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Carnival Sunshine Review

Carnival Cruise Lines
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  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars 3.5
  • Expert Rating:3.5-stars 3.5
  • Traveler Rating:3.5-stars 3.5
    • Couples: 3.3
    • Families w/ young children: 3.2
    • Families w/ older children: 3.6
    • Singles/Friends: 3.8
    • Groups: 3.4
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Refurbished: 2013
  • Ship Size: L
  • Total Cabins: 1,504
  • Restaurants: 4
  • Pools: 2

How it Ranks: Carnival Sunshine ranks #21 out of 24 Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

The incredible variety of dining, activities and entertainment options on board the Carnival Sunshine take fun to a whole new level. Enjoy movies under the stars at the Seaside Theater, laugh till your sides ache at the Punchliner Comedy Club or play Hasbro, The Game Show, with friends and family. Challenge yourself on the ropes course at SportSquare or sample a prescription cocktail at The Alchemy Bar. Adults can relax in the whirlpool complete with a waterfall, or watch the world go by from a plush lounge chair at Serenity adults-only retreat. With tropical-decor cabins including 96 spa cabins, the Sunshine is fun for all.

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Carnival Sunshine Cabins

Carnival Sunshine offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Carnival Sunshine Deck Plans

Carnival Sunshine contains 12 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Sunshine deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.