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Carnival Sunshine is a $155 million renovation of the 17-year-old Carnival Destiny. Upgrades include the new Cloud 9 Spa Balcony staterooms, restaurants like Cucina del Capitano and RedFrog Pub, as well as the popular entertainment staple Hasbro, The Game Show. Sunshine carries 3,006 passengers and sails from Charleston, Norfolk, and New York to destinations across the Caribbean.

When it comes to dining, many casual favorites have been added including Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, and JiJi Asian Kitchen. The Lido Marketplace Buffet is also a popular stop, which is open until midnight and offers a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One specialty restaurant to note in particular is the elegant steakhouse Fahrenheit 555. Another fun find on Deck 5: the Taste Bar, which serves evening appetizers that are actually miniature bites of dishes you’ll find in the specialty restaurants.

Sunshine offers four standard cabin types: interior, oceanview, balcony, and suite. Most cabins are between 185 and 220 square feet, but if you’re looking for a little more space, the Ocean Suites are slightly larger at 265 square feet with 65 square-foot balconies. Sunshine also saw the addition of 92 Cloud 9 balcony cabins spanning decks 9,10, and 11.

For families, there are activities all day long for different age groups. Little ones can play in the splash park, build their own stuffed animal or create crafts at Camp Carnival, while older kids make their own handmade pizzas, play basketball, swing on the ropes course, or play a round of miniature golf. Best of all, the impressive water slides that tower over the back of the ship include the line’s 334-foot-long Twister. On sea days, the announcements of all of the “fun, fun, fun” choices come frequently, so you’ll always have plenty to do.

For couples and other adults traveling without children, there are pub quizzes, pilates classes, and a spa with steam rooms and saunas (note that these require you to purchase a spa pass). Carnival’s reimagined Serenity adults-only area is the place to be on sea days, not only for quiet relaxation away from the kids, but because this ship’s Serenity area is the only one in the fleet to feature a cascading waterfall into the pool below. At night, the variety of bars and entertainment choices, including magic shows, stage productions, and adults-only comedy acts, make Carnival Sunshine a fun and lively choice.

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Sails from:

Charleston, South Carolina , Port Canaveral, Florida

Cruises to:

Caribbean , Caribbean - Western , Caribbean - Eastern , Cuba , Caribbean - Bahamas , Caribbean - Southern , Bermuda

Cruises on Carnival Sunshine

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5 out of 5

Fabulous trip great weather ,superb ship staff ,We had a very relaxing time. by PaulBraun

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This was the longest cruise we have done to date and have no complaint Carnival is a great company for vacationing with.

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4.9 out of 5

Wonderful New Year Cruise by RaminNazari

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This cruise was my second experience and this was the best experience I have ever had so far.

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1.9 out of 5

Very poor cruiser by cntrypopo27

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this was the worst cruise that I have been on and will never sail this cruise line here

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Enjoyable Caribbean Cruise by bobosmundsen

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Our third Carnival Cruise, Was an opportunity to visit four locations we had not previously seen. Good overall value for the money. Because it is a small ship, the Lido deck pool was small and the deck quite crowded, and entertainment was limited, Comedy Club acts were quite good.

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4.8 out of 5

Christmas Cruise by chainsawm

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Getting on was a long line, get there early. Once on it was awesome, the Spa was so relaxing and hardly anybody used it, no hot tub in the spa only wet and dry saunas with heated relaxing lounge chairs... playing soft Christmas music.. fun! The food was always awesome...too much anytime you want it. The entertainment was great and the comedians were hilarious, even the kid shows.

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mixeddrinks
Sep 11, 2014

Just explore the whole ship....

Rodel
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.

LeanneS
Oct 18, 2014

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

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