Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Great holiday weekend family trip!

Sail Date: May 26, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

We loved our cruise!  So much fun and the kids loved the kiddie area, the kids club and all of the attention they got!  Our room was perfect for 3 of us and our room attendant was amazing (especially important because our daughter got seasick).  We did the "cheers" package and it was great.  The downfall is that is seems the bartenders don't want to serve you when they see that sticker on your room key.  Many times the bartenders would just walk past you and serve someone else.  So weird..we were sure to tip everyone so it wasn't like they wouldn't get an additional tip.  Some of the bartenders were downright rude.  The bartender in the Havana Bar refused to make a coffee drink for us because he "hates that machine".  The food was OK but nothing I'd brag about.  Such long lines and it seems that when you really want food it's not available.  Should have more options after 10 pm.  The kids club was awesome!  Our kids loved going in every day and the staff was amazing!  The adult only section is nice but if you are not there early to reserve a chair/area then you are screwed.  Lots of people just put towels down and then leave for hours.  Sucks when you put your kid in Kids Club and then have no place to go and enjoy the quiet time.  Should be a limit with the unattended towels.  

Cabin / Stateroom
Perfect for us! Room attendant was amazing and really patient with us since our daughter got sick.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
It all takes so so long and it's hard with young kids to wait to get on/off.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Room staff, restaurant staff were amazing but bartenders especially in RedFrog Pub were awful.
Food and Dining


After getting your breakfast/lunch in Marketplace walk to Havana Bar to eat. No one realizes it is there. The kids club was awesome! The adults only area is great but if you don't get there early you are screwed. Lots of seat hoggers and towel droppers and no one sitting there.

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