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Charleston Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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134

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105

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70 Charleston Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


BigJP avatar

BigJP

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not happy with carnival

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Did a back to back cruise and it was Just ok, cruise was nothing special. Ship was just ok Activities were just ok The food was not ok. it was nothing special It seamed every thing on the ship was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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CaptEZ2Like

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cold and Packed In Carnival Sunshine

Charleston was the nearest port so Carnival Sunshine was the only choice. I was on the 11th deck, Stateroom 11032. This cabin was fully exposed to outside temperature on 2 sides and partially on the third. There was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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shughespb

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not all that great

This is was our second time aboard the Sunshine and honestly our first trip wasn’t that great. We sailed on the Sunshine when it was in Florida (Orlando maybe?) and was hesitant to sail on it again but simply ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ajm515

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never Again

I have wanted to go on a cruise for years, so my husband booked one as a surprise for Christmas. We chose Carnival Sunshine simply because we live in North Carolina and Charleston is the closet port (4 hour drive). ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mghurle

13 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Eh... not so much.

Check in with the staff in Charleston was great, but getting TO THE COUNTER; not so much. 4 different directions was given to the Ubër driver before getting us to the right place, totally ignoring the signs saying ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mksrts

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because it was our anniversary and it was going to Bermuda. We have been to Bermuda twice before and loved it. We had friends going with us who had never been there. We were supposed to go to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ahdbh89

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dirty, crowded, NEVER AGAIN

My husband and I chose this cruise because we had never been on one prior and wanted something close to home. Upon entering the ship we knew it was not for us. It was so crowded we had trouble getting to our room to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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woodie841

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun and inexpensive...but you get what you pay for

I'm not sure that I've ever given a negative review of a cruise before but there is a first time for everything ... We live in Charleston so we were very excited to sail out of our home port. Avid cruisers, we've ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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FirstTimeCruiser4573

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded, sewage smell, misleading, unsupervised children. SUPER STAFF!!!

We chose the port of Charleston because we did not want to fly to Florida, the cost of the flight for 2 adults and 2 children would have been almost as much as the price of the cruise. So we drove 8 hours to the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Millertime17

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise yet, overly crowded

CONS: * Raised daily parking to $20 a day * Ship feels way over capacity with the additional cabins. It's a constant battle everyday trying to find a chair outside anywhere. No exaggeration its rediculous. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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dingoguy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Should have invested $400 million on a new ship!

Our 14th Carnival cruise and we chose The Sunshine. We had 1 inside and 1 balcony, cabin was pretty well average, bathrooms seemed smaller than most. Dining was challenging at best. Food has gotten downright ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jsn55

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A below-average experience at top dollar

Jacksonville to Charleston 12/21/18 I really, really hate being critical or complaining. But a realistic review of this cruise is important for others to read. I should have picked up on the lack of CC ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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DUCKWISE

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Updates Needed

Chose cruise for the itinerary. As compared to 2 other riverboat US cruises we have taken this ship doesn’t begin to live up to our previous experiences. The size or square footage of the cabins is a plus on the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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tooold

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship layout not set up for volume

The dining and main part of the deck was too small for the volume of people. Dining was almost always crowded, deck area was filled to capacity. The water park area took up a large part of the deck, however, there ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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gulliver34

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Did not enjoy it at all

Pros: Live near Charleston and did not go to the Bahamas Embarkation and disembarkation was satisfactory Food was good and the dining room service was excellent especially Sunita ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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edtwoxe

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not that great

The first thing is we had cockaroches in our cabin. we should have complained but saw them only the first night. Dining was crowded but we were with a large group but the food was ok and the waiters were good. I am ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Juliema

1 Review Written

Disappointed with the Sunshine; a lot of hype not much on deliverance.

We wanted a fun cruise we wouldn't have to travel far for for our family reunion cruise. Value of cost we thought was good, but the embarkation was a nigthmare , we weren't allowed to get on board till 8 pm that ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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bijoux123

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Historic South and Golden Isles

have been cruising the mississippi with american queen steamboat company and had a great time , I figured that American cruiseline would be as nice with same type of food and a beautiful ship as well. The food ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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lakemurraykid

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Very Poor Cruise

The reason we chose this cruise is because we were invited to join a group of 14 friends and was a college graduation cruise. My DH and I were on the 5/21 sailing along with 14 of our friends. I think all 14 had ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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RolyT

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Fun ship... not so much fun.

This our 6th cruise, 4 with RCCL, and our 2nd with Carnival. We booked this trip for the price, and by sailing out of Charleston we could drive from Toronto easier than going all the way to Orlando or Miami. We ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Cwilson045

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Carnival......the UN-Fun Ship

So we booked this cruise because a group of friends out of Charleston invited us to go on a cruise vacation with them. It has been years since we sailed with Carnival because we primarily sail Royal Caribbean. In ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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soledad86

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Worth the Trip

My husband and I decided on an impromptu cruise since we didn't get a chance to go on a honeymoon after getting married couple months ago. We should have done a more thorough research regarding cruise ships as well ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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grandmalee47

1 Review Written

Disappointed

It was our second cruise on the same ship and itinerary from Charleston, SC, over Christmas. Our first was three years ago over New Year's. Both times were family gatherings of sorts. But I hope when the next family ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Timaay

1 Review Written

Don't waste your money!

Our 8th and FINAL Carnival cruise. Food was horrible. Food was disgusting. Food gave all of us gas. Food was like it wasn't real. Never met our stewart. Carnival has gotten even more greedy than they already were. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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mjmalino

2 Reviews Written

Just My Opinion

I have been delaying writing this as I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say. This was our 5th cruise overall, and our first on Carnival. To be honest, we were a bit leary about taking this cruise as ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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