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Norfolk to the Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 30 Norfolk to the Caribbean Cruise Reviews


April 29th trip

Review for Carnival Sunrise to Caribbean - Eastern

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crazyhorseny

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First run fresh from the yards, Norfolk was easy on, just don't get there before your boarding time because you will wait. We had the aft balcony stateroom, nice large balcony. The ship looks great for a 20 yr old vessel. Food was better than we expected, steak house knocked it out of the park. Seafood shack was very good as was the Bbq and of course the burgers, deli and pizza also good.Service ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Mother/Daughter Cruise

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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mittens817

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Chose this cruise because departure port was close to home. Overall very satisfied. Excursion was cancelled because of wind, but we did get on another excursion.The cabin stewards and buffet area tables cleaning staff work extremely hard with barely a minutes break and did a fantastic job. This time cruising I was not too impressed with the lunch or dinner buffet. We did use other choices ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Fun Time from My Hometown

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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COZYCORNER

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Sailed from Hometown for the First time, I must say it was great and also very convenient . Downtown Norfolk, just 20 minuted from home, The Sunshine was a nice Ship..... I sailed in an Ocean Suite. in the AFT of the ship.. The balcony was a little small, overall the room was nice. Two wrap sofas, one was a sleeper, Seperate bedroom that led out onto the balcony, bathroom had a tub with ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


NORFOLK, AND BACK IN 5 DAYS

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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TTAM

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have traveled out of norfolk, va many times on carnival ships, we are platinum cruisers and have had much fun. Another couple came up from charlotte to go with us in a different cabin. This is their 4th time with us. The time for boarding was great however were were told to be on board by 3pm to leave at 4,but it was almost 5:30 pm when we left. People dont pay attention, they should be left ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


The weather was bad and the singers in the shows for the second year in a row wa

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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rondavis

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

value and close to home. the ship is set up well.it has the nicest serenity decks that we have seen on carnival.the whole staff wasvery nice.lee was a great cruise director.the five day itenarary isto rushed.if they decide to come back to norfolk it should be changed back to a sixday cruise.you have to cruise to fast both ways,which makes it uncomfortable when the seas are rough.the balcony on our ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Enjoyable as Usual

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Eastern

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spotsadog

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We thought of taking a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Baltimore, but doing so costs us a whole day at sea. I would rather take that day in a foreign port than at sea. Being from Tidewater, I truly appreciate the convenience of leaving from Norfolk. Plus, Grand Turk and Amber Cove, DR are new ports for us, another reason to take this cruise. We cruised last year on the Carnival Splendor so I ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Some tips and hidden gems on the Sunshine

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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Mimiandpop

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Have cruised on Royal Carribbean, Norwegian and Celebrity for 10+ cruises. This was our first cruise on Carnival and was selected because it left out of Norfolk and did not entail having to fly to a departure city. Embarkation: could definitely have been better. 4 in our group were dropped off with bags while our 5th family member waited in line for over an hour to park the car and return to ...
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Sail Date: June 2016


First cruise and we loved it!

Review for Carnival Splendor to Bahamas

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757beachgirl

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

This was my husband and I's first cruise. We had researched quite a bit before we left, but we still learned a lot on this first time of what we like and don't like. In previous reviews, other posters had commented on the decor of the Splendor. When one poster mentioned the "pink everywhere" I had mentally prepared for the hot pink garishness of teen girls' bedroom pink. In contrast, the ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Interior


Good cruise, but...

Review for Carnival Splendor to Bahamas

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mpleon757

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our third Carnival cruise. Our main reason for taking this cruise was the port location (local to us). We knew the ship had not undergone the 2.0 upgrade, but we were prepared for that. The overall cruise experience was great. I would walk away saying my wife and I both enjoyed the experience. There were a bunch of "little" details that we noticed that detracted from the joy. At first I ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Interior


Great 1st Cruise

Review for Carnival Splendor to Bahamas

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David69

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We really enjoyed ourselves on this cruise. I would say the staff made the trip. First our Cruise Director was Kevin. He kept it light, and fun. Basically he had a great sense of humor and could take it as well as give it. Second we encountered Christine who was a fun,irreverent, and sometimes x-rated piano player at the piano bar. Her entertainment is not family oriented. But that's why we liked ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


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