A dissapointment: Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by muchman

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A dissapointment

Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
This was a disappointment in many areas.

Pros. The stateroom staff and many of the restaurant staff were friendly, helpful, and even after working long hours seemed fresh and anxious to help. The gym facilities were modern and spacious considering we were on a cruise ship. Room service although limited menu was fast and hot.

The steak house restaurant(although you had to pay a flat fee of around $30 to go there) was excellent. Service there was great too.

We had one of the smaller suites and the climate control worked wonderfully with a comfortable bed and pillows

Cons. Jamie the “tour director” as she called herself several times a day on the intercom was just plain annoying. She read her canned speeches so quickly and so loud that it was impossible to understand her. When it came time to disembark you could understand her for the first time on the cruise, maybe because she wasn’t reading the same spiel.

For a ship that More reportedly had a makeover last year including new elevators several of the elevator floor lights were burned out.

The exact same food was served for breakfast every single day in every place serving breakfast and the evening buffet food was not much more imaginative.

The sushi restaurant was not good. The food lacked taste and resembled ground fish rather than actual Sushi.

Maybe my biggest problem was I wasn’t on a Celebrity cruise line where we have been so pleased with everything including entertainment. I will never sail on Carnival again even for free. Less

Published 01/10/14
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Cabin review: 1749

The room felt spacious. There was a separate desk area that double as a second dressing area so each of you could have a mirror when getting ready. Bring your own coat hangers. They are so afraid you will take theirs that the have the worse security (two hangers to a peg) I've seen. The mini bar can be emptied to the nearby shelf until the end of your cruise so you have a frig for the drinks you brought aboard. If you like to watch your own shows from your computer bring a universal remote so you can change the input to work with the HDMI. Great stateroom service twice a day. Not very luxurious as the imitation wood is a cheap looking knockoff and the coffee table had rings and chips but hey, we had enough room for a small coffee table so that’s something. The closet door rollers were worn out and noise but it's an older ship that was redone last year so some of that you have to expect wasn't changed.

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