Solid, but not spectacular cruise

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 08, 2015
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7328
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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

5 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
WaterWorks area is one of the best parts of the ship. Really great for kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Okay for a refurbished ship. We refurbished ships there are always design flaws/inconveniences.

Ship Tip

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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