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The embarkation process went smoothly and quickly. The spa balcony room was clean and a good size. The balcony was nice and we had our steward open up the balcony dividers between the rooms our friends were in. Hanging out on the balcony was great. The food on the cruise was awesome and we never had a bad meal. We ate in the dining room 4 nights and at the steakhouse for 1. It isn't necessary to upgrade because all of the food is good and there are so many options. We did omelets and buffet for breakfast most days. All of the lunch options were great. My favorite was Guy's burgers. The entertainment offered was always top quality. The cruise director, Adam, was fantastic. Our steward,Emerson, was very helpful and kept our cabin spotless. Patrick at the serenity deck bar was super nice and working so hard. We had the cheers package. The only negative about that was that I couldn't send my husband to the bar to get a drink for me. I had to bring my sail and sign card there myself. We did the ultimate snorkeling at Nassau and horseback riding at Half Moon Cay. The snorkeling was okay. Half Moon Cay was so beautiful and the horseback riding was worth it. You do not need cash on the cruise, just our sail and sign card. That made making purchases so easy. My only complaint was that the pool decks are very crowded. You can get a chair but getting a chair in the shade is almost impossible. The debarkation process was great. This was my first cruise and a great experience. I would go on the Sunshine again especially to see Half Moon Cay again. It is a FUN ship.

Sunshine is fun

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Review by jw222

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Spa Balcony
The embarkation process went smoothly and quickly. The spa balcony room was clean and a good size. The balcony was nice and we had our steward open up the balcony dividers between the rooms our friends were in. Hanging out on the balcony was great. The food on the cruise was awesome and we never had a bad meal. We ate in the dining room 4 nights and at the steakhouse for 1. It isn't necessary to upgrade because all of the food is good and there are so many options. We did omelets and buffet for breakfast most days. All of the lunch options were great. My favorite was Guy's burgers. The entertainment offered was always top quality. The cruise director, Adam, was fantastic. Our steward,Emerson, was very helpful and kept our cabin spotless. Patrick at the serenity deck bar was super nice and working so hard. We had the cheers package. The only negative about that was that I couldn't send my husband to the bar to get a drink for me. I had to bring my sail and sign card there myself. We did the ultimate snorkeling at Nassau and horseback riding at Half Moon Cay. The snorkeling was okay. Half Moon Cay was so beautiful and the horseback riding was worth it. You do not need cash on the cruise, just our sail and sign card. That made making purchases so easy. My only complaint was that the pool decks are very crowded. You can get a chair but getting a chair in the shade is almost impossible. The debarkation process was great. This was my first cruise and a great experience. I would go on the Sunshine again especially to see Half Moon Cay again. It is a FUN ship.
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Cabin Review

Spa Balcony
Cabin 8T 11019
The cabin was clean and decorated well. There was plenty of space and storage. The bed was VERY comfortable and so were the pillows. The cabin was very quiet. Emerson was a great room steward. The balcony was a decent size with 2 chairs and a table. The shower was small but worked fine. The water temp and pressure were good. Pressure did vary though.
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