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We did the 4 night 5 day out of Charleston for our daughter high school graduation gift. As a family of 5 (ages 13, 18 and 21 for children) we needed a room to sleep 5 instead of trying to book 2 rooms. The Captains suite was amazing! We were treated like VIPs as well which was a welcomed surprise. They even went out of their way to make me special meals since I have celiac. Though I didn't realize how sea sick I would become. I as told by some frequent cruisers that leaving out of Charleston is really rough. Once we got to Bahamas I was fine pretty much the rest of the trip. Can't wait for the next one.
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Sail Date: June 2019
Cabin Type: Suite
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Destination: Bahamas
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Carnival Sunshine

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Common Areas (1,537)
Dining and Bars (730)
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Itinerary
4 Night Cruise to the Bahamas
Departure date
Thursday, 01/14/21
Route
Charleston, Princess Cays, Charleston
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Overview

About
Passengers: 3,006   |   Crew: 1,040
Passengers to crew: 2.89:1
Passengers to space: 34.2:1
Launched: 1996   

Decks

  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
Cabins
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  
  Interior (4A)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Interior (4B)  
  Ocean View (6B)  
 

Cabins

    Balcony
    Cabin size: 185 - 185 sq. ft.
    Connected rooms: 12
    Accessible rooms: 5
    Maximum passengers: 4
    Number of cabins: 508

    Activities & Entertainment

    Activities (34)
    • Art Auction
    • Bingo*
    • Cloud 9 Fitness Center
    • Cloud 9 Salon*
    • Cloud 9 Spa™*
    • Dance Classes
    • Deck Parties
    • Disco
    • Evening Kids Programs*
    • Fitness Classes*
    • Fitness Studio*
    • Green Eggs n Ham Breakfast*
    • Groove For St. Jude*
    • Hot Tubs (3)
    • Ice Carving Demonstrations
    • Karaoke
    • Photo Portraits*
    • Pools (2)
    • Sauna
    • Seuss-A-Palooza Parade & Storytime
    • Shops
    • SkyTrack
    • Spa Parties*
    • SportSquare™
    • The Warehouse Video Arcade*
    • Thermal Suites*
    • Trivia
    • WaterWorks
    • White Party
    • Wine Tasting*
    • Waterslides (2)
    • Circle "C"®
    • Camp Carnival®
    • Club O2®
    Entertainment (10)
    • Carnival's Seaside Theatre®
    • Comedy Shows
    • Limelight Lounge
    • Lip Sync Battle
    • Liquid Lounge
    • Liquid Lounge
    • Live Nightly Music
    • Outdoor Movies
    • Piano Bar
    • Sunshine Casino*
    Dining (26)
    • Sunrise Dining Room - American
    • Sunrise Dining Room - American
    • Sunset Dining Room - American
    • Ji Ji Asian Kitchen - Asian*
    • Bar - Atrium Bar*
    • Cherry On Top - Candies*
    • Sunshine Casino Bar - Casino Bar*
    • Lido Marketplace - Casual
    • JavaBlue Café - Coffee & Pastries*
    • Havana Bar - Cuban-themed bar*
    • Guy's Burger Joint - Fast Food
    • Seadogs - Hot Dogs
    • Cucina del Capitano™ - italian*
    • Bonsai Sushi - Japanese*
    • Taste Bar - Light Bites
    • Alchemy Bar - Martini Bar*
    • BlueIguana Cantina - Mexican
    • Shake Spot - Milkshakes*
    • Piano Bar 88 - Piano Bar*
    • Bar - Pool Bar*
    • RedFrog Rum Bar - Poolside Rum*
    • BlueIguana Tequila Bar - Poolside Tequila
    • RedFrog Pub™ - Pub*
    • The Library Bar - Quiet Bar*
    • EA Sports Bar - Sports Bar*
    • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
    * May require additional fees
    Traveler rating
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    • 14
    • 5
    • 3
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    My husband and I just returned from what was suppossed to be a 5 day cruise. We were scheduled to go to port at 12:30 for check in, however I received a text from carnival stating that our cruise ahd been delayed until 7 (we were sup. to leave at 3) due to a medical emergency.
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    I love Carnival cruises My family and I have taken several cruises and have had a great time on each cruise. The entertainment is fantastic, food is great ,and service is great.
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    My husband and I took our granddaughter for a graduation gift. We took the 8 days cruise from Charleston to the eastern Caribbean . We never had a calm day at sea. We rocked and rolled. The entertainment was lacking. The only entertainment that we went to was an adult only
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    We did the 4 night 5 day out of Charleston for our daughter high school graduation gift. As a family of 5 (ages 13, 18 and 21 for children) we needed a room to sleep 5 instead of trying to book 2 rooms. The Captains suite was amazing! We were treated like VIPs as well which was
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    This was my fourth cruise and third on Carnival. My wife has been 9 cruises total. This was our first time out of Charleston. Embarkation was a breeze compared to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. I was impressed how efficiently things were handled with check-in at one building,
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