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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Hell on earth. Hell on the sea. Just plain hell

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Yup

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

This ship can NOT. Handle rough seas. Very frightening. Loud banging ceiling falling down. Scary and unpleasant. Mild seas were fine but we hit a significant storm with winds hitting between 43 and 66 kts. And a very roiling sea. This ship felt as though it was going to break apart. Heat and air stopped working.

We had ambulatory assessable room. Plenty of room for ecv. But has step to very small balcony. Room has no chair to sit in. Just two step stool type blocks to sit on. Great for ambulatory handicapped but not for completely wheel chair dependent. Many hallway and corridors too narrow for wheelchairs. Very few handicapped bathrooms. Better to go back to your cabin bathroom.

The layout of the ship is odd. Having to go through Lounges or smoky casino to get to restaurants is weird

Quality of food awful. Even the pay restaurants were sub par. Buffet meh and always crowded.

Or cabin was 6017. Not a bad size but a wheelchair would be very tight. Sturdy pull down shower seat.

This is most definitely a party cruise. You do not walk into a beautiful atrium you step right into a tacky huge loud bar with tons of drunk people even though they had only just boarded a few hours earlier

Entertainment was very subpar. In every way

I loved having this being a younger crowd and lots of families and children. But the amount of drunkenness was disappointing. Also unsupervised kids in the 13-14 range were loud roaming and running in the hallways and running into people and small children

Their are many reasons for not cruising with carnival sunshine but for me the mist disturbing thing was the very poor way the ship handled a serious storm.

I must say though that EVERY crew member I encountered was pleasant and very helpful. Some went way out of their way to help me. And since I am handicapped and was traveling alone this trip that was was greatly appreciated. Lol

I wish I could have many of the crew members on a better ship.

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Large enough fir my ecv. Scooter. Ambulatory disabled ONLY

Plastic ceiling cover over lighting fell down in very tough seas.

It’s next to a private obser action deck. Not good when people did I teed. Particularly young teens.

Loud when crew had to access the deck to use the hose. Otherwise quiet room e Celt it’s over the bow and during a very bad storm their we’re coming start loud metal banging noises and the room vibrates like a 8.0 earthquake.

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