Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Ship Way Too Crowded

Sail Date: December 27, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Cruised on Carnival last year, left on same day as this cruise, it was awesome. The Sunshine is not a large enough ship to accommodate the 3,500 people who were on board. We were not able to even ONCE sit in the lounge chairs on the deck, people put & leave towels, shoes, etc on them ALL DAY LONG so no one else can use the seats, the 40 minute rule is not enforced if the seat is vacant. Food was good, stateroom always clean. There were 9 of our family members on this cruise (4 rooms). Very expensive cruise for each of us and our expectations were not met !! Most of the family vowed to never cruise again. There wasn't enough room to celebrate New Year's Eve on the Lido Deck, way too crowded. Music there and in the lounge for over 18 were geared for only the young people, we our all in our 50s so we just went to bed. Cruise Director Jaime was awesome, participated in activities. We were all just very disappointed with the cruise.

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Cabin / Stateroom
Rey (female) was our steward. She was awesome, the room was ALWAYS clean. The cabin itself was great, bed comfortable, shower nice.
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Port Canaveral, Florida
Clean port and fast lines, but park yourself and paying $120 is ridiculous.
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic
Very pretty beach. But should tell people going on the beach excursion that the dirt road is very bumpy, not good for older people or ones with health problems.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Grand Turk Island


I advise to not take a cruise on this ship. You will be very disappointed if you want to sit in the sun and take advantage of the deck.

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