8 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Carnival Sunrise Cruise Reviews

This particular cruise was a gift from our son, who wanted us to have the "honeymoon" we never had time to go on, to a place like the Bahamas, which I had visited many years ago, but which for my Wife, was a first-time visit. ... Read More
This particular cruise was a gift from our son, who wanted us to have the "honeymoon" we never had time to go on, to a place like the Bahamas, which I had visited many years ago, but which for my Wife, was a first-time visit. This was our first time sailing with Carnival Cruise Line, but my son chose this line because he has sailed several times with Carnival. I want to say that because my wife and I are seniors, we were not so impressed with the party/family-oriented atmosphere aboard the Sunrise, but now that we have experienced it, we would not repeat it. This cruise, and its "environment", in my opinion, is not so "child-friendly" as it appears, and, admittedly this is an "aside" from our main concern(s), however, when we witnessed a crying, visibly upset and distressed female child about 11 or 12 years of age, who walked by us, and we overheard her telling two (2) security officers that something happened to her on a lower deck. We truly felt sorry for her! In our opinion, this type of experience should not have this kind of negative memory attached to it! Our main concern is one related to the cleanliness of the common eating and drinking areas of the ship, which in our opinion, were not what we expected. The windows were very, very dirty!!! The food was "ok", with some items that stood out from the rest. The shining aspect of the cruise was the on-board entertainment; we particularly enjoyed to Karaoke, and the comedy show! The most glaring negative aspect of this cruise, was the one we had with the "Fun Shops" onboard the ship, which at the time we didn't know was managed by a third-party company, "Starboard Cruise Services, Inc." We are going to file a formal complaint and claim for a $50 charge we unnecessarily were forced to pay because our liquor purchases were not properly packed, according to TSA requirements, for being able to be carried on the plane. Because of this, we suffered embarrassment as well. Additionally, because our liquor purchases were packaged like others travelers (in a box), it may very well be that others may experience the same thing! Again, I will never cruise with Carnival again! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
I chose this cruise for my boyfriend's 50th birthday which happens to be New year's Eve so we wanted to be on the ship for his birthday. This cruise did not disappoint. You are never more than 100 feet to a bar or restaurant. ... Read More
I chose this cruise for my boyfriend's 50th birthday which happens to be New year's Eve so we wanted to be on the ship for his birthday. This cruise did not disappoint. You are never more than 100 feet to a bar or restaurant. Yes, some of the lines were long, but the ship was at full capacity, so we were patient and while standing in line met some really great people. The entertainment was great, they kept you busy. The flying Scotsman was fantastic and definitely is worth seeing. The cruise director is simply amazing. The food was good, we chose to only eat in the dining room for elegant night and the food was good. Our number one was guys burger joint, no long lines and the burgers were aahmazing! But the most important person I have to brag on is JIWA our Steward. We never needed anything. He was exceptional and when we cruise again if I can I will request him again. He went above and beyond. I would not only highly recommend cruising carnival sunrise, our next cruise will be on the sunrise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
This cruise was going for a great deal. I know why. I’ve sailed on carnival many times and this ship just didn’t have what others do. Pros: The ship was very clean and renovations were obvious. The Flying Scotsman was great! ... Read More
This cruise was going for a great deal. I know why. I’ve sailed on carnival many times and this ship just didn’t have what others do. Pros: The ship was very clean and renovations were obvious. The Flying Scotsman was great! Cons: The food was poor quality, even in the main dining room. The ship lacks entertainment in the evening. The shows they had were just so-so. I’ve seen much better on other ships. The store was always closed, so when the ship hit storms, the store wasn’t open for meds. Overall, most staff seemed inconvenienced and didn’t seem to enjoy their jobs, like on other ships I’ve been on. Most were not friendly or fun. The overall climate of the ship needs a lot of work. The layout of the ship takes some getting use to, but that is the least of this ships cons. Sadly, I would look to cruise on a ship other than this one. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Carnival cruise #29 (4th for 2019) so you can trust my opinion. First I must recognize some of the nicest staff on the seas and off. The folks during embark and debark were very friendly in FLL and all the ship staff we had contact with ... Read More
