Too many people on the boat and long lines for food

Carnival Sunrise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Carnival Sunrise

5 Night Bahamas (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 14, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunrise

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8409

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This would have been a much more enjoyable trip if there were less people on the boat or there were more pools/hot tubs/buffet lines/other things to do so that everything wasn't so ridiculously crowded.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining room was great but all the buffets and other food choices had long lines. There are also too many times when there weren't many food options.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The pools and hot tubs were too crowded to even use. The ropes course was fun but we had to go early before it got too crowded.


5 out of 5
The vintage pop show was great. Darren Scott was great too.

Children's Programs

We didn't have kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff was great. The bartenders in the Red Frog Pub were super friendly. Mini, the hostess at the main dining room, was awesome. The lady in charge of cleaning our room was really nice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Expect to spend a lot more money than you think.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
We spent the night at B Ocean resort the night before the cruise and had an awesome time there.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
Everything on this island is manufactured and over crowded. I can ride a jet sky in a circle anywhere for way less money. The nature walk was nice because not many other people signed up for it.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We did not do a planned excursion which is what made this the best part of our trip.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

1 out of 5
Our snorkeling excursion was cancelled because it was raining. There wasn't much else to do except go to some overpriced shops.


4 out of 5
It was a lot of waiting on the boat and then waiting in line at customs. I suppose there isn't much way to get around it with that many people having to get off the boat in time for the next cruise to be boarded in the same day.
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