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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 10, 2014
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 5342
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The speciality restaurants were the best and the Guy burger joint was delicious.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The cruise director and staff were very energentic. The spa was great too. Plenty to do!


5 out of 5
The entertainment was good but usually crowded or full.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was mostly friendly, but ran into many that just did not seem like they wanted to be there.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The addition of all the new venues makes some areas a little tight and some areas were a bit dirty.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
Just went to the ship.
5 out of 5
Salsa and Salsa tour very entertaining
3 out of 5
Need an excursion here and the one we took to Ambrugrease Kay was a good time.
5 out of 5
The whole docking area and port is owned by Carnival. Go to the Resort, great beach and food. Jerk Chicken and Cheviche were awesome!
5 out of 5
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!
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