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I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. Had seen several bad reviews, but made up my mind that I would have fun and I did. The food, as a whole was very good to excellent. Even food on the Lido deck was good, better than previous cruises on other Carnival ships. Typically ate breakfast and dinner in the dining room and lunch on the Lido deck. Always good service, but not always fast. The Chef’s Table was an absolutely wonderful experience. A 7-course meal not including 4 appetizers. The appetizers were served in the galley during dinner rush. A total mad house, how they consistently serve meals and keep orders straight is beyond me. It gives you great appreciation for the dining and kitchen staff! I highly recommend this event. The cost is well worth the experience. My main complaint in the dining room is too many glasses on the table. I suggest putting wine glasses on the tables that want wine. I was always moving glasses out of the way or asking that they be removed, made things too crowded. I did the North Coast Jeep Safari excursion in Aruba. Best excursion ever. Abraham was my driver, he was excellent. I highly recommend. In Curaçao I did Double the Fun in Curaçao. A good and thorough tour on a comfortable air conditioned bus. Lorraine was the guide and she was excellent with her presentation and knowledge. I did the Mega Truck Adventure in the Dominican Republic. I thought it would be similar to the Jeep adventure in Aruba, but it was not. It wasn’t bad, just not what I was expecting. Just a very bumpy, rough ride in an open air Mega truck. Not exactly sight seeing at least in the way it was in Aruba and Curaçao. The beach break was nice, the buffet lunch just ok.

Very Good Cruise

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Joseejo

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I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. Had seen several bad reviews, but made up my mind that I would have fun and I did.

The food, as a whole was very good to excellent. Even food on the Lido deck was good, better than previous cruises on other Carnival ships.

Typically ate breakfast and dinner in the dining room and lunch on the Lido deck. Always good service, but not always fast.

The Chef’s Table was an absolutely wonderful experience. A 7-course meal not including 4 appetizers. The appetizers were served in the galley during dinner rush. A total mad house, how they consistently serve meals and keep orders straight is beyond me. It gives you great appreciation for the dining and kitchen staff! I highly recommend this event. The cost is well worth the experience.

My main complaint in the dining room is too many glasses on the table. I suggest putting wine glasses on the tables that want wine. I was always moving glasses out of the way or asking that they be removed, made things too crowded.

I did the North Coast Jeep Safari excursion in Aruba. Best excursion ever. Abraham was my driver, he was excellent. I highly recommend.

In Curaçao I did Double the Fun in Curaçao. A good and thorough tour on a comfortable air conditioned bus. Lorraine was the guide and she was excellent with her presentation and knowledge.

I did the Mega Truck Adventure in the Dominican Republic. I thought it would be similar to the Jeep adventure in Aruba, but it was not. It wasn’t bad, just not what I was expecting. Just a very bumpy, rough ride in an open air Mega truck. Not exactly sight seeing at least in the way it was in Aruba and Curaçao. The beach break was nice, the buffet lunch just ok.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6B 1548
I was worried about having a cabin on the first deck, felt like I would be in a dungeon. Wrong! I liked it! Had a convenient cabin location, very close to elevators. And it didn’t seem like a dungeon at all.

A nice size cabin with a couch. Clean and comfortable. Steward’s name was I Ketut. He was excellent. Only problem with room was the shower curtain. No matter what I did or how hard I tried, still had a significant amount of water on the bathroom floor.

As far as cabin catagory goes and this review, my choices were Oceanview 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d. I chose 6b, but really don’t know if that is accurate, as I’m not sure what the a,b,c, d, or the 6 is referring to??
Deck 2 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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