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988 Charleston Cruise Reviews


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BigJP

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not happy with carnival

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Did a back to back cruise and it was Just ok, cruise was nothing special. Ship was just ok Activities were just ok The food was not ok. it was nothing special It seamed every thing on the ship was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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bicandstan

1 Review Written

Please read

First if your parking at the port,you will need to have your credit card ready to pay for parking,the embarkation was swift and easy,we walked on with two bottles of wine one with a screw off top so we could have a ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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kindergartencrocodile

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised & pleased

We had not been on a Carnival cruise for almost 50 years! We were VERY pleased with our 5 day cruise and as far as VALUE for your money it really was pretty awesome. My husband and I are "Seniors" and do a lot of ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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RyleeM

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family made it fun - ship needs something

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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corvetteatthelake

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

GOOD 5 DAY GETAWAY FROM LOCAL CHARLESTON, SC

Booked this cruise because we could drive to the port and do a "Snooze and Cruise" at the local Best Western. Hotel provided parking and shuttle to and from the port. Embarkation was delayed an hour due to the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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40luv

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise and staff!

We choose this cruise as we could get a direct flight from Cleveland. We’ve had “mixed” experiences with Carnival. However this was one of the best cruises we’ve been on. We choose a spa balcony mostly ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Yup

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Stormy hell

Ship felt loud noisy during a bad storm part of ceiling came down. Stateroom 6017. On the bow. Not a good place during a severe storm Ambulatory assessable cabin was decent sized and easily fit my ecv. But not ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mtickle4

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Almost met the expectations we had.... Almost

We just arrived back in Charleston yesterday, the 22nd. We definitely were very excited for the trip and to some extent, it lived up to our expectations. This was my 4th or 5th cruise and the first for my fiancée. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Yup

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hell on earth. Hell on the sea. Just plain hell

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. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pvaickus

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun Cruise, better service than I remember, and some fun and good food options.

We have done about 10 or so cruises, so not sure we are quite experts, but hopefully insightful. The short of it was, we really enjoyed this cruise, and Charleston is pretty easy to get in and out of if you live ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CaptEZ2Like

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cold and Packed In Carnival Sunshine

Charleston was the nearest port so Carnival Sunshine was the only choice. I was on the 11th deck, Stateroom 11032. This cabin was fully exposed to outside temperature on 2 sides and partially on the third. There was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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judagar

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

1st time on Sunshine

My wife and i have cruised about 30 times since 1992, so we have seen the cruise industry change in regards to service, food and prices. We were needing a get-away this January and we booked a 5 day cruise on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Quillylurlean

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise That Could Be Great!

I picked this cruise for my husband's birthday celebration as it departs from our hometown port. We had a 12th deck spa balcony room. To be concise, I will list pros then cons of trip from our experience. PROS: ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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scliq

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas At Sea

Last year was our 1st Christmas without Mama. She was all about Christmas and had wanted to go on a 2019 Christmas Cruise. Sadly she passed in March 2019 and we were all depressed having Christmas without her at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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shughespb

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not all that great

This is was our second time aboard the Sunshine and honestly our first trip wasn’t that great. We sailed on the Sunshine when it was in Florida (Orlando maybe?) and was hesitant to sail on it again but simply ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Animalgirl27

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

One of my least favorite cruises due to poor quality food and old ship

I will start off saying that I am a highly experienced cruiser having sailed on most of the cruise lines. I booked this sailing because I never sailed out of Charleston and wanted to do something pre-Christmas. The ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ajm515

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never Again

I have wanted to go on a cruise for years, so my husband booked one as a surprise for Christmas. We chose Carnival Sunshine simply because we live in North Carolina and Charleston is the closet port (4 hour drive). ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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drtr95

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Recommended

AMERICAN CRUISE LINE REVIEW Historic South/Independence Getting on board was a breeze. Drop your bags and walk right on. Ship decoration is adequate, not new. There are two public computers, greatly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Shumdogg52

2 Reviews Written

Sunshine Refurbished

We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary. Bermuda was one place we looked forward to visit and an overnight in Charleston was an extra plus, as there was much we enjoyed seeing in this historic city. We ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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mghurle

13 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Eh... not so much.

Check in with the staff in Charleston was great, but getting TO THE COUNTER; not so much. 4 different directions was given to the Ubër driver before getting us to the right place, totally ignoring the signs saying ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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bzinkhan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rough start but fantastic ending - Love MIKEY & Serenity Deck!

We went on this cruise to join some family and it was my very 1st cruise. Embarkment was delayed due to a medical emergency, but it felt good to know that I was boarding a ship that they made sure to take care of ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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wecruiseoften143

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Missed an entire day of cruising with no compensation and so much more

Watch out because Carnival decides on a case by case basis when they will compensate for stuff they feel is something they want to or not. We missed an entire day of sailing and disembarked at midnight because of ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Mushinatsea

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Fun, food and Mikey!

We choose this cruise mainly for the price and location. We were able to spend a couple of days in Charleston prior to boarding the ship. Granted embarkation was delayed due to a medical emergency but Carnival saved ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ddyer248

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fun & relaxing time in Bermuda

This ship stayed overnight in Bermuda, an Island we had wanted to visit. Also a smaller Carnival ship. Please understand that every ship isn't perfect, even your grand Mother of ships.Sunshine has around 3200 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Panthers1986

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Carnival Sunshine Disappointing

I booked this cruise because it was a convenient port I could drive to. Our cruise was set for boarding at 8am on Saturday nov 2. We got an email the night before stating that it would be pushed back to 7pm. So we ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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