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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
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
248 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
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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
sbacon
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
The staff were wonderful, Very friendly and helpful. We had a blast. Great drinks, food and the experience on the ship with all the activities were great. Our Cruise Director "Emma" made everything more fun. The kids (even the ... Read more
janiebanie
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise on Carnival and this ship was just a let down. We could not get wash clothes or towels second day, therefor we did not make it to Elegant night. Phone was broken, this took a few days to get resolved. We stayed ... Read more
sweet midwest
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Tea time is a great experience. So if you haven't tried this you should just once and see if you like it . The port was easy to get to. The embarkation and disembarkation was easy and smooth. The room service was hard to find I think they ... Read more
whatwendysaid
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We flew to Florida and spent one night before we went to the ship. Our hotel was ok but we later found out from another long time cruiser that we paid about 300.00 more than we should have for transportation. Lesson learned on how to do ... Read more
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penguinusa
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we've cruised on the Sunshine before, right after the 2.0 upgrade, so we knew what to expect: An overcrowded ship that handles rough seas very poorly yet also has Carnival's most up to date restaurants, shops and ... Read more
Nursejohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First time on Carnival and probably the last. Previous cruises on Holland America and NCL but decided on Carnival due to friends opinions and availability of 5 nights to Bahamas. Part of the disappointment was not fault of Carnival; ... Read more
JoCus007
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose the Carnival Sunshine because it was a reasonably priced ship sailing on the days we wanted. We left New Year's Eve out of Port Canaveral and had the best New Year's Eve ever!!! We took our 3 kids and went went two other families ... Read more
ggoldsm590
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
70 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We sailed on the Sunshine New Year's Eve, Cabin 11019 Serenity. Had the most awesome time. Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Deck 11 & 12 only have 2 elevators to them compared to the 6 elevator 1 deck down. Some people complained ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Carnival Sunshine December 31, 2016-December 8, 2017 Room 8330, Aft Balcony Stateroom Steward, Gordoue Started our travels on December 20th Traveling for 11 days takes a toll on a person. Spent sail away on our balcony. Sushi ... Read more
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NPRGiant 2016
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This cruise fit our schedule perfectly for our 30th wedding anniversary - and we weren't disappointed. The captain himself did our vows renewal, even at the very hour we were married 30 years ago. The photographer who captured the event ... Read more
cherry dl
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
4th carnival cruise ,one man entertainment food was iffy didnt compaire to previous cruises the ship was nice a little smaller than others and a bit crowded the cabins were nice the same size as other ships we have been on. only dined ... Read more
jhk515
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I'm a little torn on the rating. This was our first cruise with CCL, and our second overall (first one with NCL). So, can only compare the two. CCL is definitely more cost-effective, hands down. BUT, there's a constant upsell/marketing ... Read more
Indian River Guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Cruised as it was a Christmas Cruise for 8 days returning on 12/26. Sailed Sunshine two years ago to Mexico and loved it! This is still a nice ship that has been remodeled nicely. About three thousand people which for us is a great ... Read more
slidin1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I'm sure it was the tension on the window you heard the tap tap all day and night as long as the ship moved. We put pillows and comforters to try and muffle the sound. The comedy club is way to small. the main theater is way to small. Not ... Read more
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ICount4U
Member Since 2009
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We booked our over Christmas cruise on Carnival because the dates suited our schedules. This was our first time on Carnival and we were not disappointed. Embarkation at Port Canaveral went smoothly, we parked in the terminal parking deck ... Read more
sme
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
226 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise in 5 years and were looking forward to some new ports - Aruba and Bonaire. We usually cruise Carnival and this cruise met and exceed most expectations. First the ship. I read a lot of bad reviews on the ... Read more
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Janet McClung
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Second time on the Sunshine. Our first time on it was its Inaugural sail. Looked forward to booking it again. Great ship! Great staff in every department. After several trips to Grand Turk we still love it! Aruba... good. First time ... Read more
bchubchub
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
The first three days of the cruise was bad due to the weather not the captain. I was in the room on those days. They need to put fridges in the rooms because some people have medicines that need to be in the fridge. They also need to ... Read more
iahawkize
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
1,079 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
You're going to get a "Debbie Downer" every now and then as they want to sound important and be noticed , but I am DEFINITELY on the other end of the spectrum. This was my 8th Carnival Cruise and by far the best. I was group ... Read more
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