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castlefan
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The Carnival Sunshine was a pleasant surprise...The departure went very smooth. The balcony cabin was large and the bed was comfy. The ship was a older ship but was very clean. The main restaurant food was very good had the late sitting ... Read more
luvmygirlslf
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2017
I loved the itinerary right from the start. The cruise director, Emma, was amazing and funny and really made us feel connected to all the exciting activities that were happening on the ship. The crew was great and the ship itself was ... Read more
Kayla16
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2017
This ship is very beautiful but, they have made the balcony cabins so small, there's hardly any room to move around. You have to back up to close the bathroom door. They Punchliners comedy club has been cut in half and it's no longer ... Read more
Paul2+A
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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 over the lido buffet and ... Read more
Lori.Merc
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
In celebration of my sister-in-law's 50th birthday, my brother was able to rally 38 (ages 6-69) of us to go away on a cruise together. Her birthday was August 17th so we chose a cruise that would sail during her birthday week and leaving ... Read more
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karla_sue@verizon.net
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2017
We wanted to do a new itinerary that we hadn't done before so we tried this one. We loved the ship and the service was fantastic. We traveled with our 2 teenagers and hardly saw them at all. We all ate in the Main dining room every ... Read more
Horsedds
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2017
As a happy grandma who loves to cruise, I decided to introduce some family members to this fun pastime. My husband’s son, his wife and their 2 kids picked this itinerary, and we joined them - my daughter, her husband, their 2 kids, ... Read more
MommytoAsquared
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our embarkment day and the first full day at sea were very rainy, foggy, and COLD. As a result, we could not really use the outdoor areas. This made the inside of the ship feel CROWDED. The crew did their best to keep everybody happy, ... Read more
TravelLover1235
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2017
I have only gone on one cruise prior to my trip on Carnival Sunshine. This was my first time traveling with Carnival and I can truthfully say, very likely to be my last. I am not a difficult person to please and when I read some of the ... Read more
GusTech
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I'm only talking about the bad, not the good, since the good is expected on any cruise....and I didn't experience any extra-good. The bathroom at my cabin was horrible, terrible smell, black dust on toilet, we even had a leakage(they ... Read more
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crusindad77
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Overall very nice trip on the Sunshine. As many mentioned in prior reviews ship itself is actually over 20 years old but received a major update in 2013. The ship does show its age such as rust around balcony edges and windows but nothing ... Read more
Lipz
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,448 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I've been on about 15 cruises, the majority with Carnival. This one was not great, but not bad either. Ship ----- To tight, upper decks with congested walkways Nice 2.0 amenities, but takes up to much space on the pool deck ... Read more
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MicheleMcfad
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Cons: 1. When you sail out of NY, the cheers program doesn't go into effect till the following day, so you have to pay for all drinks on day 1 out of NY. (Major disappointment) 2. Some passengers were ghetto. Ex. cursing around kids, ... Read more
D.O.T.
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This is my families eight cruise seven on Carnival and one on Royal Caribbean. On this cruise we left out of New York on the Carnival Sunshine For Puerto Rico,ST Thomas and Grand Turk, our cabin was 6146 We purchased the Faster to ... Read more
rhondadcruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We booked this cruise as a family cruise for my husband's 50th birthday. This is our 3rd Carnival Cruise, having sailed Norwegian, Disney and Royal Caribbean multiple times. The Sunshine has been recently refurbished, thus resembling ... Read more
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Jojo9
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We departed from Manhattan which was great, since we live in NY. Embarkation was a little over an hour from dropping off my bags, getting room keys, and actually getting onboard. The ship was great! We loved the staff and our cruise ... Read more
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lsnyder3333
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Look, a cruise is what you make it and my recent sailing from NYC to the Caribbean was OK. There were many highlights....the food was great; offered breakfast in the dining room every morning; extremely friendly staff; great service;, and ... Read more
6girls2boys
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
62 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We went on this cruise with our children and grandchildren to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The accommodations are great and we all had a wonderful time. We ate in the MDR each ate - they honored our special vegan diets and allergies and ... Read more
Supawoman
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My family and I are Gold members as we have taken many cruises on Carnival. This cruise along with myself was my husband, son 18 and daughter 10. In the past we have only taken a couple of Royal Caribbean cruises as we were very satisfied ... Read more
dogdancer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
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
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NYC123
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
21 forum posts
14 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
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
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
5 helpful votes
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
10 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
BigK57
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 forum post
10 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
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