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Carnival Sunshine

66 Reviews
Carnival Cruises

Carnival Sunshine joined Carnival Cruises’ fleet in Spring 2013, and features every Fun Ship 2.0 experience! Avoya Travel guests can entice in exciting dining options and bars including celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, a south-of-the-border experience at BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and RedFrog Rum Bar where guests can try Carnival’s private label draft beer. Cruisers of all ages will enjoy all the fun activities onboard, such as Hasbro The Game Show, Broadway-style productions and plays, and The Punchliner Comedy Brunch presented by George Lopez. Carnival Sunshine is a ray of light for any travelers’ cruise vacation!

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Fitness / Recreation

Whether basketball, golf, jogging, or strength training, is your favorite – Carnival Sunshine has fitness activities for you! The fitness center will offer a wide range of classes from Yoga to Pilates, as well as feature state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Guests onboard Carnival Sunshine will have the option to continue their at home gym routines, or maybe even start one while at sea.


Carnival Sunshine will also feature some of the newest and most exciting activities onboard – such as WaterWorks, the Seaside Theatre, Serenity, and more. Whether you are looking to unwind all day or squeeze as many activities as humanly possibly into each day, Carnival Sunshine will meet your desires. Kids and families will have a blast splashing around in Carnival WaterWorks, an onboard waterpark complete with a massive ‘Twister’ spiral water slide, 300-gallon dump bucket, Aqua Play splash park, and many pools. Adults can also enjoy their own private relaxation in Serenity, an adults-only area complete with chaise lounges, hammocks, umbrellas, two jumbo-sized whirlpools, and full-bar service specializing in refreshing beverages. For those guests whose party doesn’t start until after dinner, make sure check out all the late-night activities that are going on in venues such as Liquid Nightclub and The Punchliner Comedy Club. Families can have fun at Hasbro, The Game Show, where favorite board games come to life. For the sweet tooth, Cherry On Top is the spot to stock up on sweets. Explore the various bars and nightclubs onboard, from RedFrog Rum Bar to the Library Bar and the Piano Bar, there’s a bar for every type of atmosphere! Be sure to explore all of these places and many more Carnival Sunshine has to offer to make your vacation an unforgettable one!


Cloud 9 Spa is the perfect retreat to unwind from your onboard or onshore activities. From facials, manicures, massages, a thalassotherapy pool, and more, guests can enjoy complete relaxation during their cruise vacation.


Everyone’s tastes are sure to be pleased onboard Carnival Sunshine. Grab a juicy burger at Food Network star Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint or check out the buffet and choose from a variety of international dishes. If you want to keep your evening low key, opt for 24-hour room service where the cost (free!) is unbeatable. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, dine at Cucina del Capitano to indulge in delicious Italian cuisine. Hungry for Mexican? No problem! With Carnival Sunshine’s BlueIguana Cantina and Tequila Bar, you’ll feel like you’re in an authentic Mexican restaurante. With extensive dining venues ranging from casual to high class, no matter what you’re in the mood for, Carnival Sunshine is sure to deliver!


Stop by Winners Luck Casino to test your luck on a wide selection of table games and slots. From Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, and more, see if you can hit the jackpot onboard Carnival Sunshine.


Toddlers (ages 2-5)
Toddlers can enjoy an array of ‘Fun Ship’ activities including bingo, cartoon time, sponge painting, sing-alongs, face painting, arts and crafts, and various contests while onboard Carnival Sunshine.

Juniors (ages 6-8)
Junior cruisers will love meeting kids their own age and can enjoy cookie decorating, t-shirt painting, puppet shows, outdoor games, Disney trivia, and more while getting to know all of their new pals! PLUS, parents can take advantage of Carnival Night Owls so that kids can enjoy more fun and activities while parents enjoy late night activities.

Intermediates (ages 9-11)
The intermediate group will have a blast competing in ping pong tournaments, and playing video games, or partaking in dance classes and scavenger hunts while onboard Carnival Sunshine.

Teens (ages 12-15)
Teens will love some time away from their parents to mingle with young adults their own age. They will enjoy themed parties, games, tournaments, outdoor activities, group dinners, and even late-night movies and munchies!



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Ship Reviews

4.2 Stars
66 Reviews
* All reviews are by verified customers that have traveled by booking through a travel agent in the Avoya Network
3 Stars
Cruise Date: 12/28/2023
Destination: Caribbean
Reviewed 11 months ago by Benny
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 09/02/2023
Destination: Caribbean
Reviewed 3 months ago by Victor
“Fun time had by the whole family”
4 Stars
Cruise Date: 05/13/2023
Destination: Caribbean
Reviewed 7 months ago by Donna
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 12/05/2022
Destination: Caribbean
Reviewed 12 months ago by Richard
“great time”
2 Stars
Cruise Date: 11/21/2022
Destination: Caribbean
Reviewed about 1 year ago by George
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