Carnival cruise #29 (4th for 2019) so you can trust my opinion. First I must recognize some of the nicest staff on the seas and off. The folks during embark and debark were very friendly in FLL and all the ship staff we had contact with was very friendly. We personally like to recognize one of our waiters (Edy) and room steward (Saiful). The new decor is modern and beautiful. This is not a 5-star rated ship in my opinion because Carnival added cabins to decks 3 and 5. This tightens up the commons areas, especially in lido marketplace and the two show lounges. We were never able to see a show in either lounge because they were full with too many others waiting in line. Not sure who was in the room when the decision was made to remove a whole floor in the main lounge to add cabins on deck 3. That said, we stayed in our cabin alot and in Serenity area since there were about 25-30% of passengers under the age of 12. Not the worse way to spend our anniversary, which was made extra special by Carnival's Ambassador John Heald - Thanks John! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
My 18 year old daughter and I grabbed a deal on a Spa Balcony cabin for the 5 day Bahamas cruise. I was concerned when in the weeks leading up to it I read some horrible reviews. Either Carnival made some serious changes or the people ... Read More
My 18 year old daughter and I grabbed a deal on a Spa Balcony cabin for the 5 day Bahamas cruise. I was concerned when in the weeks leading up to it I read some horrible reviews. Either Carnival made some serious changes or the people writing to bad reviews are the kind of people that can find anything to complain about (and I saw some of those people on the ship...). Although there were minor issues/inconveniences, we had an amazing time. Our cabin was the most spacious cabin (and definitely the most spacious bathroom and shower!) of the 3 balcony cabins I have had. The staff on this boat are incredibly attentive and friendly. If you go on this ship, insist on having Novi as your server in the Sunrise dining room. She is a very bright soul who will instantly put you in a good mood. The Carnival Hub app is a must - you can look at any time of day to see what's going on, and mark the activities you want to do to plan your day and have the app remind you! A bonus was being able to book your dining table. Positives: - Most hassle free check in ever. No waiting, no lineups answering all of the same questions you already answered at the online check in. Just showed our boarding passes and on to the ship we went. Had lunch and a beverage, relaxed on deck, and got into our cabin by 1:30, where both our suitcases were waiting. - Cabin and bathroom very spacious. - Having unlimited access to the Spa thermal suites with the cabin was amazing for this mother/daughter vacation. We used the suites every day to unwind. - There were always available deck chairs in every area. On day at sea they were a bit more in demand, but they were still available. - Serenity adults only area was lovely. Quiet, relaxing and comfortable. Admittedly on sea day it was quite in demand but we did get chairs after waiting just a few minutes. - Your Time Dining was absolutely brilliant. We ate when we wanted to, and used the Carnival Hub app to book our dinner table. We would get ready for dinner, book our table on the app and by the time we got to the dining room (about a 5 min walk) the table would be ready. The scheduled seating takes place in a totally different dining room, so there are no line ups. - If you don't like line ups and hoards of people, avoid the Lido buffet and eat breakfast in the dining room. Limited selection but you can have as much as you want and there is a little bit of each kind of breakfast food. Much more relaxing, never once had to wait for a table since most people are gorging at the buffet. - Comedy club was great, but be sure to get there early to get a seat. Comedians were very funny and performed for only 30-40 minutes at a time to ensure you could get to other activities. - We went 3 weeks before Christmas and the boat was decorated and had lots of Christmas type activities. There was a Christmas show on sea day in the afternoon where the camp kids performed, as well as a carol sing and the lighting of the tree. Lovely. - We didn't use the pools (it was not super hot during our cruise and we prefer hot tub) but I can say they were never over