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Carnival Sunrise Review

4.0 / 5.0
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152 reviews

First Carnival cruise-very disappointed with this ship

Review for Carnival Sunrise to the Eastern Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Ocean Suite
Sunshine dining room-with our great waiters-Henri(right bottom)-John(left r

This journey cruise was a initial family Carnival cruise for my sister-her husband and two young adult granddaughters as well as myself and my adult daughter. The cruise was initially selected because 1-the schedule worked well with the college ladies school breaks and 2- noted that the ship would be undergoing a big renovation- which we decided would make it a pretty much like new ship.

Embarkation day- very confusing and chaotic- upon checking into Manhattan terminal- we inquired of numerous personal where to go for priority check-in(suite guest)- first were sent to one side of terminal than to the other-no one seem to know for sure, we finally were seated in some area with TA'S, after that the boarding started and we got on board- quickly enough.

We did the unthinkable and went to the lido deck for a bite to eat- crowded and congested, when announcement made that cabins were ready we were more than ready to go. I was especially ready to unload my mass of luggage.

Cabin Review

Ocean Suite

Cabin OS

as previously reviewed, very pleased with this cabin type.

Port Reviews

New York (Manhattan)

mass confusion- employees didn't seem to know which line for my party to check in-


took cab to cane garden beach - wonderful- relaxing day-in the sun- really enjoyed this beach- few negatives- area did not have water hose to wash off sand from feet- had little basin with water which people were observed to be sticking their feet into to clean--nasty-nasty--we decided to board van--sandy feet and all-

then we were packed liked sardines- before driver decided to depart- even middle aisle had jump seats that were utilized- i kept my eyes closed during the trip back- as course took us up and down winding hilly roads--

St. Maarten

another beach day at area right off from the water transport area--was able to get two chairs and umbrella for $20--which included 5 drinks--relaxing day- young lady came and took food orders- my brother in law had rice and peas which he said were very good--i was getting a little overwhelmed by the sun and strong rum punch

sand at beach was very soft- required caution walking in as you could sink down

Grand Turk

another relaxing beach day--i understand that to the left blue loungers and green umbrellas are free- however by the time we got off ship- free section was filled- so of course we were hoodwinked by some young men where we paid $50 for 2 umbrellas and 6 chairs- the umbrellas were very wide and served the purpose and we were close to the water- the young men also informed the young adults that the deal also included free wi-fi and half priced drinks at Margaritaville - well the young ladies quickly found out this was a hoax and paid $20/drink- the old folks- myself- sister & brother-in-law-- decided we would just drink the water we had brought off boat

please make sure you have water shoes- this beach was so rocky in the water- big boulders of rocks and sand uneven- with dips and valleys- i did fall once coming out of the water- we did see some pretty species of fish

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