Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

It's not what we expected

Sail Date: May 29, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Pianist did not even show up at appointed times.
Children's Programs N.A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
really on the small side, even for a ship
Port Canaveral, Florida
Oranjestad, Aruba
disappointed it was mostly desert; not enough time to shop if you took an excursion
Grand Turk Island

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