February Cruise

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

4 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 13, 2020

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2315

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I haven’t been on a cruise in twelve years and the only improvement was the food. Most crew were professional and very nice. The ship itself was nice. Getting on and off the ship was faster but could be more organized and faster.


4 out of 5
No problems but could always be faster.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining was very good, only one night I wasn’t particularly thrilled with my choices for dinner.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Some activities were too crowded, late comedy clubs, seating was inadequate. Not enough deck chairs in the sun.


5 out of 5
Very good

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Dining staff (Martin) and room staff (Danu) were fabulous! Bars were understaffed and most bartenders seemed unmotivated and acted as if they were literally being paid by the hour (SLOW)! All staff need to be able to direct passengers to all locations particularly dining rooms - not pull out a map to figure it out! Spend more time than necessary looking for locations due to bad directions.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Not perfect but very good.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Only complain was Shower overflowed every use - poor design or inadequate shower curtain not sure?

Ship tip

Study layout of ship, don’t depend on staff, be prepared to walk a lot, up and down steps since elevators are overcrowded and slow and often given misdirection by crew.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

3 out of 5
Fine just got on and off here

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Dirty, no excursions, walked around, shopped and dined.


5 out of 5
Took the early option - told to go to 4th floor, on 4th sent to 3rd, send to second dragging suitcase up and down stairs - unorganized!
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