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First time on the Sunshine. Departure from Port Canaveral which is a very modern terminal with easy access. Boarding was quick and easy although they did confiscate our bottled water from our carry on. Despite what Carnival lists as allowable carry on. The ship is a good size with more entertainment for families than we have seen on any of our previous cruises. We heard of a few complaints of noisy children, but we did not notice any issues on the lower decks. Having families on board seems to add life to a ship. Food was good and staff were friendly. Overall ship was clean and rooms were comfortable. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment. Four port calls was a good mix for an eight night cruise. The last stop was Grand Turk which was mainly a beach day. Nice facilities right at the dock. Swimming beach, large pool, a few modern shops, etc. The dock area is tight so it took over an hour to get along side, safety first, but we made it. We would certainly recommend this ship for families.

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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Canadian Explorers

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First time on the Sunshine. Departure from Port Canaveral which is a very modern terminal with easy access. Boarding was quick and easy although they did confiscate our bottled water from our carry on. Despite what Carnival lists as allowable carry on.

The ship is a good size with more entertainment for families than we have seen on any of our previous cruises. We heard of a few complaints of noisy children, but we did not notice any issues on the lower decks. Having families on board seems to add life to a ship.

Food was good and staff were friendly. Overall ship was clean and rooms were comfortable. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment.

Four port calls was a good mix for an eight night cruise. The last stop was Grand Turk which was mainly a beach day. Nice facilities right at the dock. Swimming beach, large pool, a few modern shops, etc. The dock area is tight so it took over an hour to get along side, safety first, but we made it. We would certainly recommend this ship for families.
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