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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

4 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 04, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise. It was very organized and the embark and dembark process was clean and streamlined. The ship was smaller than what I thought it would be (but tv adds ten pounds). The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Our cabin was spacious, the beds were comfortable and clean. Entertainment was excellent and the activities, pools, gyms, etc were amazing. The food on the Lido was a disappointment but JiJi, Cucino del Capitiano, the Sunrise/Sunset dining rooms were perfect! I will definitely cruise again however I will avoid the holiday next time. Great ship for her age!!!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food on the Lido was cafeteria like and lacked seasoning, however JiJis Cucino del Capitano and Sunset and Sunrise dining rooms the food was much superb!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
So much to do!!!!

Serenity Pool

5 out of 5

Soooo relaxing and quiet... if you need a get away spot. Clean with lots of cabanas and loungers, with and without pergolas.


5 out of 5

Cool place...

Sunshine Casino

5 out of 5

I won 50 quarters and $20 dollars๐Ÿ˜˜!!!

Carnival Waterworks

5 out of 5

My son and niece had a blast...

Pixels Gallery

5 out of 5

Ok... I have to admit this was my biggest surprise. We had a professional family shoot...OMG!!! Janet was amazing our pictures were beyond incredible!... also the photographers capturing our adventures along the way were awesome too...


4 out of 5
DJs and musicians were amazing... great performances!!!

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Great movies.... so relaxing to watch movies on deck 9/10 or from the Serenity deck 14....

The Library and Bar

4 out of 5

Love it... great quiet place to read or play a game...

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Camp Carnival

4 out of 5

Staff were extremely patient and helpful. My son niece and nephew enjoyed going to this kids club

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My steward Lloyd was amazing courteous and accommodating! He always called me by name and spoke to me every morning and evening.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean however you could see the wear and tear on this 20(+) year old ships; the out side rusted and the windows had old residue on them that distracted from the view.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

HAVE YOUR BAGS TAGGED AND READY TO UNLOAD. At this port they take your bags on the drive into your parking lot.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Charleston process was so well ran. It took us 30 mins from room to our car. They should duplicate this system to all other ports and airports... flawless execution!!!!
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