crowded. And it looked like there was always something going on for entertainment. - The movies on the deck were fun - especially at night when you could sign out a cozy blanket and get hot chocolate! - There was a TON of variety for lunch - Lido (yuck if you ask me), Guy's Burgers (never a line up, they are super fast), Tacos/Burritos (always a small line up but it moves quickly), Guy's Pig and Anchor (never got there, sadly), the Noodle Bowl (often a line up), the Deli (line ups depended on time of day) and the Pizza places (always a line up but it also moved quickly). All of these places are included and the quality of the food was decent. - And finally, the BEST part of this cruise was Chris the Flying Scotsman, who is the Cruise Director and the BEST entertainment on the ship. Quite honestly, his talent is wasted on a cruise ship, but he has been doing this for 9 years and he loves his job. He was friendly, engaging, energetic, hilarious and always got the crowds going. Carnival is lucky to have him. He has a FB and Instagram page- follow him, find out what boat he is on when you are ready to book and GO. He alone is worth it! Negatives: - The biggest complaint we had was the layout of the boat. There are only two levels which go all the way through from Aft to Forward and those are 9 and 5. On level 9 you have to go through the Lido buffet and then the pools to get to the other end - and these are the most congested areas. On level 5, you must go through the casino, which is smoke filled. All of the other levels come to dead ends because of restaurants, etc. Since our room as forward, we always had to go through either the crowds or the casino to get anywhere, which was frustrating. - The hot tubs were often filled with children. Like young children wearing floaties. Firstly young children are not supposed to use hot tubs for health reasons, and they should be in the pool if they want to splash around. I'm 44 and have Rheumatoid Arthritis and love the hot tub as cooler pools flare my joint pain - and there were many other older and more disabled people on board who could really use the hot tubs for enjoyment. There are TONS of activities for children, so not sure why their parents thought that the hot tubs are the place for them. I was somewhat disappointed when the staff didn't encourage them to move along to more appropriate activities. Parents just don't use their common sense. - The prices of the Spa treatments were out of this world. I expect them to be more on a cruise ship than at home for sure, but double the price is excessive. No massage by an unregistered masseuse is worth $160 (for less than an hour!). I wanted to use the Spa services but it is NOT worth the price. Ports of Call: These were a bit disappointing. Princess Cays was lovely - but the beach is rocky from the shore to several metres into the sea. Anywhere we touched was uncomfortable. But on a positive note there were a ton of beach chairs and only one boat in port at a time - so lots of space. The buffet lunch served was less than impressive - in hindsight we should have gone back to the ship for lunch. Nassau was the most disappointing - we didn't initially book excursions as we wanted to just explore on our own, but at the last minute we booked a hop on/hop off which was fine, but quite limited. They drop you off first at Atlantis - we didn't spend money on any formal activities there but we did enjoy the little shopping promenade on site. I bought a lovely locally made Sarong at the Ocean shop. Next they drop you at Graycliffe - we didn't get off as we wanted to get back to the port in time to explore the market - but a couple that got back on at this spot said it was not worth it. They saw the chocolate factory and a cigar shop and then sat for 30 minutes waiting for the bus as there was little else to do (according to them). Next was Fort Charlotte - a very interesting historical site (if you are into that) that we enjoyed - but were shocked to see how run down it is. We have a very similar Fort here in our hometown that the Canadian government looks after to preserve its heritage so it was a shock to see such a historical landmark not being looked after. The tour guide was excellent. The final stop they call 'The Fish Fry" which is a street full of local Bahamian cuisine. We didn't stop here either as again we wanted to be sure to save time to see the world famous straw market, but in hindsight I would have loved to have sampled the local cuisine. The world famous straw market was a HUGE disappointment. We entered and within seconds started enduring constant harassment of the vendors. There is no such thing as taking a look around. You can't even turn your head without someone barking at you that you should buy something. It was constant. My daughter, who suffers