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Carnival Sunshine Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1374 reviews
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Review for Carnival Sunshine to the Southern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Ocean View
Traveled with children

Chose this cruise to celebrate birthdays of two family members. Seven of the thirteen members of our party are platinum Carnival cruise members. The ship is in good condition, however the cleanliness of the lower deck lounging area and lounge chairs was terrible, bordering on disgusting. Dirt and dried white paint flecks were all over the chairs, sticking to towels and clothing.

The selections and quality of the main dining menu has slipped when compared with other Carnival cruises I have taken. Overall dining room service has deteriorated. Our party was led to a table that had no chairs on the first evening. Ordered menu items were not delivered or incorrect items delivered on multiple occasions. The buffet on the other hand was quite good in selection and quality.

Wine was delivered to our room with no means to uncork the bottles. I phoned to have the bottle uncorked. A cheap corkscrew was delivered for my use. Took me a while to figure how to make it work.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6A

Cabin 1611 was clean and had sufficient closet space. The bathroom efficiently utilized available space. TV worked well, but had limited channel availability beyond the ship's programs. The ocean view window was excellent. The cabin steward was diligent and responsible, however he seemed overworked, meaning we had to ask for thing often.

Port Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Great pool and activities.

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