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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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634 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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nursejess04@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
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
Lem_On_Ade
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
Bstand7435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
7 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

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yerpointis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
UmbrellaDave
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 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
ClintW
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 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
7 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

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ubeenpunkd
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
0 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
oldbag40
Member Since 2014
1 review
63 forum posts
7 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
1,003 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
8 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
7 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

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rb80
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
18 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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GBpedsRN4life
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First, I must say, this cruise was a deal (price) considering the awesome ports we visited: St. Marten, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. So considering I paid a bargain price, I feel I received what I paid for. She is a pretty ... Read more
lidomiddeck
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation was excellent, on board within 30 minutes of arrival. The room was in excellent shape and to our surprise we had a refrigerator in the room, all of the comments suggested this was not the case on the sunshine so we brought ... Read more
tlehman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise ever and I have a fear of water and boats. Overall I have to say Carnival Sunshine did a really good job. The room was better than I thought and the crew was awesome. Every time we left the room, we came ... Read more
kfamily4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
I have to admit after reading all the negative reviews I thought twice about booking on the Sunshine. I'm glad I ignored them. You get out of a cruise what you make of it. The new décor with the refurbishing was much more ... Read more

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GrammyG11x
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers. We chose this cruise as a family so our grandkids could experience cruising for the first time. It was a choice of economy, as we have only done Carnival one other time. There were some good and some not so ... Read more
wwfd275
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We previously sailed on this vessel when it was the Destiny and had a great cruise. Since the makeover to Sunshine, many of the features of the Destiny that appealed to us are gone. The ship was fully booked. There were insufficient staff ... Read more
farmerjeff
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
to summarize: there were some really good things, but few and far between. biggest beef was with service and our rooms (6342 and 6340) that were falling apart, they didn't do much about it. Clean ship, rooms were pretty tight, we had ... Read more
kfamily5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading reviews we were worried that this cruise would be a disappointment. We had a great experience. We haven't sailed with Carnival for 7 years and our last two cruises were on Disney ships. The staff aboard the Sunshine were ... Read more
Yank&Brit
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I would first like to say that I was excited and curious because of all the negative reviews of the Sunshine. We chose her specifically for the itinerary since our party of four had a combined wish to see Aruba and Grand Turk and for the ... Read more

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