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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

11 Night Eastern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (Port Canaveral To San Juan)

Sail date: November 28, 2015

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8170

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

What an amazing voyage from start to finish!  I felt like Christopher Columbus landing in various areas he discovered. Each island unique in itself. Every island had its own flair. In many the steel band sounds filtered through the air.

All the beaches were awesome.

Our swim with the dolphins in Tortola was a top prize on our to do list

 Havana, our dolphin let us hold her and she pushed us across the water along with her friend. We were on a board and they pushed our feet as we gained some speed.

The weather was wonderful at each stop.

Great people and great service. We loved this trip.

 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
8170 hears the music and loud singing from the atrium, until 11PM. I'd go at least 8 or more rooms down or forward. The balcony staterooms are not all that large but have a lot of storage closets and drawers. The Steward for this area is Sunging and he is remarkable. I would ask for him again.

Ship tip

You can get eggs anyway you want in the omelet area in the back of the ship. Just past the buffet area. Look for a quiet room spot so you don't get the very loud speaker and/or singing coming up from the atrium. The cozy chairs for two get taken immediately and " kept" the entire time.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
The cab fare from Melbourne's Airport to the Port is quite high. Also from Orlando. Work to pool a cab with others. Raddison at the Port was a nice hotel.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Please feed Momma dog! Under a lot of construction. When done it should be great. Not much there right now though.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Always a good swimming and shopping place. Megans Bay is our favorite but we enjoyed another beach this time. South Frier Beach was great.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Do the dolphin swim. WE took the two hour one and enjoyed Havana the dolphin.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
I always buy some jewelry from the first street on the left, green awning (R). 70% off. Don't let the monkey man hand you the little ones he then charges $30 to take pix with your camera! Wonderful dancers, good shopping.

Roseau, Dominica

5 out of 5
In great condition even after the hurricane. Nice welcoming music. Vendors can be a bit much.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Beautiful.......Loved previously taking the Piton trip. A nice beach visit and a great view of these giant beauties.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Fort James beach is close. You can horse ride there or even helicopter ride. The owner is an awesome lady who will be sure to take care of you. The beach is great there also. Antigua has 365 beaches. How could you go wrong there?

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

5 out of 5
Wish we had more time. Cozy place, feels safe. No hagglers to deal with. Loved its downtown. Rainbow beach is a happening place with a nice restaurant. The beach however is rocky. It is hard to get past the rocks to a sandy area to swim.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Loved staying at the Hilton Plaza. Fantastic place and people.
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