Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: August 01, 2016
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8128
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 11 months ago
Carnival has gotten GREAT at "nickel and diming" passengers. EVERYTHING seems to have a cost. The soda card is now a joke. If you want to take the can with you to your room....forget it. You can't.
In the dining room, the Matre' D' continues to remind you of how great the staff is....too bad the food quality has SLUMPED over the years. Choices are much more limited than on past Carnival jaunts.
The 8 night, DR, Grand Turk, Private Island cruise doesn't leave a lot of time to enjoy any port.
That all said, going with a large group is always fun. The shows were really very good (although the male entertainers were no where near as talented as the females). The steakhouse was good too, but another "revenue stream" for Carnival.
We will probably stick with the higher end cruise lines going forward, but might hit a Carnival sale for a quick get-away if the price is right.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Don't plan to eat late if you get hungry. The only thing to get is room service (a crap shoot to see if you can get though on the ever-ringing phone) or pizza (which only has 1 guy making personal pizzas and a 30-45 min. line anytime after midnight). There is NO such thing as a midnight buffet!