Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

Rated 3.8 out of 5 (1140 Reviews)

  • Well I loved every bit of this cruise.Weather is excellent food was superb n just a all around good time..Crew impressed me with there hard work ethic..Oh I also took the behind the scene tour n it was fantastic n the best 95 dollars I spent on myself...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it..The only thing I wish they would add is more nightclubs..They only had one n it opened at 1145 n no one was attending it...Or maybe open it a bit earlier...  

    Rating: 5/5


  • I had reservations about this ship, was concerned about a ship that had been refurbished, but it was actually a very nice ship and nicely laid out. We enjoyed all the restaurants, entertainment and the casino, certainly was a good cruise and wouldn't mind being on this boat again!

    Rating: 5/5


  • Just got off the Sunshine today from a 8day cruise! Nothing but amazing things to say about the crew and ship!! Wish I was still there. Food was the best I've had in 5 cruises and the wait staff (Trinidad and crew) were amazing!! Always in and out of the MDR in an hr or under.

    Rating: 5/5


  • This was mine and my husbands first cruise, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We went in April of 2016, we had a balcony (which was amazing, the only thing I will say is that the glass could never stay clean, which wasn't any fault of the cruise just being out at sea. Lol also the chairs they have on the balcony make you eye level with the railing. That's really my only complaint on a balcony suite, but my husband and I agreed that any time we take a cruise we will get a balcony room.) the staff was beyond amazing and accommodating, the night of the captains dinner they were completely booked,because of this they provided us with a free meal at one of their restaurants, which might I add was phenomenal. If you're a drinker I suggest getting the drink packages. But it is super pricey if you're not. I drank more on the islands than on the boat, obviously anything imported will be super expensive. They keep the ship looking so nice. My favorite part was the main dinning, we chose to do my time dinning simply because we did excursions at every port, and we wanted to come back get cleaned up and lounge around without feeling rushed. The food was great. And you can try things you've never tried before if you're feeling adventurous. They organize getting off the ship for your excursions very well. The biggest pain was the safety briefing because everyone seems to forget how to stop talking. I will say they need to work on organization when you get off on the last day at the end of the cruise, you can definitely tell they have "senioritis" and are more preoccupied with getting the boat ready for the next set of passengers than they are directing people when to get off the cruise. The excursions we did were at halfmoon cay : we rode horses on the beach. (This was fun, very dirty, one guy actually got bit by the horse. The horse spent almost the entire time pooping. This isn't even a joke, the ones for dry land kept pooping and the ones for the water kept pooping. Lol so it was especially gross in the water because not only were you trying to keep your horse with the group, but you were also trying to avoid poop touching your legs. Other than that they provide beverages so overall for the experience itself it was definitely worth it.) Next was Nassau: we did the sting ray adventure: (This was a blast, our boat guide was in his SIXTIES! Jumping around and pointing out celebrity houses, he was cracking everyone up with his jokes. When we got to the beach they have a sandals resort on the opposite side, and the beach was next to a reef, so they keep you in pretty shallow water and it's obviously very rocky so maybe a pair of swim shoes for this one. Finally the stingrays the woman teaching us about stingrays was so knowledgeable, and she was a blast! She makes sure everyone is comfortable before letting us feed them, it was amazing. My ONLY complaint about this excursion was that they don't provide you with food, even though your on a private island, and the prices were ridiculous at the "concession stand" a hamburger fries and can of pop, a wrap fries and a can of pop was 57$ wish I would have known that before we ordered.but we were starving we were there from 8:00 am till about 1:30 pm. After swimming and being in the sun you're forced to pay the prices they provide. ) Last we have Freeport: ( can say much on this one they has a thunderstorm all morning so we cancelled out excursion and they gave us a full refund, after the rain cleared up my husband and I took the time to go to all the shops and adventure a little bit. The shops were really cool, although the quality of their shirts is terrible after one wash my Bahamas shirt doesn't have Bahamas written on it anymore. Super disappointed. Free port is a port. Literally so if your expecting to see things like you did in Nassau and halfmoon cay you're dreaming, I definitely recommend doing an excursion at Freeport or you'll be kind of bored, my husband and I were exhausted so we napped and lounged around all day.) The bars out on the lido deck are so crowded if you're looking to beat the crowds and get your drink on go inside, they're dead inside all day because everyone's out on the lido deck.

    Rating: 5/5


  • We left on New Year's Eve. Had the best time. We only felt seasick once, which was the last night when the boat. There was something hitting the boat. we could see something hanging down and hitting the side of the boat and there was a light shining on the side of the boat. We told guest services and they kept trying to say it was the waves but I told her the waves don't just hang in the air and they don't shine. Other than that the cruise was amazing the crew was fun and friendly, I even won money in the casino. I wish that the pools were bigger other than that great trip. The food was good I recommend eating at the taco stand excellent. Guys restaurant wasn't so great the burgers need some seasoning. The Asian & Italian restaurant are A1! definitely make reservations at the beginning of the cruise to get a Seat.

    Rating: 4/5


  • The only good entertainment was the comedy in a too small venue. YTD sucked! Had requested 6 pm dining. They can do away with YTD. It's so obvious carnival is cutting back on wait staff, servers and cleaning crew. Disembarkation is a joke too! So unorganized and priority means nothing. When the gal behind me complained the boy laughed, told her too bad.

    Rating: 3/5


  • These recent price drops for the Sunshine are bogus. I called yesterday about the drop on Sunshine April 23 sailing. I originally paid 1069 pp and you show a drop to 1019 yesterday and now lower today for ocean suite. I called to try and get the dropped rate since I'm paid in full and I'm told there is no drop for this suite. Lowest super saver is 1044.

    Rating: 1/5


  • I had a great first cruise experience. Although my room could have been a little cleaner, I was told to bring wipes and pretty much do a wipe down myself, so I almost expected it. The food was great, but i was sort of disappointed in the main dining room... I was expecting different food than the lido buffet, but every night when we looked at the menu, it was the same food... even breakfast was mediocre in the MDR... there was a lot to do on the ship, and it accommodated many age groups. I will def cruise carnival again, I just will pick different destinations.

    Rating: 4/5


  • Had a great cruise! The ship was nice and our room steward was amazing. The only let down was the steak house. The people at guest services made up for it. We normally eat at the steak house twice but this cruise once was all it took. The regular dining room staff was wonderful!

    Rating: 4/5


  • I was highly disappointed in this cruise. The boat was not clean(there was vomit next to our bed when we moved the curtain in our room was a major No) and the over all experience was just saddening. I was excited to go and was quickly turned off on the whole trip.

    Rating: 2/5


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