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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 23, 2018

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5338

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were "Rookies" this cruise but the experience was overall amazing and we are already looking into booking our next cruise!


4 out of 5
I had a rough time for the first 5 hours on the ship, because of the swaying of the ship. It smoothed out by 10 pm and it was smooth sailing the rest of the trip. I recommend the patches for nausea as a just in case item.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
There could be more variety to choose from like different options instead of the same thing everyday.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We all LOVE our cruise director Mike. He is awesome, he is an awesome energy for the "the fun ship"!


5 out of 5
Never a dull moment from the Piano Bar to the D.J's in the Lime Lounge. There was always the sound of fun coming from any given location at night

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The kids staff were awesome and took safety and security seriously.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Over all our experience with staff was great. However, there were a few that was encounter that needed more customer service training.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was always clean. The elevators took way to long. If you can take the stairs do it, it will be much faster than waiting for the elevators.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
There were 4 of us in the cabin and there was plenty of storage for our things. I will be getting a room with a window for the next cruise, because I never knew what time it was when I woke up because it was always "night time" with no window in the room.

Ship tip

Bring walkie-talkies they help locate your people if there are alot of you, quickly.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
The most beautiful water I have ever seen in my life and the beach was very clean and they had plenty of lounge chairs to rent on the beach.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
It was definitely the party island. There were some unfavourable humans on the island, never go away from the tourists locations alone . There are people that are paying attention to you , especially when they think your not paying attention to them. Keep your valuables hidden or leave them on the boat if possible.


4 out of 5
It was a little more congested leaving, but as long as you have settled your account and have all your important documents ready and available when leaving it speeds up the process, listen the announcements!
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