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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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2016
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633 Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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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
6 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
105 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
81 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
3 reviews
24 forum posts
0 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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No1beachjumper
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We booked cabin 12019 which is a Spa Balcony cabin located on deck 12 forward. Upon boarding we went to the only two elevators that go to deck 12 to take our carry-on luggage to the cabin. We could only get up to deck 10. We were told ... Read more
BretB
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Here's the thing, I love to cruise. To me, it is the best value for a vacation, and it has always been enjoyable. However, I have never had a more awful experience than I have had on this ship. There were some high points, that I will ... Read more
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ShonM
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This is our 10th cruise and the 6th on Carnival. For the money it is our favorite cruise line. We were leery to go on the Sunshine ~ our last 2 Carnival cruises was on the Breeze, one of their newer ships. Although the Sunshine had a ... Read more
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falcon1961
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Starting back when this ship was called the Destiny, this is our third time sailing on the same vessel. I have to admit that this time I was not overly impressed. We missed the opportunity to book "Faster to the Fun", but were ... Read more
fishingfreak
Member Since 2011
1 review
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The Journeys cruise itinerary was good. Nice to go to some islands we had never been to. Overall an average cruise with Carnival. Food was good but not great. Guy's burgers were very good. The buffet was lacking on some days but good on ... Read more

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Cap'nLou
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We took the 10-day Journeys cruise from San Juan to Port Canaveral on December 9. We selected this cruise specifically for the Journeys itinerary and added on-board activities, which for the most part were a nice addition. Embarkation ... Read more
Tampamatchmaker
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I really enjoyed this ship. Boarding was easy in San Juan, the room was ready when we arrived (usually you have to wait hours), luggage came before dinner. The staff friendly and welcoming. I love the variety of restaurants, from Guy's ... Read more
figgins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine with 3 other couples out of Puerto Rico December 9. We flew in the day before and boarded around 1 p.m. There were no lines and it was the fastest boarding we have experienced in the 12 ... Read more
patch27
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Sailed on the Carnival Sunshine on November 28, 2015 for 12 nights. Embarkation was swift and effortless. This ship was not kept up as it should have. The balcony was dirty. Chairs, table and see through panels were dirty and full of ... Read more
Put Me On A Boat
Member Since 2005
1 review
754 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Met friends we had cruised with before so that was great. Dinner was slow first night, but found out they took one of our waiters to work on Lido deck. Food was good, not always to my taste, but I did not starve! Too much food in ... Read more

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