Large ship, but could be laid out better

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Sunshine

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Carnival Sunshine

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6363

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Really good cruise itinerary. The Carnival Sunshine is refurbished formerly Carnival Destiny, so some of the venues don't flow exactly, but all in all, it's a big comfortable ship with a lot of amenities.


5 out of 5
We left from Charleston, and while the port itself has a strange layout, the people we encountered were super nice and helpful

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship has been completely revamped from its original design in 1996, and some venues are less than easy to navigate. In places it is showing its age, but all in all is a great ship and a great time.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had the oddly positioned cabin near the back of the ship and it gave us a double wide balcony. I highly reccomend the cabins oriented this way.

Ship tip

The comedy club is situated so you run into the back entrance and if a show is about to begin, even if it hasn't yet, some staff will make you go up a floor go further to the front of the ship and back down a floor to enter from the opposite door that is 3o ft away. EVEN IF THE SHOW HAS NOT STARTED

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
This is one of my favorite ports, and is absolutely beautiful.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
The vendors immediately outside the port are VERY aggressive in pushing their tours. Once you get out of the port area, the town and people are really nice. Just be prepared to be pressed hard in the port area.

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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