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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
8 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 17, 2016
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6202
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This is my 3rd cruise and probably my least favorite. 

I still had a wonderful time, hence the title of my review. 


However, the ship was different than I'm used to. I was disappointed that my other family had refrigerators and I didn't. They also had more

shelving. I was room 6202 (balcony/port side). The staff was great. The times in port seemed very short. The 2 days at sea both ways was a bit much for my personal preference.


A LOT of food should never be confused with good food. There was a lot of food but it was meh, in the lido deck buffets. I enjoyed the omelette station, sans lines and constant running out of spinach lol

I had brunch in the sunrise dining area on the last sea day. I should have gone there everyday. 

While everyone racked up tabs of tantalizing and fruity libations, I should have had flier points or something for the shakes. Oh my God, the milk shakes were so good (roughly, $5 a pop). Guy's burgers were great. Fries werent, so much. The pizza was pizza. I looked forward to the formal dining and seeing what the new choices were. 


I remember cruising carnival and the room service was always included and it also included the signature melting lava cake. I was disappointed that the choices weren't that great and that they also added a page that costs additionally. Is that just Carnival Sunshine? Or ALL of the ships, now?


Discovered the Taste Bar 1/2 way into the cruise. One of those days, they were a 1/2 late opening up. 


Couple comedians that were funny. Enjoyed the karaoke,although the machine broke down a coupe times. The Serenity deck wasn't that serene and people even brought their children up there, when it's reserved for 21+. The small pool was over crowded, and standing room only. Better, for late night dips when people were at dinner or other shows.

never went up on the higher decks, but I hear they were ok. I also didn't go to the gym or spa. My other friends/fam did. 


I, enjoyed the formal night dining room dancing. I enjoyed the Blue Cantina. I also REALLY enjoyed the Motown party and the 80's party. The cruise director, Emma, was super awesome at her job!




Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was dusty and not well cleaned when we first arrived.

Ship Tip

Check the Taste Bar on 5, daily. Have brunch in the sunrise dining room.

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