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Charleston Cruise Reviews

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176 Charleston Cruise Reviews


bicandstan avatar

bicandstan

1 Review Written

Please read

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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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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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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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judagar

3 Reviews Written

18 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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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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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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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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harleyfatboy2008

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fun as always,,,its jeff the rock star lol!! roll tide !!

getting on ship was a breeze,,,,,but getting off was messed up with diamond cruisers getting off last it seemed cause we was with a diamond guest and we sat their n sat their and came in late like 6pm on the last ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Brandy2019

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

This was mine and my friends second cruise on Carnival Sunshine. We first sailed with Sunshine in May 2017. Last month, we went on Sunshine to celebrate my goddaughters 13th birthday. We are extremely ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Marlene60

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not for someone who wants to relax

We chose this cruise because it left out of Charleston. All of the waitstaff, housekeeping and employees were very friendly and helpful. There are a lot of activities to do on board however there are too many ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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rduck23

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Carnival Cruise Experience

First off let me say that I am not an avid cruiser. This was my 5th cruise in a 20 year span. My family and I have always cruised Royal Caribbean and decided to give Carnival a shot since the port is only 3.5 hours ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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airkiwi

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not great, not terrible... FTTF and more

Previously we’d been on Princess 2x, Royal, and Norwegian. First Carnival trip and picked this because the port was convenient. We purchased Faster To The Fun, which was a mixed experience. Check-in was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Bugsmomtlc

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Customer service staff rude!

I chose this cruise because of the port location and it looked very kid friendly with the pool/water slides. Our room was so hot that it was cooler outside than in our cabin. We reported it and were told by ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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acecase

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not the ship for a relaxing cruise.

I'm writing this from the perspective of someone who wants a relaxing cruise, as apposed to someone who wants to party. If you are looking to get, and stay, loud, this may be the ship for you. This is only my second ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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nutman111

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Too small for amount of people

I choose this cruise cause its the only one leaving from Charleston. Took my girlfriends parents who are 89 each. The ship does not have enough room. Serenity deck has to to something about chair saving. Never ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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kellyfam5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An inexpensive fun trip with kids

Why the Ecstasy- We chose to sail on the Ecstasy because it left out of Charleston, which is about a 3-4 hour drive from us and because it allowed all 5 of us (2 adults and 3 kids) in one room. So, for just ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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2ndtimecruise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly

This cruise was a gift to my Mom. It was her first cruise and my second. The ship is dated. Everything needs a facelift. Boarding the ship This was very smooth if you know what you need to do. Boarding ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Sherricotton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The food stinks

This was our first cruise. Since it was our first cruise, we have nothing to compare it to. We had a wonderful time and I feel we were taken care of. However, the food sucked. No other word for it. We got the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Tricia65

1 Review Written

Ecstasy is more like misery.....

We decided to do a family cruise this year. Three of the seven of us have cruised before so this was a new experience for four members of my family . Embarkation went smoothly enough. Upon boarding the ship our room ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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jefecita1977

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Port time shortened for no apparent reason

This was my fifth Carnival cruise. I chose this cruise for the 3 days in port in Bermuda, which was the only port and a bucket list destination for me. We booked one year in advance. About 2 months before departure, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Willib05

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

So-so ship with above average service

It was our family’s first cruise. My wife and I brought our three children 12, 7, and 3. I could not believe how easy and quick the embarkation process was. We never waited in a line once we parked our car. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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rosealei

1 Review Written

Good but not great

Our group planned a couples trip for a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. It was my first time. It was a nice get-away from the monotony that life causes. The staff were extremely nice, going above and beyond, and made ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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nerdiestotter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not the best Carnival experience

My group of 13 in 4 cars all parked at the port and arrived about 11:30am. There was a small line that moved pretty smoothly. The lot is not covered like other ports. It was not very easy to navigate as the lines ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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CaptEZ2Like

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Hard working crew. Ship is fine. Food good. Highlight was dinner each night

I had an 86th birthday during this cruise I took solo. Although I met many other people, older folks have more difficulty enjoying the entertainment currently offered and finding companionship. For my birthday, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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WillPickles

2 Reviews Written

Just seemed average all around

I wasn't super impressed with the cleanliness of my room, to be honest. There seemed to be some dust, or maybe mold - the first night, my nose was going crazy. Also, aren't cruises supposed to have a ton of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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