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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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9 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 20, 2013
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1497
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

It's hard to choose a favorite spot, the entire experience was eye opening,  historical, and beautiful.  Here's a view of Barcelona, the old with the new shows how diverse this city is and it was the beginning and end of a great adventure.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not bad, but not as good as other cruises. Would have like to see the menu follow the iternery ie. French, Spanish, Italian

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We really didn't spend much time on the ship on this cruise so the activities were adequate.


3 out of 5
Only 4 shows was disappointing.

Children's Programs

Didn't use, don't care

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautifully decorated, modern and not overly ornate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
One of the largest staterooms we've had in 8 cruises.

Ship Tip

For best food outside of the dining room, head right on through the Lido buffet toward the Havanna club. The Asian and Italian stations were excellent. Also a great place to get omelettes or eggs cooked to order for breakfast.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Take a public bus to Nice. Only E1.5 each way and beautiful ride, Nice is a charming French town. My favorite day of the entire cruise.
3 out of 5
Very crowded, we took a train to Florence but by the time we got there we really had to hurry to get back to the ship on time.
3 out of 5
Something to see once, but ridiculously crowded.
5 out of 5
Didn't have enough time to experience Naples as we headed out toward Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, fabulous!
1 out of 5
Bad experience with "City Sightseeing Hop on/off Bus". DO NOT do this, it is a total rip off.
5 out of 5
One of the best places of the entire cruise, totally unexpected. Don't miss Cathedral Mallorca, I thought this was better than St. Peter's Basillica and no crowds!
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