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Carnival Sunshine is not a new ship; it's a completely refurbished 17-year-old ship -- formerly Carnival Destiny -- with an array of new features that include bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, 182 ...
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718 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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jessiej
Member Since 2006
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the destinations it was going to and the dates of sailing and return. It was a perfect week for me, as it gives me 1 week home before returning to work the day after Labor Day. We have been on Carnival ... Read more
Gotti1985
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
6th cruise, 4th with carnival. i knew this ship was almost a 20 year old ship but i went in with an open mind. If this was your first cruise or is going to be your first cruise. You will be fine. you will enjoy it and you will be ... Read more
Floridaholidays
Member Since 2014
1 review
64 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We choose to cruise as this was one that was available departing from New York. We enjoyed the cruise to Bahamas visiting Grand Turk, half Moon Cay and Nassau. The staff work very hard and no bad experiences with them. The serenity area ... Read more
russianblue15
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose Carnival because of the kid's activities and we were not disappointed. We brought toddlers ages 2 and 4 years with us and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The activities, shows and special events were great. We all had fun ... Read more
sailnoob77
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just got back from the Carnival Sunshine..what a fantastic ship! I enjoyed every aspect of it..the shows, the food, the service, the drinks. We walked to the shows 15 minutes early and we never had a problem getting a seat. The water ... Read more

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ajbuzzi@optonline.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The ship was a nightmare. The ship was dirty with paint peeling everywhere and wallpaper peeling in the dining room and hallways. The hallways always smelled stale when not smelling with marijuana and the carpeting was dirty and stained. ... Read more
JerseyMomlovestoTravel
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
This is a very long review but you could skip down to the sections you care about, and DO READ THE “***BIGGEST COMPLAINT” paragraph. First let me start with the good features: 1. The crew was very nice, worked hard and ... Read more
CruisinCoco26
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Cruising aboard the Carnival Sunshine was truly AMAZING!! Of course no experience is perfect . Dining at the Sunset was a bit frustrating at times because the food would be cold, sometimes the meat would be over cooked as well. When we ... Read more
iz774
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Carnival Sunshine was a complete disappointment. My family and I are very friendly, fun, and easy going people but we unanimously agree that this was the worst cruise we have ever been on. There were 12 of us, ages ranging from 2-55, ... Read more
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Siljac
Member Since 2002
5 reviews
547 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was a family cruise with 17 family members on board. Being honest, we live in North Jersey just about a 30 minute drive to the terminal. So the idea of not flying is great. Since I am writing this I must say that my wife and I are ... Read more

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Duxy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
7 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
Purple phantom
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have been sailing Carnival since 2008 but left Carnival for two years after having a very bad cruise aboard the Splendor and refusing to ever sail on her again. The Sunshine is a nice ship. I read a lot about it being crowded but ... Read more
GodzillaMVP
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Hello Lovely (in my cutest British accent). That's Emma, the cruise director. She and her Fun Squad are amazing and thoroughly entertaining! This was my family's first Carnival Sunshine cruise and we were pleasantly surprised by how much ... Read more
Sgroi135
Member Since 2011
1 review
115 forum posts
11 helpful votes
July 20-28, 2016 I traveled with my wife and 2 daughters (13 and 10). This is my children's 2nd cruise and my 5th (3 on Carnival, 1 on Royal Caribbean) We arrived at the terminal at about 10:15 am. I like to arrive early to beat ... Read more

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tl12356
Member Since 2014
1 review
20 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Great trip......Embarkation went pretty smooth, always to excited to notice anything wrong at that time. Deck 8 Balcony cabin was very comfortable with fantastic service, thanks Jenifer.... Marketplace- Buffet food.....not bad but ... Read more
Keith B.
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
133 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We arrived the day before the cruise traveling from Boston area by train. My wife has a great fear of airplanes, buses, limousines, taxis, etc. Actually anything that moves faster than the horse drawn carriages in Central Park. But for ... Read more
Virgincruiser510
Member Since 2016
1 review
54 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. I sailed with my entire family. There was 17 of us. I am 64, I have some physical challenges but I manage to get myself around sometimes with the aid of my walking stick. While on this cruise it became obvious ... Read more
boisegirl111
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
i chose carnival cruises because we have never sailed with them before.the food was delish,the entertainment standard,shore excursions expensive as usual,our cabin was an inside but was fine because you don't spend a lot of time in it.i ... Read more
Inspirn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
I am an avid reader of other people's cruise reviews prior to going on a cruise. Therefore I try to return the favor at the conclusion of my cruise. It is not so much a review as it is my cruise memoir. Here goes. My last cruise was ... Read more

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cruising59
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first cruise with Carnival so we weren't sure what to expect. Carnival was a blast! We have sailed on other cruise lines but we have never had as many activities as Carnival provided. Even though Carnival Sunshine is ... Read more
Deedee40
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We choose the cruise because we never been to carnival before did norweign twice,, I'll say average because it was only two nights of entertainment meaning the shows, they were amazing thou but norweign gem had a show every night,,,,the ... Read more
Sail Happy
Member Since 2005
1 review
116 forum posts
21 helpful votes
My cruise on the Sunshine was my 23rd with Carnival and by far the worst. I can summarize this review by saying "What a difference a year makes." I was on the Carnival Splendor last year and have no complaints about that cruise. ... Read more
kcofone
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
only chose this cruise because wife's family booked and invited us to go along. 8 day cruise out of manhattan to San Juan, St thomas, and Grand Turk. Pros, Staff was , for the most part, friendly and attentive . Ship looked ... Read more
phillyf
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
748 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We wanted to cruise out of NY for the July 4th weekend and decided to give Carnival another try. This was our 15th cruise, 10 on NCL, 4 Carnival and 1 Celebrity. My wife, brother in law and I wanted some much needed R&R. My wife and I ... Read more

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