Over the next few days, I will be sharing recaps from our time aboard the Carnival Sunshine. We just arrived back home in NC and it was an amazing experience. Hope you will enjoy our life on the ship. This is a sponsored review but as always, all thoughts and opinions are of my own.
Day 3 of the cruise started out with enjoying the Sea Day brunch once again. This is a great option if you like the relaxing atmosphere and would rather not partake in the buffet on the Lido Deck. The girls enjoyed chocolate chip pancakes, while hubby and I enjoyed an omelet. There is quite the variety on the menu from eggs, to steak, to salmon.
As soon as brunch was finished, we did not waste any time to make the trek up to the top deck.
I was so thankful for this run/walk track on the Carnival Sunshine! Even though we were on vacation, there were a lot of great foods we wanted to taste test. This track helped to keep the weight in check! Also, how about exercising with this view? Ten laps around the track is one mile.
Hubby and I walked laps while the girls played pool.
You will never get bored on this ship. If you do, then it would be your own fault. There is so much to do. Finally, we made our way to the water park.
Big Sis enjoyed the Carnival WaterWorks. The positive about this water park is there’s something for all ages. Parents can have fun with the kids or the parents can sit close by while the older kids experience the park. Two big water slides will keep the big kids entertained while two very small slides along with a splash zone will keep the younger kids smiling. Chairs are aligned all around the water park for parents to keep close eye on the children.
During lunch, Big Sis and I decided to try the Ji Ji Asian Kitchen. This is no extra charge to dine during lunch. You are able to select your own fresh ingredients in an bowl and the chef will grill it right in front of you.
Lunch was amazing! It was nice to eat all fresh ingredients and see it cook right in front of you. This became our favorite lunch spot!
A storm started brewing but did not last long. The gusty winds did stay but it helped cool off the top deck of the ship. The girls were enjoying standing up in the winds. The Spink Family could not let a day go by without getting in a game of ping-pong. This has become our favorite game of the cruise. We played for another hour until it was time for Disney Trivia.
The Spink Family totally rocked Disney Trivia!
Trivia is a great time to come in from the sun and have great laughs with the family on a Sea Day in an air conditioned room.
After a break in our cabin, it was time for our dinner reservations at Cucina Del Capitano.
This is a family style Italian restaurant. This is an extra charge in the evenings to eat at this restaurant. The charge is $15 for adults and $5 for children. I ensure you the price is definitely worth the food you receive. You will select an appetizer, main entree, and a dessert. The restaurant does have gluten free options. Big Sis and I chose to start out with caesar salads while hubby decided to try the meatballs. Both dishes were not an disappointment. He said the meatballs come in second to his grandmother’s recipe.
For our main entrees, I chose to try the sirloin steak marinaded in red wine. The steak was tender and tasted delicious but I will admit, did not beat the taste of the filet mignon from the brunch. Hubby and Big Sis both selected the chicken parmesan. Thumbs up all around for their dishes. Check out the huge portions:
Every last bite of was gone and both agreed it was the best chicken parmesan they both have tasted in an Italian restaurant. Little Sis selected one of her favorite dishes, macaroni and cheese. She said it wasn’t as good as mom’s but came in a close second. Not sure if she was being kind to me or what, but she ate every bite!
The night was ended with the comedy show in the George Lopez Punchliner Comedy Club.
The 8:30 show is the family show. The entire family laughed throughout the show. It was very tasteful and good clean family comedy. We all recommend the show.
Of course, the towel animal greeted us as we made it back to our cabin. Another great day at sea.
Tomorrow, we finally make it to land with our first stop being St. Maarten. The girls were fast asleep after a fun-filled day.
Don’t miss our other days on the Carnival Sunshine!