Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by mustanggirl50
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Interior
My husband and I have had 15 cruises total. Most with Carnival, a few with RC and 1 with Celebrity.
The overall experience was excellent. The speed of embarking and debarking has much improved. We were off by 9:00 am (self) and made our 12 pm flight.
The cabin steward, Blessing, really made our week, he new all 10 of our names within the first day! He was very cheerful. We had an interior(inside, inside) cabin, 4E category. It was much larger than the regular interior rooms.
There was an improvement with the food in the main dining rooms. Only one night was my steak overcooked. Our head waiter Hadi was excellent! We asked for him every night, which meant waiting longer for a table. The one night we did not have Hadi we had a horrible head waiter.
Entertainment has been the same for several years and I wish they would mix up the shows or add new ones. The comedians were good and the Magician/Illusionist had us hooked! The Piano Bar was a disappointment, she did not have a clue as to how to do a Piano Bar. She sang well, but she did not really entertain us like you should at a Piano Bar. She was too prim and proper, did not know many old favorites. The other bands were really nice to listen to after dinner.
This ship DOES have self service laundromats.
We rented a jeep on St Maarten and had a good time. But I suggest getting a GPS as the map is hard to follow. I thought we were on one side of the island when we were actually somewhere else. Leave time for coming back in to port as there is a lot of traffic with 5 ships in port!
Our cruise director MIKEY was excellent and really made a great cruise. I don't know when he sleeps.
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Cons: NO refrigerator Too close to the casino, right underneath us and you could smell the smoke in the hallway. Next time will go up to level 7. I brought my own hair dryer because I have really thick hair and the hair dryer supplied takes too long, however I could not plug it in because the placement of the outlet was too near the counter and
the large plug on the cord would not go in. Will make adjustments for next time. Also the cord to their hairdryer barely reaches the mirror.
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