Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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dogdancer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
we have been on many carnival crusies in the past and enjoyed with little problems. this on started with problems once on the ship. The app almost never worked, and need the app for almost everything to keep track of spending to ... Read more
NYC123
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
21 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Cruised with a group of 6 friends/family. Because I consider Carnival cheap and cheerful, I had realistic expectations. There's lots of fun to be had, plenty of activities (good cruise director and staff), and while the ship does hold ... Read more
ssubia1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Went on the cruise with a group, this was my first cruise in almost 16 years, I will never sail on the Sunshine again. There were way too many people crammed on this vessel. Unless you go up on deck at crack of dawn or later when the sun ... Read more
RIernglo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
Leaving out of New York was awesome. What was even better ship had no passages to disembark so we walked right on at 11:00. Disappointed because we are platinum and no welcome aboard photos taken. All rooms where ready. Guys burgers ... Read more
G2lmoavtet
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I love carnival and have been going on them for years with nothing but good things to say. Over this past trip the boat was so old and out dated as well as poorly kept up. I must say the inside cabin was fine and the floor employees were ... Read more
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BigK57
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise, out of NYC, for (2) reasons: The Ports and to explore the Sunshine. We've been on the Victory; Glory; Splendor and on this one. In comparison,this ship reminded me more of the Victory and Glory because it was laid out ... Read more
gallagce
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
WOW! We had the most fun, amazing and relaxing vacation!! Thank you, Carnival Sunshine!!! We are a family of four. I have two boys age 10 and 5. My husband and I are mid-30s. We have sailed with Royal Caribbean and Carnival. This ... Read more
Carole51972
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We only live about 90 minutes from the NYC cruise port. The drive there and back was easy and stress free...even with a bit of traffic. Getting on and off the cruise ship was very easy and fairly quick. Parked at the port around 10:30, ... Read more
Cruisingmom74
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I will start by saying we had high expectations for this cruise for 2 reasons... The ship being recently re-designed and the ports. Both were a bit of a let down... Let me explain. The ship is nice. We have previously sailed on Pride ... Read more
Seniorc
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
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 to eat was available ... Read more
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Sykes319
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise for the location, time and price. That was a mistake. Customer service shouldn't be in their vocabulary bc they have zero. We had no ac in our stateroom for 3 full days after saying something to the attendant within ... Read more
rondavis
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
value and close to home. the ship is set up well.it has the nicest serenity decks that we have seen on carnival.the whole staff wasvery nice.lee was a great cruise director.the five day itenarary isto rushed.if they decide to come back to ... Read more
Mbbates
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was my second time cruising with the sunshine from Norfolk va. The first time last year was so nice and I had a ball. I wanted to take my sisters because they never cruised before and I was so excited to share this with them. The ... Read more
CTSVlvr
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Celebration for my cousin and my birthday. She lives in NC and I live in FL so Charleston was the choice. I would never take a cruise out of Charleston again. Very disorganized, took over 2 hrs to just park the car and get on board. My ... Read more
farmfresh
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarking...2.5 hr to get on ship! Room 9141... Loud overhead banging from 6am-11 pm but Ryan was A+ steward Food was mediocre...tomato soup, chicken taco and Guy's Burger was my fav..the chicken was a joke, flat iron steak was like ... Read more
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j.smithchild12
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Booked a 4 day with family members to celebrate an early 30th birthday for one member. I did some research and did not want to be on an older run down ship. Sunshine had refurbishment and good reviews. We were all very happy with the ... Read more
joeljohns
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were looking for a getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary. We picked this cruise because it is a bigger ship than normally sails out of Charleston, SC and it is only a 3.5 hour drive for us. Being our first cruise, we have nothing to ... Read more
Jc3165
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
I am writing this review for those who have either already booked or found a "great deal" and are looking for some good perspective on this cruise. I consider myself a fairly experienced cruiser; I have status with Disney, NCL, ... Read more
cece9922
Member Since 2009
1 review
215 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We decided to go on the Sunshine because it was doing a Journeys cruise and who doesn't love extra days on vacation! The ship is very clean and well taken care of. I loved how new everything looked and the layout of the ship was so ... Read more
Ian R. Harvey
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Carnival is fantastic. Embarkation and disembarkation couldn't have been handled any better. Complete organization. This ship was totally clean, the food was great. My wife and I along with my step-daughter and her husband were totally ... Read more
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tooold
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
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 were not many kids on ... Read more
gulliver34
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
118 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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 Cabin steward's were ... Read more
wcarlton62
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Overall the cruse was good. Main dinning room was great buffet horrible The one night we got back to late for dinner went to buffet ended up getting a sandwich. The first cabin had a very loud high pitch noise so they moved us to ... Read more
Lasveganwhocruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I have taken a total of 30 cruises with my wife, mostly on Carnival. My expectations were on the medium side based on previous experiences and the various reviews. I am happy to state my expectations were exceeded in nearly all of the ... Read more
ncpiggie
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
114 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We went on this ship with another couple. While we had a great time there were other ships I would have rather been on. It seems small and chopped up. The public areas are very small and crowded. The photo area was in a terrible place. ... Read more
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