Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Curacao and Grand Turk are beautiful

Sail Date: August 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Curacao and Grand Turk are so beautiful and the water visibility is incredible.  I don't recommend the Catamaran Sail & Snorkel in Aruba, the catamaran ride and crew were great but nothing to see at either site aside from a few starfishes and a couple of fish, very disappointing.   The Carnival Sunshine has fabulous food, excellent variety of things to do and the staff is amazing.  The art seminars and auctions were exceptional.  The dance classes were super fun, a shout out to Morgan she's amazing. The yoga classes are wonderful, a shout out to Trey.  Be prepared to pay extra for the steam room and sauna area on the Sunshine.  The rooms are spectacular and very comfortable. The pool/hot tub area on the ship is very small.  Be sure to try the Blue Iguana for lunch - excellent!  FYI, the smoke from the Smokers is everywhere.  Use decks 2 and 6 to go across the ship to avoid the casino haze of smoke.  Overall, had a really wonderful time.

Cabin / Stateroom
Gorgeous cabin, the bathroom was so beautiful and large and the shower was excellent. The bed was luxurious and so comfortable. Loved the huge window. Recommend you add a curtain between the bed and sitting area so one can sleep and one can read and do post cards.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Pool areas way too small. Going through the Casino to get to the other side of the ship was miserable with all the smoke.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Port Canaveral, Florida
Oranjestad, Aruba
Go to the beautiful beaches, skip the snorkeling excursion.
Willemstad, Curacao
For $15 per person Caspers 2 hour tour was excellent. They even stop at the beach for 30 minutes.
Grand Turk Island
The Power Snorkel is worth every penny, so much fun!


Blue Iguana is a must - shrimp, chicken and steak in a wrap or on the side with all the fixings.

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