We really enjoyed this cruise it was myself, husband, 21 year old daughter and her boyfriend. This was my 17th Carnival cruise.
We were on the 10th deck with Spa cabins and we really enjoyed the access to the spa area especially since you can only have access to the
steam rooms and sauna area with either a spa pass or room access. Which made for very few people there. Nice and relaxing. We did not
take part in any of the other spa perks figured they would turn into a high pressure sales thing.
The ship was very nice I really liked the world theme as I called it with the map on the ceiling in the atrium area. We thought the ship was
clean. Did it show some of its age yes but nothing to bother us. My daughter and her boyfriend did the rope course they thought it was fun.
We would have but it was windy that day and we had already partaken with a few cocktails having the Cheers program you know how that goes.
Now for the food overall it was good. We ate in the dining room twice for dinner and I thought the service has become quicker it only took
an hour for us to eat this time. Food was OK nothing to rave about. We ate in the steakhouse twice and it was good. We did the Table art for
dessert one night its like others have said presentation is nice but just OK to actually eat. We also ate at the Italian Restaurant one night and here
is where I would say the food could of been better. We actually had reserved this for two nights but canceled after the first night we ate there. It
was very underwhelming and that we paid extra for it made it even more so.
For breakfast we discovered the Guys breakfast burger on the second day and enjoyed this so much I think we ate this 3 times.
We also tried the Lucky Bowl for breakfast but did not care for it. The food was cold and just not good. However I really enjoyed the
lunch options for the Lucky Bowl. We also ate at the Brunch and I always have high expectations for this and I come away disappointed .
We do not do buffets so I have no comments on the food for that. The lines did not seem any longer then any other ship I have been on.
As others have mentioned there are some tight areas in and around the buffet area where the drink stations have been placed. We tend to
avoid the crowds and pick off times to eat as best as we can.
We really enjoyed the new added on Red Frog Pub area. We also saw two comedy shows and we found these easily they have signs up
now showing you where to go. We didn't have problems getting a seat and maybe arrived 20 minutes before the show. The atrium Motown
with the cruise director was fun as always. I thought the Flying Scottish man was one of the best cruise directors we have seen and
very talented. We also saw two shows and didn't have any issues finding seats. The shows were ok.
We really didn't have any issues navigating the ship maybe its where we were located everything was very easy for us to get to.
The casino was ok we really didn't notice the smoke as others have mentioned and we are all non smokers. We did notice that there were
areas that were hot and some were cold. My only complaint was our room did seem hot the whole cruise and the comedy club as well.
For the itinerary my advice for Jamaica would be to book a excursions unless you liked to be harassed as you are trying to walk. We did not
book one having already being here a few years back. Grand Cayman is ok we just walked around a bit has have been here a few times also.
I am one of those that doesn't really book a cruise based on ports any more as having done them numerous times now.
If your thinking about trying the Sunrise I would say go for it. Do not put to much into the negative reviews. From what I have read
a lot of the negative things are about the people on the ship we really didn't experience any of this and I will say I was a little concerned about this
when I knew the ship was basically full. We did have some issues with children running in the hallways at night which surprised me because from
what others have said usually the Spa area is quite. I would go back on the Sunrise again in fact have been looking but all the Spa cabins are sold out
for the dates I am looking.
One more thing my daughter and I are both Platinum we were invited to the Platinum party neither of us attended the invitation was
not extended to others. We both received the luggage tag and I am not sure why but I received a $40 off offer for an excursion she did not.
Thats it for now. Happy sailing!