Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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wandrcruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Sailed three weeks ago
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
ntatlanta
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 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
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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
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
1 helpful vote
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
trosario3853
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
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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
2 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
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
siskom
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because as the only siblings left in our family we wanted to do something together. Some of the things disappointing about the cruise were 1) no table clothes on dinning tables, that use to make you feel like you we ... Read more
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RiJi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
We really enjoyed this cruise. Having the 2 sea days at the end were a real treat and a great time to relax after all the ports. I traveled with 2 children (11 and 5) and they both had a blast, even though they did not attend Camp ... Read more
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CruisingMommyT
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
We chose this ship because the dates worked perfectly for us, it was an EIGHT night cruise, and the price was too good to pass up. Embarkation went very smoothly. We got on a little later than expected, but were able to sit while we ... Read more
Funshiplover1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This cruise went to ports I had not previously visited. We stayed in interior cabins above the Liquid Lounge. If you have problems sleeping don't book these, it turns into a disco after the shows finish. You can hear the thump of the ... Read more
Jtmare
Member Since 2009
1 review
18 forum posts
22 helpful votes
I was part of a large group and Port Canaveral was close to all of us. I wasn't thrilled with sailing on Carnival to begin with. I've sailed with Celebrity in the past which is my favorite and NCL, my second favorite. If it wasn't for all ... Read more
renandrj
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I will preface by saying I have done one Carnival cruise 6 years ago and 20 Disney Cruises, before booking I definitely understood there would be a huge difference. We chose Carnival because Disney is too expensive during Spring Break and ... Read more
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Caribbean Chaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
Took this ship to see if we could take New Years cruise on same ship. Well the minute we disembarked we cancelled our New Years cruise to rebook on Royal Caribbean. We have 30+ cruises behind us on Carnival, Royal, Norwegian and ... Read more
moondog73
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
92 forum posts
29 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes
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
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