Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Solid, but not spectacular cruise

Sail Date: August 08, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

This is a refurbished ship, so you have to take that into account when you consider things like cabins, amenities, etc.  Overall, this is a solid ship, and this itinerary is very good.    The best part of the ship is probably the Children's Water Works play area on Decks 11-12.  It is really great.   The worst parts of the ship are the main lounge and the evening shows/entertainment.   The main lounge looks like it is from the 70's, with weird lighting, poor seating, and it always feels ridiculously cold in there.   

Food and Dining
Main dining room was above average. The lunch options were great -- Burger Joint, Pizza, Pasta Bar, Mongolian Grill, Mexican -- all very good. the buffet is a little smaller than on some other ships, but the quality was very good overall. Salad bar at the buffet was very small though -- only real complaint.
Service and Staff
Worst evening shows of any cruise I have ever taken. Truly horrible. The main lounge looks like it is from the 70's with bad lighting, bad seating, and it is FREEZING.
Children's Programs
WaterWorks area is one of the best parts of the ship. Really great for kids.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
This cruise was chosen for this itinerary and we loved the stops!
Ship Quality
Okay for a refurbished ship. We refurbished ships there are always design flaws/inconveniences.
Embarkation and Disembarkation


Lunch is the best meal, by far. Guy's Burger joint, the Mongolian Grill, the Pasta Bar, the Pizza Bar and the Blue Iguana Cantina were all really excellent.

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