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Carnival Sunrise Review

4.0 / 5.0
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144 reviews

Very Crowded, at all times

Review for Carnival Sunrise to the Eastern Caribbean
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mcreached
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Ocean View
Traveled with children
Leaving NYC.
Puerto Rico. This was my least favorite port. The beaches were mediocre. It
Arriving at Amber Cove. Lovely water park! Do the zipline!
Puerto Rican beach at sunset.

I went with two members of my family on this cruise near the end of August 2019. I'm late writing this review, but after a few months of thinking about our vacation, one thing became glaringly obvious: this ship is overcrowded. All my family can remember is waiting for half an hour or forty minutes on line to pick up a sandwich, which only had two people behind the counter. The buffet lines were an absolute nightmare - the food itself was average and nothing special, but waking up every morning to see a line that extends beyond the door is not fun. The workers were obviously overworked and stretched too thin. We had a different steward cleaning our room every day, which is uncommon for a cruise. Usually we get to know our cabin steward and become friends, but it was not the case this time.

The food in the main dining hall was fine, nothing of note. However, the waiters were running around all the time because there weren't enough workers to handle the flow, and food took up to an hour to arrive. It was ridiculous. After their $200 million dollar renovation which added a bunch of new cabins and took out public space, it seems that the ship is overloaded with people.

The entertainment was okay. We've seen better shows on other ships, and ones with more variety like magic and acrobatics. They had three main shows here. I don't really remember any of them, but I liked Chris the Flying Scotsman's singing show.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Oceanview cabin. Enough space. Sofa bed expanded to a bed. Bathroom was small.

Port Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

The water park next to the port is lovely. The pools are pretty, the water slides were fun, and the zipline was 20 dollars for unlimited rides. I went three times! Very nice, and free.

Grand Turk

The beach by the port is more than enough. The water is lovely and there's chances to do watersports.

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