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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

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Excellent family vacation on an excellent ship!
"After booking our cruise, I was shocked to read so many negative reviews and began to dread my cruise (which, of course, you never want to do!). I've come to the conclusion that some people just need something to..."Read More
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opto_mom

2-5 Cruises

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Fantastic Journey Cruise

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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cpackmom

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I have no complaints regarding this cruise. I loved everything about it. The only dislike comment I have is with anytime dining there was no way that I know of to have the same servers. I asked. I like having the same servers. I couldn't get an assigned table in early or late dining, hence, anytime dining. I don't know if because this was an 11 day cruise people as a whole seemed much happier and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Our room steward was awesome!

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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CarlyMaman

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise bc I wanted to celebrate our 25th anniversary and I was looking for the closest port. It turns out an 11 day Journeys cruise was leaving from our hometown so it was perfect. We went to St. Thomas, Aruba, Bonaire, Grand Turks, and Princess Cays. Like with every cruise there are pros and cons. Cons first This was only our third cruise so not a lot of experience. The port ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Excellent family vacation on an excellent ship!

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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opto_mom

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

After booking our cruise, I was shocked to read so many negative reviews and began to dread my cruise (which, of course, you never want to do!). I've come to the conclusion that some people just need something to complain about. Was this cruise equivalent to staying in a five-star hotel in a major city? No, of course not, but if I wanted to do that I would have stayed in a five-star hotel in a ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Friendly Staff-Horrible Ship

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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hannahsky04

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

First of all, I must say that our cabin steward was an absolute sweetheart. Many of the ship crew were also great. The downfall is that the ship is old and small. The metal around the decks is painted over eaten away steel. We found holes throughout the railings. The carpets throughout are old and many sofa/restaurant bench upholstery have stains. There is a peculiar smell about the ship. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Very Disappointed

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Djfrano

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the intinerary and our first 8 day. But this ship is terribly over crowded and badly redesigned. When they refurbished this ship in 2013 they added more cabins, removed a pool and added huge slides on top in back. So very unstable and rocky in only 6 - 8 foot swells. On fun days at sea it was terrible, we could not even get a lounge chair anywhere in the adult ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Spring break vacations are what YOU make of them

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maryhou

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We had some time off for spring break. There were four of us all adults who were out of school for the week and in need of some relaxation and vitamin sea. We picked this cruise for the 8 days and haven't been to any of these ports before. I personally think that vacations are what you make of them. They can be as busy as you choose or as relaxing as you choose. No not everything will always ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Not my favorite

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JustMom

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We stayed at the Quality Inn in Cocoa Beach(??). The price included our room, transportation from the Orlando Airport to the hotel, shuttle to the ship, and transportation from the ship back to the airport. A real bargain. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary; islands that we had never visited before. Embarkation went very smoothly; disembarkation.....not so much. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Good Cruise, Great Cruise Director

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Mda1964

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We joined two other couples with whom we were stationed in the military 20+ years ago for a reunion cruise. We knew it was during Spring Break so we expected lots of children, which was the case. It wasn’t too much problem until late night (late for us, like 10:00 pm!), when the teenagers were running through the ship. However, it really wasn’t too intrusive. The embarkation was very ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


FAMILY CRUISE

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pete5521

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise to celebrate birthdays of two family members. Seven of the thirteen members of our party are platinum Carnival cruise members. The ship is in good condition, however the cleanliness of the lower deck lounging area and lounge chairs was terrible, bordering on disgusting. Dirt and dried white paint flecks were all over the chairs, sticking to towels and clothing. The ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


8 day to Aruba, Curaçao and Grand Turk

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10brooks

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was my first time on the Sunshine. After just coming off the Breeze 4 months ago, it was shocking how much smaller this ship is. There are far too many passengers for the small space. Lines for lunch were far too long. Havana bar area is the best place to relax and eat. In general, the food was blah.....boring and no seasonings.....Carnival really needs to take the flavors up a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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