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Caribbean Carnival Sunshine Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Solid 4-star Experience
"But on this first cruise for us since the pandemic, we felt the Port of Charleston had really stepped up its game.I had purchased two build-a-bear kits as gifts for the grandkids online before the cruise -- that's the only way they were able to participate in this activity as the line stretched more than half of the length of the ship...."Read More
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First cruise

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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Fairygirl171819
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

My parents booked this cruise for our family. Getting on the boat and checking in went fairly smoothly. We walked around the deck with the pool on floor 9 just checking everything out and we were very disappointed in how small the pool was. We were hoping that what we could do in our free time but it was just so small and filled with children or drunk adults when it was open. They had lots of ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Premium Balcony

Traveled with children


Typical Mid-Range Carnival Cruises Experience

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CleverCruisesKat
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

This was a typical mid-range Carnival experience. It met my expectations but did not exceed my expectations or 'WOW' me. As usual, the main dining room has really gone downhill and it is a shame that specialty dining is required in the evenings for an excellent meal at dinner. Fortunately, breakfast/brunch and a few lunch offerings like Guys Burgers and the pizza place, are excellent in comparison ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Weekend fun on older ship

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Thenagers
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My 19 yo son and I have started a new tradition of doing a short cruise together each summer. Last year we did the RCL Freedom of the seas at 30 percent capacity. This was a Full ship. We have cruised Carnival before and I had a great casino offer. Overall a fun long weekend. There were some areas that needed improvement. The embarkation system is complicated but ran smoothly. They have ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Solid 4-star Experience

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honeychile
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

ABOUT OUR PARTY: My husband and I, both in our 60's, have cruised on this ship twice before in 2010 and 2012 when it was still the "Destiny." We were eager to see how the refurb changed the ship and to experience the Port of Charleston. This was a five-day cruise visiting Nassau and Half Moon Cay. We cruised with our daughter, her husband, and our 8 and 10-year-old grandchildren. THE NIGHT ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

Traveled with children


She needs some TLC but still worth it!

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Eastern

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seagypsea
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We choose this cruise because it was a 3-hour drive to the port for us. We arrived around 11:30 to the parking lot and there was no line and we pulled right up to the luggage tent, then followed directions to where to park and walked to Building 324 to check in. Somewhere in there we paid for the week to park but I can't remember if it was before luggage drop off or after. The lot lanes are A, ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Even if it was free...i wouldn't go back on the Sunshine

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basktchic
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Having been on multiple lines, I was looking forward to being back on Carnival. This was for a 4 night out of Charleston, SC. Unfortunately, Carnival disappointed on multiple levels. I knew going in that this was an older ship but it had been refurbished in 2012 and I was hoping that the last 2 years would have given Carnival time to fix things on this ship when getting it back for ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Disappointing

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Shannoncruiser1972
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

That about sums it up. From the food to the activities to the spa, it was awful. The only good thing was the waitstaff and room steward. The food was dull and the choices limited. The spa is a scam and overpriced. Except for the waitstaff and our room steward, the rest of the staff was rude and unhelpful. Our shore excursion was cancelled and the cruise did nothing to accommodate the cancelation. ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Like Meeting your X girl/boy friend

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KruseKop
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

You know meeting your "X" can be good and awkward depending on the circumstance. It was nice to be back on a cruise and she felt like a warm memory. The tall beautiful atrium (gorgeous). The gracious staff and very welcoming attitudes were very nice indeed. The smell was the first thing to spike my memory. If you have cruised a lot, you know what I mean. :) .. While not all smell like roses, ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Bimini was the highlight and service was great, but a lot of negatives!

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Hschoono1
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

This was my first ever cruise, so I understand that I don’t have anything to compare but I wanted to write a review from my perspective. First we’ll start with our cabin: 1. We booked cabin deck 10, balcony right by the spa. 2. The cabin was spacious as was the balcony. The bathroom was small and wouldn’t be very comfortable or even accessible to someone that was larger than an average ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony


A good cruise for everybody

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Eastern

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eraofplants
2-5 Cruises • Age Under 20

My family of 5(Dad, Mom, two teens, and a kid) went on the 2021 Christmas cruise and had a great time. The prepared online covid tests and boarding passes weren't a problem, but I do stress this, bring everybody's birth certificates. A party member almost missed the ship because they wouldn't allow their driver's license for an id. Generally saying, I'm 16, so I will go into the kids' clubs, ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


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