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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 9
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Sunshine

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 20, 2017

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8173

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

This was a great cruise for us because we love the ports. We had been to them numerous times before so we have our favorite places to go. As usual, the crew, the food and the entertainment were all great.


5 out of 5
We always get there early so we can get on the ship early.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We always go to the steakhouse the 1st night to get the free bottle of wine. Main dinning room was great as usual.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

One of my favorite places to eat. I always get the Pig Patty because I LOVE BACON.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

I absolutely love this place. I like lunch better than breakfast.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There is always something to do from arts and crafts, games, trivia etc.


5 out of 5

Serenity is one of my favorite places on the ship. It's always so quiet there.

Photo Studio

5 out of 5

A lot of what I spend onboard goes to photos.


5 out of 5
We went to a few comedy shows and they were great. Both family and R rated.

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

I love going to the Dive In Theater. I love the blankets they loan you so much that I bought one.

Children's Programs

We didn''''''''t have any children traveling with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As usual, the staff were all great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was always clean and i have never been on a ship that I didn''''''''t like.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We always get a balcony. They are quite roomy for 2 people and were always kept clean.

Ship tip

If yo get the chance, go to Serenity. I LOVED the waterfall.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5
We have left out of NY quite a few times but I always love the passing scene as we are leaving port.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We love San Juan and have a few places that we go. We stumbled upon a tchotchke place that I fell in love with and we go there each time. It's near the ship. We also go to Barrachina every time we are here. It is the birthplace of the Pina Colada. At first we just went there for that but now we also eat there too.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
St. Thomas is so beautiful. We went to Magic Ice ice bar. We had been there before but looking at the website I could tell some things had changed so we went again. After that we took an independent tour of the island. It lasted longer than what they said and they were so nice. We then went up the sky ride and enjoyed the awesome view.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
This is our favorite port. We love it here so much that we want to retire here, We did all the shore excursions we wanted to in the past so now we go to Jack's Shack all day. On our way back to the ship we stop by Margaritaville to buy souvenirs.


5 out of 5
We had a group so we got low debarkation numbers and all went smoothly.

Traveler Photos

She was all too happy to pose with me. TOPHER!!! Nuff said A sting ray swam by us twice while we were swimming. Our favorite place to go. It's the birthplace of the pina colada so we go there to have one. Or two. Or...... A sting ray swam by us twice while we were swimming. I put my camera under water and just started snapping. I got lucky I love going to the Dive In theater.
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