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Charleston to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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Busy, Crowded, Budget Cruise

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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CruisinChris
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The only reason I took this trip was because I was offered the opportunity to travel with a very old friend and an extended group of her mother's friends. I flew to Charleston from Chicago and had a one-night precruise at the very nice Hotel Bennett (arranged independently). I Ubered to the port at 12 for our 12:30 check-in time (coordinated against those arriving by car from NC). The ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


Good value, fun cruise despite drawbacks

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jdh008
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

My wife and I booked this cruise under different circumstances than we normally do. On our previous cruises together, we've sought out newer ships and/or interesting itineraries that include places we've not been, even if it meant traveling to a departure port further away from us or spending a bit more to make it happen. We booked this one, however, on relatively short notice and did so largely ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Another Great Trip

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Mt10
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Had a wonderful 3rd time sailing on the Carnival Sunshine. This being our 1st time sailing out of Charleston. Charleston is a much more convenient option for us distance wise and it was a great place to stay the night before to enjoy. Now, the ship itself is really starting to show its age. We’ve loved this ship when we sailed on it in 2015 and 2018, but it’s in rough shape for 2022. The sports ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Past her prime

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bwallis65
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We choose a cruise out of Charleston so we did not have to fly to get to the port. We had sailed on another Carnival ship out of Charleston prior to Covid. We knew this was not a newer ship, but it was convenient. We opted for the aft facing suite which we've not had before. Bad idea! There were two rooms, one of which was practically useless except for the desk. The balcony was smaller than ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


First cruise

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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


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


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