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Carnival Sunshine Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival Sunshine
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101 Carnival Sunshine Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

kindergartencrocodile avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised & pleased


We had not been on a Carnival cruise for almost 50 years! We were VERY pleased with our 5 day cruise and as far as VALUE for your money it really was pretty awesome. My husband and I are "Seniors" and do a lot of ...
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Sail Date March 2020

corvetteatthelake avatar


6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes


Booked this cruise because we could drive to the port and do a "Snooze and Cruise" at the local Best Western. Hotel provided parking and shuttle to and from the port. Embarkation was delayed an hour due to the ...
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Sail Date February 2020

judagar avatar


3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

1st time on Sunshine

My wife and i have cruised about 30 times since 1992, so we have seen the cruise industry change in regards to service, food and prices. We were needing a get-away this January and we booked a 5 day cruise on ...
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Sail Date January 2020

bzinkhan avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rough start but fantastic ending - Love MIKEY & Serenity Deck!

We went on this cruise to join some family and it was my very 1st cruise. Embarkment was delayed due to a medical emergency, but it felt good to know that I was boarding a ship that they made sure to take care of ...
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Sail Date November 2019

59andholding avatar


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

ironhead48 avatar


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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6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

12 days of Sunshine!

My husband and I just returned from a 13 day journeys cruise aboard the Sunshine. We typically have rain a good portion of our vacation and were pleasantly surprised to only have rain two half days. The ship itself ...
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Sail Date January 2019

jiimpa2 avatar


2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor Food, Poor Quality Cruise

I have always bragged to others about the quality and variety of food on the Carnival Menu and buffets. BUT on the Sunshine it was the worst food ever encountered on a cruise ship. Our food was cold, crusty, and ...
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Sail Date January 2019

Maurice3342 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A delightful time at sea

I have almost 25 cruises under my belt, I have cruise the sunshine three times this year, I keep me coming back for more. I can’t get enough of the Motown celebration and Mardi Gras night to name a few. The ...
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Sail Date December 2018

jimbert avatar


4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Southern Caribbean Cruise

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had never been to Aruba before and were looking forward to it. I had researched the Sunshine and had read some bad things but I also new that the ship was going to ...
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Sail Date November 2018

mawmawbell avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disembarkation Nightmare

The embarkation in Port Canaveral was very organized but anything that went smooth all week was quickly forgotten today during disembarkation. We were in port for over 4 hours before the "carry your own luggage off" ...
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Sail Date July 2018

jordanaire avatar


7 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sunshine not up to our expectations

We sailed aboard the April 6th sailing of the Carnival Sunshine. This was our 21st Carnival cruise and we were a little disappointed with the ship. First of all, we are Platinum members and LOVE sailing with ...
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Sail Date April 2018

fan1965 avatar


10 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

GSFS !!! Great shows, great food, great staff !!

We chose this particular cruise because we like sea days and it was a nice 8 night trip to Aruba and back with stops in Curacao, and Grand Turk. First the shows--okay not a lot of sets, but AMAZING back screen ...
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Sail Date April 2018

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James R. Lude Sr.

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Back to back

We Did a Back to back. last year & enjoyed. Only choice of shows after supper was comedy & magic. which we didnt care for. would have liked musicals or more varities. Everyone on ship was fantastic . The music ...
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Sail Date February 2018

cecerider22 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote


Good value, great ports to visit. The entertainment was non-existent, low budget! One good show "Epic Rock" great graphics, but the sound was unbearable. The other was 'Latin Nights" this show was OK, not bad one ...
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Sail Date December 2017



1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes


If you want a cruise ship that’s on a smaller scale, but clean and well maintained, the Sunshine could be the ship for you. As with any cruise, the embarkation process is always a hit or misses. Since your ...
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Sail Date December 2017

pinman199 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Vacation

We picked this cruise for the reasonable cost and a chance to see four ports in eight days. My wife, parents, and I had a great time. Embarkation was just as expected for a non-priority traveler. Check-in was ...
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Sail Date December 2017

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Birthday Celebration Cruise for My Wife in the Bahamas

I chose this cruise because it was perfect timing for my wonderful wife's birthday and it was leaving from Norfolk only 1 hour from our home in Gloucester. It was also affordable. The cabin was beautiful and ...
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Sail Date October 2017

achen6623 avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Suites guests are not treated VIP on Carnival as the other cruise lines do

Bad reviews first: Boarding was terrible. We booked the Capitan suite which is supposed to be a top notch suite, but we were not treated as VIP's as the other cruise lines like NCL or Holland America. All suites ...
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Sail Date October 2017

BRIND avatar


15 Reviews Written

94 Helpful Votes

Entertainment Very Good, Food Not so

The holiday included flight to Toronto, Canada,2 nights in Niagr, AMTRAK to New York 7 2 nights there & the Cruise up the East Coast to Canada & return to New York with flights home. The Embarkation wasn't that ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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Sea Legs

1 Review Written

Sunshine September 9th - 15th

I chose to take this cruise as I had to cancel one earlier in the year due to my DH's illness. We did this itiniery two years ago and enjoyed all the ports. This time I traveled with my two best friends and we had a ...
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Sail Date September 2017

Paul2+A avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Couldn't have asked for any more!

Other than the weather great first cruise. I really don't see why people complain so much about the Sunshine. I only stood in line twice - once for pizza after a show and once at the deli when they were changing ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Jessica321 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was AMAZING!!!!!!!

This was my second cruise I have been on, the sunshine was awesome I loved the people that worked on it they made everything fun,the food was amazing way better than my first cruise. I had the best time of my life ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Seniorc avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes


Overly pleased with my cruise experience with Carnivel out of Norfolk Virgina .Boarding was orderly and my luggage was at my storeroom in a reasonable time. Plenty of food morning noon and night. Anything you wanted ...
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Sail Date June 2017

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Senior Cruzer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not for Handicapped People or Seniors

The ship is not nearly big enough to trap thousands of people for two weeks. There was no entertainment at all. Not even a stage for it. Very small common areas. Had planned to stay on ship during ports that were ...
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Sail Date May 2016

Carnival Sunshine Ratings

Public Rooms4.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.8
Value For Money5.03.7
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