Not great but still a good cruise: Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by gc cruiser
Overall Member Rating
Not great but still a good cruise
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
We believe they have tried to put more people on the ship but the ship is still the same size so it is a little more crowded. We decided that Carnival tried to accommodate more people without accommodating the people, if that makes sense. It wouldn't be my first choice if I had one, but I would sail on it again just because we love cruising Less
Cabin review: 8207
The cabin was good. We don't spend a lot of time in there and there was plenty of room for the 2 of us to get ready each day. Would have liked more shelves in the closet. The shower was good. Seemed bigger than some others. The toilet is at an angle and you will have one foot in the shower while you use it. My biggest complaint was that the bathroom door opens into the bathroom. It always seemed to be in the way. Still not a deal breaker though.
Port and Shore Excursions
Went cave tubing in Belize. It's a 5 mile tender to land and Carnival tells you, if you don't have an excursion planned, don't leave the secured area. Any excursion will result in a long bus ride. Our was about 1 1/2 hr each way. You do get to see a lot of Belize that you normally wouldn't see. I'm glad I did the excursion but next time I might just go to port for some shopping and then back to the boat to play in the water park and pool.
We have been to Cozumel several times. Nice beaches there and really good shopping. Both in the village where you walk off and downtown, which is about 3 miles away. You can take a cab there for about 10 bucks or make the walk. A lot of shopping along the way. Plenty of places to eat and drink along the way
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