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Carnival Sunrise Review

4.0 / 5.0
184 reviews

Beautiful Weather and New Year's Eve Fun

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Sunrise
Sailing Smooth
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Dec 2021
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

New Year's Eve was fun. Champagne was flowing on the top deck. Below deck, masks were worn in public areas. Covid didn't stop people from having fun. Carnival wasn't great about having people wash before eating/elevators and they allowed people to serve themselves at buffets. People were respectful and spaced out on deck and sat with their family/friends as much as possible during shows/meals.

The comedian wasn't great, and they didn't seem to switch the talent as they typically do on a cruise. The Serenity area had a nice bar and chairs, but it was disjointed. A couple of levels and different sides of ship. We had pizza once. The pool in the back of the ship was empty most of the time and that's where they hid the pizza place. We had the drink package so the bar back there was never busy either which was nice.

Our stops were...unusual. In Jamaica we waited for several hours to get off. Those with planned Carnival excursions got off first, but if they had multiple activities they had to select one as there wasn't enough time for all. They told us it was a paper work issue. Not sure what the behind the scenes reality was. We didn't have an excursion, so we walked off. They didn't tell us ahead of time that we needed wristbands to go to Margaritaville so it was a bit chaotic. I like fun music a much as anyone, but it was kind of loud. People all around the staff outside near gate passing out the bands. Then we walked to the next shopping/restaurant area. Margaritaville had a long wait to get it. Then we purchased chairs. We went in the water a bit. Never got any food or drinks as there was no service.

Cabin Review


Great for two people. We put three kids in another and one had to sleep on the couch which was kind of short for a teenager. Bathroom was typical for cruise ship. Nice balcony with two chairs and small table.

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