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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Family made it fun - ship needs something

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by RyleeM

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

We sailed 12/28/19-1/2/20 with our adult children and 5 grandchildren aged 3-17. We had 3 balconies and an inside cabin. The ship seemed understaffed, though everyone on staff was nice. This is the first time the steward asked if we wanted the room cleaned am, pm, or both times. Again - a staffing issue? Since we showered twice a day, we asked for both times. Other family members didn’t think they had a choice so we’re cleaned only once a day. The edge of the threshold on my balcony door was so sharp that I sliced my foot. Someone from the ship came up but removed the tape I put on it to cover it. Beware of that and make sure you step WAY over the threshold. Food was very disappointing. The dining room didn’t have tablecloths. We had a glass topped Formica table. A family member has celiac disease so she ordered ahead. We were told to get there early and would be served right away, but often waited to see a waiter and the pre ordered food came late. Again, they were WAY understaffed in the dining room. No one was around to refill water or drinks. Food was below average - best options were pizza and Guys Burgers. Small pool with limited seating on the same deck. One family member was handicapped and ended up needing an elevator to get to upper levels for a chair. Nassau - didn’t get off the ship. Half Moon Cay - nice but only stayed a half day. Enjoyed the ship with less crowds. Comedy show was almost impossible to see. Wish they had offered tickets so we could have gotten in. People would go to one show and refuse to leave for the next one. Being with family was what this was about and we had fun together but would never go on this ship again.

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Fair but beware of the threshold going onto the balcony. The edge is like a razor

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