CARNIVAL SUNSHINE REVIEW - CRUISE DATES: 10-15 JUNE 2016

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Norfolk Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 10, 2016
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7327
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

THIS WAS OUR FIRST EVER CRUISE.  EVENING DINING WAS ENJOYABLE.  FOOD COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.  STAFF WAS EXCELLENT (AMITH, EMMANUEL OSORIO, EDUARDO, RYAN BAISAS, KETRA AND MELISSA).  COULDN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THESE FOLKS.  CRUISE DIRECTOR, EMMA NIXON WAS SPECTACULAR.  PLENTY OF FOOD ON LIDO DECK, HOWEVER, WE NOTICED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS CHILDREN AND ADULTS WOULD ENTER DINING AREA WITH NO SHIRTS OR SHOES TO EAT AND NO STAFF WOULD CONFRONT THEM.  ALSO NOTICED SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS "SAGGING" (PANTS BELOW THEIR BUTTOCKS) IN THE LIDO DINING AREA & AROUND THE SHIP.  BOTH OF THESE HABITS ARE DISGUSTING IN OUR WORLD.  WE EXPECTED CRAB LEGS AND WAS DISAPPOINTED THERE WEREN'T ANY.  LOBSTER TAIL "UP CHARGE" AT EVENING DINING WAS A TURN-OFF.  GETTING ON THE SHIP AND GETTING OFF THE SHIP WAS QUITE THE EXPERIENCE.  LONG LINES.  LOTS OF CONFUSION AT THE TERMINAL IN NORFOLK WITH THE CARNIVAL STAFF.  SEEMED VERY DISORGANIZED.  THE SHOWS WERE GREAT.  THE TRIBUTE TO VETERANS WITH EMMA NIXON WAS EXCEPTIONAL.  THE HOST FOR THE JEWELRY SHOW WAS A LITTLE "OVER THE TOP".  WE FELT LIKE WE WERE SITTING IN AN AUDITORIUM LISTENING TO A "HIGH PITCH" SALE FOR A TIMESHARE.  THE EVENING WAIT STAFF GETS A 5-STAR RATING AS DOES EMMA NIXON, THE CRUISE DIRECTOR.  CARNIVAL REALLY NEEDS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF HAVING PEOPLE EATING IN THE VENUES TO WEAR A SHIRT AND SHOES AND TO KEEP THEIR PANTS ABOVE THEIR BUTTOCKS (I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE TO EVEN MENTION THIS.  SELF-RESPECT COMES NATURAL TO US).  OVERALL WE WOULD RATE OUR 1ST EVER CRUISE 2.5 STARS.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
NO CRAB LEGS. A REAL TURN-OFF.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
POOLS & HOT TUBS WERE "ALWAYS" FULL OF KIDS. NO REAL PLACE FOR JUST ADULTS TO ENJOY.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
EXCELLENT SHOWS. VERY ENJOYABLE.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
EMMA NIXON (CRUISE DIRECTOR), AMITH, MELISSA, RYAN BAISAS, EMMANUEL OSORIO, SPITZ & KETRA. EXCELLENT SERVICE. REALLY ENJOYED THE SERVICE THESE FOLKS PROVIDED.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
WILLIAM DID AN EXCELLENT JOB KEEPING OUR CABIN CLEAN. VERY FRIENDLY AND POLITE.

Ship Tip

IF YOU'RE AN ADULT, DON'T EXPECT TO SWIM OR GO INTO THE JACUZZI WITHOUT A BUNCH OF YELLING, SCREAMING KIDS SURROUNDING YOU.
:-(

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