Average Service & Ship / Awesome Ports

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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12 Night Adriatic & Western Mediterranean (Venice To Barcelona)
Sail Date: July 28, 2013
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8327
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Port stops were breath taking. Ship was OK - the refurb was way over hyped, service was poor / fair at best. There is a reason Carnival is the most popular cruise line, it caters to the masses. The food / service reflect a laisse faire attitude. In my eyes, they have mass merchandised cruising to the point of hum drum. If you are going to Europe and spending the money, make it special and take a smaller, higher end cruise line. Otherwise, be prepared to join the masses and be part of the cattle call.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food at specialty restaurants was good, dining room food mediocre.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Over charged me for a massage.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Hum drum, lack luster.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Expected more from the refurb. Yawn.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Lights out, glass on balcony was filthy.

Ship Tip

Go early to fill your bottle with ice / water - ice was out by 7am each morning.

3 out of 5
Too crowded in August.
5 out of 5
Don't accept Euros everywhere, beware.
5 out of 5
Taormina was wonderful.
1 out of 5
Dirty water, dirty city.
3 out of 5
Too crowded in August.
5 out of 5
Cinque Terre was beautiful.
3 out of 5
Didn't go. Went to Athens, a real dump of a city.
3 out of 5
Yawn, boring. And yes, the French are rude!
5 out of 5
Didn't go, went to Turkey, beautiful.
5 out of 5
Beautiful city - visit Las Rambas for sure!
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