Service was EXCELLENT

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Canada/New England (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 10, 2016
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 12016
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This rating is mostly based on the service from all the staff and crew.  They are friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and just the BEST.  Other aspects (dining choices, access to ports, ship design) not so much...

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
would like to have had another choice for free dining other than the main dining area and the buffet.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
ok, but more geared toward young 20/30 somethings. the average age of those on this cruise was about 55/65.


3 out of 5
We are early to bed folks so the late late night entertainment didn't fit our schedule. We had 6:00 dinner so that one didn't work either.

Children's Programs

didn't use them.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward, Ihar and our Waiter Adi were the best. We were treated like royalty, they couldn't do enough for us, always did whatever they could to make our experience a great one.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
In looking at the Destiny pictures I think I like that design and decorating better. More like a rich, Victorian type of travel. Sunshine was more modern and eclectic. OK but the Destiny style was more my taste.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Ihar was our steward and always ready to provide whatever we needed. And the balcony was wonderful. I do like that the sitting area is first, then the sleeping area is by the balcony. Makes it easy to access the sitting area without having to go around the bed. It was the other way around on our last Carnival cruise several years ago (forgot the name of that ship)

Ship Tip

We were on the forward part of the ship and had to go to the Aft for any meals/food. Would be nice to have some snacks at the Serenity bar, even if you had to pay. Coffee in the morning would be great, as well as chips, cookies, pretzels, etc...

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