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First cruise will definitely be our last which is unfortunate because it was enjoyable to see man different places in the same week however the drawbacks of the cruise way out weight the benefits. First off, the only thing good about this ship was Camp Carnival but even that had its drawbacks & the waterpark. My 4 year old had so much trouble with the heavy ship doors by the time the staff helped her the to restroom it was too late and she had an accident. They then proceeded to leave her in the wet clothes and not call me for an outfit change, I was very upset by this and she was embarrassed as she is not a child to have accidents. If she didn't enjoy herself so much in camp she would have definitely not returned. Next the boat was redesigned to add more rooms however nothing else was accommodated for, therefore the cafe was too small, the lines were too long everywhere, the pool was too small, there were just too many people on board for the size of everything else. Too much space was given to the adults only area, if you wanna be on a cruise with no kids take an adults only cruise. The one kids pool was so small that my little one could not even wade in the pool due to it being overrun by older children. Thank god the waterpark had a toddler slide otherwise getting wet on the boat would have been a pipe dream for my daughter. Lastly, the biggest problem everyone had was the elevators, they just didnt want to work and when they were in order you waited FOREVER to ever see one. When one finally did come you were lucky to get a spot inside of it. I am no stranger to stairs or exercise but it gets tiresome trying to lug a child up and down the stairs for the whole vacation. Needless to say, this was a horrible trip and relaxing was not something that could be accomplished. If your brave enough to try carnival, pick a different ship

Pick a different ship and/or Cruise Line -- Horrible Experience

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by blr1234

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Interior
First cruise will definitely be our last which is unfortunate because it was enjoyable to see man different places in the same week however the drawbacks of the cruise way out weight the benefits. First off, the only thing good about this ship was Camp Carnival but even that had its drawbacks & the waterpark. My 4 year old had so much trouble with the heavy ship doors by the time the staff helped her the to restroom it was too late and she had an accident. They then proceeded to leave her in the wet clothes and not call me for an outfit change, I was very upset by this and she was embarrassed as she is not a child to have accidents. If she didn't enjoy herself so much in camp she would have definitely not returned. Next the boat was redesigned to add more rooms however nothing else was accommodated for, therefore the cafe was too small, the lines were too long everywhere, the pool was too small, there were just too many people on board for the size of everything else. Too much space was given to the adults only area, if you wanna be on a cruise with no kids take an adults only cruise. The one kids pool was so small that my little one could not even wade in the pool due to it being overrun by older children. Thank god the waterpark had a toddler slide otherwise getting wet on the boat would have been a pipe dream for my daughter. Lastly, the biggest problem everyone had was the elevators, they just didnt want to work and when they were in order you waited FOREVER to ever see one. When one finally did come you were lucky to get a spot inside of it. I am no stranger to stairs or exercise but it gets tiresome trying to lug a child up and down the stairs for the whole vacation. Needless to say, this was a horrible trip and relaxing was not something that could be accomplished. If your brave enough to try carnival, pick a different ship
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Cabin Review

Interior
Cabin 4B 6256
small and closet like, would not recommend for more than 2 people
Deck 2 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins