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TheLadyK
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my second cruise on the Sunshine, so I knew about the wacky layout (you can't get anywhere on 3 - use deck five or 9 to position yourself fore/mid/aft, then take the appropriate elevator bank.) and didn't expect a million bells ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
10 reviews
The holiday included flight to Toronto, Canada,2 nights in Niagr, AMTRAK to New York 7 2 nights there & the Cruise up the East Coast to Canada & return to New York with flights home. The Embarkation wasn't that good but we got on ... Read more
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Utz
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Arrived before our check in time of 11:30, went smoothly, however we did have to wait to board, it was 12:30 or so. Room was ready at 1:30, cabin stewart was very nice. He took care of all our requests and called us by name, ask how our ... Read more
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stormieabbie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
We had never been to Canada and this cruise was the answer, or was it?? Upon arriving at LaGuardia Airport in New York, the 2 of us stood around for over an hour waiting for a Carnival Representative to greet us. Once this happened ... Read more
SouthfieldRed
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have taken 5 cruises on Celebrity and Holland America; this was our first cruise on Carnival. Overall, we had a great time. As you might expect, the Carnival cruise cost about 70% of the price of cruising on the other lines, and ... Read more
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shurwitz
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is my 4th Carnival Cruise, and I can definitely say this was the worst. The Ocean Suite I stayed in was showing wear and tear in the bathroom especially. They had the casino in the center of the ship where they still allow smoking. I ... Read more
Sabulous New Cruiser
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the time of year. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and were happy to be travelling while the kids were in school. The Sunshine is a lovely ship and the added dining experiences were ... Read more
nycmedic
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
38 forum posts
Sailed September 2017
This is the second time we took this cruise. We chose it to avoid flying and the Caribbean during hurricane season. Jose did rough up the seas for us, but it It did not impact our fun. We drove to the port so parking was easy. We ... Read more
sbs123
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
33 forum posts
Sailed September 2017
We wanted to take this cruise so we could experience the New England coastal cities. The Sunshine was better than what others have said. There was plenty of space and we always got into any show we wanted. The ship is smaller than the ... Read more
Garsu
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed September 2017
This was our 3rd Carnival cruise and we had a great time. The itinerary and timing was perfect for our 7 night getaway. We had perfect weather between all the disturbances in the Atlantic. The Sunshine and its crew made for a great ... Read more
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Urcraftyrn
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
I loved the Carnival Sunshine! Yes, it is a smaller ship but very clean and I loved the hand washing stations. We did late assigned dining- overall the food was very good and the wait staff was excellent- Go Team Roger, Jorge and Margo!! ... Read more
McKinney Travel Girl
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2017
Carnival tried but just couldn’t quite pull it off. Transport from LGA was on time but the driver was not used to driving in NYC. It took an hour and a half to get to the port. The cabin was ready and almost clean. Notified in ... Read more
twinskin
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Honestly, I've only been on a total of 4 cruises and 2 of them were when I was a kid. With that said, I boarded the Carnival Sunshine and was impressed with the beauty of the ship inside, as well as outside. Upon boarding, I was able to ... Read more
RobLaurich
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2017
The Carnival Sunshine is an older Carnival Ship. Although it has been renovated, it is no Carnival Breeze. The ship had fewer open spaces and when weather was poor, the Lido Deck became over crowded. Forget about a relaxing breakfast, ... Read more
Sleepys
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed September 2017
We got on this cruise because it was on sale at a ridiculously low price. We did not have a lot of expectations as we have been to all the ports of call. But we were genuinely surprised by how much we've enjoyed this 7 day cruise. ... Read more
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Sheetrock1
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2017
We did this cruise 10 years ago on the Carnival VIctory. Loved that ship! Our first disappointment was walking into our balcony room on 9. The balcony was in disrepair & the windows looking out were milky. You could see where the ... Read more
gbelladauna
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed September 2017
The itinerary was perfect, the food exquisite, service was impeccable. Couldn't have asked for better except the weather wasn't "perfect". The only complaint I have is the muster drill was so stressful it's not even funny. ... Read more
Jo Mon 63
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
85 forum posts
Sailed September 2017
We always wanted to try a New England / Canada Cruise. We were looking for something that was inexpensive and easy to access. This was our first time going on vacation without our kids. They're in college now. We live within an ... Read more
ellynln
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2017
I've been on quite a few Carnival cruises and the Sunshine was my least favorite. Their main lounge where the shows are performed is small....Some of the hallway carpets are stained.....My shower ceiling was in need of repair and when ... Read more
Sangria655
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed August 2017
We've been on about 8 Carnival cruises. We knew Sunshine was formerly Destiny, on which we also sailed. While we enjoyed our cruises on Destiny, we were disappointed in Sunshine. First, the bad: They took away the seating on Deck 5 ... Read more
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castlefan
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2017
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
4 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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