Okay for first time cruises seeing if they like cruising

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 133

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

4 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 27, 2020

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7145

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Not my choice of ships to cruise on but this was to allow my sons family to have their first cruise experience that was close to home.


5 out of 5
Love the drive up porters who take your luggage so you can then park.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
It was okay. Not a lot of vegetable options.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
After being on some of the large Royal Caribbean ships, I was disappointed with the stage show performers.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward never followed up with basic requests.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Time for Sunshine to get an overhaul. Lots of rust everywhere inside and out.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small for being considered a suite.

Ship tip

If you've cruised on some of the larger, newer ships, you may be disappointed.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Did a short excursion around Nassau. Best part was a stop a rum cake store to get samples.


3 out of 5
disembarkation is never good on any ship
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