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We had a very enjoyable week. This was our 5th Carnival cruise and most of our expectations were delivered. Firstly we do not use the Spa or the premium steak restaurants so we cannot comment on those. The Sunshine could easily have been mistaken for a new ship. We have been on several previous cruises on new ships and this one compares. The embarking and disembarking experiences were excellent as expected. The food was just Okay. the breakfast buffet was the same every day which became a little boring. You do have the option of the burrito bar which was good. Again the lunch buffet seemed to be similar each day which became a little boring. Food quality was Okay. We did try the stir fry which was excellent (which explains the lunchtime lines), and the pasta bar which was good. Also, the Burger bar was excellent and very popular as was the Pizza bar. Dinner was again acceptable but not excellent quality. Maybe what you would expect from carnival as compared to a cruise line that would be more upmarket. The showtime experience on the sunshine was not quite up to the level that we have come to expect from Carnival. The stage looks smaller and there is no orchestra pit. This is to cater for the theater doubling as night club where they want the extra dancing space. The other entertainment experiences were up to the standards that we have come to expect from carnival. Overall, a very enjoyable week. I would recommend the Sunshine and would have no problem recommending it to others.

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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by arcticfox123

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We had a very enjoyable week.
This was our 5th Carnival cruise and most of our expectations were delivered.
Firstly we do not use the Spa or the premium steak restaurants so we cannot comment on those.
The Sunshine could easily have been mistaken for a new ship. We have been on several previous cruises on new ships and this one compares.
The embarking and disembarking experiences were excellent as expected.
The food was just Okay. the breakfast buffet was the same every day which became a little boring. You do have the option of the burrito bar which was good.
Again the lunch buffet seemed to be similar each day which became a little boring. Food quality was Okay.
We did try the stir fry which was excellent (which explains the lunchtime lines), and the pasta bar which was good.
Also, the Burger bar was excellent and very popular as was the Pizza bar.
Dinner was again acceptable but not excellent quality. Maybe what you would expect from carnival as compared to a cruise line that would be more upmarket.
The showtime experience on the sunshine was not quite up to the level that we have come to expect from Carnival.
The stage looks smaller and there is no orchestra pit. This is to cater for the theater doubling as night club where they want the extra dancing space.
The other entertainment experiences were up to the standards that we have come to expect from carnival.
Overall, a very enjoyable week. I would recommend the Sunshine and would have no problem recommending it to others.
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