Bitter Sweet Cruise

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

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Canada/New England (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 10, 2016
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1483
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago

My favorite part of the cruise was the comedy shows. The comedians were top notch and kept us in stitches. The itinerary was great. It provided the opportunity to experience both historical/cultural events and phenomenal acts of nature. The Bay of Fundy tidal changes were most impressive.

On the bitter side there was one experience that was really disturbing. At the Halifax port call he cruise ship handed out numbers for debarkation. This was done on a first come basis instead of allowing passengers to debark at their leisure. Only two people were handing out numbers which created a long, slow moving line. Those on excursions purchase through the cruise line were not required to get a number and were given priority for debarking. The most disturbing part of the whole thing for my party was that we had a tour set up for a specific time which we would not meet because the ship arrived late and we had a high debarkation number. When this was explained to the Cruise Director, her response was "Tell them to suck it up." Not a very caring attitude!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin steward did a great job.
3 out of 5
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