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This cruise was so much fun! We really wanted to go to Aruba. They say it hardly ever rains there and that's why there are so many aloe plants growing there. We rented an open-air bus to take us on a tour of the island. That was a mistake. There are so many people on the bus, that you cannot see the sights. Plus, it was so hot, that unless the bus was moving, we got no air. We prefer to rent a private van that is air conditioned. As it turned out, we liked Curacao better than Aruba. There, we rented an air conditioned van with a driver that took us to all the sights and even stopped to let us get a local drink and he took us to the post office to mail myself a postcard! My dad, being in a wheelchair, stayed in the van with the driver while we did a little shopping. Our driver, Javier, was so sweet that he got my dad out of the van and put him in his wheelchair and took him on a stroll through the town! We also had a stop in Grand Turk. The beach there is so calm and beautiful! The NASA exhibit is interesting. Visit Margaritaville while you're there! The food on the cruise was fabulous! We ate in the Sunrise Dining room every night and chose anytime dining, which is great because you don't have to be there at a certain time every night. They offer rare finds, which are things you wouldn't normally try, in addition to other choices. The chocolate melting cake is a must! We had 2 formal nights for dining on this 8-day cruise. Guys Burgers is a must for lunch every day! These burgers and fries are delicious! For breakfast, in addition to the huge buffet, we went to the Havana Bar for the absolute best omelets! They cook to order. We spent most of our sun time on the Serenity deck (adults only). Occasionally, people would allow their kids in the pools/hot tubs, which is a no-no. It's supposed to be for those 21 years old and older. Our cruise director, Donkey, was awesome! He really kept the fun going! Our cabin, as well as every inch of the ship was kept extremely clean. The staff was so attentive to whatever we needed. Overall, this was an awesome cruise and we plan to do it again!

Excellent Itinerary! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by nc77kitkat

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This cruise was so much fun! We really wanted to go to Aruba. They say it hardly ever rains there and that's why there are so many aloe plants growing there. We rented an open-air bus to take us on a tour of the island. That was a mistake. There are so many people on the bus, that you cannot see the sights. Plus, it was so hot, that unless the bus was moving, we got no air. We prefer to rent a private van that is air conditioned. As it turned out, we liked Curacao better than Aruba. There, we rented an air conditioned van with a driver that took us to all the sights and even stopped to let us get a local drink and he took us to the post office to mail myself a postcard! My dad, being in a wheelchair, stayed in the van with the driver while we did a little shopping. Our driver, Javier, was so sweet that he got my dad out of the van and put him in his wheelchair and took him on a stroll through the town! We also had a stop in Grand Turk. The beach there is so calm and beautiful! The NASA exhibit is interesting. Visit Margaritaville while you're there! The food on the cruise was fabulous! We ate in the Sunrise Dining room every night and chose anytime dining, which is great because you don't have to be there at a certain time every night. They offer rare finds, which are things you wouldn't normally try, in addition to other choices. The chocolate melting cake is a must! We had 2 formal nights for dining on this 8-day cruise. Guys Burgers is a must for lunch every day! These burgers and fries are delicious! For breakfast, in addition to the huge buffet, we went to the Havana Bar for the absolute best omelets! They cook to order. We spent most of our sun time on the Serenity deck (adults only). Occasionally, people would allow their kids in the pools/hot tubs, which is a no-no. It's supposed to be for those 21 years old and older. Our cruise director, Donkey, was awesome! He really kept the fun going! Our cabin, as well as every inch of the ship was kept extremely clean. The staff was so attentive to whatever we needed. Overall, this was an awesome cruise and we plan to do it again!
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