Christmas on the Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 58

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 19, 2014

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7170

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Overall the cruise was very nice.  Our room steward was very efficient & for the most part the food was good, except we were disappointed  with our  dinner on Christmas Day.  My girlfriend & I ordered ham & was served 3 small chunks of ham & a hard square of something, which was suppose to be bread pudding. Along with that, we were served mixed vegetables which consisted of 3 green beans, 2 waxed beans & 2 kidney beans!  Our husband's both ordered the turkey dinner & neither of them cared for the turkey, but said the sweet potatoes were good.

We took the water taxi in St. Maarten to a shopping area, walked around in St. Thomas & in San Juan we took the free trolley to the fort. There was a $5 entrance fee to go inside, but we really enjoyed exploring & the view looking out over the water was beautiful!  We didn't get off the ship in Grand Turk. 

Guy's burgers were great & we liked spending time at the Havana Bar area in the mornings where you could get omelet's or eggs fixed to your liking plus you then could get sausage, bacon, potatoes, etc. without having to get in another line somewhere else!  They did serve biscuits & gravy, but although the taste of the gravy was good, it was water thin & it was better over toast, the biscuits were very hard!

A big negative was SOME of the kids on board! One night (early morning) we were woke up at 3:30 am because of kids running up & down the hallway & stairs, what were they doing out at that time?  These were not older teenagers either!!!!  Another instance was when my husband was in an elevator with a couple boys, he guessed 11-13 years old, who were pushing & shoving each other & when they fell into him, he had enough & told them to knock it off...of course they just laughed at him, they showed no respect, not even a "sorry"!

On the other hand we met some kids who were very pleasant & polite!!   

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


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

Havana Bar is a great place to go for breakfast!

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Love going up to Paradise Point, beautiful view's

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Ride the trolley for free!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Love going on "Da Party Bus"
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