Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Wonderful ship and wonderful ports, who could ask for anything more?

Sail Date: August 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

I'm so glad that I didn't really pay attention to the negative reviews that I read about the Carnival Sunshine.  We found the Sunshine to be very clean and easy to navigate.  Our cabin was on Deck 6 - Aft, Cabin 6348.  It was very quiet and a great location to access the restaurants, Ocean Plaza and the main lobby.  The food options on this ship are wonderful - especially the Steakhouse!  DEFINITELY worth the $35 - wonderful evening in there.  There were plenty of different places and types of food to eat.  We were pleasantly surprised at the quality, variety and atmosphere in the Lido Marketplace.  We opted to eat there a number of times, which we tend to not want to do on another Carnival ship we frequent.   We enjoyed peace and quiet on the outside decks of Deck 3.  Great place to read, enjoy the breeze and take a nap.  Dive-In movies where great.  What fun to lay out in the open air and watch some good movies in the evenings.

Cabin / Stateroom
We loved this cabin. On the very back of the ship, it felt like we were in a world all by ourselves - our very own Serenity balcony! The only negative was that our neighbors were a bit inconsiderate when going in and out of their balcony doors and cabin doors - ALWAYS let the doors slam. Come on people! Balcony had 1 lounger and 2 chairs which also reclined.
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Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Oranjestad, Aruba
Easy walk into to town. Had a nice waterfront dinner here at "The Paddock" right near the ship.
Willemstad, Curacao
Easy walk into town. Nice atmosphere here. Had a nice lunch at an outdoor restaurant (Le Buren?)
Grand Turk Island
Love this port because the ship docks right at the beach. Lots of palm trees and chairs. Bathrooms easily accessible and plentiful right beyond the beach amidst the shopping area. Margaretville restaurant and bar there. Don't miss the pool at this restaurant. Lots of fun.


The Havana Bar, (tucked in at the very back of the ship behind the Lido Marketplace) - a great find. Could usually find a seat there when the marketplace tables were full. Was quieter and the view was awesome out the back windows. Always able to get a soda or a drink easily at that bar.

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