Disappointing Bahamas Cruise

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 05, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6222

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Very disappointing, not sure if we want to continue to cruise with Carnvial.


2 out of 5
Charleston port was very unorganized and chaotic. Needs to be easier to board and go through security.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The food was mediocre at best. The dining room where we normally expect to have a nice dinner, was not what we expected. We ordered steak several times and it was always either raw or overcooked. The fish we ordered was overcooked and dry. The buffet foods were cold and old. This is my 6th Carnival Cruise and by far the worst.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The pool was closed on the sea day for cleaning. The fun squad was not out and about having fun and interacting with the passengers like they normally are. The mini golf clubs were falling apart on the handles.


3 out of 5
The shows were not as good as normal, one day the productions with lights and such were not working so they just sat on the stage and sang.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
The service was okay. Our main water Ali was nice but had a dry sense of humor so sometimes his 'jokes' came off insulting. Jasper his assistant waiter was awesome, very nice and always smiling. We didn't have much interaction with the room steward.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Common areas were clean. The ship is old and we had several issues with certain things.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The bed was as hard as a rock. The pillows were lumpy and hard as well. Our AC/Heat was broken so our room was so cold at first and then extremely hot. It took over a day to have maintenance come but that didn't get any better. By far the worst room we've had in all our times cruising.

Ship tip

Don't expect too much, the ship is old and outdated and the service was not the best.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5
We stayed here before getting on the ship and had more fun here than on the ship itself.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful! This was a great day, we got to swim with the sting rays and swim in the beautiful water.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
We were very disappointed in this port. We had such high expectations and this port was dirty, smelly and the people weren't very nice. Not to mention the port was extremely expensive.


4 out of 5
This was the best part of the cruise. No issues, just got off and got an Uber.
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