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This was our first cruise and unfortunately very disappointed to say the least. This should not be listed as a “family friendly “ cruise line.Drunk adults everywhere, unsupervised children running and screaming down the halls,I’m honestly shocked that families bring small children and expose them to that atmosphere. We attempted several shows to get away but there was no escape including the pool that was way too small to enjoy. The food was mediocre at best on the ship and the buffet provided at Half Moon Cay was a disaster! Who goes to the Bahamas to eat cheap hamburgers and hotdogs with 3,000 people at one buffet?? The highlight of our cruise was the VIP dolphin excursion❤️we all enjoyed the dolphin interaction and would recommend. Our first impression is that Carnival caters to adults only. We will stay clear of Carnival and perhaps stick to quiet relaxing retreats we can enjoy as a family.

Terrible family experience!

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by family 1978

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Interior
This was our first cruise and unfortunately very disappointed to say the least.

This should not be listed as a “family friendly “ cruise line.Drunk adults everywhere, unsupervised children running and screaming down the halls,I’m honestly shocked that families bring small children and expose them to that atmosphere. We attempted several shows to get away but there was no escape including the pool that was way too small to enjoy.

The food was mediocre at best on the ship and the buffet provided at Half Moon Cay was a disaster! Who goes to the Bahamas to eat cheap hamburgers and hotdogs with 3,000 people at one buffet??

The highlight of our cruise was the VIP dolphin excursion❤️we all enjoyed the dolphin interaction and would recommend.

Our first impression is that Carnival caters to adults only. We will stay clear of Carnival and perhaps stick to quiet relaxing retreats we can enjoy as a family.
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Interior
Cabin 4D 8142
Sewage smell and constant gurgling from our toilet.
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