Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

The Best Itinerary ever!

Sail Date: November 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.


Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Port Canaveral, Florida
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
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
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
Do the dolphin swim. WE took the two hour one and enjoyed Havana the dolphin.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
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.
In great condition even after the hurricane. Nice welcoming music. Vendors can be a bit much.
Castries, St. Lucia
Beautiful.......Loved previously taking the Piton trip. A nice beach visit and a great view of these giant beauties.
Antigua, West Indies
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.
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
Loved staying at the Hilton Plaza. Fantastic place and people.


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.

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