Know before you go: Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by wills61
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Know before you go
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Well, I don't fault these crew because they do not speak perfect English. Fact is most Americans speak poorly as well. Me too! The crew are delightful people on the surface. The girl who said I should not eat alone was not robbing me of my civil rights( I did not think I had any being in international waters any who) she was merely looking out for me in her wonderful European custom. It was most polite albeit not suitable to me. I thought her sweet and not the subject of some frivolous suit. Some of these kids were from the region of my ancestry so I got them. Onward. I finally grew tired of the stiff formal dining room anyway. Then I ventured to the really great eateries on other floors. As I grew to know the ship I went further and further. I like the deck design fact that I had to work a little to get places. I used the stairs as an excuse to eat more. If I was going to have dessert at every dinner then I was gonna work for it! I ate in most of the places some for a small up charge which I gladly paid. Then I discovered this Marketplace where you could just get in line and gorge. Sure it was buffet but it was kept pretty fresh and had some great eats. I could get coffee 24-7. The lines for Guy's and the Taco place were busy but these suckers could turn production baby! I ended up meeting some old friend/coworkers on the ship. I was all over the ship and only saw them a few times. So the hermit side was not offended at all. I actually may have come out a little of my shell.
I could write a terrible review but why. All of my needs were met. Not met was my fantasy of if I were a king and off with their heads! Which by the way my first name is William. I do not go by that but some of the crew called me "Sir William" so I went with that. I signed my name to every ticket as "Sir William". I like that! LOL! I am so tired of people blaming others for their own contrived bad experiences. Like the woman who did not buy cancellation insurance then left her dying grandfather behind as she went on the cruise. Shame on her. I never even knew my grandparents. The worst part for me was on an excursion in Freeport. Which by the way those people who live there were so nice to me. I am blessed to have not gone through what they have. TIP them BIG! A fellow tourist yelled in my face because she and her party were first in line at the bus. By the way she was sitting on the bench and her bus was right in front of her. She was so stupid or drunk she did not even know it was her bus until I got in line and pointed it out. She was such a word I do not wish to use. I went and hired a private cab for me and 4 complete strangers who had been on a boat with me. We were driven by the most delightful old man who had lived on that island since the beginning of time. What stories he told! I only wish I had a picture if that mean woman's face when she saw us drive off! She had to sit there for 20 more minutes. All in all I would say life is what you make it and Carnival helped this old curmudgeon to have the time of his life! Less
Cabin review: Oceanview State Room1611
I loved it. Clean, spacious, functional. I loved it. I enjoyed kicking back watching TV and watching the FWD and AFT cameras to see what was happening up on deck. These crew came in twice a day to clean, stock and even turn down my bed! They made these little animals out of towels. I lined them up on my couch to keep me entertained. They were so cool I hated to ruin them! AC was most righteous indeed.