A Good First Cruise

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review

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

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8312

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Overall it was a good cruise. It was our first one. We got shorted a day due to a medical event on the previous cruise. The food wasn’t anything special. The bars were always slow even when they weren’t busy.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Our embarkation was delayed by about 8 hours due to a medical event on the prior cruise, however, once we started it went fairly smooth for us.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The main dining room food was...meh. The two dinners we ate there were less than satisfying. Our server Ferhat was amazing and made it an enjoyable time. The food however was lackluster. It was a small portion and rather bland.

Guy's Burger Joint

3 out of 5

The burgers were served plain and you got your own topping which is fine except that’s not how it was advertised. It was free though when I believe it was supposed to be an extra charge. The burgers were good but nothing special.

BlueIguana Cantina

4 out of 5

The tacos were great. The line was a bit long but very much worth it.

Sunset Dining Room

3 out of 5

The main dining room food was...meh. The two dinners we ate there were less than satisfying. Our server Ferhat was amazing and made it an enjoyable time. The food however was lackluster. It was a small portion and rather bland.

Sunrise Dining Room

5 out of 5

We ate brunch here one morning and it was outstanding.

Lido Marketplace

2 out of 5

I attempted to eat the buffet and nothing was really all that good other than on embarkation night and that’s likely because we were all starving.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The food and service was top notch. The steak was melt in your mouth good. The wine pairing was great. The service was phenomenal. Well worth the extra money.

Cucina Del Capitano

3 out of 5

The food wasn’t all that great. The staff was good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff we encountered were amazing. Our server Ferhat was awesome. Our steward Suyanto was outstanding.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Our cabin was good. The bed was rather stiff for my liking but if you like sleeping on concrete it will be perfect for you. It was always clean everyday.

Ship tip

Expect a wait at any of the bars.

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
It was a great beach day. It does take some time to get there because they load as many people as they can into the tenders but it was a nice relaxing day.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We did a cheap hop on hop off bus tour. Worth every cent. We went to 5 stops. Atlantis was a good time. We went to Greycliff next. We toured the cigar shop and winery. Had a great tasting and bought a bottle. The cigars were good. We had a few more stops ending at the fish fry. We ate at a great little local restaurant called the drifter I believe. The food was amazing. Probably some of the best the whole trip.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was smooth and fairly quick.
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