome mat for us. Heavy soliciting of getting a tour as soon as you get off the ship. At least say hello first and welcome. Finally took a tour for $15 which involved stopping to take a picture of a fancy hotel and seeing the fort from afar to take pictures. Not worth the money. I hated every bit of it and quickly went on the ship. Vendors in front of the port were nice.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Beautiful port. Had a drink on land and it was delicious. Very much liked St. Thomas. People were very friendly except for one bartender (young, caucasian woman, who totally ignored me at the bar and was talking to another patron right in front of me). I left that place and found service nearer the port with a friendlier bartender.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Pretty beach.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Good
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