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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

5 Night Bahamas (Norfolk Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 20, 2017

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1487

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise. I had a great time. Tons of things to do in Nassau. Everything is in close proximity to the port. We walked to Junkaroo beach after our excursion. The beer prices were cheap. The water was crystal clear and the beach was clean. We also walked to several shops and bars near the port. In freeport as soon as you get off the boat there are shops and bars. The excursion was great. The ship had tons of activities. Plenty of places to lay out and tan. Overall a great experience

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It went pretty smooth. Took awhile to get off the ship but once off, customs went fairly quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The main dining rooms and specialty restaurants were great. I was not impressed with the dinner buffet.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I enjoyed the Jacuzzis and the casino

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Excellent DJs, Shows and Comedy acts. Very entertaining.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so friendly. Made you feel comfortable and appreciated

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I thought the cabin was very clean and enough space for 2. The only issue is that the bed was very hard. I never got a really good nights sleep

Ship tip

Bring ear plugs. The cabin across from us were very loud and were in the hall outside our door all hours of the night. The cabin on the side of us had children who ran and screamed in the hallways as late as midnight.

Ports of call

Norfolk, Virginia

5 out of 5
I live in Hampton roads so this made it easy for me to decide on taking a cruise

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Loved the town. Enjoyed the close access to beaches and walking distance to shops and bars. The excursion we took was awesome!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5
Again, loved the fact that there are a lot of shops and bars as soon as you walk off the boat. We did the all day beach party excursion. It was a lot of fun and a lot of sun. Had a great time

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was ok. Smooth and painless
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