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Carnival Sunrise Review

4.0 / 5.0
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124 reviews

5 Stars for Service & Dining; 2 star for Serenity Deck w/3 songs playing at once

Review for Carnival Sunrise to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2020
Cabin: Interior

Great service with the really hard-working staff. The Serenity deck had a passenger's boom box music at the bar, the pool music, and the ship music all being played at once. Too many people saving chairs & ignoring signage. The ship had children onboard & "Cake by the Ocean" song played repeated graphic language. The show was Soulbound with the undead and witchcraft with small children either clinging to parents or families walking out. The decision to pull out of Jamaica and go to Mexico was perhaps not Coronavirus, but, to harm the Jamaican economy. Jamaica is no longer the British Pound, I'm told. Either way, it is despicable that any virus is used to manipulate people for monetary gain. China has 3 science laboratories in Wuhan. Many, may be willing to take a vaccine to ease their fears...who profits by their fears?

I had to repeatedly talk to Guest Services about the verbally abusive man to his girlfriend next to my cabin. Graphic language every other word. Others must have reported him, since, they moved him toward the end of the hallway. The women across the hall would be screaming with drunken laughter after 2 AM, probably waking others besides myself. Their neighbors were a family with small children. Needless to say, if you want to party this is the ship. If you want a serene vacation, choose another much larger ship in the appropriate location of the ship, ie Spa deck or someplace near the library. No library on this ship haha. If you take a Grand Cayman island public taxi to the beach for $2.50 USD, they will bring you to the most touristy part of 7 mile beach, even though you want to go to the less crowded part of the beach. There are signs within a mile or two from the port, stating beach access all along the roadway. If you don't care about showers & bathrooms, or will return to the port for bathrooms, just get out at the first beach access sign & say "No thank you" for going to the touristy part of the beach, which is miles away.

Ft. Lauderdale Embarkation took a while, but, the line moved fast. If you can relax by the pool until the end of debarkation, that would be ideal. It had taken about 2 hours to leave the ship. They shut off debarkation for a while for the people that did not have early flights. The cruise terminal is in a dark garage with construction around it. The ride-share Apps do not have the correct pin location on the GPS. This makes the location difficult to find & the drivers will give up. My driver sat at the Princess Cruise line garage. I went out of the garage and left the Port Everglades area. If I had not left, the driver would not have found me.

Cabin Review

Interior

The cabin is fine if you don't need light from Sunrise. People use the TV ship Cam for sunset or sunrise, but, a weird glow would still illuminate. I decided to not book inside for any future sailings.

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