Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Nice boat with excellent port of calls!

Sail Date: March 26, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This is a great itinerary to Aruba, grand Turk and Curaçao!

The staff is great!  Love the amenities on board like the coffee shop, water slides and ropes course.  Second time using dine your time and really enjoying it now that we got the hang of it!  A fun time for us and our teenagers!!  (And Chris F at is terrific to deal with and very helpful with port of call tips!!!)

Cabin / Stateroom
We had five in the ov room with bunks and a cot. Our tip is opening one suitcase at a time before putting it under the bed for dirty laundry and standing the others against the wall. And even though there are many hangers we always bring more since there is abundant hanging space.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Orderly and consistent
Ship Quality
Staff always cleaning
Destinations and Excursions
Gorgeous ports of call in Aruba, Curaçao, and Grand Turk! Especially liked how Grand Turk IS for the cruise ships!
Onboard Activities
Really enjoyed the variety of trivia games!
Children's Programs
Such a pleasure to have smithing for our TEENS!
Extra fun because of Eric, Sean and Troy on the fun team!!!
Service and Staff
Above and beyond;Loverndo "Louie" (bar server red frog pool/dining specialty shot server), Iputu (bar server red frog pool/ocean lounge), Gede (pizza chef), Cardet (room steward) and Eric, Sean and Troy (fun team)!
Food and Dining
love your time dining to get the most out of the ports of call!
Port Canaveral, Florida
Easy to get there. Recommend booking and prepaying for their parking garage which is Super convenient!
Oranjestad, Aruba
Saw the whole island plus beach time on the discover Aruba tour. Aruba aloe! Great restaurants in town walkable to ship!
Willemstad, Curacao
Tour with beach time is awesome! Curaçao liquor, bar/food service at the beach. Nice big Starbucks in town not far from ship! Most restaurants only have outdoor seating. Floating bridge and ferrys not to be missed!
Grand Turk Island
Beach and shops are literally steps from the ship! Probably the most beautiful water! Beer buckets with ice served by beach vendors! You can rent a beach umbrella $20/day! Also a giant pool to enjoy right behind the beach!


Don't miss eating breakfast or lunch in the Havana bar from the Italian or Asian kitchen or just bring your buffet food and enjoy the views from the back of the boat!

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