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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2013

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

First time ever taking family on cruise. There was a total of 15 people in our group and 5 different cabins. Ports of call were not really family friendly and just to go to the beach for 1/2 a day for our family was almost $1,000. My wife and I stayed on the 12th floor in the NEW spa floor and the rooms are smaller than the older below balcony rooms and only 2 elevators go to this floor. Would not recommend staying on this floor due to the elevator issue and too easy of access from the general public to the rooms. Need to install some type of security for these floors. Boat was recently renovated but not real friendly. Our family with small kids had to walk through the smokey Casino to get to and from and we did not appreciate that. Overall it was a good experience but next cruise is back to just me and the wife and let the family cruise on their own.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Never were able to get the Japanese food for lunch because the lines were too long.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Guys burgers were the best. Shame they have to charge for the Italian and Japenese food at night, avoid.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
Harbor Police were some of the rudest people ever met.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Lobby From the Water slide platform Cabin towards balcony
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