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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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696 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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boisegirl111
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
i chose carnival cruises because we have never sailed with them before.the food was delish,the entertainment standard,shore excursions expensive as usual,our cabin was an inside but was fine because you don't spend a lot of time in it.i ... Read more
Inspirn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am an avid reader of other people's cruise reviews prior to going on a cruise. Therefore I try to return the favor at the conclusion of my cruise. It is not so much a review as it is my cruise memoir. Here goes. My last cruise was ... Read more
cruising59
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise with Carnival so we weren't sure what to expect. Carnival was a blast! We have sailed on other cruise lines but we have never had as many activities as Carnival provided. Even though Carnival Sunshine is ... Read more
Deedee40
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the cruise because we never been to carnival before did norweign twice,, I'll say average because it was only two nights of entertainment meaning the shows, they were amazing thou but norweign gem had a show every night,,,,the ... Read more
Sail Happy
Member Since 2005
1 review
116 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My cruise on the Sunshine was my 23rd with Carnival and by far the worst. I can summarize this review by saying "What a difference a year makes." I was on the Carnival Splendor last year and have no complaints about that cruise. ... Read more

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kcofone
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
only chose this cruise because wife's family booked and invited us to go along. 8 day cruise out of manhattan to San Juan, St thomas, and Grand Turk. Pros, Staff was , for the most part, friendly and attentive . Ship looked ... Read more
phillyf
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
748 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to cruise out of NY for the July 4th weekend and decided to give Carnival another try. This was our 15th cruise, 10 on NCL, 4 Carnival and 1 Celebrity. My wife, brother in law and I wanted some much needed R&R. My wife and I ... Read more
UsedtoBeKati
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Considerations: • We are a family of three in our 30’s with a 3 year old • We didn’t eat in the MDR • We didn’t go to any of the shows or comedy acts, so I can’t comment on the space or ... Read more
Barb1954
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
17 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just got off of a 4-day cruise from New York to St. Johns. When I got on the ship (it was my first time on Sunshine) I thought how beautiful it looked and how clean – very understated, but nice. Unfortunately, this was not my ... Read more
sharahulda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We saw whales on the way out to sea this cruise, and that should of been an omen. THAR SHE BLOWS, becase this cruise kept on blowing. Well, actually it started before that with our arrival at the teminal when everyone was told, as rhey ... Read more

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seek1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
This was not my first cruise, however, it was my first and last with Carnival. The only reason we booked this cruise was because we live in NJ and it sailed from Manhattan. The food in the lido buffet was pathetic. Nothing in the buffet ... Read more
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sshs
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
98 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I would have liked to give it a 3 (average), but of the nearly 40 cruises we've been on, it was definitely in the bottom 10%, For me, the crowded nature of the ship - a result of Carnival adding cabins and reducing the public space when ... Read more
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Long neck 567
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cruised Carnival in past.always a great experience. This cruise was the worst ever. Staff not friendly, food service awful, dining room waiters didn't even pour our water and were so frazzled forgot stuff. Food either undercooked or ... Read more
Casino Player
Member Since 2004
11 reviews
3,599 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it was on a ship we haven't been on before and it was going to Canada. Later in the year we are going to the Caribbean. Therefore, we were not interested in going there now. Also, this is our ninth time to ... Read more
NiceBob7
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I been on a couple cruises with Carnival to Canada already. Sunshine is a refurnished smaller ship than the four other Carnival ships I been on.. They added more rooms took away other stuff. But did not realized the dining and Lido Buffet ... Read more

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MostlyLegal
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was chosen for a family reunion; 15 family members set sail out of New York for a short cruise to Canada. The New York sail away was wonderful – past lower Manhattan, the Freedom Tower, Ellis Island and the Statue of ... Read more
Longstockingpippi1
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It was the first cruise for my daughter and I. She is 31, severely handicapped and uses a wheelchair outside of the house. I wanted to try a different sort of vacation for us since Disney and Universal (definitely NOT Universal) are too ... Read more
Reesa123
Member Since 2010
1 review
40 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Like others I was a little stressed after reading some of these reviews but have to say my experience was excellent. It was a 4 day cruise to St. John/Canada. I have been to that port several times before so just got off the boat to shop ... Read more
Blondy-grl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
First Carnival cruise! We didn't want to fly to go to a port so we drove from VA to NY. I have been on Royal Caribbean cruise ships before so this was a first carnival experience for my husband and I. We were celebrating our 15th wedding ... Read more
Akroncruiser73
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Took my kids and mother. We had two rooms side by side and they were clean and we had plenty of space. Kids loved the animal towels. Food was great and service excellent. Loved Emma and the roaming party. Dinner in the main dining room was ... Read more

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TracyLane72
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 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
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
21 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
JCI337
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The primary reason we chose this cruise was convenience; we live in the Norfolk, VA area. Though the cruise got off to an auspicious start (the ship came in several hours late due to the Harborfest celebration at Town Point Park), it ... Read more
Afchicana
Member Since 2012
1 review
36 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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

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