It's not what we expected

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 29, 2015
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9170
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This ship was the Destiny--it was refurbished (added 2 more decks), so there were a lot more people on board & the public areas had not been increased.  Food was okay, but not outstanding.  Had to wait in long lines to see the shows.  Staterooms were small--I couldn't go by the bottom of the bed without colliding with my husband's feet.  Most activities were geared to the 18-40 age group.  Music was geared to them, so it was constant thumping & very loud.  Ship did a very poor job of disembarking at Aruba.  We arrived at 1 pm & had a tour at 1:30.  Instead of announcing that people with 1:30 tours disembark first, everyone was crammed into extremely long lines on deck 0.  This was a problem for my husband who has trouble standing for long periods of time.  This ship goes to Bermuda on Oct 2. & we had considered going on it--after this experience, we have decided never to travel on this ship again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Pianist did not even show up at appointed times.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
really on the small side, even for a ship
3 out of 5
disappointed it was mostly desert; not enough time to shop if you took an excursion
5 out of 5
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