Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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817 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews
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Sugarbones77
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Hubby and I just came back from this Carnival cruise from NY to Halifax and St Johns bay Canada. We always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise , but too pricey, so we did the next best thing--Canada! We had a great time--the interior state ... Read more
lucifee83
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This was my third cruise, all with Carnival. The Sunshine is a beautiful ship, and very nicely remodeled. We did a 7 night cruise from NYC to Bermuda in October. Yes, risky weather, but all in all very good. Cabin - we had an inside ... Read more
jerseygrl828
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my second Carnival cruise, but the first leaving from Manhattan. Living in NJ, it was very convenient. I opted for car service over the train and it worked well. The first time a I traveled solo and this time I traveled with a ... Read more
carnsun1001
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Before embarking on our cruise, I read a ton of reviews about the Carnival Sunshine and was shocked at how many were negative and sometimes over-the-top negative. It is a shame that those who felt the need to write such negative reviews ... Read more
Dorene1
Member Since 2003
16 reviews
1,165 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I was very happy to sail on the Sunshine, Carnival did a wonderful job. We lucked out this week while others were unsure of their sailing to the Caribbean, Bermuda was beautiful. We did have rain the first day but that was it all other ... Read more
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Unshipshape2
Member Since 2014
1 review
45 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It wasn't a hit and run cruise but rather a stay put in one port get to really see the island type of cruise. We found our stateroom to be roomy and clean. We spent many an hour on our balcony. It ... Read more
CruiseAdict218
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,136 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We planned this trip almost a year and a half ago, and choose both Carnival and the Carnival Sunshine for my parents to renew their vows on the ship. Overall, Carnival went above and beyond for my parents the entire ceremony was ... Read more
momb24
Member Since 2007
1 review
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Wanted to cruise New England/Canada and chose Carnival due to past positive cruises on other ships from their fleet. This ship is difficult to navigate from aft to mid and forward on many deck levels. Elevators noted not to stop on mid ... Read more
48willys
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we have never gone north on a cruise and were anxious to visit Maine and Canadian ports. We were looking forward to seeing the colorful fall, but because of the hot dry summer, leaves had not changed yet. ... Read more
Popeye57
Member Since 2009
1 review
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First time for New England cruise. Older passengers, great ship, and wonderful staff. Food was average but the service was great. Ports were alright but not something we would rush back to. Ship was not crowded even though it was sold out. ... Read more
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Maraprince
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
5,298 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Only complaint was the cooler than expected on board temperatures. Servers went out of their way to please, even reheating our main course when we were not ready to eat it We always received extra food items that we did not order. ... Read more
semiretired52
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
103 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We were on the Sunshine New England Cruise Sept 17- 24, 2016. The over trip was ok. The food in the main dining room could have been better. Chicken breast dried out. Baked potatoes was cold and hard. The butter wouldn't even melt. I ... Read more
happycruisers13
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
77 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We traveled on the Carnival Sunshine September 24-October 1, 2016. It was our first Carnival Cruise, and it will be our last. The ship is very old and outdated. We had a spa balcony room, and it was tiny, tiny, tiny. The color scheme in ... Read more
StarWarsGal
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
140 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We are in our early 50's and have sailed on Carnival several times. I enjoy the entertainment, trivia, and comedy shows. But I have noticed over the years that the food quality and variety has declined. The buffet on the Lido looked the ... Read more
SingingMa
Member Since 2011
1 review
47 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise to fit into our schedule in NYC and with the hope to see Fall colors. We did not get to see the Fall colors due the long summer. This is our first Carnival cruise. We did not have high expectation. It exceeded our ... Read more
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FannyT
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise in a line dance group same as we did 7 years ago on Carnival Triumph. However, this Carnival Sunshine Fun ship is a boring one. NO disco, NO private dancing time at sea days..Carnival dancing lessons was short and ... Read more
nycmedic
Member Since 2010
1 review
28 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the price and itinerary. We did the 4 day last year on the Splendor and wanted to see more. We had FTTF so we were able to get on board before noon. We had access to our room and headed to the buffet. The ... Read more
Canthackit
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We spent 3 days in Manhattan before the cruise and on cruise day took an Uber to the Manhattan Cruise terminal about 10:30 AM. Traffic is pretty heavy, but it's New York, so just plan accordingly. We had stayed near Times Square so it's ... Read more
scraperbc
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We do a Family and Friends Cruise 19 people in our group every 2-3 years, and we just returned from a New England & Canada Fall Cruise on carnival Sunshine Sept 10-17/16. Sat-We flew into LaGuardia and took a Carnival Transfer bus ... Read more
Barb1954
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
24 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was very pleasantly surprised. We were on this ship for a 4th of July weekend trip and I really did not like the food, the noise, the crowds or much about the 4 days. However, it was like they redid everything. I don't have any ... Read more
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sparty72
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
After seeing some reviews on this ship we were a little hesitant to book this cruise. In the end, we trusted our experience with previous Carnival cruises and went for it, and we were glad we did! It could not have been any better. The ... Read more
Gravey3
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for our honeymoon, and we expected it to be fun, but the negative overshadowed the positives on this trip. We carried our own luggage on, and used the only available elevator to get to deck 12. We waited while other ... Read more
jhous54
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I won this cruise from a local casino. The ship is older but it has been refurbished. We were impressed with the cleanliness overall. There are several laundry facilities onboard which made ironing, washing and drying our own clothes much ... Read more
gailr5555@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
1 helpful vote
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
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