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Oh Canada!! Our Carnival Sunshine NE/Canada review (with pics) 9/3/16

Jamman

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#21
Waterworks seating…..



Height requirements…..



Here are a few more Waterworks views…..







One deck up to these venues…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#22
Looking up at the SkyCourse…..





Here is the Camp Carnival play area…..





Foosball table…..



Basketball court…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#23
A ping pong table…..



Shuffleboard and bean bag toss…..



The equipment is neatly stored…..



Another view of the SkyCourse and Waterworks…..



The mini golf course is on Deck12 around the funnel…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#24
Here are some more mini golf shots…..







Here are some views of the starboard side of the Sports Square…..







To be continued……
 

Jamman

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#25
We decided to go down to Deck 4 and check out some of the venues there. Here is Bonsai Sushi…..







Piano Bar 88…..







To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#26
Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse…..





The Library Bar…..







Including a pour your own wine machine…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#27
Looking down the Sunshine Atrium…..



DJ Spike is spinning tunes in the Atrium…..



Back at the Red Frog Rum Bar, Guiste brings me another Thirsty Frog Red….



Our little informal roll call get together. As always I won’t identify anyone to protect the innocent, but if you see yourself and want to shout out “that’s me!” feel free to do so!



At 3:30 it was time for the muster drill. We were in Muster Station “D”. I thought this muster drill went fairly smoothly, but then again, after the fiasco on the Fascination last March, anything would have been better!





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#28
After the muster drill we made our way back to the upper decks for sail away. It appears that the sun has come out just in time…..







The Norwegian Gem has sailed first…..







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Jamman

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#29
It is now 4:15 pm, and it is now our turn to sail away. This will be the 18th time that we have sailed from New York since this is our homeport, and it never gets old. We have taken the same pictures over and over again, but as every cruise is different, we’ll be taking them once again! Lol. The Carnival Sunshine has now backed away from Pier 90…..





Looking north up the Hudson River towards the George Washington Bridge…..



We will be heading south on the Hudson River, into New York harbor, then under the Verrazano Bridge, then out to sea…..



We are sailing past the Intrepid Air and Sea Museum…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#30
New York Waterways…..



Circle Line excursion boat…..



The Beast roars past us…..





We are following the Norwegian Gem out to sea…..



The Empire State Building…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#31
Here is a popular Hudson River restaurant…..



The Chelsea Piers golf driving range…..



Here is another view of the Empire State Building…..



We are heading towards Lower Manhattan…..



Another sightseeing boat sails by us…..



This is a view of Midtown Manhattan…..



To be continued.…..
 

Jamman

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#33
Here is the Staten Island Ferry. You can cruise on there all day long for free!!



A view of the Brooklyn Bridge…..



The view looking up the East River…..



A close up view of the Staten Island Ferry…..



Now we move from the port side of the ship to the starboard side so we can see the Statue of Liberty. First, we sail past Ellis Island, where many of our ancestors were processed following their arrival to America…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#35
We are now approaching the Verrazano Narrows Bridge…..







Sailing under the bridge…..



We have made it under the bridge…..



We are now heading out to sea…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#36
Soon it was time to our first dinner.

Before continuing on I have to make the following disclaimer. After many years of faithful service, Patti’s Sony DSC-H10 camera was starting to act up. The flash began to work sporadically, and then didn’t work at all. Of course, I had neglected to bring our back up camera along! My bad! Even a trip down to Pixels and a talk with a photographer couldn’t solve the problem. Her camera was on its last legs, and this would be its last cruise. Patti will be getting a new camera for our next cruise. Anyway, the inside pictures taken on this cruise will not be up to our usual standards, even though Patti tried many different settings, so we apologize in advance for any photos that may be a little dark and a little off. We did lose a few awesome photo opportunities because of this problem. Thanks for your understanding. End of message.

We had Late Seating in the Sunrise Dining Room. This is the dining room all the way aft. Your Time Dining is on Deck 3, and assigned seating is on Deck 4. I had emailed the Maitre’d Amith prior to the cruise requesting a booth for two, and he came through for us. We were seated at a booth for two, table # 551…..



Here is tonight’s menu…..







Patti started off with the chicken quesadilla, and I had the Maryland corn chowder…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#37
I ordered two orders of shrimp cocktail, while Patti ordered a Caesar’s salad…..





We both had the sweet and sour shrimp as our mains…..



Here we are at our first dinner of the cruise…..





Tonight’s Dessert Menu…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#38
For dessert, Patti had two scoops of butter pecan ice cream….



I ordered the strawberry parfait. It looks good, but it was horrible. So bland it was like eating air. Beware!!!



The Sunrise Dining Room chandeliers…..



Here is the entertainment schedule for our cruise…..



Nothing appealed to us, so I went to the Fun Hub on Deck 5 to set up an internet account. I chose the Value Plan for $60 for the cruise. You can also purchase it for $16 / day. Afterwards, I went to the Skybox Sports Bar for a couple of Thirsty Frog Reds.

Patti was going to walk around taking some pictures, then head back to the cabin. Here is the Havana Bar, all the way aft on Deck 9…..



Some of the seating in the Lido Marketplace…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#39
Here is the Beach Pool at night…..



Looking down on the Lobby Bar…..



Cherry on Top, located on Deck 5 in the Atrium…..







To be continued……
 

Jamman

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#40
We were both back in the cabin fairly early. Here is tonight’s turn down service.



Speaking of service, our steward’s names were Panny and Suriat. Our cabin was serviced twice a day every day. We were never asked to choose which service we wanted.



Our Shore Excursion tickets have arrived……



Our VIFP gifts were the Tervis Tumblers……



It was great to be back out to sea! Goodnight.

Coming up next: Our first Fun Day at sea!!