Best evacuation ever!

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 70

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3127

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We sailed from Charleston during an evacuation for hurricane Dorian. Missed HMC bc of the hurricane, but otherwise had wonderful weather. We received port fees and taxes back from the missed port. The only bad thing was the ship was VERY Rocky the first night as we sped away from the hurricane. I got severely seasick but was fine after the first night.


3 out of 5
Really complicated port with a lot of walking and backtracking. Long lines. This would be a terrible port for someone with limited mobility, but seems ok for wheelchair users.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Always great food. Love all the options.

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Great staff. Really tried to make me something I'd like and even whipped up a non-alcoholic drink for my teen based on her likes/dislikes

JiJi Asian Kitchen

4 out of 5

Loads of food for dinner for a cheap price ($15 per person). Great food. The pork belly is AMAZING.

Cucina Del Capitano

4 out of 5

Good at lunch for free!

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

Always delicious

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Do. Not. Miss. These. Tacos!!!!

Sunset Dining Room

5 out of 5

Putra is awesome. Amazing staff, great food, very fun environment

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Only bad thing is that the Sky Course was always closed because it was way too windy every day.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Lareston was our steward and he was very good.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Blue lagoon is beautiful. Definitely go there if you're looking at a beach day excursion.

Charleston, South Carolina

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Definitely do checked bags if you can. The people who had the hardest time were the ones doing self assist
Was this review helpful? 9


Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing