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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 24, 2013
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7242
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Overall we had a great cruise! We've been on Carnival before but not this ship or destination. Love the new features like the Havana Bar and Pool bars and waterslides. Pools are still way too small but the adult only area was nice even though kids were still allowed to pass through. Regarding the bars, they are still expensive and changed their Margarita recipe which now uses disgusting syrupy mix that completely wasted the Patron that was added. They were completely undrinkable, we used to love the ones they used to make with 1800. The weather was not great, extremely cold the first day which was expected, but the rest of the cruise was so windy, we never got to use the ropes course and barely got to use the pool or other outside areas at all. Our summer cruises have had much better weather and the same amount of crowds since kids were out of school for Thanksgiving. To top it all off because of the weather changing and a cold that was going around we got sick on the same day.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
buffets not good, restaurants much better

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Cruise Director Jamie was our best ever!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Sushi Restaurant was inexpensive and VERY good! Pizza is good also as well as the free lunch at the Chinese place.

3 out of 5
Would like to visit other parts of Jamaica, Negril or Ocho Rios
5 out of 5
Needs a pier...tendering not good especially during rough weather
5 out of 5
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