Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

First and Last Carnival Cruise

Sail Date: February 13, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Our cruise was very disapponting . This was our first Carnival Cruise however our 10th overall cruise . We will never cruise carnival again. In comparison to Celebrity, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean, Carnival is the bottom of the barrel. No live music at the pool, very little nightly entertainment, same singers and dancers every night in the showroom, Average food, small buffets, but excellent service from the wait staff and cabin attendants. The ship was old and worn, not spotlessly clean, very hard to get around no flow to decks had to go up or down to get across on many levels, very small common areas, such as pool, lobby, theatre. We think the ship should be dry docked, It is not worthy to continue to sail. Many people told us don't judge Carnival by this ship , if that's the case why is it still sailing ??? And oh by the way the cruise was not inexpensive no cheaper that any other cruise line for similar itinerary.Sorry but we will never cruise Carnival again.

Cabin / Stateroom
cabin was typical inside cabin good size shower cabin attendats were excellent
Embarkation and Disembarkation
went smoothly
Ship Quality
very hard to get around did not flow well no deck to walk around entire ship extremely small pool deck and never enough seats had to get up at 530 am to get a chair in the sun very disappointing not dirty but far from spotless..ship was old we think it should be put in dry dock it's life should be over
Destinations and Excursions
two ports cut short very disappoining very good excursion in San Juan but all the rest left a lot to be desired
Onboard Activities
not much to offer at all
Children's Programs
lack of it .this was the first cruise we have ever been on that did not have a live band at the pool or music as we were pulling out of every port no activity staff to speak of very little entertainment
Service and Staff
service was basically good except really slow bar service because there was not enough help, bartenders and lounge servers were extremely busy had to wait about 30 minutes to get served
Food and Dining
Food was on the low side of average, not much variety small buffet at all meals however the made to order omelettes were good and the desserts at dinner were good,not much else was worth mentioning


i would not recommend anything about this ship as a matter of fact this was our first Carnival cruise and our last very disappointed

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