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Carnival Sunshine Memories

It’s so fun to reflect on vacations, especially when you can share the fun with your friends and loved ones. A few months ago, my boyfriend and I set sail on the Carnival Sunshine. There are so many highlights from this trip. The best way for me to share them are in photos, right here and now!

Carnival Sunshine ship docked in the Caribbean

Our cruise took us to the Eastern Caribbean, where there were plenty of sandy beaches and turquoise waters. We embarked the ship in Charleston. This was a highlight in and of itself. This is one of my all time favorite cities. We ate our share of oysters and I shopped for plenty of cruise fashions while there.

Close up of pink building in Charleston with colorful flowers in a flower box

I love all the history and vibrant colors in this town…

Bright pink building in Charleston

Close up of green window box with purple flowers in Charleston

I did mention there was an abundance of oysters, we ate them as often as we could!

Overhead image of a dozen oysters over ice with three sauces

Inside of a restaurant in Charleston with green booths and a wooden bar

The three ports of call we visited were each were beautiful and unique in their own way.

View of Grand Turk in the distance on the Carnival Sunshine

We rode bicycles and swam in the warm ocean in Grand Turk. It was gorgeous!

Blue bike with sun hat on handle bar on the beach in Grand Turk

View of a paved street with trees hanging over the road in Grand Turk

I spent a lot of time on our balcony reading magazines, listening to the waves and looking for dolphins… of which I saw a few swimming alongside the ship.

Fur slippers up against window on side of the Carnival Sunshine with bright orange lifesaver on the side

Cruise Fashions

I love shopping for my trips, whether the dress code is for a winter retreat or a fling in the sun. For the Caribbean, I favor tropical prints and lots of embroidery on crisp cotton.

On Board Dining

We enjoyed the many dining options onboard the ship. A few favorites included the Steakhouse where I had my share of this tomato salad & plenty of perfectly grilled filet mignon!

Overhead image of tomato salad topped with cheese and basil and drizzled with balsamic

Overhead image of filet mignon served on a white plate

The Seaday Brunch is fantastic, especially after a night of seeing the live shows and music. My favorite breakfast on the menu is the Huevos Rancheros…

Huevos Rancheros dish served at Seaday Brunch on the Carnival Sunshine

The Chef’s Table

Go behind the scenes and learn all about these epic kitchens at The Chef’s Table dinner. Meet the Master Executive Chef and indulge in an elegant, multi-course meal.

Black and white image of five chefs from the Chefs Table experience on the Carnival Sunshine

How beautiful was this meal?!

Orange and yellow side by side soup served on the Carnival Sunshine

Love this side-by-side soup presentation.

Specialty duck dish served on the Carnival Sunshine

Stunning duck dish.

Halibut with several garnishes served on the Carnival Sunshine


Raspberry and chocolate dessert medley served on the Carnival Sunshine

A dessert medley that was to die for!

Inspired Recipes…

Here’s my recipe versions of what we enjoyed both on and off the ship…

Huevos Rancheros dish with text overlay

Huevos Rancheros is a classic Mexican dish. Loved by kids and adults.

Vegetable Hakka Noodles with text overlay

Vegetable Hakka Noodles was my favorite dish at JiJi Asian Kitchen, the Asian fusion restaurant on the ship. This buttery noodle dish is off-the-rails delicious!

Dominican Pollo Guisado dish with blue and clear cups on water to the side

Dominican Pollo Guisado is a very popular dish in the Dominican Republic and is now a favorite of ours too; the olives make it extra tasty.

Seafood dish with cracked shellfish on bed of yellow rice

In Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, we chowed down on this seafood rice dish…it was unbelievable!

To book your Carnival Cruise, visit their website. There are so many wonderful options to choose from.

This post was created for Away We Go with Carnival, the destination for getting in the getaway state of mind.