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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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669 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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TracyLane72
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because my family was going on it and I was looking for something to give my daughter in the way of a vacation after her graduation from high school. The overall experience was very positive, but there were some issues. ... Read more
kwalker1158@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My friends (three couples in all) and I chose this cruise because it was leaving from our city. Convenience is a good thing. Embarking and disembarking could not have been easier. This is the easiest port I have gone in and out of. We ... Read more
Mimiandpop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Have cruised on Royal Carribbean, Norwegian and Celebrity for 10+ cruises. This was our first cruise on Carnival and was selected because it left out of Norfolk and did not entail having to fly to a departure city. Embarkation: could ... Read more
Afchicana
Member Since 2012
1 review
36 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as we live within 3.5 drive of the Cruise port and the ship had a many dining venues and bar options as well as the 3 deck serenity pool area. We were cruising to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and left our ... Read more
Andersoncd
Member Since 2005
1 review
46 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We have sailed on the Sunshine before, but mainly chose this cruise due to the itinerary and the embarkation port in Charleston, very close to home. Speaking of embarkation in Charleston, try your best not to arrive until they tell you to. ... Read more

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chvygrl10
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation went very smoothly as it usually does the 2 times we've left from Charleston. This was the easiest it could have been. We were on the ship by 12:30. The only problem we had was the woman that gave us our sign & sail cards ... Read more
wwoodham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I booked this cruise last year and after doing so, I read numerous bad reviews of the Carnival Sunshine and how Carnival was cutting back. I went in hoping for the best, but not expecting as much. I also heard that getting on in ... Read more
2docsnowaiting
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We've cruised about 15 times total, with several lines (HAL, X, Carnival, RCI) and chose this wedding anniversary cruise for the 9 day duration (=more than 7), as well as the husband's favorite stop in St. Kitts. Embarkation - due to ... Read more
mcrob62@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
First off let me say that I was super skeptical after reading all of the negative reviews about the Carnival Sunshine and to my delight I experienced nothing that was said about all the negative reviews. My family and I ported out of ... Read more
bingo3
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
1,220 forum post
8 helpful votes
Just off the Sunshine for a 4 night cruise out of Charleston to Nassau, Bahamas. This cruise was with myself, hubby and our 2 grandchildren, 6 and 8 years old. I chose this one because I have wanted to take the kids while they would still ... Read more

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carolina797
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a great time, I recommend the Sunshine Ship, they have a lot of activities, the services from the crew members are incredible, the room was little, but the staff always kept it clean and neat. The only thing I would add to this trip ... Read more
Judya2505
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I went on this cruise with a friend, my second cruise (first one on Carnival). We choose this cruise since it went out of Charleston, close to where I live in Myrtle Beach. First off, I was not impressed with the parking situation at the ... Read more
Nomorecarnivalcruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My cabin was nice. My cabin steward did a great job. After that, the service was at best below average. The dining room and bar service was horrendous. It took us as long as 2 and 1/2 hours to have dinner on 3 different nights. I ... Read more
lakemurraykid
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
1,828 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The reason we chose this cruise is because we were invited to join a group of 14 friends and was a college graduation cruise. My DH and I were on the 5/21 sailing along with 14 of our friends. I think all 14 had issues with this ... Read more
galbr46031
Member Since 2004
1 review
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Giving this an "average" is generous. It had moments of average and many moments of below. I have to agree with EVERYTHING the person below me said about this cruise. User: Dkeill. In fact we are standing in that line in his ... Read more

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Dkeill
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, but since my folks are avid cruisers, we had a good idea of what to expect. This was a journey that went from terrible to mediocre on the best days. We were told to arrive at the port in Charleston at 11:30 AM ... Read more
Michellemitchell1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We chose this cruise only because my parents were going. I was served shards of glass in a coke in the dining room and nobody at Carnival gave a care in the world about it. The adults were ill mannered pushing and shoving for food in the ... Read more
JWGrayson
Member Since 2012
1 review
2,776 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I am only writing this brief review as I am blown away at the bad reviews for this ship! The was our 24th Carnival cruise with a total of 225 days. I'll admit that my expectations were not very high, due to things I'd read. We enjoyed the ... Read more
nyis
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
25 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My hubby, 8 year old daughter, 12 year old son and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine on April 24, 2016 for our 5 night cruise to their private island, nassau bahamas and Freeport Bahamas. It was NYC spring break. My background, I have ... Read more
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CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Carnival has continually made cutbacks and no longer offers a good vacation for a good price. Carnival has lost a loyal customer who grew up cruising with their family. The Carnival Sunshine is a rust bucket. It truly is rusting and ... Read more

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binbon
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed at the Hilton on Cocoa Beach and choose the park and cruise package with one night stay. It was great being right on the beach. Embarkation went very smooth as it was last time we went to that port. The ship was ... Read more
nursejess04@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I just returned from my 4th Carnival cruise. This was, however, my first time on the Sunshine. I was not impressed. The other ships I have sailed on were the Fascination, Elation, both in 2015, and several years back, the Celebration. To ... Read more
sillychicky
Member Since 2012
1 review
92 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Let me start by saying I was excited to try this renovated ship. I looked forward to the Serenity decks and updated features. I was sorely disappointed. Embarkation was a disorganized mess due to a medical detour the ship made the ... Read more
sillysully11
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the two new islands we haven't been to. St. Kitts and Grand Turks. St. Kitts was very disappointing and we were warned by every staff member before we got off the ship to not venture past the shopping area ... Read more
SARGON12
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Summary: This was my second voyage with Carnival. My first was on DREAM in 2013, a much newer ship and with more passengers. SUNSHINE is a fine ship and is its interiors are clean and well maintained. Once again I have found that the ... Read more

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