from some mild anxiety, had to get out of there as the closed in space and constant harassment was too much for her. And frankly, most of the merchandise looked to be nothing we were interested in, which was totally contrary to what we had been led to believe was there. Even along the streets outside shops people stood and harassed you as you went by. Honestly we just headed back to the ship, we had no interest in exploring any more of Nassau. Freeport was nice, what we saw of it. I considered booking a shore excursion the night before, a beach getaway, but thought better of it, thinking we could get a cab to the beach if we wanted. Good thing I didn't book anything as the day we were in port was cool and windy - definitely not beach weather. It was only 18 degrees and overcast, and felt even cooler with the wind. When we went out exploring the port, both locals and visitors were wearing long pants and sweaters or hoodies. I can't imagine that any beach was enjoyable. Instead we looked around and the vendors were very chill - no pressure, no harassment. My daughter bought herself a lovely ring at the jewelry shop (very professional) and also a hoodie at a local tent. The port is very industrial so not much of a view, but who knows what it was like before the hurricane just few months ago that obliterated this town. We finished our cruise by taking an excursion in Fort Lauderdale as our flight home wasn't until 7:30 on debarkation day. We did the Everglades tour (you leave the boat by 8:30 am on a coach bus and you are dropped at the airport by 1 pm). This was a great excursion - bus tour guide was great, the ride on the air boat through the Everglades was fantastic, and the gator show was short but interesting and filled with facts I didn't know about these creatures. It was a great way to wrap up a great vacation. I wasn't sure what I would think about a 5 day cruise but honestly we loved it. Being from rural Canada we had to take 2 days to get there (overnight in Toronto then overnight in Fort Lauderdale) and one to get home, so the 5 day cruise was actually 7 full days for us. The only drawback to the 5 days is that we didn't get to sample all of the food lol! I recommend this boat for sure - don't listen to the negative reviews!! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This was the first cruise for my daughters, ages 16 and 8. My husband and I have cruised once before, on the Carnival Valor out of Galveston in October 2018. This trip was our "experience" Christmas gift for the girls and I got a ... Read More
This was the first cruise for my daughters, ages 16 and 8. My husband and I have cruised once before, on the Carnival Valor out of Galveston in October 2018. This trip was our "experience" Christmas gift for the girls and I got a GREAT deal on an Ocean Suite. When I booked the suite, the ship was still the Carnival Triumph so I was a bit nervous about what it would be like considering the reviews I had read about the Carnival Triumph. For the most part, I use the reviews as a guiding reference but I go into the cruise with an open mind. What I have noticed about CCL is that it is definitely a FUN cruise line and they market that so there are no surprises that you'll have all sorts of FUN on the ship. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale the evening before sail away. After a full day of traveling, we just wanted to get to the hotel and relax. There was no opportunity to explore the city before sail away, so I can't speak to what Ft. Lauderdale is like. We had a pleasant experience at the hotel which was really close to the cruise terminal. Our hotel offered a private shuttle to the cruise terminal for $8/person but we opted to use UBER which cost us $9 with tip. That was a savings of $23 for us because we had four traveling in our party. Our UBER drive was prompt, arrived within 4 minutes of booking and he knew exactly where he was going. The cruise terminal is undergoing some construction which led to some traffic congestion getting to the terminal but we still arrived at the terminal within 15 minutes of departing the hotel. The porters at the Carnival terminal were TOP NOTCH. They were very respectful and kind. We knew that our luggage was in good hands. Embarkation: Our appointment time was 12-12:30. We arrived at the terminal at 11a. Being booked in the Ocean suite allowed us priority embarkation so we were processed and waiting to board by approximately 11:15, I think. We were seated in the waiting area with Platinum guests and only had to sit in the waiting area for about ten minutes before boarding. We boarded after the wedding guests. It was super smooth and easy! The only snag in the process is that our youngest hadn't been checked in previously because she was traveling on a birth certificate. It