2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Charleston used to be the easiest port, but the covered parking no longer exists and you have to park a lot farther away. I imagine they will work on this since the Sunshine just arrived, but the current method certainly isn’t as quick ... Read More
Charleston used to be the easiest port, but the covered parking no longer exists and you have to park a lot farther away. I imagine they will work on this since the Sunshine just arrived, but the current method certainly isn’t as quick and easy as before. Getting off was pretty easy though. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
Way to expensive and over priced. Would have possibly tried one but the way things were going figured it would be a waste of money
Way to expensive and over priced. Would have possibly tried one but the way things were going figured it would be a waste of money Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We got a bit lost on finding the entrance to the parking, but found it with not too much trouble. The embarkation process wasa bit klunky and I thought took a bit too long. Lots of lines...
We got a bit lost on finding the entrance to the parking, but found it with not too much trouble. The embarkation process wasa bit klunky and I thought took a bit too long. Lots of lines... Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We walked to the aquarium, it's about a mile. We took the shortest route there, along the port, which was not scenic. On the return we meandered through old town which was prettier. The aquarium was a nice manageable size, we spent ... Read More
We walked to the aquarium, it's about a mile. We took the shortest route there, along the port, which was not scenic. On the return we meandered through old town which was prettier. The aquarium was a nice manageable size, we spent about 2 hours there with our 4 year old. There are a lot of activities for kids, not just looking at the sea life though that in itself was fun. Look for lego creations of the sea creatures too. They have a big sting ray pool, for a fee you can touch and feed them (we did not). There were divers in an enormous fish tank...there are sea turtles. There is a soft play area for babies and toddlers, and what I can only describe as a wall of machines for older kids that simulates aspects of how animals move; my son was fascinated with this. Very happy we did this on our own instead of buying an excursion. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Walked around ourselves with another couple. Visit the market area and look for the woman doing "hurricane art" (original paintings on slates and bricks). She's about 2/3 of the way in on the north side. Many small ... Read More
Walked around ourselves with another couple. Visit the market area and look for the woman doing "hurricane art" (original paintings on slates and bricks). She's about 2/3 of the way in on the north side. Many small museums in town and quite scenic. Locals said Spring is best time of year to visit. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Loved this port it was like taking a step back in time. Very interesting history, lovely clean town. A breath of fresh air after the hectic pace of New York
Loved this port it was like taking a step back in time. Very interesting history, lovely clean town. A breath of fresh air after the hectic pace of New York Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
: I had never cruised from Charleston and I was a little surprised how much of the embarkation takes place out in the open parking lot as you rattle and roll through bumpy pavement from tent to tent checking first passports/ID and then ... Read More
: I had never cruised from Charleston and I was a little surprised how much of the embarkation takes place out in the open parking lot as you rattle and roll through bumpy pavement from tent to tent checking first passports/ID and then boarding pass, etc. It felt that there were just too many passengers to let board at one time, so they manufactured these little stops to take up some time along the way. We had purchased Carnival's "Faster to the Fun" option and once we got through the parking lot, we were very quickly through security and on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
The port city of Chaleston is magical, with the shops and dining, the horse drawn carriages and the historic homes. Arrive a day or two earlier or stay a day or two later and explore
The port city of Chaleston is magical, with the shops and dining, the horse drawn carriages and the historic homes. Arrive a day or two earlier or stay a day or two later and explore Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Easy in, easy out! Quick - the port building is old, but comfortably set up and well kept. Weren't in line long.
Easy in, easy out! Quick - the port building is old, but comfortably set up and well kept. Weren't in line long. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
Parking is strange in the port. You can easily get boxed in. it isnt hard walk to the terminal but they do have shuttles
Parking is strange in the port. You can easily get boxed in. it isnt hard walk to the terminal but they do have shuttles Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Lovely historic area of the city, and I wish it hadn't been so hot and humid! The ship docks very close to the old city and the market (which is really just a collection of souvenir stalls), which is nice because you can easily walk ... Read More
Lovely historic area of the city, and I wish it hadn't been so hot and humid! The ship docks very close to the old city and the market (which is really just a collection of souvenir stalls), which is nice because you can easily walk anywhere. There is beautiful art, architecture, and history there, and it's worth wandering the streets to see for yourself. Read Less

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