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298 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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1jackpot1
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
this was a great port intensive itinerary. beautiful ship and staff were great. the good - Guys burgers and its staff were great! Randy, room steward one of the best. Ben the Piano man was talented and fun, Italian restaurant worth ... Read more
dgamberdell@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Went on Carnival 3 years ago and it was way better then. Pay a little less to get on, get way less is the Carnival tune. The new Vista is nice, clean and well staffed with the exception of the continuous line at Guest Services-the average ... Read more
Juffer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My travel agent suggested this cruise as I was going alone. We went to many ports thro-out the Mediterranean .i had booked trips off ship independently and had no problems but Carnival had more a choice which I would have preferred, ... Read more
Kmptamale72
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have gone on several Carnival cruises and have never been disappointed. We like the value you get with Carnival as well as the great food and entertainment. This was our first time to Europe and were so excited that Carnival had a new ... Read more
foxtrot 60
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We flew to Barcelona, Spain on October 30th, 2013 and spent an enjoyable days in Barcelona before getting on the newly refurbished "Carnival Sunshine." The Carnival Sunshine is the newest ship in Carnival’s fleet. They are ... Read more

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Miss Picante
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
63 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are Platinum level cruisers and have been on eight different Carnival ships, so we were excited to book the 16 day transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to New Orleans leaving Barcelona on November 1, 2013. We enjoyed the ... Read more
tommytune42
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
59 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I really meant to get this review done much sooner, then I kind of forgot about it, and then I saw all the negative reviews of the Transatlantic cruise and, I must say, I am shocked--it hardly seems like these people were on the same ship ... Read more
Garden Party
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
I'm an avid cruiser platinum with Carnival and many other lines. On Sunshine tranatlantic cruise from Barcelona to New Orleans, If you were a first time cruiser you might think everything was ok,or if you just cruise to drink and don't ... Read more
drrobg
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
I want my old Carnival back, I just got off of the Sunshine on it's transatlantic 16 night cruise. In one word HORRIBLE, and I will detail most of the things that went wrong. You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, this kept coming ... Read more
stupotmax
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed November 2013
Travelled on the Carnival Sunshine Barcelona to New Orleans 1st of November to the 17th of November. Cabin 8315 balcony very nice cabin, roomy and clean. We chose anytime dinning; we dinned in the sunrise restaurant. First night we were ... Read more

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laks6105
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
190 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Pros: 1) Service--Overall the service was outstanding especially in the bars and MDR. 2) Cheers Package--The drink prices were very high, so we benefited from buying this package that allows you to try a variety of drinks (under $10) ... Read more
Victor L
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cons - The renovation on the Sunshine has not been completed due to the large number of water leaks on the ship. The leaks are plumbing issues. They have removed all seating on the Promenade deck, for relaxation most folks had to seat in ... Read more
cap18
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
We booked this cruise for our honeymoon. Everything was wonderful. This was one of the last Mediterranean cruises for the Sunshine before it relocated to the Caribbean. Our favorite on-board activities: 88 Piano Bar The steakhouse was ... Read more
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Leepam
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Prior to departure I was a bit disheartened to read all the unfavorable reviews the Sunshine had received since its launch earlier in the year. My expectations were not high when we flew to Barcelona. I was excited about the itinerary not ... Read more
Widi
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose Carnival as we had enjoyed a previous cruise with them sailing out of Tampa Florida..The food and entertainment were excellent and we had a wonderful holiday. Sadly the same could not be said for this cruise. The embarkation was ... Read more
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jlmilne
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
our party of eight had all cruised before but each one of us would not pick carnival again. The sunshine just didnt have that wow factor, its motto seemed to be "get them on, get them spending, and get them off again." Some things we liked ... Read more
gristy1962
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me start by saying I usually take negative reviews with pinch of salt. We are pretty easy going people. But we were very disappointed with Carnival. Don't get me wrong, we had a great holiday but this was in spite of Carnival not ... Read more
ellericho
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise mainly for the ports and a good experience with Carnival Spirit last year as well as good value. After refurbishment Sunshine didn't get off to a good start with early cruises not getting the best feedback so had major ... Read more
Eggberts
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For those booked on the Carnival Sunshine when it arrives in the Caribbean you are in for a treat! We recently returned from the 9 night Western Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Venice, calling at Marseille, Livorno, Civitavecchia, ... Read more
Weegie70
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
1 cabin 8222 small no fridge storage ok 2 food main dining room I enjoyed good choice /lido market place not enough choice for dinner had pizza one eve and sandwich on second eve due to choice main meal odd combination of food which i ... Read more

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vacuman
Member Since 2013
1 review
79 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having cruised most years since 2001 (wife was a travel agent) this was the first time for us on Carnival. It was also the first time I really spent time reading reviews beforehand, even after booking. Now just back on 36 hours since ... Read more
Elle011
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Second time on a Carnival cruise . First time 4 years ago on the Victory and we were so impressed we really wanted to sail with them again. Sometimes it's just best to hold onto a good memory!The sunshine just didnt impress us at all. The ... Read more
Ameana81
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
My family decided to take this cruise for my parents 30th wedding anniversary that coincides with my sister and mothers birthday. We had no children it was my parents, myself and my sister and her husband. The itinerary was amazing but we ... Read more
johnmiller
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Ship: Carnival Sunshine Embarkation: Barcelona, Spain Debarkation: Barcelona, Spain Nights: 12 Ports: Monaco, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Dubrovnik, Venice, Messina Carnival has had lots of problems recently, on both their own ... Read more
Adventurer in Paradise
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I never like to start a review with negative comments. After all, no one is perfect. We returned from a wonderful twelve night cruise on board the Carnival Sunshine to the Mediterranean. Ports of call included Barcelona, Spain; Monte ... Read more

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