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Pros: updated ship looked nice, staff was generally friendly and helpful, food quality was as expected, pizza was yummy, interior stateroom seemed a little more spacious than other ships we've been on, embarkation/debarkation was very smooth, taste bar was good as was dessert shop, and cruise director Emma was fun and engaging. But... Cons: ship felt very over crowded (long line 's to shows/comedy- arrive 20 to 30 min early and maybe get seat but was even turned away once after waiting 30 min for comedy show), lido deck chairs/serenity area full by 7:30-8am on Sea days with no enforcement of chair saving policy, lido dining had long waits and little seating, average dinner dining time was about 1hr 45min and drinks were frequently dry, and atmosphere of sunset dining room very poor compared with sunrise dining room. Room steward was not attentive and did not respond to phone calls (tried 4 times)- had broken door in room and warm refrigerator. Show lengths seemed shortened compared to past cruises and little entertainment pn lido pool deck. Carnival also seems to have eliminated past guest reception :( Summary: overall felt very disappointed with this cruise after several great sailing with carnival- will never do Sunshine again. Willing to try carnival in the future hoping that it was just this ship... we'll see

Over crowded! Not typical Carnival

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by aarofar

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Pros: updated ship looked nice, staff was generally friendly and helpful, food quality was as expected, pizza was yummy, interior stateroom seemed a little more spacious than other ships we've been on, embarkation/debarkation was very smooth, taste bar was good as was dessert shop, and cruise director Emma was fun and engaging. But...

Cons: ship felt very over crowded (long line 's to shows/comedy- arrive 20 to 30 min early and maybe get seat but was even turned away once after waiting 30 min for comedy show), lido deck chairs/serenity area full by 7:30-8am on Sea days with no enforcement of chair saving policy, lido dining had long waits and little seating, average dinner dining time was about 1hr 45min and drinks were frequently dry, and atmosphere of sunset dining room very poor compared with sunrise dining room. Room steward was not attentive and did not respond to phone calls (tried 4 times)- had broken door in room and warm refrigerator. Show lengths seemed shortened compared to past cruises and little entertainment pn lido pool deck. Carnival also seems to have eliminated past guest reception :(

Summary: overall felt very disappointed with this cruise after several great sailing with carnival- will never do Sunshine again. Willing to try carnival in the future hoping that it was just this ship... we'll see
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Cabin 4G 5349
Warm refrigerator, broken door hinge, poor steward service but room seemed more spacious than other cruises
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins