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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,369 Reviews

Revitalized ship

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Grimnash

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2017
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Spa Interior

We took a cruise out of Port Canaveral In April 2017. There was just the wife and I, both in our 40s and we have no kids. Lots of kids on this trip as we hit a spring break and Easter weekend.

The embarkation process was smooth and easy. Disembarkation was chaotic, like every disembarkation, because people were not listening to the announcements. They were crowding the stairwells and lobby.

This ship used to be the Destiny and was completely retrofitted in 2013. It is aptly named teh Sunshine as i found all area to be bright and sunny. The Serenity adults only area was nice but constantly full throughout the cruise. Red Frog pub was a nice hangout area with a bar, shuffleboard and foosball.

On board we took part in some trivia, organized games and activites and it was fun for all ages.

We booked an inside Spa cabin and it was as expected. Smaller, but all the necessities.

Dining was excellent. We booked teh Chef's Table and had a phenominal 7 course meal.

Guy Fiere's burger bar was a bit disappointing, the burgers were just mediocre.

Both the Mongolia grill and pasta station were excellent for lunches.

Dining room service was excellent.

The piano bar was a fantastic place to hang out at night and Eden was fantastic. After around 10, he turns it to an adult show, so if you don't like cursing, it isn't the show for you.

Our ports were:

San Juan - loved it, 3rd time there, walked up to the fort on the hill, wandered around the shops on the way down, had a bite to eat and headed back to ship

Grand Turk - it was raining that day, not much on the little island to do besides beach so we had a quiet ship day.

St Kitts - Book an excursion if you want to get off ship. There is a larger sized shopping complex just off the dock where everything is "almost free" and you get a "free" gift for coming into the stores. Several were very pushy. We made our way through it and then into town. Not much around and it was a typical third world country.

Sint Maarten - Took the water taxi to the beach first thing in the morning, got an umbrella for $20 and a bucket of beer or $10. We strayed on the beach until it was too hot for us and headed back to ship, a nice relaxing beach day.

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Cabin Review

Spa Interior
Cabin 4S 12007

This cabin is an elongated cabin which made it a bit difficult to get into. Because of the positioning of the bed and closet, the one side is blocked off. The bathroom faces the bathroom of another elongated cabin, which made it very quiet.

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