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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 19, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1427

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

All in all it was a good cruise. The excursions were well planned and the activities on board were well planned. Certainly something for everyone to do while on board if desired.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Good

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Personally I felt like the buffets were lacking, the food was so-so and was usually not hot. The specialty restaurants were excellent, the dining room food was usually good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Did not participate in activities on ship.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The stage shows were excellent. Music overall was good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room stewards were always friendly and helpful. Waiters were attentive, maybe not friendly but they are busy. Mikey was an excellent Cruise Director, very good at his job.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It took us a couple of days to get our bearings on board. The common areas were always clean and maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The room itself was comfortable enough. If I were to book another cruise it would certainly not be on Deck 1. Sometimes it was noisy. The room was usually clean.

Ship tip

Before the cruise everyone was raving about the Carnival Sunshine, we had a good experiece on the ship but to me it definitely needs upgrading and refurbishing.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5
We love Charleston and fairly convenient for us.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
We rented a cabana and spent the day on the beach.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
We did the tram ride through Grand Turk. It was a decent experience. Not really much to see but enjoyed being off the ship for a while.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
We did the walking tour of Puerto Plata. It was ok but again, not much to see.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Everything went great
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