CARNIVAL SUNSHINE 12 DAY Mediterranean Cruise July 2013: Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by isis12
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CARNIVAL SUNSHINE 12 DAY Mediterranean Cruise July 2013
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
OK so lets start at the beginning. We began and ended at Barcelona. Embarkation and debarkation were great--never seen things go so smoothly and the terminal itself was clean and nice- unlike some of the Florida/Caribbean terminals. We got to Barcelona a few days early but you could get there the same day as the cruise if you trust the airlines. Barcelona airport is only a half hour from the cruise terminal. A taxi would have cost ~35 euros. We stayed at a hotel called Hotel Nouvel . It was off of La Rambla (a great location for just walking around). La Rambla is a street running from Placa Catalunya to Estatua de Colom. It allows some traffic but is mostly a wide boulevard for walking with street vendors and outdoor eating. The hotel cost 330 euros for 2 nights(triple room, no breakfast). It was clean and quiet.
I will go into more depth about the port stops, food, activities, etc. in another review but the cruise was a great way to see multiple cities in a short period of time. Less
Cabin review: 8288
good overall but a bit noisy(propeller noise?, squeaks, rattles, etc.) due to the location toward the back of the ship. Doors now have louvers which allow you to hear people in the hallways-very irritating.
Seemed like a training cruise
Overall a great experience
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