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Carnival Sunshine Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Carnival Sunshine to the Mediterranean
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kennbrandt
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Sail Date: Sep 2013
Cabin: Balcony

I'm a five time cruiser. This was the best cruise of all five. It was a little port heavy, but I got to see a lot for the money and time. The best part of the ship was the small laundry room. Of course, it was busy while at sea, but it was great to have clean clothes for more sightseeing. You don't need coins, it operates like everything else on the ship (room card).

The ship was a little dated, but everything worked. We had a balcony cabin and it was worth the extra cost. You get to see more of the coastline as you cruise the waters along the Italian coast.

If you drink a lot of soft drinks, get the soda card. But, bring your own cup. The ones they give you are small and you have to wait in line to get refills all the time. I'm bringing my own mug next time.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin 8B

Great value for the cost. The only problem we had was we were directly above the show room. They hosted some disco parties until the wee hours of the morning and you could hear the thumping of the music all night, however, we complained to the desk and got a partial refund for you inconvenience.

Port Reviews

Venice

Walking distance from port to a monorail that takes you to the heart of downtown. It's just like in the pictures. It's very interesting how they manage to live without streets. Everything from trash pickup to delivering furniture is down on gondolas. There are no cars and virtually no bicycles. It is very confusing to walk through the town. It's like a rat maze of alleys. Once you get to the open areas, it's beautiful.

Dubrovnik

Unique experience. The place is just getting modern. They were switching to the Euro when we went, but dollars were more than welcome. We rented a taxi/driver to sight-see. They driver was interesting. He was involved in the war and showed us where he was stationed, shot, and attacked. He had no bad feelings about Bosnians and said he often travels there now. You can see Bosnia from parts of the city and there is very little signs of any of the fighting now. There is an "old" city. Avoid it unless you are willing to spend a lot of money to see something out of the "game of thrones". It was as expensive as dining in New York.

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