Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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Nursejohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
First time on Carnival and probably the last. Previous cruises on Holland America and NCL but decided on Carnival due to friends opinions and availability of 5 nights to Bahamas. Part of the disappointment was not fault of Carnival; ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
29 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Carnival Sunshine December 31, 2016-December 8, 2017 Room 8330, Aft Balcony Stateroom Steward, Gordoue Started our travels on December 20th Traveling for 11 days takes a toll on a person. Spent sail away on our balcony. Sushi ... Read more
NPRGiant 2016
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This cruise fit our schedule perfectly for our 30th wedding anniversary - and we weren't disappointed. The captain himself did our vows renewal, even at the very hour we were married 30 years ago. The photographer who captured the event ... Read more
cherry dl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
4th carnival cruise ,one man entertainment food was iffy didnt compaire to previous cruises the ship was nice a little smaller than others and a bit crowded the cabins were nice the same size as other ships we have been on. only dined ... Read more
jhk515
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
I'm a little torn on the rating. This was our first cruise with CCL, and our second overall (first one with NCL). So, can only compare the two. CCL is definitely more cost-effective, hands down. BUT, there's a constant upsell/marketing ... Read more
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Indian River Guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Cruised as it was a Christmas Cruise for 8 days returning on 12/26. Sailed Sunshine two years ago to Mexico and loved it! This is still a nice ship that has been remodeled nicely. About three thousand people which for us is a great ... Read more
slidin1
Member Since 2016
1 review
I'm sure it was the tension on the window you heard the tap tap all day and night as long as the ship moved. We put pillows and comforters to try and muffle the sound. The comedy club is way to small. the main theater is way to small. Not ... Read more
ICount4U
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We booked our over Christmas cruise on Carnival because the dates suited our schedules. This was our first time on Carnival and we were not disappointed. Embarkation at Port Canaveral went smoothly, we parked in the terminal parking deck ... Read more
sme
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
226 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise in 5 years and were looking forward to some new ports - Aruba and Bonaire. We usually cruise Carnival and this cruise met and exceed most expectations. First the ship. I read a lot of bad reviews on the ... Read more
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Janet McClung
Member Since 2016
1 review
Second time on the Sunshine. Our first time on it was its Inaugural sail. Looked forward to booking it again. Great ship! Great staff in every department. After several trips to Grand Turk we still love it! Aruba... good. First time ... Read more
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bchubchub
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
The first three days of the cruise was bad due to the weather not the captain. I was in the room on those days. They need to put fridges in the rooms because some people have medicines that need to be in the fridge. They also need to ... Read more
iahawkize
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
1,075 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
You're going to get a "Debbie Downer" every now and then as they want to sound important and be noticed , but I am DEFINITELY on the other end of the spectrum. This was my 8th Carnival Cruise and by far the best. I was group ... Read more
MrSmoofy
Member Since 2015
1 review
120 forum posts
First off I must say the look of the Sunshine is awesome since its remake from the Destiny it's definitely modern looking and new looking. It's very well maintained. We had a Balcon on deck 9. Room 9143 to be exact. First time we ... Read more
DonMac451
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
I really like sailing on a large ship on the ocean. Okay, I haven't hit really bad weather yet, but I enjoy the sky, the wind, the ocean life, the birds, and I like watching my fellow passengers. The nearly unlimited variety of things to ... Read more
Msflaire
Member Since 2016
1 review
I enjoy cruising and have cruised many of Carnival's lines and I have to say while this was not my favorite, it was still a pretty great ship. I loved the serenity deck and wished I spent more time up there. I got around to going up on ... Read more
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Bwk31525
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I planned this seven-day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine out of Port Canaveral for over a year, right down to the excursions. We went in early December so it was a mostly grown-ups cruise with a few children onboard. We ... Read more
TravelingFedora
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I have cruised the Sunshine previously with a friend for a seminar. When I got home I raved about it so much, this time went with my hubby and a group we put together. Everyone had rave reviews. Food was fantastic, Alchemy Bar lots of ... Read more
AlabamaPoolBoy
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We had a great cruise (our 9th). The Sunshine is an older ship, but was recently renovated. As others have said, no in-room frig, but our room steward (Fernando and team) did a great job keeping our 12x12x12 cooler full of ice. We only ... Read more
LSauls7537
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
514 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We loved the Destiny, so finally had a chance to book the Sunshine. We booked 18 mos ago because I wanted an aft wrap. We had cabin 5430. We didn't know with the remodel that the "wrap" was missing. Oh well, not a big deal. ... Read more
Florida Library Lady
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
244 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the cruise for the itinerary as we'd never been to Belize. It is also only an hour from where we live and we looked forward to the short drive. I think my 'booking agent' (husband) said he got a pretty good price on a suite. Only ... Read more
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elklemi
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
391 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Went out of Port Canaveral two days after Thanksgiving and my firstr time on Sunshine altho I had cruised on Destiny 2 times. I liked what they had done during the changeover and the hallways and cabins doors made more of a nautical feel. ... Read more
Sunny1962
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I have sailed on 3 other Carnival cruises in the past but this time I was traveling with my adult children and my husband. Overall the ship is very clean and well maintained, but be prepared to be herded on. Several years ago, Carnival ... Read more
Sebastian204
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We'd never been to Roatan or Belize so we tried this cruise. We've cruised Carnival before, including Sunshine. We'd love more time on Roatan, but Belize, at least the little we saw, is a place we don't want to visit again. The crew ... Read more
theinkykitty
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
39 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was both mine and my husband's first time on the Sunshine. I wasn't quite sure as what to expect, given I'd only previously sailed with Carnival on the Fantasy. The size of the ship was decent. Not overwhelming, nor did I feel crammed ... Read more
Zarkcah
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Our room had a smell from plumbing. The rooms were nicely decorated but we're generally old and needed refreshing. Food was mixed. Some was great and some inedible (prime rib, for example). Wait staff was great but overworked. Coffee was ... Read more
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