Carnival Sunshine

3.6 out of 5

Overview

Carnival Sunshine is a large ship, carrying 3006 passengers and 1040 crew, and sails from Port Canaveral, Florida and New York, New York.

Sails from: Charleston, South Carolina, New York, New York, Port Canaveral, Florida

Cruises to: Caribbean - Eastern, Caribbean - Southern, Caribbean - Bahamas

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great trip Great Staff

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I would recommend Carnival Sunshine any day we had a very nice trip. The food was great the staff is very devoted in pleasing everyone . The entertainment was fantastic. Thank you guys for making our vacation memorable.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

New York/Bermuda

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Overall it was a great experience! A lot of people who had cruised before said the food on the carnival Sunshine was just okay compared to other cruises they had been on. We agreed. Entertainment was great. Need more shows & activities for older teenagers. More time needed in Bermuda. We will cruise again!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Pleasant surprise that exceeded expectations

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I've dons RCCL like 4 times, Disney twice. I hadn't heard lots of good things on carnival but timing and $$ had me explore it. I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone in my group likes the food options, ship, shoes and staff. The only opportunity was the specialty restaurants. Also the layout was confusing with sunset and sunrise restaurants being different sides of ship. Then you had to go up to get down...stuff like that. Pictures are crazy price. They could reduce them By 50% and still make the same or more money. Instead, they toss them. It's a great opportunity for guests to share their pics and cruise memories...recommendations

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

FUN HAD BY ALL

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GREAT TIP HAD A LOT OF FUN MY GRAND KIDS HAD A GREAT TIME THEY ENJOYED THE KIDS ACTIVITIES TEEN ACTIVITIES AS WELL, TOUR GREAT JUST WISH WE COULD HAVE STAYED OVE NIGHT IN BERMUDA

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

8 Nights of relaxation

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I've traveled all over but never via cruise ship. Can't wait to do another. Loved disconnecting from every day life. This was the first time in 20 years that I didn't travel with a laptop computer to get work done while away. I also didn't purchase an internet plan for my phone. It was basically just used to communicate with my fiance and take pictures.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3006

  • Total Crew: 1040

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.89

  • Built: Oct 1996

  • Refurbished: 4 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 13

  • Total Cabins: 1502

  • Cabin Categories: 36

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LeanneS
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 18, 2014

Havana Bar is a great place to eat during lunch; we could always find a table there.

Rodel
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 30, 2014

Avoid Lido at 11 am to 1 pm. Too small to accommodate the number of guests and you won't find seating. Try room service or get a seat in the main dining room for breakfast.

mixeddrinks
Contributor Level: Second Mate
Sep 11, 2014

Just explore the whole ship....

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