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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 99

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 04, 2017

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10141

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

It was our 20th wedding anniversary trip and our first cruise! My husband and our two sons made tons of new memories! We are now addicted and already planning our next adventure!!! Leo Knapp at made this super easy to plan as well!!!


5 out of 5
Charleston has it down pat! Lines looked so overwhelming but we literally zoomed right through with no problems! On to the next line to get onto the ship and yes there was a wait but who cares when you have paradise waiting at the end!!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We grabbed some cereal and off course cookies and milk for our room off the buffet but never used it other than that! Really no need! With all the other food options we really didn't have a desire for the buffet! At our late dining at 8:15 every evening we were treated like family and Hendro and his team were beyond amazing! Brunch was amazing also! Bonsai charges for their food and we ate there twice and would do it again! Best sushi ever! The pizza bar, the sandwich shop, Italian restaurant, JiJi's, Guys burgers every single place was delish!!!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Always an adventure! Something fun for every age all day long!!!


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our boys are 7 and 12 and and never left our sides and we had an amazing time! The kids that did do Camp Carnival and such seemed to enjoy it! Our oldest did enjoy a basketball tournament with others in the program too!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We loved them all! Very accommodating and wanted to make all of us happy!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always neat and tidy! Loved the cleaning machines for your hands too!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beds were super comfy and the linens as well! Kadek was amazing and never let us do without!!!

Ship tip

If you don't sail on the Carnival Sunshine then you haven't lived!!!

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5
Charleston done an outstanding job!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Loved this stop! We done the excursion for Casa En La Playa and let me just say it was amazing! 20 minute bus ride away the crowds and about 25 of us had our own private beach house, chef and bartender! It was unlimited drinks and food! The meal was one of the best I have ever had! "Mama" was so wonderful and made us all feel like we were part of her family!!!

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Beautiful beach and super fun snorkeling!!!

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
True paradise! Don't forget to grab some Cheerios from the buffet so you can feed the fish while you snorkel! Food was amazing!!!


5 out of 5
Another quick and painless experience!!! I will say it sucked because we all wanted to stay on the Sunshine forever!!!
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