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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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gailr5555@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. I am in a wheelchair and was worried about being able to get around, no problems there. People were so nice and considerate. We didn't move around so much, as to stay out of people's way. When we ... Read more
LetsGoTribe
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this particular cruise for the itinerary. We had not previously cruised New England and parts north. After reading mixed reviews for the Carnival Sunshine, we decided to go for it...and we are happy that we did. The embarkation ... Read more
Michagander
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience New York City and leave on a cruise from the Manhattan cruise port. We also selected the Carnival line because we had not sailed with them for many year and wanted a new experience. ... Read more
mellowyellow18
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We traveled in a group of six adults. The cruise was very good. Embarkation and Debarkation was smooth and quick. Ship was a little confusing. Cabin was fine. Food was excellent. Service was excellent all over ship. Shows were great. The ... Read more
mizLORInj
Member Since 2008
23 reviews
6,083 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had not been on a Carnival ship in two years and were happy a new-to-NYC Carnival ship was here to try out. We arrived at the pier around 11:15am and easily found a parking space. We did think it very odd that people were still ... Read more

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md1jw
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
135 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
First of all, the good points. The ship was spotless, wait staff Shiju and Mariela, and cabin steward Imade were excellent. Emma Nixon was extremely efficient and seemed to be everywhere. Cabin on deck 2 was one of the largest oceanview ... Read more
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pard76
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
cruised out of NYC, my cousins had a %comp due to 25th cruise with Carnival, and the canada/new england ports interested us as a change, and to avoid the zika scare.. Found it odd that were no refrigerators on deck 8/balconies, but our ... Read more
2LoveBikes
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
36 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Service was very good both from cabin steward, bar, dining room and Lido. Food was very good except I found that some food on Lido (pork chops, beef) seemed to be tough and may have been recycled. Entertainment staff was very good except ... Read more
jrsims74
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 4th Carnival cruise, having previously been on the Conquest, Glory, and Freedom. The Sunshine just doesn't hold up to those ships. As many have discussed, this ship really is too small for the amount of passengers. On ... Read more
yopaking
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 6th cruise on Carnival and the worst thus far. When I researched the ship, it showed that is had been recently refurbished but the ship is quite old looking onboard compared to other ships. We had a balcony and the glass is so ... Read more

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qosmo8
Member Since 2007
1 review
128 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
This is my 12th cruise and at 1st I thought it was just me but wow, I could have just copied and pasted the negatives that others have already touched on. 1. The kids omg, they were everywhere including serenity. They were loud, ... Read more
JC1957
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We picked the Sunshine because friends of ours wanted to do their first cruise out of New York and as a school worker, had to go in the summer! We usually pick the off-season for our cruises. We are Platinum on Carnival and have cruised ... Read more
#1Happy66
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
ship was way to crowded. Food was very good. Service people were very friendly. Way to many kids. There should have been a curfew for kids under 16. Kids ran around in packs at two, three in the morning up and down hallways. Very noisey. ... Read more
loves2cruise7454
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
have been on 5 cruises this was 2nd time for the carnival and Im just so very disappointed in the whole experience, to begin with the lay out of this ship is terrible you have to go through a very smoky casino to get to dinner the ship is ... Read more
Rusty219
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Not one of the best cruises that we have been on. Food choices centered around additional fees. There were no all day options. Guy' s burgers were good, but on a 9 days cruises there should be more opinions than tacos, pizza or burgers. A ... Read more

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marianneyaya
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
323 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The Sunshine was on the small side, which was fine for us. Emma, our Cruise Director, was great!! Very energetic, friendly and involved in everything! Food and service was excellent! Loved every meal in the dining room!! We had ... Read more
RENEECATE
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Awesome vacation. Relaxing. No worries.just overall great cruise.we had on shore excursion that was cancelled guest services was very helpful in booking something else. Did the behind the scenes tour on board ship it was an awesome tour ... Read more
mc12573
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Worst cruise experience ever! We booked this cruise on the Sunshine because we had a great cruise on the Conquest last November. I can't believe the difference between the two ships. 1. Food was terrible. Chicken can be compared to ... Read more
moxie99
Member Since 2003
8 reviews
905 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The cruise was a free "bounce back" offer from the casino. We wanted to leave from NYC so this was our only option - We did sail with an open mind, unfortunately never again on the Sunshine. This was our 19th cruise on ... Read more
Notahappycustomer
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Oh where do I start. First of all when I book the cruise they lied to me that ship came out in 2013. I later researched it it was built in 1997 I think refurbished in 2013 and name changed so basically it's a grandma in its fleet. Than ... Read more

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SURVIVOR93
Member Since 2001
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I am ALL FINISHED with CARNIVAL. The Sunshine is not big enough to hold all the passengers. Emma the cruise director was horrible. I thought she was spaced out. Phone smile , phoney laugh. Just out right horrible. I found the buffet ... Read more
jessiej
Member Since 2006
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because of the destinations it was going to and the dates of sailing and return. It was a perfect week for me, as it gives me 1 week home before returning to work the day after Labor Day. We have been on Carnival ... Read more
Gotti1985
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
6th cruise, 4th with carnival. i knew this ship was almost a 20 year old ship but i went in with an open mind. If this was your first cruise or is going to be your first cruise. You will be fine. you will enjoy it and you will be ... Read more
Floridaholidays
Member Since 2014
1 review
64 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We choose to cruise as this was one that was available departing from New York. We enjoyed the cruise to Bahamas visiting Grand Turk, half Moon Cay and Nassau. The staff work very hard and no bad experiences with them. The serenity area ... Read more
russianblue15
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose Carnival because of the kid's activities and we were not disappointed. We brought toddlers ages 2 and 4 years with us and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The activities, shows and special events were great. We all had fun ... Read more

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