All Great -- Except for Room Steward

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

10 Night Eastern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 15, 2017

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9175

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first 10 day cruise and we enjoyed every minute of it.  If you stop in San Juan, PR, there are two free shuttles available downtown just across from the terminal.  One trolley, the green line, makes a loop in the old part of San Juan shopping district, while the other makes a loop around all the old forts.  I recommend both.


Cruise itself was great.  Entertainment was the best we've ever seen on a cruise and the food seemed to be better than usual.  We did the Chef's Table again and that's one event you should do.  Also the behind the scenes tour was great and we got to see all the areas normally off limits.


The only negative was our room steward who kept telling us how busy he was.  Dirty glasses didn't get replaced, bath mat would not always be left, and even when we placed the "cruising" sign on our door early in the morning, it would often be late in the day before our room was serviced.  We actually only saw him on the first day but did talk to him on his phone.  Maybe he was given more rooms than other stewards, maybe he had to fill in for someone missing, not sure what was going on but this was certainly not usual.  Except for this the cruise was great.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 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 was fine with lots of storage. Balcony was used every day. We were never bothered by noise and being on the Lido level made elevator use only used for meals in the dining room.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

3 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Use the free shuttles to see all of San Juan.
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