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Only complaint was the cooler than expected on board temperatures. Servers went out of their way to please, even reheating our main course when we were not ready to eat it We always received extra food items that we did not order. Entertainment was great and there was a lot of it all over the ship. CD Emma was able to engage passengers to sing and dance along. Production shows were amazing! NCL cannot compete with Carnival, no way, no how! Very organized and a great system that works smoothly. Something for everyone. Very efficient use of on board space. Multiple stations for food make it easy to eat in the buffet. Lots of seating as well. Taste Bar offered breakfast and lunch selections also. Many locations for food helped to spread the passengers out so things ran smoothly. Any time diners registered with the number in their party and received a beeper and were able to enjoy entertainment in the Red Frog Bar while waiting for their table. No standing in a hallway.

Great Cruise, Great Staff, Smooth Sailing

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Maraprince

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Only complaint was the cooler than expected on board temperatures. Servers went out of their way to please, even reheating our main course when we were not ready to eat it We always received extra food items that we did not order. Entertainment was great and there was a lot of it all over the ship. CD Emma was able to engage passengers to sing and dance along. Production shows were amazing! NCL cannot compete with Carnival, no way, no how! Very organized and a great system that works smoothly. Something for everyone. Very efficient use of on board space. Multiple stations for food make it easy to eat in the buffet. Lots of seating as well. Taste Bar offered breakfast and lunch selections also. Many locations for food helped to spread the passengers out so things ran smoothly. Any time diners registered with the number in their party and received a beeper and were able to enjoy entertainment in the Red Frog Bar while waiting for their table. No standing in a hallway.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6D 5308
Very spacious cabin with wide aisles, 3 closets and roomy bathroom considering we had an ocean view and no balcony.
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