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ANGlady
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
177 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my 11th cruise with Carnival. I brought a close friend on this trip, and it was her very first cruise. We were just looking to relax with some drinks by the pool and enjoy each other's company as we don't live close to each ... Read more
dhutto
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
If you haven't been aboard the beautiful, Carnival Sunshine, then I suggest you book a trip soon. The ship has some extremely nice amenities, and wonderful food. The staff is very helpful, and they all go out of their way to make your ... Read more
DenisK
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I just returned from a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. This was cruise number 17 and the second time on the Sunshine. We had a great time, always wishing we would of done more. As far as being a long time cruiser we have ... Read more
nikkers15
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We just got back from the 5 night Bahama cruise on Sunshine with our 2 children, ages 10 and 13. We have previously cruised on NCL and RC. This was our first Carnival Cruise. We chose Carnival because we wanted to leave out of Port ... Read more
mwb0230
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
From the time we boarded the Carnival Sunshine we were impressed with the staff, the food and the entertainment. Our cabin steward Daryl was great and our dining room staff was outstanding. My favorite staff person on the ship was Pande ... Read more
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Wolfshair
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
147 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the second leg of our back to back. The first leg had been on the Norwegian Epic. We liked the Sunshine a lot and had a really enjoyable trip. The ship was pretty. I did not think it showed it's age and I thought the Serenity area ... Read more
labpup16
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We got in on a special pricing deal. It was scheduled a year in advance. In the past, we have sailed on four different cruise lines and they were all special in there own way. Literally my only complaint, through my bad choice, was our ... Read more
VacationgirlSandy
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine in February 2017. This was our 4th Carnival cruise and 9th cruise overall. Was this our best cruise? No. But it is very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. We found it relaxing ... Read more
Karensbud1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
This was a 30th anniversary cruise. This is our 4th cruise. We enjoyed the stops and the friendliness of the crew so much that we booked another cruise for next year. We had a great wait staff. Our steward was charming. The whole boat ... Read more
etsugrad2000
Member Since 2012
1 review
118 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
February 11, 2017 - Port Canaveral Good itinerary - great weather - didn't realize this was a "gamblers' cruise" and we're not gamblers. I'm sure they enjoyed it. We like Carnival's Sports Bars - get to keep track of U.S. ... Read more
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Fumes21
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the locations that the ship was going, and that it was an eight-day cruise. Our cabin was on deck 10 in a Spa Balcony, but really didn't really use many of the Spa's facilities. We booked over six months ... Read more
Safety Guy33
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I've cruised quite a few times on both Carnival and other cruise lines. This was the best cruise I have had. The food and service were extraordinary. From the time we entered the ship Carnival lived up to their claim of FUN cruise. ... Read more
SamuelK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
The service was excellent as usual with all of our Carnival cruises.The food was also good.The only negative was the only route across the promenade deck was through a smoked filled casino....The fact that the weather was great made ... Read more
4serenity
Member Since 2013
1 review
173 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports. We love to cruise and see different islands. I'd have to say that we love visiting new places so we book for ports before we repeat a ship. We really don't go to any shows as we live by & ... Read more
psicruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
The staff collectively was the best of any ship I have been on (20+), from the waiters to bar service, to cruise director and staff. Unfortunately when the ship was redone a few years ago, they added too many cabins and sacrificed public ... Read more
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CruiseKittyFL
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
72 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sunshine Review - Sail Date January 29, 2017 5 days to Amber Cove and Grand Turk Departing from Port Canaveral People in group = 10 Previous cruises: Freedom, Valor, Liberty, Breeze, Ecstasy, & Legend. I had read many ... Read more
e.p.
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
285 forum posts
This was a GFWC Woman's Club (all of Florida) fundraiser for Hacienda Girls Ranch. Florida Fabulous Flamingo Flock... People would say oh, you're with that ladies group. Yep, that's was us, all 90+++ & a few husbands (10)... I ... Read more
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Desert Cruiser
Member Since 2001
1 review
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first Carnival cruise. After all the bad press Carnival has received over the past few years we really weren't sure what to expect. Let me begin by saying the embarkation was stress-free and by far the smoothest we have ever ... Read more
DebiDebi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Difficult finding enough activities to not be bored. Went to tons of TRIVIA GAMES daily, more than 9, just to have something to do. CONNECT FOUR board games, shuffleboard, foosball, bean bag toss offered in team competition (I can do ... Read more
Sthrngrl66
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was the first cruise for me and my husband. It was a belated celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary and I'm glad we chose this cruise and especially glad we chose the excursions and cabin that we did. We didn't know ... Read more
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Dipsylee
Member Since 2002
7 reviews
144 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first time experiencing a back to back cruise. We did the following 5 night cruise as well. We loved doing the back to back! Will definitely do that again. We took Carnival's shuttle from the Orlando airport and when we ... Read more
trueblue91652747
Member Since 2012
1 review
252 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was our second time on Sunshine so we were looking forward to boarding and getting settled. We booked very close to the cruise so we were not able to take advantage of FTTF as we usually do so we took our time getting to the port. We ... Read more
JohnnyTravel
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was not my choice, but I did escort a small group. The ship has been refurbished and much of it is great.. but it still shows the age. Our cabin was decent, no refrigerator and I found out that you need to request ice in your room ... Read more
kgms74
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the length, cost, and it was visiting ports we hadn't been to before. We hadn't cruised with Carnival before but it seemed to still be family friendly. We were traveling with Grandma and our 3 kids ages ... Read more
rmatslu
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My wife and I 5th cruise and 3rd on Carnival. This is an older boat that was renovated but it is very well maintained. There were 12 of us traveling in total. I had a room with my wife and 3 boys and the room was very conveniently set up ... Read more
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