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We always wanted to try a New England / Canada Cruise. We were looking for something that was inexpensive and easy to access. This was our first time going on vacation without our kids. They're in college now. We live within an hours drive of the port. We did not explore NY City as we visit it regularly throughout the year. Embarkation went well. Debarkation was another issue. I think the people that needed to catch early flights should have been allowed off first before the diamond and platinum level cruisers. This was not the case. Otherwise debarkation went well. The ship was great. Our cabin Steward William was the best! There is more than enough entertainment and activities for all. The only problem is deciding on what to do. Our first couple of nights our service in the small dinning room was slow. We requested to be moved to another table. Upon entering the dinning room on the 4th night we were met at the entrance and escorted to the larger dining room at the aft of the ship. We were given a bottle of wine for the inconvenience. They explained that our previous server had just been promoted and was having a difficult delegating to her assistants. Our new Head waitress Wanya was excellent! We were extremely happy with the way we were treated and have no further complaints. The overall service ship wide was excellent! Ports and excursions were great! Just as expected. We had some bad weather from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, but that is beyond anyone's control. We met many new friends on board. We would love to do this itinerary again on the same ship, with the same staff and with our same new friends!

1st Time Empty Nester Cruise

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Jo Mon 63

Trip Details
We always wanted to try a New England / Canada Cruise. We were looking for something that was inexpensive and easy to access.

This was our first time going on vacation without our kids. They're in college now.

We live within an hours drive of the port. We did not explore NY City as we visit it regularly throughout the year.

Embarkation went well. Debarkation was another issue. I think the people that needed to catch early flights should have been allowed off first before the diamond and platinum level cruisers. This was not the case. Otherwise debarkation went well.

The ship was great.

Our cabin Steward William was the best!

There is more than enough entertainment and activities for all. The only problem is deciding on what to do.

Our first couple of nights our service in the small dinning room was slow. We requested to be moved to another table. Upon entering the dinning room on the 4th night we were met at the entrance and escorted to the larger dining room at the aft of the ship. We were given a bottle of wine for the inconvenience. They explained that our previous server had just been promoted and was having a difficult delegating to her assistants. Our new Head waitress Wanya was excellent! We were extremely happy with the way we were treated and have no further complaints.

The overall service ship wide was excellent!

Ports and excursions were great! Just as expected. We had some bad weather from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, but that is beyond anyone's control.

We met many new friends on board.

We would love to do this itinerary again on the same ship, with the same staff and with our same new friends!
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6D 5335
This is an Aft Ocean View Cabin. It is located aft of ocean plaza. It was very quiet. This location couldn't have been any better. Ocean view plaza, Alchemy bar, Red frog Pub, Taste bar, Shake spot, Internet access and the Casino are all right there. Our room Steward William was excellent! We highly recommend this section of the ship!
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