took about a minute to correct and we were able to board. On the next sailing, she will have a passport; hopefully this reduces the chances of that happening again. On board: Once on board, we went straight to the Lido deck. It was empty so we were able to snag a table and have some Guy's Burgers. After eating, we went to check out Camp Ocean and register our youngest. This was a smooth process and they were only open for registration and not for drop off which was not a big deal to us. We didn't choose Camp Ocean because we were looking for a babysitter, we chose Camp Ocean so that she would have some enrichment activities to do. The 16-yr-old checked out Club O2 which she didn't think was her vibe, but registered anyway. One regret that I have is taking the spa tour. Don't get me wrong, I love the spa, I just didn't like all the up-selling that it done on day one. It's not enough to make me not cruise on CCL again because I realize that many cruise lines do this. Our stateroom was ready before 1:30. It is a lovely stateroom, and more spacious than I was expecting. The only issue that we had was our bathroom light wouldn't turn on and we didn't figure out until a few hours later that we needed to stick our keycard in the slot by the door to turn on the lights. The key card needs to stay there for as long as you're in the room. It's meant to be an eco-friendly measure and once we knew what to do, we had no issues. Suite 7238: We are a family of four and found this suite to be adequate for space. It gets a little cramped when the sofa is made into a bed, but for the time that we spent in the room, it was fine. There were several outlets and USB ports and light switches above the headboard for the overhead light. We had a walk-in closet with vanity area, and the bathroom had a bathtub/shower combo. One major issue that we had was that the toilet would not flush at times, but, then would randomly flush after about 10-15 minutes. We did call about that and nobody ever came to check it out. Our steward was Daniel and he was pretty good. He brought us extra pillows and pillows which we appreciated. He was very attentive and always greeted us by name. The balcony was larger than I was expecting and had two chairs and a table as well as a lounge chair. I spent a lot of time out there doing homework. It was nice. My only complaint is that we had a smoker close by who would smoke in the morning and in the evening which was very unpleasant because it was thick. Security attempted to rectify the situation but I'm sure it was difficult to find the culprit because it was hard to pinpoint where it was coming from. Food: Guy's Burgers- Always a favorite for us. At lunch here twice, and had a Plain Jane both times. They also have breakfast burgers now and and I had the Plain Joe. It was good but a little too much sauce. Rarely ran into lines when we went but there were definitely high traffic times that we avoided. Lido buffet: had breakfast here every morning. It was pleasant enough and my kids always found something that they wanted. There were lines, but we never had to wait long. We seemed to go during "low traffic" times. Pizzeria del Capitano: always pretty busy when we went, but never had to wait more than half an hour. Keep in mind, they bake to order so that takes a bit of time. They were good at moving the line quickly and smoothly. Tasty pizza! My time dining: Always booked our table through the HUB app and never had to wait more than 15 minutes for a table, and that included the walk to the dining room. Phenomenal dinner service on day 1. Denmarc was very engaging and was sure to include my 8-yr-old and ask her if she wanted a kids menu to color on. She never ordered any of the kids meals and at what was on the menu every night that we went to the dining room. Some of the food was subpar: burnt calamari and "toothy" pasta on elegant night. Our worst service was on elegant night, but I will give them kudos for acknowledging my little one's upcoming birthday. We didn't mention it, so I'm not sure how they knew it was close to her birthday. Beyond that, the service was less than desirable as it seemed like they were overly busy and couldn't give the same personal touches that we had the night before. The food is nearly identical to what we had on the Valor, and it was okay but could be better. Pig and Anchor: good enough, somewhat cold when we ate it. It's definitely not Texas BBQ Drinks: We did not have the drink package and it was a cost saver from our previous cruise. We spent less than $100 for drinks. If you're not on the drink package, I highly recommend hitting the RedFrog Pub for happy hour when you can. We bought the "bowls" and those are half off as well. The bowl easily makes about four drinks and at half off, I didn't feel like I was wasting