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646 Carnival Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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Gravey3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise for our honeymoon, and we expected it to be fun, but the negative overshadowed the positives on this trip. We carried our own luggage on, and used the only available elevator to get to deck 12. We waited while other ... Read more
jhous54
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I won this cruise from a local casino. The ship is older but it has been refurbished. We were impressed with the cleanliness overall. There are several laundry facilities onboard which made ironing, washing and drying our own clothes much ... Read more
gailr5555@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. I am in a wheelchair and was worried about being able to get around, no problems there. People were so nice and considerate. We didn't move around so much, as to stay out of people's way. When we ... Read more
LetsGoTribe
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this particular cruise for the itinerary. We had not previously cruised New England and parts north. After reading mixed reviews for the Carnival Sunshine, we decided to go for it...and we are happy that we did. The embarkation ... Read more
Michagander
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience New York City and leave on a cruise from the Manhattan cruise port. We also selected the Carnival line because we had not sailed with them for many year and wanted a new experience. ... Read more

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mellowyellow18
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We traveled in a group of six adults. The cruise was very good. Embarkation and Debarkation was smooth and quick. Ship was a little confusing. Cabin was fine. Food was excellent. Service was excellent all over ship. Shows were great. The ... Read more
mizLORInj
Member Since 2008
23 reviews
6,085 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had not been on a Carnival ship in two years and were happy a new-to-NYC Carnival ship was here to try out. We arrived at the pier around 11:15am and easily found a parking space. We did think it very odd that people were still ... Read more
md1jw
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
135 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
First of all, the good points. The ship was spotless, wait staff Shiju and Mariela, and cabin steward Imade were excellent. Emma Nixon was extremely efficient and seemed to be everywhere. Cabin on deck 2 was one of the largest oceanview ... Read more
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pard76
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
cruised out of NYC, my cousins had a %comp due to 25th cruise with Carnival, and the canada/new england ports interested us as a change, and to avoid the zika scare.. Found it odd that were no refrigerators on deck 8/balconies, but our ... Read more
2LoveBikes
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
37 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Service was very good both from cabin steward, bar, dining room and Lido. Food was very good except I found that some food on Lido (pork chops, beef) seemed to be tough and may have been recycled. Entertainment staff was very good except ... Read more

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jrsims74
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 4th Carnival cruise, having previously been on the Conquest, Glory, and Freedom. The Sunshine just doesn't hold up to those ships. As many have discussed, this ship really is too small for the amount of passengers. On ... Read more
yopaking
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 6th cruise on Carnival and the worst thus far. When I researched the ship, it showed that is had been recently refurbished but the ship is quite old looking onboard compared to other ships. We had a balcony and the glass is so ... Read more
Duxy
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We were attending a wedding and were able to board early for it. Our steward made a huge effort to ready our rooms to change into our wedding clothes. Room was nicely cleaned and well taken care of for us during the entire trip. My ... Read more
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Bkmeye
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we were pretty impressed. All of the crew were so nice, the food was good and our cabin was very clean. The bed was so comfortable! Casino isn't worth wasting your money, machines are super tight. The ... Read more
Coolmom1950
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is a great weekend getaway trip, our first on Carnival. Room steward was great! Food okay and entertainment, well entertaining. A few glitches were with dining. We have The Your Time Dining and in order to use this you needed to ... Read more

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UsedtoBeKati
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Considerations: • We are a family of three in our 30’s with a 3 year old • We didn’t eat in the MDR • We didn’t go to any of the shows or comedy acts, so I can’t comment on the space or ... Read more
Barb1954
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
20 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just got off of a 4-day cruise from New York to St. Johns. When I got on the ship (it was my first time on Sunshine) I thought how beautiful it looked and how clean – very understated, but nice. Unfortunately, this was not my ... Read more
sharahulda
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We saw whales on the way out to sea this cruise, and that should of been an omen. THAR SHE BLOWS, becase this cruise kept on blowing. Well, actually it started before that with our arrival at the teminal when everyone was told, as rhey ... Read more
seek1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
This was not my first cruise, however, it was my first and last with Carnival. The only reason we booked this cruise was because we live in NJ and it sailed from Manhattan. The food in the lido buffet was pathetic. Nothing in the buffet ... Read more
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sshs
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
98 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I would have liked to give it a 3 (average), but of the nearly 40 cruises we've been on, it was definitely in the bottom 10%, For me, the crowded nature of the ship - a result of Carnival adding cabins and reducing the public space when ... Read more
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Long neck 567
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Cruised Carnival in past.always a great experience. This cruise was the worst ever. Staff not friendly, food service awful, dining room waiters didn't even pour our water and were so frazzled forgot stuff. Food either undercooked or ... Read more
narrow56
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
736 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Background information-My husband and I (both 29) have been on several cruises before. This was our first time cruising with our 2 year old daughter. We drove to the cruise terminal in Manhattan from northern NY. It was pretty easy to get ... Read more
Casino Player
Member Since 2004
11 reviews
3,616 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it was on a ship we haven't been on before and it was going to Canada. Later in the year we are going to the Caribbean. Therefore, we were not interested in going there now. Also, this is our ninth time to ... Read more
NiceBob7
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
I been on a couple cruises with Carnival to Canada already. Sunshine is a refurnished smaller ship than the four other Carnival ships I been on.. They added more rooms took away other stuff. But did not realized the dining and Lido Buffet ... Read more
MostlyLegal
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was chosen for a family reunion; 15 family members set sail out of New York for a short cruise to Canada. The New York sail away was wonderful – past lower Manhattan, the Freedom Tower, Ellis Island and the Statue of ... Read more

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