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Worst cruise ever/would never recommend. I was woken up every morning and kept awake for hours every single night by random LOUD (>100dB) noises coming from below (room 1505, so likely the engine room or cargo hold). Absolutely ruined the trip. When I went to guest services and provided my room number, immediate recognition shined on multiple agents' faces. The rooms in this area must be very well known to be TERRIBLE. I got 2-3 hours of sleep every day/night (again, the noises were around the clock). Had to go to the doctor mid-cruise for sleeping pills. But there were other negative elements; 1. The lines to get off the ship took up to 2.5 hours 1a. They stop people ON the gang-way to take their pictures when there is a MASSIVE line to get off, making sure they force everyone to consider paying money for their picture 2. Everything in St Kitts was also closed due to it being a holiday 3. The last shore leave was cut short (departure moved from 5pm to 3, giving us no time to even leave the dock area) 4. The pools were far too small and constantly full 5. Far too little time in San Juan

Literally the worst cruise (line) ever

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by mike.merow@gmail.com

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Worst cruise ever/would never recommend.

I was woken up every morning and kept awake for hours every single night by random LOUD (>100dB) noises coming from below (room 1505, so likely the engine room or cargo hold). Absolutely ruined the trip. When I went to guest services and provided my room number, immediate recognition shined on multiple agents' faces. The rooms in this area must be very well known to be TERRIBLE. I got 2-3 hours of sleep every day/night (again, the noises were around the clock). Had to go to the doctor mid-cruise for sleeping pills.

But there were other negative elements;

1. The lines to get off the ship took up to 2.5 hours

1a. They stop people ON the gang-way to take their pictures when there is a MASSIVE line to get off, making sure they force everyone to consider paying money for their picture

2. Everything in St Kitts was also closed due to it being a holiday

3. The last shore leave was cut short (departure moved from 5pm to 3, giving us no time to even leave the dock area)

4. The pools were far too small and constantly full

5. Far too little time in San Juan
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6B 1505
WORST CABIN EVER. 100+dB noises randomly every 10-90 minutes from whatever is beneath this room. DO NOT STAY IN THIS ROOM!
Deck 2 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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