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Safety Guy33
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I've cruised quite a few times on both Carnival and other cruise lines. This was the best cruise I have had. The food and service were extraordinary. From the time we entered the ship Carnival lived up to their claim of FUN cruise. ... Read more
SamuelK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
The service was excellent as usual with all of our Carnival cruises.The food was also good.The only negative was the only route across the promenade deck was through a smoked filled casino....The fact that the weather was great made ... Read more
4serenity
Member Since 2013
1 review
173 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports. We love to cruise and see different islands. I'd have to say that we love visiting new places so we book for ports before we repeat a ship. We really don't go to any shows as we live by & ... Read more
psicruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
The staff collectively was the best of any ship I have been on (20+), from the waiters to bar service, to cruise director and staff. Unfortunately when the ship was redone a few years ago, they added too many cabins and sacrificed public ... Read more
CruiseKittyFL
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
72 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sunshine Review - Sail Date January 29, 2017 5 days to Amber Cove and Grand Turk Departing from Port Canaveral People in group = 10 Previous cruises: Freedom, Valor, Liberty, Breeze, Ecstasy, & Legend. I had read many ... Read more
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e.p.
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
285 forum posts
This was a GFWC Woman's Club (all of Florida) fundraiser for Hacienda Girls Ranch. Florida Fabulous Flamingo Flock... People would say oh, you're with that ladies group. Yep, that's was us, all 90+++ & a few husbands (10)... I ... Read more
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Desert Cruiser
Member Since 2001
1 review
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first Carnival cruise. After all the bad press Carnival has received over the past few years we really weren't sure what to expect. Let me begin by saying the embarkation was stress-free and by far the smoothest we have ever ... Read more
DebiDebi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Difficult finding enough activities to not be bored. Went to tons of TRIVIA GAMES daily, more than 9, just to have something to do. CONNECT FOUR board games, shuffleboard, foosball, bean bag toss offered in team competition (I can do ... Read more
Sthrngrl66
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was the first cruise for me and my husband. It was a belated celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary and I'm glad we chose this cruise and especially glad we chose the excursions and cabin that we did. We didn't know ... Read more
Dipsylee
Member Since 2002
7 reviews
144 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first time experiencing a back to back cruise. We did the following 5 night cruise as well. We loved doing the back to back! Will definitely do that again. We took Carnival's shuttle from the Orlando airport and when we ... Read more
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trueblue91652747
Member Since 2012
1 review
254 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was our second time on Sunshine so we were looking forward to boarding and getting settled. We booked very close to the cruise so we were not able to take advantage of FTTF as we usually do so we took our time getting to the port. We ... Read more
JohnnyTravel
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was not my choice, but I did escort a small group. The ship has been refurbished and much of it is great.. but it still shows the age. Our cabin was decent, no refrigerator and I found out that you need to request ice in your room ... Read more
kgms74
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the length, cost, and it was visiting ports we hadn't been to before. We hadn't cruised with Carnival before but it seemed to still be family friendly. We were traveling with Grandma and our 3 kids ages ... Read more
rmatslu
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My wife and I 5th cruise and 3rd on Carnival. This is an older boat that was renovated but it is very well maintained. There were 12 of us traveling in total. I had a room with my wife and 3 boys and the room was very conveniently set up ... Read more
sbacon
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
The staff were wonderful, Very friendly and helpful. We had a blast. Great drinks, food and the experience on the ship with all the activities were great. Our Cruise Director "Emma" made everything more fun. The kids (even the ... Read more
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janiebanie
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise on Carnival and this ship was just a let down. We could not get wash clothes or towels second day, therefor we did not make it to Elegant night. Phone was broken, this took a few days to get resolved. We stayed ... Read more
sweet midwest
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Tea time is a great experience. So if you haven't tried this you should just once and see if you like it . The port was easy to get to. The embarkation and disembarkation was easy and smooth. The room service was hard to find I think they ... Read more
whatwendysaid
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We flew to Florida and spent one night before we went to the ship. Our hotel was ok but we later found out from another long time cruiser that we paid about 300.00 more than we should have for transportation. Lesson learned on how to do ... Read more
penguinusa
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we've cruised on the Sunshine before, right after the 2.0 upgrade, so we knew what to expect: An overcrowded ship that handles rough seas very poorly yet also has Carnival's most up to date restaurants, shops and ... Read more
Nursejohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First time on Carnival and probably the last. Previous cruises on Holland America and NCL but decided on Carnival due to friends opinions and availability of 5 nights to Bahamas. Part of the disappointment was not fault of Carnival; ... Read more
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JoCus007
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose the Carnival Sunshine because it was a reasonably priced ship sailing on the days we wanted. We left New Year's Eve out of Port Canaveral and had the best New Year's Eve ever!!! We took our 3 kids and went went two other families ... Read more
ggoldsm590
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
70 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We sailed on the Sunshine New Year's Eve, Cabin 11019 Serenity. Had the most awesome time. Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Deck 11 & 12 only have 2 elevators to them compared to the 6 elevator 1 deck down. Some people complained ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Carnival Sunshine December 31, 2016-December 8, 2017 Room 8330, Aft Balcony Stateroom Steward, Gordoue Started our travels on December 20th Traveling for 11 days takes a toll on a person. Spent sail away on our balcony. Sushi ... Read more
NPRGiant 2016
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
This cruise fit our schedule perfectly for our 30th wedding anniversary - and we weren't disappointed. The captain himself did our vows renewal, even at the very hour we were married 30 years ago. The photographer who captured the event ... Read more
cherry dl
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
4th carnival cruise ,one man entertainment food was iffy didnt compaire to previous cruises the ship was nice a little smaller than others and a bit crowded the cabins were nice the same size as other ships we have been on. only dined ... Read more
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