Windy, but wonderful!
Our cruise started with an amazing New Year's Eve party by the pool, it was such a great way to start off our vacation! Overall, the cruise was wonderful, but very windy most of the time. That caused a few rough nights and days at sea, so if this is your first cruise, I might recommend an itinerary that sticks closer to land or does close island hopping. The Carnival Sunshine is a beautiful boat. We had an Ocean View room and I must say, its one of the bigger rooms we've had on a cruise ship, even the shower was bigger than most! We also really liked the way the pools were set up, where the adult pool was outside and still part of all the action happening on the Lido deck, yet separate enough where you didn't have the screams or splashes of kids. We also loved all the dining options so at lunchtime it didn't feel like complete ciaos at the buffet. There were also options in the Havana bar and the burger and burrito bars by the pool. This really helps spread of the crowd out and really makes a difference in your dining experience. We also had the best service staff in the Sunset dining room. We especially loved Yuli from Indonesia and Jayson!! Overall, this was one of the better cruises we taken and we've tried many of the competing cruise lines. Thanks again, Carnival, we've really seen their service and experience improve in recent years!!
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With this itinerary there are more days at sea than most. The boat travels quite a distance to get from Port Canaveral to Aruba so it was pretty rocky most of the time and we experienced some very windy weather. If you are prone to sea-sickness, you might want to choose another itinerary.