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Carnival Sunshine Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1360 reviews
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Rough start but fantastic ending - Love MIKEY & Serenity Deck!

Review for Carnival Sunshine to the Bahamas
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bzinkhan
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Spa Balcony

We went on this cruise to join some family and it was my very 1st cruise. Embarkment was delayed due to a medical emergency, but it felt good to know that I was boarding a ship that they made sure to take care of that person, when they were only one of out of about 3,000. Kudos to the Captain for that.

We were offered an upgrade to the Cloud 9 Spa deck and so GLAD we upgraded. I did 3 UltraThermie's with Nombali who was wonderful. Such a sweet girl. And I got great results! Will definitely do that again! Also got a massage and an an updo which all were wonderful as well! The Serenity deck was awesome and up just one flight of stairs and there! There were elevators, but chose to take the stairs. Having the Eucalyptus room available was nice as the smoke going through casino to the dining room really took it's tole on me having suffered with lung issues in the past..Finally figured out to go to Deck 7, walk to the other end of the ship, then take the stairs down to avoid the casino. The deck above the casino smelled like smoke too. Glad our room was far away. The waterfall Serenity Deck was also enjoyable and we really had no problem finding space at most any given time.

Dining rooms had awesome food overall. To me, they serve too much food. I do like Lido deck breakfasts over the buffet. Buffet breakfast is good but unless you buy a glass of fresh squeezed juice for $5, there is no fruit. I can control my portions so as to not waste food and have them throw half of it away at Lido. Love the Bonsai Sushi. Wish they had a Seafood Shack as I have heard good things about them. Guy's Burgers are not for me, dripping in grease .555 Fahrenheit Steakhouse was great, but again, too much food. They need to offer lesser options for less money.

Cabin Review

Spa Balcony

Cabin was clean and housekeeping did a great job. We rarely saw our Steward Derek, but he did get our safe opened as the batteries ran out. You might schedule changing those batteries so they don't go out on your customers.

I see you have entertainment cruise listed below. We have a Smooth Jazz Cruise booked for 2021. Would love to see Carnival have an entertainment cruise that included Smooth Jazz artists. Note, Smooth Jazz is quite a bit a different than regular Jazz - much more modern and upbeat with a lot of sax.

Port Reviews

Half Moon Cay

Just did the beach and the brunch. No reason to do anything else. Both were excellent.

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