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3rd time cruising on the Carnival Sunshine, picked this itinerary as it fits our schedules perfectly and we've gotten used to spending Christmas in the warm weather. We had an aft extended balcony cabin on Deck 7. We often ate at the specialty restaurants and also had late dining. Didn't use the buffet, but it looked fine at a passing glance, had a couple of pizzas - they were OK too. Staff were great with the exception of a bartender at the Alchemy Bar (first time I have ever made an official complaint on a cruise ship and this includes all cruise lines we've traveled on). Ports of call were fine, sometimes it's nice to get off the ship and other times it's nice to stay on board. We cruise to relax and somewhat go off the "grid" but there was plenty to do. We managed to entertain ourselves quite nicely throughout the entire cruise - they call them "fun" ships for a reason. Weather was warm, the beverages were cold and the service was excellent - seriously what more could you ask for. We've booked on Carnival Magic for next Christmas.

An Enjoyable Christmas Cruise

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by ICount4U

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony
3rd time cruising on the Carnival Sunshine, picked this itinerary as it fits our schedules perfectly and we've gotten used to spending Christmas in the warm weather. We had an aft extended balcony cabin on Deck 7. We often ate at the specialty restaurants and also had late dining. Didn't use the buffet, but it looked fine at a passing glance, had a couple of pizzas - they were OK too. Staff were great with the exception of a bartender at the Alchemy Bar (first time I have ever made an official complaint on a cruise ship and this includes all cruise lines we've traveled on). Ports of call were fine, sometimes it's nice to get off the ship and other times it's nice to stay on board. We cruise to relax and somewhat go off the "grid" but there was plenty to do. We managed to entertain ourselves quite nicely throughout the entire cruise - they call them "fun" ships for a reason. Weather was warm, the beverages were cold and the service was excellent - seriously what more could you ask for. We've booked on Carnival Magic for next Christmas.
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