not as good as i thought it would be,

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 08, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2109

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

dont know if i would do the sunshine again, think it need a refurb again, needs lots of paint, very noisey, we were on deck 2 forward and lots of banging and could hear the waves hitting the ship and we have rough seas every day


4 out of 5
was very quick to check in then had to wait to board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
food was mostly warm or cold never was it really hot, not much of a verity of food in buffet , even eggs were cold and we usually got there as soon as they open in morning

Lido Marketplace

2 out of 5

food was usually cold even though we go there as soon as it opened. and they handed you bacon in the morning which we never had on a cruise ship before

Limelight Lounge

3 out of 5

had to see room small lots of people had to watch a TV screen to see show

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

1 out of 5

could not get a reservation until 9pm any night who wants dinner that late

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
pools only had two on for adults and one for everyone, very crowded on sea days

Sunshine Casino

4 out of 5

lots of machines but all smoking and only couple of non smoking machines placed in middle of smoking sections, why not have a NON smoking section


3 out of 5
not to many shows on board but couple they had were good, Some Live band were good some not so good, ship did not even have a ships band for shows all prerecorded music

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
service in stateroom was excellant, Cruise director was excellant, one night in main dinning room was bad, seems short handed and the maitre ds all they did was yell at help maybe they should have taken off they suit jackets and HELPED

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
older ship needs a good paint job, carpets are worn, my step daughters cabin sewer backed up 2 night in row, and all the offered her was 50.00 for her troubles, and it was her first cruise

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
cabin stewards was awesome and did anything we needed him to to, did room make up twice a day, had ice in room very day and night, and towel animals every night

Ship tip

think twice , its an older smaller ship not much to do on ship even stores on board are limited, Casino is ALL smoking except for a few NON smoking machines place in middle of smoking sections

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
no excursions but parking was joke, you paid for parking AFTER cruise was over, they need to go back to PREPAID parking so much easier

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
first time there loved it very nice would like to go again

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
lots of shopping and things to do, love the removable draw bridge

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
like it but not much to do, alot of excursions were cancelled to do weather


1 out of 5
too long time to get off the ship , getting through customs was easy as long as you had porter or would have to stand in line
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