Great time on the Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
10 Night Eastern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 30, 2016
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1579
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Loved the Sunshine. Plenty for everyone to do on sea days especially our very active kids. Kids loved the sports square and water works. The pool was a little small for the amount of passengers and there was not much of a shallow end at all but my kids were happier on the slides anyway. Plenty of deck space...I never had to go without a chair.

Dining room left a little to be desired both food quality and service. I loved guys burgers and the blue iguana on the lido deck, could have eaten all my meals there. 

We had a great tour in St Kitts that we booked privately through Proper way taxis, be sure to ask for Omari and have him customize your tour. In Antigua we used scenic tours Antigua and went to dark wood beach. The beach was not crowded and had reasonably priced drinks and food. Dark wood had a play structure for the kids called aqualympia. It's a floating inflatable obstacle course that charges by the hour. Kids loved it but they dId get a little banged up.

Booked the surfing excursion in Puerto Rico through carninval. It was awesome. Definitely have a swimshirt or one piece suit my girls stomachs were rubbed pretty raw from the friction of the boards.

As for the port of Charelston......if at all possible use the self assist option for disembark and do not check your luggage. We made that mistake and we were stuck on the boat for hours. Those who self assisted walked right off. 


Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Seemed to have an odor at times coming from bathroom drains. Not all the time just once in a while.

Ship Tip

Take advantage ofor the Havana Bar for breakfast. Great omelets and eggs to order. Always plenty of seating.

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