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Chose this cruise because of where it was going and the ports of call, the dates and where is was sailing out of. The ship was recently redone so I figured it can't be too beaten up or worn out. I was disappointed with how hard it was to get chairs on the deck or serenity deck, Way too crowded. And the Limelight lounge was a ridiculous set up that if you sat to the side of the stage, you got to watch the whole show on a monitor. That was stupid. I earned enough points in casino (1500) to qualify for free drinks...problem being, you place an order and it takes them 45 minutes to get the drink to you. By then you have moved on to a new machine. I had qualified for free drinks for 2 days and got exactly 2 free drinks for all the time I spent in there!!!! THe Alchemy bar was really slow on taking and serving drinks. .

Excellent cruise and ship!

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by ScubaSu

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Chose this cruise because of where it was going and the ports of call, the dates and where is was sailing out of. The ship was recently redone so I figured it can't be too beaten up or worn out. I was disappointed with how hard it was to get chairs on the deck or serenity deck, Way too crowded. And the Limelight lounge was a ridiculous set up that if you sat to the side of the stage, you got to watch the whole show on a monitor. That was stupid. I earned enough points in casino (1500) to qualify for free drinks...problem being, you place an order and it takes them 45 minutes to get the drink to you. By then you have moved on to a new machine. I had qualified for free drinks for 2 days and got exactly 2 free drinks for all the time I spent in there!!!! THe Alchemy bar was really slow on taking and serving drinks.

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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin 8B 7312
Nicely appointed, clean as a whistle! Steward was very attentive. Beds were very comfortable
Deck 7 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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