zinahollar

zinahollar
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Carnival Sunshine

January 2015 - Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Western

We brought the Sunshine

My overall experience was OK. I was disappointed with the ship. All the hoopla about the remodeling, I thought it would be a little more festive. The ship was smaller than I thought as well but there's nothing wrong with that. I didn't like the shows compared to other cruise lines. My excursions were great but the 2 I booked though Carnival could have had better departure times so you would be able to enjoy more of the port. The times were in the middle of the day and a lot of time was wasted. The 1 I booked through Vacation Outlet was amazing! I will admit, when we pulled up to the "excursion site", I was a little concerned but I judged that book by it's cover. We just happened to be the only people that had booked that particular time for our excursion and we had the whole time to ourselves. If you've never had a monkey sit on your shoulder and play in your hair, you've not lived!!  The ship was clean, the food was abundant and the staff were all friendly. I got a tan and came home rested.

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Willemstad, Curacao - Stuff to do within walking distance of dock. Excursions need help. Pick a good one.
Carnival Breeze Carnival Breeze - The laundry room was convenient. I'll know I can pack less next time. Go to the casino in the "off" hours. There are not enough machines when it's prime time. People were standing around waiting fro someone to finish.
Oranjestad, Aruba - Did not know it was mostly desert. I can appreciate the contrast but it did not live up to the hype. The Natural Bridge is destroyed, the lighthouse is under reconstruction, you pay for restrooms, beaches and chairs. It was not what the movies make it out to be. Water where we went was not clear.
La Romana, Dominican Republic - If you like history, this is OK. The ride to a lot of excursions are 1.5 hours or so. Don't go if you can help it. Nothing to do at dock. Stay on ship or book excursion.
Grand Turk Island - Even if no excursion is booked, there is a beach and bar at the dock. You can get off and on the ship at your leisure.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico - May have had a lot to do but our excursion took most of the day. It was a nice beach with lots to do at resort type area.
Belize City, Belize - Did not go to port. Excursion boat picked us up at ship. Went to reef to snorkel.
Cozumel, Mexico - Went to Chakanaab Park and swam with Manatees! Most awesome thing ever!!!!
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Sunshine - A lot of kids in hot tubs. You'll have to go up 3 flights of stairs if you want an adult hot tub.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Breeze cruise review - Bigger is not Better

shared a quick tip for Carnival Breeze"The laundry room was convenient. I'll know I can pack less next time. Go to the casino in the "off" hours. There are not enough machines when it's prime time. People were standing around waiting fro someone to finish."

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Sunshine cruise review - We brought the Sunshine

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Sunshine cruise review - We brought the Sunshine

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Sunshine cruise review - We brought the Sunshine

shared a quick tip for Carnival Sunshine"A lot of kids in hot tubs. You'll have to go up 3 flights of stairs if you want an adult hot tub."

added Jan 17, 2015 cruise on Carnival Sunshine to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Carnival Sunshine and gave it 4 stars!