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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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652 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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rb80
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
My wife, adult daughter and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine March 26 to April 3, 2016. We have been on numerous Carnival cruises and know what to expect. As usual, the Sunshine was very well maintained, Carnival really has this ... Read more
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GBpedsRN4life
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First, I must say, this cruise was a deal (price) considering the awesome ports we visited: St. Marten, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. So considering I paid a bargain price, I feel I received what I paid for. She is a pretty ... Read more
lidomiddeck
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation was excellent, on board within 30 minutes of arrival. The room was in excellent shape and to our surprise we had a refrigerator in the room, all of the comments suggested this was not the case on the sunshine so we brought ... Read more
tlehman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise ever and I have a fear of water and boats. Overall I have to say Carnival Sunshine did a really good job. The room was better than I thought and the crew was awesome. Every time we left the room, we came ... Read more
kfamily4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
I have to admit after reading all the negative reviews I thought twice about booking on the Sunshine. I'm glad I ignored them. You get out of a cruise what you make of it. The new décor with the refurbishing was much more ... Read more

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GrammyG11x
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers. We chose this cruise as a family so our grandkids could experience cruising for the first time. It was a choice of economy, as we have only done Carnival one other time. There were some good and some not so ... Read more
wwfd275
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We previously sailed on this vessel when it was the Destiny and had a great cruise. Since the makeover to Sunshine, many of the features of the Destiny that appealed to us are gone. The ship was fully booked. There were insufficient staff ... Read more
farmerjeff
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
to summarize: there were some really good things, but few and far between. biggest beef was with service and our rooms (6342 and 6340) that were falling apart, they didn't do much about it. Clean ship, rooms were pretty tight, we had ... Read more
kfamily5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading reviews we were worried that this cruise would be a disappointment. We had a great experience. We haven't sailed with Carnival for 7 years and our last two cruises were on Disney ships. The staff aboard the Sunshine were ... Read more
Yank&Brit
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I would first like to say that I was excited and curious because of all the negative reviews of the Sunshine. We chose her specifically for the itinerary since our party of four had a combined wish to see Aruba and Grand Turk and for the ... Read more

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Lawgirls
Member Since 2004
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I have gone on about 10 or so cruises, so we’re seasoned cruisers. Getting on the Ship was delayed several hours because the ship needed to be cleaned due to the norovirus. The staff at the port handed out water and ... Read more
getupgo
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
460 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We are a very fit 73 and 66 year old married couple. We live in Clearwater five miles from the beach where we go regularly to walk, picnic and sunset watch. Yes, we do applaud setsets. We have cruised with Royal in the past but have ... Read more
nanstersinger
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was a 13 day "journeys" cruise on the fairly recently refurbished Sunshine. Like other reviewers stated, the design sacrificed some public space to accommodate more staterooms. I like most of the 2.0 changes, but found it ... Read more
XanaXand
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
64 helpful votes
We have cruised 20 times since my wife and I got together. She has been on even more than that. This was our 7th Carnival cruise, but I guarantee you it will be our last. We were so excited about this boat. It was recently refurbished ... Read more
TC Cruiser
Member Since 2003
1 review
493 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My February 2016 cruise on the Carnival Sunshine was my sixth cruise and third time sailing with Carnival. Overall this cruise had a great itinerary and didn't have many major disappointments or pleasant surprises. If you know what to ... Read more

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lperkins1420
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Here is my Carnival Sunshine Review of our Feb 13 sailing 8 day eastern Caribbean-St. Maartan, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk. A little background-this was our fourth cruise and all have been with Carnival. We are gold members. We ... Read more
kmk01s
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We were on the Sunshine the week of February 13th. I read a lot of reviews before boarding and would have agree with most of the reviews. Every now and then you would smell sewage on the ship. Even in the gift shops. The drinking water ... Read more
Curly&Moe
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This ship use to be the "Destiny" but in 2013 it was transformed to the "Sunshine." Let me say that Carnival had only profit in mind and not the customer. With the transformation came additional state rooms now the ship ... Read more
Canadian Explorers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First time on the Sunshine. Departure from Port Canaveral which is a very modern terminal with easy access. Boarding was quick and easy although they did confiscate our bottled water from our carry on. Despite what Carnival lists as ... Read more
NCdave
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
201 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Read reviews and had concerns but went any way. Embarkation was great people friendly and quick, room was ready. Ship décor was great, looks really good. The issues that we had were; crowding on Lido, crowded more than any ship we ... Read more

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negroni29
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are Gold Card members, always have the Grand Suite, are used to a certain level of comfort, and have been mostly satisfied on all previous cruises. This was the first time we sailed on the Sunshine and will absolutely be the last. ... Read more
tennis66
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We sailed on the Carnival Sunshine in early February. We have been on numerous cruises, all Royal Caribbean. Every single one of them was beyond superb! This ship failed to meet expectations in so many different areas. Boarding the ... Read more
Mus1cl
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The embarkation process at Port Canaveral was absolutely wonderful. We needed wheelchair assistance when we got there and someone was readily available. We were given our sign and sail cards and proceeded up to board the ship. The ... Read more
UnixGeekDave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my 20th cruise (ten on Carnival) and I've been on this ship a decade ago when it was the Destiny. Embarkation was smooth being a Platinum member, even the other lines appeared to be moving along. Our stateroom (inside on ... Read more
RobertandEileen
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
EMBARKATION : 5 STARS We are Platinum now so this went just swell. LIDO SELECTION AND QUALITY: 4 STARS DINING ROOM SERVICE AND FOOD: 4.5 STAR A special nod to waiter "Eduardo" PLATINUM VIP PARTY: 5 ... Read more

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