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The sunshine turned out to be exactly what I wanted it to be. I have cruised before with Carnival but always found a way to cruise on oldER ships(Sensation). So as we researched for this one we made it a point to cruise on a 2.0 ship. Embarkation was not as smooth as I would have hoped as I have always cruised on a suite that gives me preference. Needless to say, I will never cruise without the liberties that the "First to fun" brings. We got on board and met with a crew that legitimately wanted to make our experience great. Pedro was our stewardess and answered any questions we had at any time. The Alchemy bar was around the bend from our room and that worried me a bit when it came to noise but had zero issues with it throughout the cruise. It goes without saying but our Cruise director, Matt Mitchum, is one of Carnival's hidden treasures. He made every minute of the cruise enjoyable. From the welcome party to the sad goodbyes and everything in between. His energy was radiant and evident when it comes to its impact on his entertainment staff. It was his last cruise as he got promoted to the Vista. The Serenity deck is laid out exactly the way it should be on every ship. Two decks for adults with private pool and elevated hot tub right next to bar so that you don't have to go far for a drink. On sea days, there was no better place to be. The food is the setback on the sunshine. Very slow service and food came out cold twice. With that said, I would recommend the Sunshine highly.

Exactly what you would expect from Carnival!

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Pgomezusmc

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The sunshine turned out to be exactly what I wanted it to be. I have cruised before with Carnival but always found a way to cruise on oldER ships(Sensation). So as we researched for this one we made it a point to cruise on a 2.0 ship. Embarkation was not as smooth as I would have hoped as I have always cruised on a suite that gives me preference. Needless to say, I will never cruise without the liberties that the "First to fun" brings. We got on board and met with a crew that legitimately wanted to make our experience great. Pedro was our stewardess and answered any questions we had at any time. The Alchemy bar was around the bend from our room and that worried me a bit when it came to noise but had zero issues with it throughout the cruise. It goes without saying but our Cruise director, Matt Mitchum, is one of Carnival's hidden treasures. He made every minute of the cruise enjoyable. From the welcome party to the sad goodbyes and everything in between. His energy was radiant and evident when it comes to its impact on his entertainment staff. It was his last cruise as he got promoted to the Vista. The Serenity deck is laid out exactly the way it should be on every ship. Two decks for adults with private pool and elevated hot tub right next to bar so that you don't have to go far for a drink. On sea days, there was no better place to be. The food is the setback on the sunshine. Very slow service and food came out cold twice. With that said, I would recommend the Sunshine highly.
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