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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Bermuda

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

6 Night Bermuda (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 22, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10106

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We love cruising, but was bummed that we didn’t get to go to Bermuda. We have been to Nassau way too many times. It is our least favorite port. Princess Cays was okay, but my husband does not like laying out, so we just walked around on the sidewalks. You could not walk on the beach because of the rocks. We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. Our cruise director was good. We got to meet the captain and go on the bridge, which was amazing. All the staff on the Sunshine is super nice. Loved the positive atmosphere.


5 out of 5
There were lots of people heading out, but they had three lines going out. It went very fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Some days our food was delicious and some days not so good. Mainly because food that should be warm was kinda cold. We had some awesome food in the dining room.

Bonsai Sushi

5 out of 5

Our sushi was delicious! It was well worth the money.

Ocean Plaza

5 out of 5

12 to 2 Band was absolutely the best entertainment on the ship.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I am a sixty year old female that loved laying out by the pool area and the Serenity. I loved the Serenity areas that are on the Carnival Sunshine.

Cloud 9 Spa

5 out of 5

I had an amazing facial. My face glowed for days.


5 out of 5

Loved the three floors of the Serenity.


5 out of 5
The entertainment was the best we’ve heard on any of our seven cruises. Crystal and Marion from 12 to 2 Band were our favorites.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were all great, but we did notice that Carnival has cut back on their employees. It just seemed like it took longer to get our food in the dining room. Our room steward, Emerson was awesome!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I loved that the water park was separated from the pool area.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
First of all, we loved having a balcony. Our bed was very comfortable. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because our bathroom exhaust fan didn’t work and every time we lifted the lid of the toilet it smelled like urine.

Ship tip

Try the sushi bar, it was well worth the money. Make sure you go to the Ocean Plaza and listen to 12 to 2 Band. They are the best!

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5
Love getting on the ship in Charleston. We did not do an excursion here.

King's Wharf, Bermuda Did not visit port

We did not visit this port, because Hurricane Jerry did. 😩


5 out of 5
It was great! They had three lines going out of the ship. It went very fast!

Traveler Photos

Amazing facial Delicious sushi Meeting the captain Crystal and Marion from 12 to 2 Band Me and Crystal Princess Cays
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