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Carnival Sunrise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4 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: 9290

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We enjoyed the service, the food, our cabin and the Christmas activities. The entertainment was just okay. The rude and inconsiderate passengers that do not follow Carnival procedures, and are not asked to by Carnival staff, spoiled our vacation.


5 out of 5
Fast and Easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Enjoyed most of our favorites including the Grilled Reuben from the deli and of course Melting Chocolate Cake. Missed having the lobster on elegant night on our 5 night cruise. Also, some changes on the sea day brunch.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the Christmas activities. Missed having a pool in the adults only serenity area.


3 out of 5
Just okay. Nothing or no one was outstanding.

Children's Programs

Did not have children with on this cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The outstanding service from all the staff is greatly appreciated.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Nice ship except the area going from the main pool area on the lido deck to the buffet area is a very small and crowded. Creates a bottleneck. Always seems to be long lines. The staff tries very hard to keep up with the crowd leaving their garbage behind.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin location was VERY convenient to the main lido deck pool area. Our cabin and bathroom seemed to be roomier than usual. Nice big T.V. with lots of On Demand movies. Comfortable beds.

Ship tip

Be prepared for crowded areas of rude and inconsiderate passengers.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
A very busy port with between 6-9 ships coming in and going out on some days. Lots of traffic. Staff tries to keep everything moving efficiently. No excursion.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
Narrow beach area. Beautiful clear aqua blue water with not too many rocks. No adults only area. Unfortunately, got hit with sand and rocks from a little boy throwing at his brother with no parental action. Another mother tried to discuss this safety problem with the grandmother and security had to get involved because of the verbal altercation.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
It was good for us because we stayed on the ship and enjoyed it not being crowded.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

2 out of 5
Unfortunately, it was rainy so the excursions were cancelled and the majority of passengers stayed on the ship.


3 out of 5
Easy except for the long wait going through customs.
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