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New Orleans Carnival Sunshine Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Sunshine (It's relative)

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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nadif211

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

As I sit on my balcony here in Saint Thomas, I laugh to myself. If you asked me three days ago how I felt about the Sunshine I wold have rated it 2/5. Since we have changed cabins our experience and comfort have increased. It's all relative. Our cabin we booked, 5346, was an aft extended balcony. Since day one we noticed a foul odor that smelt like grease and oil coming through our a/c vents. It ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Traveled with children


Disappointed!!!

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Eastern

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mscjn2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 19 cruise 5 of which were on Carnival. This is the first one on the Carnival Sunshine. I, like others thought the negative reviews were just from people who had it in for Carnival for one reason or another. Well, we should have taken the reviews to heart. The stateroom was an interior room and was actually larger than we thought it would be. We had several problems there... the ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


Awesome Cruise, Amazing Cruise Director and Staff

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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kapitman

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Loved my vacation. We had a spa balcony cabin at the front of deck 10. You could definitely feel the movement more here than other cabins I have sailed in before. The room seemed a bit smaller than the other rooms but was decorated beautifully. The cabin steward kept our room in tip top shape and emptied out the mini-fridge for us to store our own drinks. No room issues at all except the phone ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


Cruise Experience second time around in less than a year not quite so

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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PlatinumCarnivalGal

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Hello. Let me start by saying that I am a avid cruiser and I choose to cruise with Carnival frequently. I am a Platinum member and love all the perks that come with it. I simply LOVE CARNIVAL. Well, this past cruise on the Carnival Sunshine was not as pleasant, as I wanted it to be. My husband and I were on the Carnival Sunshine last September on a Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona, Spain and ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


Carnival Sunshine Funship 2.0 Makeover - Love it

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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Waverider1

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Loved the Sunshine - it has lots of fun things to do, like a pretty intense ropes course (try doing that while on a moving ship :). There is mini golf, great movies on the big screen on the Lido deck every night with free popcorn, and TONS of deck chairs and even couches and hammocks and cool clamshell loungers in the adult Serenity are which is HUGE - 3 decks! They also had several great comedy ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


If You smoke don't go or if you jog don't go!

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Eastern

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OldCrazyCruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Hi, we have been on over 70+ cruises and are not fussy people.We have enjoyed Carnival in the past and since this was going to Aruba and Curaco we thought okay it has just been revamped. This is the worst designed ship I have ever been on - worse than the NCL Majesty after adding more cabins. They have added many cabins but have done things that even I can't understand. Jogging track goes over ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


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Not Impressed with the Sunshine

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Southern

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Debbie818

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 3rd cruise. We had read many bad reviews about the Sunshine, but we decided to book it anyhow because we know people will complain about the smallest things. Well, this time the bad reviews were right. The sewage smell on the 4th floor where the Picture gallery is was so bad at times, we couldn't go see our photos for a couple of days. Going down to the gangway to get off the ship in ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Traveled with children


Sunshine not so great .

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Western

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roger47993

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We went on the new CCL Sunshine in March of 2014 out of New Orleans. We were only like the 3rd cruise from NOLA on the "updated" and "new" Sunshine. Was our 2nd cruise with CCL and our kid's first cruise ever. The ship looked nice, and it looked freshened up with new paint and carpets. Crew was wonderful, and the food was very good. The issues were the ship is poorly laid out, and there was a ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Still the cruise line of choice

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Western

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ButlerFan

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Just returned from a spring break cruise on the Sunshine. It was a wonderful trip and confirmed that most of the negative things said on this site are very minor and don't reflect the true nature of the trip or the ship. Embarkation in New Orleans was easy. Arrived about 2 pm, and did not stop longer than 5 minutes anywhere in the process. My family of 3 children and my wife and I had balcony ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


Fun Times on the Sunshine!

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Western

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gocards11

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Let me start this review with there are several poor reviews of this ship on this site as well as Carnival’s site, not sure what ship these people were on, the Sunshine is fabulous! Arrived to NOLA 1 day early and stayed at the Hilton Riverside which worked out well. Walking distance to Bourbon street and only 5 minute car ride to port parking. Embarkation went very smoothly, arrived at port ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Traveled with children


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