Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

expected more

Sail Date: May 10, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We expected better service in some areas of the ship.  The dining room service was bad enough that we did not return for any other meals.  The service level of the stateroom attendants was exceptional, as were most of the bartenders.  The food areas were very sparadioc in the level of friendliness and cleanliness.  We felt like that compared to most of our other cruises this was not the level of service you would expect or want.  Overall the cruise was fun and entertaining, good port of calls and beatuifull weather.  The cruise director and her staff were full of energy and made many of the events very entertaining.  The ship has so many new areas, that it seems a bit overcrowded in some of the venues.  If you want to see a comedy show be prepared to arrive 30 to 45 minutes early, or the venue is filled. The best part of the cruise was the speciality restaurants, great food and great service.  We would recommend you book these as soon as possible to ensure you have an opportunity to enjoy them.

Ship Quality
The addition of all the new venues makes some areas a little tight and some areas were a bit dirty.
Food and Dining
The speciality restaurants were the best and the Guy burger joint was delicious.
Service and Staff
The staff was mostly friendly, but ran into many that just did not seem like they wanted to be there.
The entertainment was good but usually crowded or full.
Onboard Activities
The cruise director and staff were very energentic. The spa was great too. Plenty to do!
Destinations and Excursions
The port of calls were great! You need to have an excursion planned for Belize or you will be very disappointed. The Salsa and Salsa in Cozemul was a great time.
Cabin / Stateroom
Love this room, quiet and the larger balcony was great! It is close to many venues and dining options. Will try to book this cabin every time.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Just went to the ship.
Cozumel, Mexico
Salsa and Salsa tour very entertaining
Belize City, Belize
Need an excursion here and the one we took to Ambrugrease Kay was a good time.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
The whole docking area and port is owned by Carnival. Go to the Resort, great beach and food. Jerk Chicken and Cheviche were awesome!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Explore the small town just outside the port. Then stop at Tapas Bar, beatiful beach and resonable prices. Their greeting will tip you off We have been waiting for you!


Go to the speciality restaurant they are worth it! If you want to see a comedy show arrive very early and get in line.

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