Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great New Features but not a good time of year!

Sail Date: November 24, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
buffets not good, restaurants much better
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Cruise Director Jamie was our best ever!
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
needs more selection, ours was cancelled due to weather.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Would like to visit other parts of Jamaica, Negril or Ocho Rios
George Town, Grand Cayman
Needs a pier...tendering not good especially during rough weather
Cozumel, Mexico


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

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