Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2 out of 5

Our Trip Was a Nightmare

Sail Date: January 24, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We got on the ship at Port Canaveral which was an ordeal in itself.  We made our way into our room and 2 people cannot get around at the same time.  It is so small.  We had a stateroom with a balcony.  Stateroom 6359.  We were on the Carnival Sunshine.  We unpacked to get ready to explore the ship.  The room is sufficient to store and hang clothes, plenty of room for that.  The bathroom was very small but ok.  Only one person at a time in there.  The food was horrible.  The passageways to get from one point to another can only hold one or two people so when you get behind older people, you have to slow down to a crawl.  Since I went on a cruise in January, the weather was a bit nasty and when we went into port in the Dominican Republic, we were really late so our excursion was 5 hours and we barely got back to the ship on time.  The same thing happened the next day in St. Thomas where we had another excursion and of course the same thing happened.  It was on time at San Juan where we got off the ship and wandered around that city which was great and  Grand Turk which is pretty but mostly all shopping and beach.  The sales people in all ports were very pushy and in your face.  Oh!  But the sales people on the ship were the same way, in your face!!  The service people were not even friendly on the ship except for the guy who cleaned our room daily.  The Onboard Activities were a laugh.  People who could not sing or dance, etc.  I could go on and on about this.  I got sick the last night we were on the ship and it was probably because everything is so clostrophobic and unclean.  If I were you, I would try another cruise other than Carnival.   

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The cabin was too small.
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Food and Dining


Keep a list of openings and closing with you of places on the ship where you would like to go because sometimes they are open and sometimes they are closed. For example, they said the pizza place was open 24 hours and it wasn't.

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