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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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690 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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carolina797
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had a great time, I recommend the Sunshine Ship, they have a lot of activities, the services from the crew members are incredible, the room was little, but the staff always kept it clean and neat. The only thing I would add to this trip ... Read more
Judya2505
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I went on this cruise with a friend, my second cruise (first one on Carnival). We choose this cruise since it went out of Charleston, close to where I live in Myrtle Beach. First off, I was not impressed with the parking situation at the ... Read more
Nomorecarnivalcruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My cabin was nice. My cabin steward did a great job. After that, the service was at best below average. The dining room and bar service was horrendous. It took us as long as 2 and 1/2 hours to have dinner on 3 different nights. I ... Read more
lakemurraykid
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
1,828 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The reason we chose this cruise is because we were invited to join a group of 14 friends and was a college graduation cruise. My DH and I were on the 5/21 sailing along with 14 of our friends. I think all 14 had issues with this ... Read more
galbr46031
Member Since 2004
1 review
18 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Giving this an "average" is generous. It had moments of average and many moments of below. I have to agree with EVERYTHING the person below me said about this cruise. User: Dkeill. In fact we are standing in that line in his ... Read more

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Dkeill
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, but since my folks are avid cruisers, we had a good idea of what to expect. This was a journey that went from terrible to mediocre on the best days. We were told to arrive at the port in Charleston at 11:30 AM ... Read more
Michellemitchell1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We chose this cruise only because my parents were going. I was served shards of glass in a coke in the dining room and nobody at Carnival gave a care in the world about it. The adults were ill mannered pushing and shoving for food in the ... Read more
JWGrayson
Member Since 2012
1 review
2,785 forum posts
22 helpful votes
I am only writing this brief review as I am blown away at the bad reviews for this ship! The was our 24th Carnival cruise with a total of 225 days. I'll admit that my expectations were not very high, due to things I'd read. We enjoyed the ... Read more
nyis
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
26 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My hubby, 8 year old daughter, 12 year old son and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine on April 24, 2016 for our 5 night cruise to their private island, nassau bahamas and Freeport Bahamas. It was NYC spring break. My background, I have ... Read more
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CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Carnival has continually made cutbacks and no longer offers a good vacation for a good price. Carnival has lost a loyal customer who grew up cruising with their family. The Carnival Sunshine is a rust bucket. It truly is rusting and ... Read more

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binbon
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed at the Hilton on Cocoa Beach and choose the park and cruise package with one night stay. It was great being right on the beach. Embarkation went very smooth as it was last time we went to that port. The ship was ... Read more
nursejess04@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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
sillychicky
Member Since 2012
1 review
92 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Let me start by saying I was excited to try this renovated ship. I looked forward to the Serenity decks and updated features. I was sorely disappointed. Embarkation was a disorganized mess due to a medical detour the ship made the ... Read more
sillysully11
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the two new islands we haven't been to. St. Kitts and Grand Turks. St. Kitts was very disappointing and we were warned by every staff member before we got off the ship to not venture past the shopping area ... Read more
SARGON12
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Summary: This was my second voyage with Carnival. My first was on DREAM in 2013, a much newer ship and with more passengers. SUNSHINE is a fine ship and is its interiors are clean and well maintained. Once again I have found that the ... Read more

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Lem_On_Ade
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 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
19 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
Saddleshoes
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Price and ports of call. This was our very first cruise (but not our last). We loved the Sunshine - took us newbie oldtimers a bit to learn how the dining room worked, the different decks etc etc. Only downside for me was the amount of ... Read more
bicar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our daughter and her family selected this cruise. They invited us to join them and we did. Embarkation: We were on time and it went very smoothly. Luggage didn't make it to the room until after we sailed. Disembarkation: Getting off ... Read more
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mrscods
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
11 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
yerpointis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
7 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
dhdozier
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
49 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I am an avid cruiser. If you read my other reviews you will see I have traveled many other lines and usually go with extended family. Have easily cruised 20 times and also frequent theme parks in Orlando area regularly. This trip on ... Read more

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