money if I didn't finish. We brought two bottles of wine on board as allotted and that was also sufficient. Entertainment: High Seas Karaoke- enjoyed this on day 1, but after about five songs it started to get a little less 'PG' than I was comfortable with my 8-yr-old hearing. I don't censor music that she listens to but some of the dancing they were doing on stage was a little raunchy. I don't fault the cruise line or passengers, they're there to have a good time and I don't mind removing myself if I'm uncomfortable. Looking at the time, it was after 8p and we headed back to the room to head to bed anyway. That being said, we always have a good time at High Seas Karaoke and this was no exception. The guy who does the High Seas Karaoke is the brother of the cruise director which we didn't find out until later in the cruise and it's awesome that got to be on the same ship. He's very nice and did a good job of keeping the songs/singers running smoothly. No awkward pauses. Trivia: we love doing this and there were several trivia opportunities! Three of my family members won a Ship on a Stick! Playlist Production SoulBound: Unfortunately, it was experiencing technical difficulties when we went so it was more of just a "live performance" than a production. It was still enjoyable. Violin trio: loved sitting at the Atrium bar and listening to them! Movies Under the Stars: watched Captain Marvel and had a huge selection of seats to choose from. Bingo: Fun enough. We played twice. Camp Ocean: use the HUB app to plan activities. Our kiddo went twice because they were doing activities that she wanted to do. All other times she was with us. Public areas: Spent little time at the pools. We went when it wasn't crowded. Girls loved the water works. Played mini golf. Did the ropes course. Elevators had a long wait most of the time so we used the stairs frequently. Being on deck 7 meant easy access to Lido (deck 9) or shops (deck 5) and lobby (deck 3). The bathroom off of the Blue Iguana Cantina was short and narrow and made a tight fit for people washing their hands. Lots of hand washing stations though. The sliding glass doors into the Lido buffet have a red button to push when entering/leaving to open the doors. Didn't figure that out until day 2 but we hadn't completely explored the ship until then. I tend to avoid the casino as it's too smokey for me so I'll go up a level to cross that area. Shore Excursion: We booked on the morning of our Port Day in Grand Turk. For $24.99/person we got a tram tour of the island. Very informative and enjoyable. It was a good bargain. We did some shopping. Ate at Margaritaville. Grand Turk is still pretty devastated from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Debarkation: This is where it becomes a mess. We had priority debarkation but the process was never clearly explained to us. We were told to wait in a designated area for priority status passengers which was the Liquid Lounge. Upon arriving at the Liquid Lounge, all the passengers who were carrying their luggage off were sent there as well. When we were finally able to get off the ship, we were in the fray of passengers who had been waiting an hour to get off the ship. Our luggage was blocked in by the line of people in the customs line so we had to exit the line to get our luggage and then try to zipper back in after getting out of the line to get our luggage and people felt that we were "cutting." After standing in line for 45 minutes, we realized that there is a separate line for priority status. We had a line jumper who managed to make her way to the front in about five minutes which angered those of us who had been waiting. Getting through customs was easy but getting your transportation FROM the terminal was a nightmare. It was congested and those using UBER or LYFT were to go to the end of where pick up was. We ordered three UBER and two of our drivers picked up other people and canceled our ride. Third attempt, and an hour later, we finally got one and that's because we informed the guy directing traffic what type of vehicle we were looking for. The construction in the terminal has created mass confusion on pick up areas. You have to give a specific address or your ride won't get there. Overall, we had a great time and we will definitely be cruising again. Given the opportunity we would sail on the Sunrise again. It's a nice ship and we enjoyed the decor and ambience more so than the Valor. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
we chose this cruise because of the duration/ports/and the fact it went under a refurbishment. So here is my two cents---I'm a pretty easy going passenger and pretty much goes with the flow...so upon reading all the low reviews ... Read More
