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Carnival Sunshine
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468 Eastern Caribbean Carnival Sunshine Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


SCGamecock80 avatar

SCGamecock80

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Would Recommend

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Chose this cruise due to length (8 nights) and ports visited (St Thomas, St Maarten and San Juan) plus it left out of Charleston SC which was convenient for our family cruise. I would recommend the Sunshine. Staff ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pambecause

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Good time

We went on this cruise with casino offer and port is close to home. So price was very good travel to and from was easy. Was a bit concerned about the bus between to get on ship but it went very smoothly not much ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Tblrock

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with picturesque destinations and memorable hosts

We've learned from past travels. If you're looking for imperfection you'll find it wth the result being a vacation investment /experience being diminished in part to unrealistic expectations. Regardless of who, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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oXTristynXo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable experience

This was the first cruise I have been on but I loved it. The only negatives that I had were it left port an hour late and a lot of noise children other than that it was extremely fun and the food was better than I ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Rsawyers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Floating Germ Pit. Poor Service. Terrible food

Having cruised on another Carnival ship and it being OK ( not over the top but OK), we decided to book this cruise specifically because my sister wanted to go to Grand Turk. We cruise about 1 x every 2 years. This ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pam32310

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Time for a change

Chose this cruise because it was offered to me as an Ultra by the Players Club. This was my 24th Carnival cruise and I am Platinum soon to be Diamond. I cruised with my sister who uses oxygen. We drove down from ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Tuba4

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Could be so much more.

We chose this ship because of the departure port, the itinerary and the size. We are regular cruisers and although we have cruised NCL and Royal, we are usually loyal to Carnival. We are also not picky and not big ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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nutman111

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Too small for amount of people

I choose this cruise cause its the only one leaving from Charleston. Took my girlfriends parents who are 89 each. The ship does not have enough room. Serenity deck has to to something about chair saving. Never ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Aiptasia904

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The good, the great and the not-so-ugly

3/16 to 3/24 West Indies cruise to Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & St. Maartin (9 day). The ship was a lesson in contrasts. Overall, I prefer to take the smaller, older classes of cruise ships over the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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OceanLover1964

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Pros: ports, crew, made to order food Cons: Too much walking, too many people, awful seasickness, terrible WiFi Ports were great, Dominican my favorite. Abject poverty behind Carnival’s front of shops and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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AlleyMay

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Awsome Cruise! Best time ever!

We went on this cruise with 2 other couples after booking a year in advance. We had been on this same ship shortly after the major renovations for a 9 day Europe cruise and loved it. This was our 7th Carnival ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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59andholding

1 Review Written

Some great some not so

The shows were the best part. The performers were very talented The cruise director kept the entertainment flowing well The staff was accommodating when asked. The dining experience was poor in the dining ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Gopatakaca

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Love Carnival, Sunshine not so much.

My family chose this cruise because we wanted a 5 day cruise and we love Amber Cove. We have been on 10 or more cruises. We don't have high expectations. We just love to get away and relax and enjoy cruising. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tandy80

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfect Cruise & Better than Expected. Best Itinerary Ever

I usually book my cruise based on Itinerary, then read reviews after so I know what to expect. After reading those reviews on this ship, I thought I had a picture.. But after cruising it was way better than ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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TEEMADISON19

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Over worked staff

I have cruised with Carnival a number of times. This was to be my big 60 birthday cruise. I can go out of Baltimore but decided to try the Sunshine, plus it was a premiere cruise. What a total disappointment. The ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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mustanggirl50

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Repeat Cruisers with a Wonderful Experience

We chose this ship to go on a cruise with some of the members of our car club. 5 couples chose this ship because of the itinerary. My husband and I have had 15 cruises total. Most with Carnival, a few with RC ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Rustdy

1 Review Written

Nice smaller ship

We chose this one for the itinerary, and the dates worked with us. We enjoyed the ports, especially Grand Turk and San Juan. We bought a ship excursion in St Kitts...kayak and snorkel, we were not impressed. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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W1zard

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

COUSINS CRUISE

Cruise dates fit our schedule well. As we ended up with 24 in our group (not planned) all with my time dining it was quite a surprise that we never had trouble with seating for dinner. We actually had a group of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Rockers2

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Entertainment was the best part of the cruise--service not so much!

We were on the Sunshine for 29 days to get out of winter! Carnival does some things great and other things are awful...I'll explain in more detail later, but in my opinion, what is wrong is the fault of Corporate ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ironhead48

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very good time onboard the Sunshine

I did not chose. My brother did and we went with him. He choose this trip for 2 reasons. 1 It was in the Eastern Caribbean 2 It had a cabin type 4j we had good weather, the food was good, but not great. the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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4leftymom

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Weather was perfection!

This is my third cruise; 1st to Alaska and 2nd to the Bahamas, so we wanted something with a lot of variety. The ports did not disappoint, and the weather was extremely cooperative. We had absolutely no rain, and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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nowwerecruisers

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

New Year's Eve on the Sunshine

We sailed on the Sunshine in June 2018 and we enjoyed the ship so much, that when we returned home we booked a New Year's Eve cruise on her. Even chose the same cabin. I don't want to be redundant, so I won't ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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M2ice

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Like a six year old mini van

This ship reminds me of a six year old mini van. It will get you there and back but it has no style, grace or wow factor. After a 100+ cruises I believe I have a decent idea of what to expect. This review ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ibc9240

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not so sunshiny

We chose this ship because we wanted a New Years cruise. First, I will start with the good. Embarkation was very fast. Mikey, the cruise director tried his best but was letdown from the Vista, which we sailed on ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ICount4U

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

An Enjoyable Christmas Cruise

3rd time cruising on the Carnival Sunshine, picked this itinerary as it fits our schedules perfectly and we've gotten used to spending Christmas in the warm weather. We had an aft extended balcony cabin on Deck 7. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Carnival Sunshine Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.8
Dining4.03.6
Entertainment5.03.6
Public Rooms4.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.8
Family4.04.1
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.04
Value For Money5.03.7
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