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TheJellyBeans.net Our most recent sailing on the Carnival Sunshine
was a back-to-back cruise and we stayed in two different types of cabins: a balcony on
the first leg and an oceanview stateroom on the second. Our category 8C balcony was located on deck
7 aft, near the back of the ship, on the port side, or left side. The balcony included a small refrigerator. The pullman bed for our JellyBean was situated
over the sofa. When the bed was in place with the ladder
attached, the sofa was not very easy to access. The balcony itself was equipped with a small
table and two chairs. Our JellyBean enjoyed being able to sit on
the balcony and eat breakfast with a wonderful view of the sea. Since our room did not share a door with an
adjoining room, we had a bit of extra storage and shelving available. The oceanview stateroom we had for the second
leg of our back-to-back cruise was located all the way down on deck 1. Like our balcony, the category 6A oceanview
room was also located aft, near the back of the ship, on the port side, or left side. The similar location of the rooms made it
easy to compare the two. On the not-so-great side of things, the oceanview
stateroom did not have a small refrigerator or balcony, the shared door with the adjoining
room limited our storage and available shelving, and the transformation of the sofa
into the extra bed meant we had no sofa to use each night. Our oceanview cabin on deck one was also not
as close to most of the scheduled activities, which typically took place on the higher decks. However, on the better side of things, the
overall oceanview room had much more space because there was no balcony to cut into the
floorplan, we still had a nice view of the ocean, and we did not feel the swaying of
the ship nearly as much as on deck 7. We also enjoyed being closer to the gangway
on deck zero on port days. All of the other features of both rooms were
the same as other, standard staterooms. The bathrooms both had showers with no tub. Shampoo, shower gel, hand soap and bathroom
towels were provided. Both staterooms included a safe, hair dryer,
and television. Television programming included a complimentary
movie channel and informational channels about the cruise line and the ship’s itinerary. When close to the United States territories,
we were able to pick up network programming; mostly international news channels. But, those were lost when the ship was out
of satellite range. As typical for most cruise ships, there was
no clock in the room. However, one of the television channels showed
the current date and time.

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