My wife and I have cruised with Carnival before and we were offered a deal that we couldn’t refuse. We decided to take our family (eight of us) on a multigenerational cruise. The 4 day, Bahamas length was a perfect introduction to cruising for our two daughter-in-laws and two grandchildren (under 10). Everyone had a great time. Carnival does a tremendous job of offering activities for every interest and age group. Being on board for Halloween was an added bonus as the passengers and the crew really participated. Now for the basics: the ship was clean as were all of our cabins. One observation is that the Sunrise isn’t the easiest ship to get around as moving front to back and across levels did require planning and strategic use of multiple elevators/stairways. Cabins are functional and ours were all nicely laced out. The crew was fantastic! Everyone we encountered was friendly, helpful and genuinely warm. If food is one’s main focus then there are other cruise lines (at other price points) who make food quality a larger priority (Celebrity). However, within Carnival’s market, food on the Sunrise was generally good/average. The buffet got mixed reviews among our group. The buffet add on’s (Pizza, Sandwiches, Guy’s Burgers) all got positive reviews among our family. The dining room experience is a lot of fun on the Sunrise as the maitre d’ was quite the singer to lead off the nightly waitstaff dance numbers. Carnival does a great job with this. The food is a step up from the buffet; however it is the combination of a great staff and the song/dance celebration that elevate the dining room fun factor. Overall, to introduce new people to cruising in an environment where fun is the theme at a reasonable cost Carnival is a strong choice.