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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9201

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great cruise. Carnival hasn’t disappointed yet. Drink package includes milkshakes and specialty coffees! I didn’t figure that out till a couple of days in. Comedy club was great.


5 out of 5
Charleston port isn’t fancy but they have it down pretty solid and move you through.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was pretty good. Previous Carnival cruises impressed me more with the food. But drinks were top notch

Sunrise Dining Room

4 out of 5

Love the larger and more up to date feel of the Sunrise.

RedFrog Pub

5 out of 5

Discovered this one late but it’s a very comfortable bar. I was surprised it wasn’t full but thankful for the space and service.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Great burgers. Everyone wants a Guys Burger! Add the mushrooms and grilled onions.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

Absolutely great service and barkeepers work double time to get it all done.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Sorta struggled to get to activities I personally considered engaging. Comedy club converted to night club late at night. Would’ve appreciated a dedicated space for each.


4 out of 5
Comedy club was great. Musicians and DJs were great. Stage was....ok.

Children's Programs

No kids in this trip

The Warehouse Video Arcade

5 out of 5

Ok...I’m not a teen but had a ball playing Halo!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always smiling. Always ready to help. Always engaging and seem happy to see you.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I had thought this was a refurbished ship but some areas are pretty dated in the appearance. was clean and the color of wallpaper didn’t impact my trip.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Clean, comfortable. No complaints.

Ship tip

Go to the sunrise dining room rather than the sunset. Just feels better to be more open

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina Did not visit port

Just passed through.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Great excursion. City was a bit dirty and had a flea market feel. But... that’s just how it is. No problem.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful beach. Great food at the cookout. Very nice excursion.


5 out of 5
Quick and easy

Traveler Photos

Putt putt a little windy Sunrise dining
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