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

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Service was EXCELLENT

Sail Date: September 10, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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...

Cabin / Stateroom
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)
Embarkation and Disembarkation
LOTS of walking for disembarkation but did go smoothly.
Ship Quality
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.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
ok, but more geared toward young 20/30 somethings. the average age of those on this cruise was about 55/65.
Children's Programs didn't use them.
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.
Service and Staff
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.
Food and Dining
would like to have had another choice for free dining other than the main dining area and the buffet.


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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