we chose this cruise because of the duration/ports/and the fact it went under a refurbishment. So here is my two cents---I'm a pretty easy going passenger and pretty much goes with the flow...so upon reading all the low reviews about this ship I came aboard with no high expectations. Pros: *My kids (both 4 and 5) enjoyed the water slides/splash park * On the first day of the cruises I had a pretty good judgement of majority of the passengers (first timers; young adults; fair amount families with young children)--because of this I knew most of theses people were not going to get up early to eat breakfast/go to the pool to snag chairs. So wait times for the buffet for breakfast went pretty fast and we had no problems getting a chair at the pool. *Embarkation and disembarkation went smooth for us * blue java coffee is worth the money if you appreciate good coffee/tea * The sushi and Alchemy bar were my favorites * "Cheers" program is WORTH THE MONEY---buy it!!!! * Our room steward Sai was very sweet * Our kids love the camp ocean as well as the activities for them * Never had any problems with the Staff * Decent breakfast at the Main dining room Cons: * Dinner at the main dining room--------not too good * The layout of the ship is pretty annoying (having to cut through a smoke filled casino or walk one flight up or down to get to your destination) * The seafood shack is NOT WORTH the money--having to wait 45mins for bland fried seafood was not the business * Yes areas of the ship did produce odors of old cigarettes and sewage. * Buffet food--------------------its buffet food, soooooooooo * The noodle bowl was good but too salty for my taste * After having to wait 45mins at the seafood shack and seeing the same amount of ppl waiting at the deli I decided not to try it. * We were on the Spa level--the floor was quiet but our stateroom (1115) was facing the stairs so we occasionally we heard ppl talking loudly or running up and down the stairs. * we were on a balcony level and the balcony was soooooo narrow and i felt like the room was very small for 4 people. So overall the cruise was okay. I believe those who are new to the cruising world would think the ship was great, I saw a lot of people who just wanted to have a good time and enjoy themselves, so I wasn't annoyed by the "urban demographic" (as some of these reviewers referred them to---by the way me and my family are apart of the "urban demographic). But because I consider myself a seasoned cruiser and had a pretty good idea where/what majority of the people were doing we didn't get the feeling that the ship was so crowded. Coffee shop...went there early, sushi--nobody wanted to pay extra for it so we basically had the whole area to ourselves, breakfast--went to the main dining area early and was seated immediately by the time we left there was a long line, hit the waterslides/pool/got chairs early before everyone else (remember we ate breakfast early, kids were dressed and ready for the pool--so by the time most woke up/ate breakfast we already had 2 lounge chairs--and this was by 10am) Honestly I doubt I would cruise Sunrise again only because the layout of the ship was so annoying to me and the food wasn't that great. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
My maiden cruise was awesome. Group of 61 . We had an absolute ball. Fun and action every where you turn. Embarkation literally took 15 minutes had FTTF. Room was ready and we were in it by 11:15 am. Chris was a gem of a cruise ... Read More
My maiden cruise was awesome. Group of 61 . We had an absolute ball. Fun and action every where you turn. Embarkation literally took 15 minutes had FTTF. Room was ready and we were in it by 11:15 am. Chris was a gem of a cruise director, Serenity deck is the perfect place to unwind after a day off excursions. Ship is clean all staff encountered were all attentive helpful and had bubbly dispostions. The MDR was the only bad experience the first night chicken and salmon was raw. Only went back last night ans food was not that great arrived cold. Guys burger was great as the deli was. My husband enjoyed the Blue Iguna cantina daily for lunch daily. The casino wasn't as smoky as I anticipated by reading other reviews. The sports bar was really cool as everyone wore Browns jerseys to watch Sundays game. Imagine 61 Browns jerseys in that bar. Disembarkation was quicker than embarkation one of the porters was an customs guys was exnavy like my husband. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Carnival Sunrise Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 3.6
Dining 4.0 3.3
Entertainment 4.5 3.6
Public Rooms 4.0 3.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.4
Family 5.0 3.4
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.2
Enrichment 2.0 3.0
Service 3.5 3.7
Value For Money 4.5 3.0

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