Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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moondog73
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A group of 9 of us just returned from the Southern Caribbean Sunshine cruise from March 4-12, 2017. We had ports of Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk. We drove from KY and arrived the night before in Port Canaveral. We stayed at Residence ... Read more
ScubaSu
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise because of where it was going and the ports of call, the dates and where is was sailing out of. The ship was recently redone so I figured it can't be too beaten up or worn out. I was disappointed with how hard it was to ... Read more
cgriff11
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Took Sunshine to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk March 4-12. Had read several reviews of varying experiences but have to say overall Sunshine ship and crew are good. The ship has lots of activities and good food. I have been on many cruise ... Read more
Snoopybabe2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
We chose this cruise because the itinerary was awesome with the ports.Rooms were clean and kept up every night, Food could have been better on the buffet for lunch and dinner. Not to many choices and everything seemed the same ole same ... Read more
KCinBAMA
Member Since 2013
1 review
97 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 10th cruise (7th with Carnival) and our first to embark out of Port Canaveral. We stayed in Kissimmee (Orlando), the night before and had a great time. The drive to the port should have been better planned by me the next ... Read more
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jfangman124
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second cruise. Both on Carnival. I'll admit, I was a little nervous about being on the Sunshine after some of the reviews I read. But after our cruise, I have to say it was overall a very good cruise and the ship was better ... Read more
lancaster48
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We heard a lot about the revamped Destiny, now called the Sunshine but were totally disappointed. To make room for more passengers, the shops, Casino, rooms and pool area were small. There was not enough room on deck, including the ... Read more
ANGlady
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
175 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my 11th cruise with Carnival. I brought a close friend on this trip, and it was her very first cruise. We were just looking to relax with some drinks by the pool and enjoy each other's company as we don't live close to each ... Read more
dhutto
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
If you haven't been aboard the beautiful, Carnival Sunshine, then I suggest you book a trip soon. The ship has some extremely nice amenities, and wonderful food. The staff is very helpful, and they all go out of their way to make your ... Read more
DenisK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I just returned from a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. This was cruise number 17 and the second time on the Sunshine. We had a great time, always wishing we would of done more. As far as being a long time cruiser we have ... Read more
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nikkers15
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We just got back from the 5 night Bahama cruise on Sunshine with our 2 children, ages 10 and 13. We have previously cruised on NCL and RC. This was our first Carnival Cruise. We chose Carnival because we wanted to leave out of Port ... Read more
mwb0230
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
From the time we boarded the Carnival Sunshine we were impressed with the staff, the food and the entertainment. Our cabin steward Daryl was great and our dining room staff was outstanding. My favorite staff person on the ship was Pande ... Read more
Wolfshair
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
135 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the second leg of our back to back. The first leg had been on the Norwegian Epic. We liked the Sunshine a lot and had a really enjoyable trip. The ship was pretty. I did not think it showed it's age and I thought the Serenity area ... Read more
labpup16
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We got in on a special pricing deal. It was scheduled a year in advance. In the past, we have sailed on four different cruise lines and they were all special in there own way. Literally my only complaint, through my bad choice, was our ... Read more
VacationgirlSandy
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine in February 2017. This was our 4th Carnival cruise and 9th cruise overall. Was this our best cruise? No. But it is very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. We found it relaxing ... Read more
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Karensbud1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
This was a 30th anniversary cruise. This is our 4th cruise. We enjoyed the stops and the friendliness of the crew so much that we booked another cruise for next year. We had a great wait staff. Our steward was charming. The whole boat ... Read more
etsugrad2000
Member Since 2012
1 review
115 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
February 11, 2017 - Port Canaveral Good itinerary - great weather - didn't realize this was a "gamblers' cruise" and we're not gamblers. I'm sure they enjoyed it. We like Carnival's Sports Bars - get to keep track of U.S. ... Read more
Fumes21
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the locations that the ship was going, and that it was an eight-day cruise. Our cabin was on deck 10 in a Spa Balcony, but really didn't really use many of the Spa's facilities. We booked over six months ... Read more
Safety Guy33
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I've cruised quite a few times on both Carnival and other cruise lines. This was the best cruise I have had. The food and service were extraordinary. From the time we entered the ship Carnival lived up to their claim of FUN cruise. ... Read more
SamuelK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
The service was excellent as usual with all of our Carnival cruises.The food was also good.The only negative was the only route across the promenade deck was through a smoked filled casino....The fact that the weather was great made ... Read more
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4serenity
Member Since 2013
1 review
173 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports. We love to cruise and see different islands. I'd have to say that we love visiting new places so we book for ports before we repeat a ship. We really don't go to any shows as we live by & ... Read more
psicruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
The staff collectively was the best of any ship I have been on (20+), from the waiters to bar service, to cruise director and staff. Unfortunately when the ship was redone a few years ago, they added too many cabins and sacrificed public ... Read more
CruiseKittyFL
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
72 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sunshine Review - Sail Date January 29, 2017 5 days to Amber Cove and Grand Turk Departing from Port Canaveral People in group = 10 Previous cruises: Freedom, Valor, Liberty, Breeze, Ecstasy, & Legend. I had read many ... Read more
e.p.
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
280 forum posts
This was a GFWC Woman's Club (all of Florida) fundraiser for Hacienda Girls Ranch. Florida Fabulous Flamingo Flock... People would say oh, you're with that ladies group. Yep, that's was us, all 90+++ & a few husbands (10)... I ... Read more
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Desert Cruiser
Member Since 2001
1 review
24 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first Carnival cruise. After all the bad press Carnival has received over the past few years we really weren't sure what to expect. Let me begin by saying the embarkation was stress-free and by far the smoothest we have ever ... Read more
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