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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 02, 2018

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6343

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our 1st cruise but others in our group had gone many times. Had a great time. Meet great people! I loved the fact that the crew was from all over the world! Our pool waiter knew our names, who was married to who, our sign and sail numbers all by the 2 day! Sree became our friend and we now have his contact information and can’t wait to see him again!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Skybox Sports Bar

5 out of 5

The guys HAD to watch the football game so they went here. It was great with all the TVs and the bartender was awesome

Piano Bar 88

4 out of 5

Nice place for some calmer entertainment. Mellow and laidback.

Lido Marketplace

5 out of 5

Nice place to people watch. Plenty of food and chair to lounge in

Sunrise Dining Room

5 out of 5

Beautiful place. Wait staff was great. But one night they had just put in a new computer system and it was a little confusing for everyone.

RedFrog Pub

5 out of 5

Best drinks ever!!

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

Good and fast burgers!

Main Lounge Bar

5 out of 5

Nice place to meet up with your group before doing things at night. Mikey the cruise director always had things going here. He’s a hoot!!

Limelight Lounge

5 out of 5

Entertainment was great!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


5 out of 5

This was our place! Many people come up early in the morning and claim their spots. But they don’t come back for hours on end. Signs say no saving and after 40 mins you loose your spot... We went up there every day and had a wonderful time every day!

Fun Hub

1 out of 5

We had 12 people in our group and the app never worked for many of us. It would have been nice with that many in our group. I got mine refunded for the chat part because it didn’t work. It was very easy and deck just gave us the credit.

Hot Tubs

5 out of 5

The ones on the main deck were usually FILLED with kids so we went up top to the adult only section. But these were smaller hot tubs so several times we had to wait.

Sunshine Casino

5 out of 5

Needs more smoke fans!!! Just walking through could choke a horse.

Serenity Pool

5 out of 5

Perfect! Loved the 2 levels so you could just sit/lay on the edge of the deeper pool!

Guest Services and Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

Very helpful! Had questions 3 times and each time they where fast and knowledgeable


5 out of 5

Liquid Lounge

5 out of 5

Scavenger hunt was awesome

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

View is great no matter where you sit!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Sree!!! Couldn’t ask for a better “pool guy”! He is right on it as soon as you need anything. He even came up to me in the pool and said Kim you drink is getting warm, I’ll go get it for you! I said no that’s fine I’ll get it but he did! Even walked into the water to give it to me...refused to let me get out. I can’t say enough good things about him!!!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Bring patches for seasickness just Incase. Not available on the ship. We didn’t need them but someone in our group did and he was sick for 3 days till we hit a port that had them.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Stayed here 2 nights with our group. Some great places to walk to for food and cocktails!

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
6 of us Rented a Jeep for $150 and saw more then the bus tour people did and it was way cheaper! It was wonderful!

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
We wanted our passports stamped. LOL This port you have to walk a ways to get to it! When you think you’ve passed it, keep going past the “Car wash” Customs will be on the right!

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Island is only 7 miles by 2 miles so we rented golf carts. Saw everything.


5 out of 5
It was easier then we thought. Just listen and they will tell you when to go by floors. Some people made it difficult by not listening!

Traveler Photos

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