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We haven't cruised Carnival in a while because we did not enjoy our previous 2 Carnival Cruises. We thought we would give them a try again. We booked this cruise because we wanted to visit the 3 ports of call as we have never been to them. We also booked Faster to the Fun and was really excited about that. Boy was that a waste of money! General boarding happened right after us so if you were at the terminal early you got on the ship as quickly as the Faster to the Fun guests. Our room was ready however our luggage was not there. General boarding luggage got to the rooms before our Faster to the Fun luggage. We were told by guest services it was just the luggage process and we shouldn't have expected our luggage early. Not sure whey we paid $136 CDN dollars for this service when two of the major reasons we booked faster to the fun was not met. We traveled with our two boys 8 and 5. This ship is not good for families with younger children. The ship is very over crowded and ALL lounge chairs on the ship are saved by 7am. My wife went to get a glass of water one morning at 5am and people were already saving seats. The venues on the ship are way too small for all the people they cram onto this ship. Expect lots of line ups! The Camp Ocean staff were all very wonderful and friendly. The cruise director, Mikey was the best cruise director we have had on all 16 of our cruises. Good variety of activities and food were good. This cruise might have been alright for two adults but bringing children on this ship is very frustrating. Be a long time before we cruise Carnival if we even go back. Royal Caribbean is a lot better and if you are Canadian and traveling with children can be a lot less expensive when they have their kids sale free promotion on.

Carnival, average as usual!

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by Johows

Trip Details
We haven't cruised Carnival in a while because we did not enjoy our previous 2 Carnival Cruises. We thought we would give them a try again.

We booked this cruise because we wanted to visit the 3 ports of call as we have never been to them.

We also booked Faster to the Fun and was really excited about that. Boy was that a waste of money! General boarding happened right after us so if you were at the terminal early you got on the ship as quickly as the Faster to the Fun guests. Our room was ready however our luggage was not there. General boarding luggage got to the rooms before our Faster to the Fun luggage. We were told by guest services it was just the luggage process and we shouldn't have expected our luggage early. Not sure whey we paid $136 CDN dollars for this service when two of the major reasons we booked faster to the fun was not met.

We traveled with our two boys 8 and 5. This ship is not good for families with younger children. The ship is very over crowded and ALL lounge chairs on the ship are saved by 7am. My wife went to get a glass of water one morning at 5am and people were already saving seats.

The venues on the ship are way too small for all the people they cram onto this ship. Expect lots of line ups!

The Camp Ocean staff were all very wonderful and friendly. The cruise director, Mikey was the best cruise director we have had on all 16 of our cruises.

Good variety of activities and food were good.

This cruise might have been alright for two adults but bringing children on this ship is very frustrating.

Be a long time before we cruise Carnival if we even go back. Royal Caribbean is a lot better and if you are Canadian and traveling with children can be a lot less expensive when they have their kids sale free promotion on.
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Cabin 4G 3120
Our room was an interior room with a picture window. It was alright. Had multiple problems with sink and shower draining. Had brown colored water during one shower and the only answer I got was there was an issue with something in the engine room.
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