better than expected for 60 year old couple

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 20, 2015
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1426
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

oceanview room was spacious and king bed was great.  big shower and plenty of closet & drawers.  food was very good, (lobster nite, prime rib, steaks, steak & egg breakfast etc in dining room).  dance and singing shows were good, piano bar sing along was great and comics were okay.  had to get in line early to get a seat at some shows.  buffet food and special lunch food (italian/stir fry) were good and taco/burgers also.  would have liked more ship activity for days at sea.  more 50+ passengers than expected on carnival.  few children and they had activities/area separate so noise was not bad.  8 day cruise may have made a difference here...  casino games all seem to have gimmics and are not standard vegas style except crap table.  drink package cost $920 per couple and is not worth it.  all drinks are very costly.  $5 beer is cheapest and a shame when you can get a beer off boat for $1.  they need a modified drink package that you can enjoy.  excursions are very expensive and minimal assistance for island info except to take a excursion.  cruise price is cheap but they get you big time for drinks and excursions.  overall, not bad.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
better than expected. well cooked and good choices. get 2nds easy

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
not enough happening when full day at sea. just go to the pool or casino....


3 out of 5
no big names but fun/good. not enough ship activity when at sea (pool games, etc)

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
seemed ok but we did not have children with us

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
edy the waiter was great. we chose anytime dining and some wait staff was poor. I would chose set dining time to get the same waiter all the time and tip seperately

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
good, clean but hard to get around. needed to cut through casino to get to dinner

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
plenty of room

Ship Tip

hard to get from front to back. rooms were great. drinks are outrageous. with the cost of booze so low it seems a shame they charge so much. if you buy liquor, verify you get the right stuff. we got wrong bottles delivered and did not check while on board the ship.

5 out of 5
you can arrive very early and get on ship. getting off taking your luggage was a zoo with no controls by staff
3 out of 5
snorkle was okay and cheapest excursion for the whole trip. good beach right there.
3 out of 5
be careful/specific about taxi destination. dropped of in old town and not good
3 out of 5
not much at port
5 out of 5
wonderful beach day for 15-25
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