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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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651 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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BABYJOSIE98
Member Since 2002
1 review
663 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We just came home from sailing on the Carnival Sunshine this past Sunday. I had read so many awful things I was getting worried, but all was well when we stepped on board. We sailed with 16 others and a baby and we all had a wonderful ... Read more
Dj Gus
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just finish a cruise on the Sunshine and had a wonderful time. We never had to wait in line longer than maybe 5 mins (except on return to Orlando). The shows were fun and very enjoyable. The food in the dining room is on par with ... Read more
jaxcruiser1961
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
74 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 3rd time on the Sunshine. We spent the night pre cruise at the Radisson Resort at the Port. We love the hotel, the breakfast and perfect shuttle service. Highly recommended. We left the hotel at 11:30 on the ... Read more
Cruiser Rick1
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I will leave out all the weather related issues because they are not Carnival's fault but it was 35 degrees in Orlando the day before the cruise. Almost like Alaska where you have to be prepared for everything. Embarkation was okay but a ... Read more
docsev2
Member Since 2010
1 review
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Service was wonderful! We had ice in our room everyday for our drinks without asking. Besides paying the tips ahead of time we always leave 3 or 4 bucks a day for room attendant. Extra towels, Ice, room made up asap and when we disembarked ... Read more

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Sashas
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
337 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 42nd cruise, 24th with Carnival. We are Floridians and drove to the port. Embarkation was great at Pt Canaveral. In room by 1:00 pm. Guys Burger Joint first stop. We did not care for the Sunshine. The ship looks nice, but ... Read more
diannezzz
Member Since 2001
1 review
59 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 13th cruise and 10th on Carnival. The reviews on the Sunshine were not very good but we wanted to do the Southern Caribbean and always manage to enjoy our cruises so we booked it. We drove to Port Canaveral, parked at Park ... Read more
nanacallie
Member Since 2012
1 review
70 forum posts
1 helpful vote
When taking a Carnival cruise I have to remember that the price is right for the cruise. This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival. If you really don't like crowds, have no patience for waiting in line to see the nightly entertainment, and ... Read more
jidibrai
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
After cruising on the Carnival Breeze, I should know nothing will compare so it's hard to rate Sunshine fairly. The port was great and we were on in 20 minutes from arrival. Staff was great! Fun, friendly and seemed happy to be there. ... Read more
rq27606
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Carnival sunshine, the ship The embarkation process was acceptable. However the center elevators were sequestered for luggage handling and that caused a big mess as there was no communication to tell the passengers of this ... Read more

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FreebirdVT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I believe that if you look for the good on a cruise, most times you will have a good time. We have been on 3 other Carnival Cruises and I felt this ship didn't compare to some of them, however we managed to have a great time! The ... Read more
rough44
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my 3 cruise, the first was on the Fascination which was wonderful. The second was my favorite, the Carnival Pride! This ship (Carnival Sunshine) was the worst. I read reviews about the sewer smell but I thought maybe some people ... Read more
JK79
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Ship - Is beautiful. But you can tell that it is redone. Activities - What I could enjoy was ok and fun. Service - The crew at the atrium bar were great and we had good dining staff. Our steward did the best he could also. And ... Read more
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debbiedavis53
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
This was my first cruise on the sunshine. My 12th cruise with carnival. This was by far th e worst cruise with Carnival. Most of the staff I encountered was rude. Except for our cabin steward. We have never had a bad cabin steward. ... Read more
candpbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My family and I just came back from a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas. It was our first cruise with Carnival and was on the Sunshine leaving January 3. We encountered a few issues which I feel compelled to tell you about as we are seasoned ... Read more

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mjsrn
Member Since 2012
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We enjoyed the cruise very much. This was my 4th cruise, 3rd on Carnival. Traveled with sons, dau in law, grandchildren, age 8,10,11,12. I liked the layout of the buffet better than on the Breeze. My sons prefered the buffet. I liked the ... Read more
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Cindy D S
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
It was a great time, I hadn't been on one in almost 30 years, and my husband was going on his first, he enjoyed the gambling, and I like to shop in the ports, the food was excellent, and there was always plenty of it, I loved the soft ... Read more
MOM48
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We booked this cruise simply to relax and spend time together. We were upsold (for $150 each) to an ocean suite just a few days prior to cruise date. We are platinum, so we got the usual free laundry, chocolates, gifts, etc; but the best ... Read more
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travellers81
Member Since 2011
1 review
106 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Selected this cruise specifically for the ship. Overall, we were mainly disappointed by the overall service, especially at the Guest Service Desk. Our cabin steward Pat was amazing, food was good although repetitive We had waited to get ... Read more
youagain
Member Since 2013
1 review
89 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had 3 balcony rooms and 1 handicap room on deck 7 aft for the New Years eve cruise. Everyone had a Great time. All but one in our party of 9 had sailed before. The ship had its quirks but over all was doable. We had the most trouble ... Read more

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cpowers0811@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Casino allows smoking. However, it would have been so nice to have one side of the Casino smoke free. We live in Ohio and pretty much everywhere is smoke free. Having breathing issues and not having the smoke free areas enforced on the ... Read more
crusingmomof4
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise with my family (total of 11 people, kids ranging in ages from 7-17) to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday. I was so nervous after reading all the negative reviews; however, we decided to book anyways because we liked ... Read more
adam.nodjomian
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our family's fourth (second with Carnival) and favorite cruise thus far. Many things contributed to this. First of all, the holiday spirit aboard the ship was awesome and welcome. Celebrating New Years' on a cruise ship is unique ... Read more
wdlanglois
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 6th cruise on Carnival and it was one of the roughest. The ship rolled and swayed for seven full days. I don't know why this ship rolled so much because I have been in worse conditions than what we had. Winds were blowing ... Read more
afreudgirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
To be fair, my husband and I were hesitant about sailing with Carnival again. We sailed on the Conquest a few years ago and were unimpressed. However, we got an amazing deal and the sailing had several ports we were excited to visit. ... Read more

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