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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by wwbill4

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Carnival Sunshine
Carnival Sunshine
Member Name: wwbill4
Cruise Date: May 2012
Embarkation: Barcelona
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: Bal
Cabin Number: 6181
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5+
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For the itinerary!!!!

We arrived home this past Friday evening from our 12 day cruise beginning the May 26th.

The Good;
The ports were awesome! Do all you can. We had a private tour in Marseilles; then in Florence had a tour that took us to Pisa and Florence(Ship tour, one of three). Exceptional!
Then in Rome we did Best Limos in Rome. Saw a lot. The Wednesday we were there, approx 90K were also there at the Vatican.

After that in Naples did the ship tour to Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii. When you get to Vesuvius it is about a half hour hike up hill. But worth it.

In Dubrovnik we took the shuttle to town and did our own thing walking the walls. They take charge cards but no euros or am money to walk the walls.

Then to Venice we purchased the 24 hour pass. To get the 24 hour pass(cost 20 Euros) you need to take the "people mover" to the water bus. It is 1 euros to get to Venice and 1 Euros back. You can purchase 2 tickets at one time for RT. Lots to do and you can do ti on your own.

Then to Messina, we did the hike up Mt Edna-Do it!!! This was the ships tour by motor coach to Mt Edna, then you get in a cable car, then a 4 x4 up to the top. Finally a 30-40 minute walk at the top where there is some left over ice.It is windy, so layer. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip!!

On the ship the service by the dining room staff in the Sunrise and room Stewart was exceptional.

The 8 ship entertainers very good!

The food ok, not great but average.

he room, well we were in 6181 and 4 of the 12 days our drain outside the shower overflowed. We just put a lot of towels down. We heard this was happening in other staterooms on our floor.

The ship did give us approx 300 credit per stateroom.
On the ship we were told 65% were 60 and over.

Publication Date: 06/18/13
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