Carnival has seemed to change

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

11 Night Southern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 03, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11004

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

After numerous cruises, this showed the service had fallen quite a bit and they charge for every little thing, it gets old, probably ruined us for future cruises with Carnival. Maybe other lines will be explored.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet was predictable, same food most of the was good.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
can't do much of anything, too crowed. Except fitness, which was fine, but more than half the tread mills and elipticals didn't work and had signs on them


1 out of 5
Not enough seating in most venues and the host of the comedy club was very rude to people, not us, but others. He would not clear the room between shows, he claimed he did, but it was obvious he didn't. Caused many newcomers to not get seating.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Our steward and one dining room waiter was excellent. We tipped them special. Many others were rude if all you wanted was water, if you weren't getting drinks, you were ignored. Some hosts of entertainment were condescending and flippen.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
older but nice ship

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We did like the cabin and would get it again, but probaly on another cruise line.

Ship tip

Don't pay for the drink package, you will get watered down drinks gradually. and you also have the tips to pay which makes it cheaper to buy drinks individually in many cases, especially if you go off ship.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Don't do the helmet dive, its rather worthless, interesting a little, but not that fun.

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5

Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

3 out of 5
best snorkel, but no real beaches, every chair cost money....

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
best place for sun and fun


3 out of 5
went good
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