Not what I expected

Carnival Sunrise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Carnival Sunrise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2020

Ship: Carnival Sunrise

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8225

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

I have never cruised before. My overall experience was terrible. Would probably never cruise again. Terrible bar service. Pictures are overpriced.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food was ok, lines were long, main dining food ok, upgraded to lobster and filet and it was overcooked.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The sport center was closed everytime we tried using it. The pools were small, one was closed most of 1 day, hot tubs overpacked, not enough lounge chairs

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Didn't use the children's club but the Build a Bear workshop was fun

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Stewardess was great. Bar tenders were terrible. Long waits. We purchased the cheers program and it seemed near impossible to get a drink. Spent most of my time waiting in line, didn't get to relax and enjoy our time, I was upset most of the cruise because of it. Definitely could not even use half of the drinks you pay for in advance because you spend most of your time waiting for a drink. The process is not simple as when it finally comes to you it takes forever for the bar tenders to enter your information in the computer. And you cannot send your significant other to get your drink while your relaxing or entertaining your child as they can only get theirs. 1 drink at a time. Terrible plan. Probably will never cruise again!

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
The ship rocked the entire time. I've been sick and spinning the last 3 days I've been home. The last night was terrible ride back, everything in the room shaking, banging. It was loud at night very late, didn't get much sleep the entire cruise aand we were in a balcony stateroom.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The room was clean, size was okay.

Ports of call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Almost got robbed on the beach. Several others did get robbed in taxis

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Beautiful. Wish we had more time to explore. W ed did the stingrays, starfish beach with lunch excursion and spent most of our time on the boat getting there and back.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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