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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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651 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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Michellemitchell1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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
2,753 forum posts
9 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
21 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
14 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
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

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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
5 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
1 helpful vote
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
8 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
Lem_On_Ade
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I had a great time on the cruise, but how could you not have a great time being in the Caribbean on vacation. The ship however, I did not love. This was my 4th cruise, all with Carnival, but 1st on the Sunshine. Embarkation was a bit ... Read more

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Bstand7435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
One of the most disturbing and stressful trips ever on a carnival cruise. Invited a friend that cruises on another line. It took me 3-4 years to get her to travel on Carnival with me. I have been going with her on another. We both have ... Read more
Good4you
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
I chose this cruise because of the entertainment for kids and what I have experienced before on carnival. The service was awful! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless you don't mind waiting for awhile for a drink, food, or attention ... Read more
mrscods
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My husband had a Carnival Premier Cruise, a casino offer and we chose the 8 day on the Carnival Sunshine for April 8th was offered from Port Canaveral. We have been on this ship before and the dining options and the Serenity Deck are ... Read more
yerpointis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My 9th and my wife's 16th cruise. We chose the Sunshine this time for the itinerary, Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. We thought the stateroom was a little smaller than previous ships. Stateroom cleanliness was good. We had a very nice ... Read more
natashawill1127@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
They say cruises are what you make it....So we made this one was amazing! From the organization, to the energy, the activities, the food and all around amazing personality and high energy of the cruise director, Chris a.k.a ... Read more

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UmbrellaDave
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I can't say enough about the crew. They worked hard, very friendly, to make our cruise enjoyable. Cruise director worked to keep,things hopping. That is the good side. Bad side is that this ship already needs an overhaul even since it ... Read more
dhdozier
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
49 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I am an avid cruiser. If you read my other reviews you will see I have traveled many other lines and usually go with extended family. Have easily cruised 20 times and also frequent theme parks in Orlando area regularly. This trip on ... Read more
ClintW
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
First time cruiser who traveled with a group of 18 from age 3 up to 63. Ports of call included Half Moon Cay, Nassau, and Freeport. Check in was relatively painless despite the fact that the computers went down at one point. The Cruise ... Read more
ehg2001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We were a family of 5 - two adults, 2 kids (6 & 7), and a grandparent. We booked this specific cruise primarily because we loved Half Moon Cay so much the first time, and we had been on 3 previous Carnival cruises. We understand that ... Read more
ubeenpunkd
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for 3 reasons: 1) We love Carnival Cruise Lines; 2) A ship we haven't been on yet and 3) It was over our daughter's spring break schedule for school. We flew the morning of from Virginia to Orlando airport and ... Read more

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oldbag40
Member Since 2014
1 review
63 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I have been cruising for some time and this was the worst ship, and cruise I have ever been on. I was so looking forward to this cruise. I took my grandkids, and three of my teenage neices with me. It was all of their first cruises. ... Read more
threetrips
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1,018 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I took my daughter and two granddaughters (ages 7 & 10) for an 8 day cruise on the Sunshine in March. We're frequent cruisers but it was our first time on this ship. The layout is similar to other Carnival ships. Our cabin was on ... Read more
jaysbird
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading other reviews I have to share our experience. We had a blast! The ship was nice, yes some wear and tear but that is to be expected, it has been around a long time. We never smelled any sewer smell like I have read in previous ... Read more
CRUISEJUNKIESNC
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We traveled with our 3 kids and niece, ages 14-16. Ship was completely booked. Overall we had a great trip. The weather was excellent and we loved all 3 stops, Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival in the ... Read more
rb80
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
My wife, adult daughter and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine March 26 to April 3, 2016. We have been on numerous Carnival cruises and know what to expect. As usual, the Sunshine was very well maintained, Carnival really has this ... Read more
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