Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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59% Loved It

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ncpiggie
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
114 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We went on this ship with another couple. While we had a great time there were other ships I would have rather been on. It seems small and chopped up. The public areas are very small and crowded. The photo area was in a terrible place. ... Read more
aarofar
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Pros: updated ship looked nice, staff was generally friendly and helpful, food quality was as expected, pizza was yummy, interior stateroom seemed a little more spacious than other ships we've been on, embarkation/debarkation was very ... Read more
dweber16
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the itineraries and so glad we did. We travelled with 2 of our closest friends for my 50th. 8 days of nothing but FUN!!! The staff was simply amazing and always accommodating! The ports of call where amazing! ... Read more
67bestcarnival64
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
cruise # 5 for me and my husband ,always on carnival,but thirst time on sunshine,we just got home today with absolutely great experience,good memories and smiles.Fantastic job done by cruise director Emma ,by all crew,including stuard ... Read more
Theballcat
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
I was a little nervous about this ship at first simply because of all of the negative reviews I've read. (Only 58 percent reviewers loved this cruise!!! Really?) My thirteen year old daughter had an optimistic attitude while I was in a ... Read more
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auscgguysgirl
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
197 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The travel dates and departure port (Canaveral/Orland) met with the spring break travel time we needed to take our daughter on her graduation vacation. Considering that the Sunshine had recently come out of dry dock and been refurbished ... Read more
Manic Mainer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I had never taken a cruise and friends convinced us to go and bring our kids. We were nervous, we love the beach and quiet time. So it was 8 days and the first 2 days were rough water. We used Dramamine, sea bands, and ... Read more
ljsunshine
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Carnival lived up to its Ad again (4th cruise) as "Fun Ship". Party of 6 adults balcony rooms starboard side, Aft great spot. Cabin Steward made sure everything was clean, towel animals great. On this cruise did not see our ... Read more
dna529
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,005 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our 13th Carnival cruise. We are trying to sail on most of the ships out of Eastern U.S. ports. After reading numerous reviews about the awkward layout of the Sunshine and how crowded it would feel, I can honestly say that this ... Read more
IkeEsq
Member Since 2009
1 review
250 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A little background before I start. My wife and I are in the 45-55 range with an 8-year old son. Our only other Carnival cruise was on Imagination in 2004 (5 days Jamaica/Grand Cayman). Since then we have been on several Holland America ... Read more
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Grimnash
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We took a cruise out of Port Canaveral In April 2017. There was just the wife and I, both in our 40s and we have no kids. Lots of kids on this trip as we hit a spring break and Easter weekend. The embarkation process was smooth and ... Read more
wandrcruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
71 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose it because one of my (adult) daughters saw it was going to East Caribbean on the week we were all available. My husband booked it right away and we were very happy we were going to be able to vacation all together. There were 10 ... Read more
rivers0703
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because it sailed out of Orlando (or what we though was Orlando). We had to drive from Pittsburgh to Atlanta to drop our kids off and wanted to travel to the closest port so that we wouldn't have to drive too much ... Read more
Ryanchizmar18
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose Sunshine for the dates and things on board. We had 2 cloud 9, deck 11 balcony rooms that were set up for our 3 boys in one (ages 11, 11, and 8) and my wife and I in the adjoining room. Rooms were spacious and the balcony was ... Read more
lyrical2520
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
40 forum posts
I've been on a number of cruises and when it comes to my vacations, I'm definitely a "glass half full" kind of person. I believe that any vacation can be ruined, or enjoyed, based upon how one chooses to deal with any given ... Read more
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ntatlanta
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have been on many cruises in the past. Disney, Royal Caribbean, Princess. This was our first Carnival. We were travelling with a 12 teens so we thought that Carnival would be the best fit. We were pretty disappointed with our choice. It ... Read more
WonderGuy77
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my 3rd cruise with Carnival, and my first time on the Sunshine. I really like the "updated" decor of the ship, and the main area near the Alchemy bar. The ship was mostly kept really clean which is a big plus. The ... Read more
njbeliveau
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
We were quite excited to go on the Carnival Sunshine with the new waterworks slides, ropes course and new decor as well as the itinerary, The reasons we chose this cruise did not let us down. We were thrilled with the muted colors, as ... Read more
trosario
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
- Great room...we loved our balcony - Great service...out room steward was incredibly sweet, attentive, hard-working and clever Our dinner waitstaff were wonderful...Renato and Erdie were incredibly competent, funny, and blessed ... Read more
PACSAdmPIA
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I liked the itinerary and the port. We stayed at Country Inn and Suites in Cape Canaveral and love that hotel. (I reviewed it separately). I had heard good and bad about the Sunshine but we decided to give it ... Read more
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trosario3853
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our service was incredible! Pira(spelling?), our cabin steward was wonderful and met our every need. Renato and Erdie, our wait staff at dinner were hard-working, charming, efficient and had a sense of ESP when it came to knowing what we ... Read more
MorenojAeger
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because of the number of sea days. We were looking for a restful trip with not a lot of ports. I only got off the ship once, spend most of my time on Balcony or on one of three of the adults onlydecks. The pool was ... Read more
TNShadyLady
Member Since 2016
1 review
119 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time on the Sunshine and I loved it! Crew was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Great itinerary, great weather, bumpy start (hour late on sail-away and rough seas first two days) but smooth sailing after that. Atmosphere was casual ... Read more
RachelC33
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We just returned home from 8 days on the Sunshine and we couldn't be happier. This was our families very first cruise and we joined two other families for Spring Break. First and foremost, I want to say that reading some of these reviews ... Read more
lfmountiemom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
March 25, 2017 I chose this cruise line because of such high praise and being my first cruise. I am happy with Carnival but very unhappy with the Sunshine cruise ship. For being updated currently it seems to lack a lot. Day 1 our level ... Read more
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