A Carnival Sunshine Secret Exposed

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This bowl of pasta holds one of the best kept secrets from the Carnival Sunshine. I would be lying if I told you that food was not a huge part of the reason we cruise. I simply love not cooking, not doing dishes and eating all kinds of food and getting dressed for dinner!

Cruising affords me the opportunity to let everyone in my family find something they love without struggling with choice.  We are on trend with our vacation choices as more and more people are taking cruises as a form of vacation rather than the traditional beach vacation!

Interestingly enough, Carnival has a few secrets that if you don’t know about, you are truly missing the boat(lol!) and yes that pun was intended.  Are you headed on the Carnival Sunshine or one of the other ships that hosts many different eateries?

Here’s a lavish little set of secret that not all cruisers know and by the time they find out, you can have been there, done that and you can avoid those lines! Are you ready for me to lavishly live life out loud and divulge a Carnival Sunshine Secret?

It’s All About The Bowl Of Pasta

You know I love my pasta and my son lives on it day in and day out.  I believe pasta is my downfall when it comes to losing weight because I just CAN’T say no, even in tiny portions, goodness the white flour, the carbs and the boiled taste when the semolina comes together is just down right addicting- are you with me?

As Carnival strives to be an industry leader in Cruising, they have begun offering meals that you can actually purchase, above and beyond your cruise package price, such as a Steakhouse, a Mongolian Restaurant and well, you guessed it a Pasta Place.

I will call them each out by name, but for now, just know that these restaurants do exist on the Sunshine and they are very busy and very good, while the price is so modest, you can’t even eat at a fast food restaurant for the price.

The portions are large, the service is phenomenal, but I am not a committer when I am on vacation, so getting me to buckle to a time for a reservation is pretty much unheard of.  To my detriment, we did not get to dine in the restaurants on this particular trip, but we will be doing that on our next trip, as I will commit.

Alright, so you all may be a lot like me and you might want to know what is going on in these restaurants. Let me give you a secret you can eat in a few of these choice restaurants that normally charge a fee at dinner, during lunch at no charge to get a taste of what you will be treated to.

Cucino del Capitano

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This is located in the back of the ship, in the Lido Marketplace.  It is adorable and you can in there during the morning for breakfast or at lunch, whether you have their food or not it does not matter, if you just want to gather the ambiance that is Point One!

Point Two: Lunch Time

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You walk up and order your meal on this little piece of paper. Choose your cut of pasta, The Sauce, Some extras, like tomatoes, or mushrooms, etc., and then you get to choose Bread, and Salad. It’s that easy.

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You give it to the hostess as you can see we did, and then you are given a pager that will go off when your meal is ready.  You add your Parmesan if so desired while you are picking up your order and off you go. Manga Bene! Eat Well.

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While it is not dinner, it sure does give you a sampling of what you are goign to be treated to when you dine there for an actual dinner. Dinners for adults are $15, and for children under 17 only $5. This is an incredible deal and as soon as we board next time we will commit(ugh that word) to a dining time!

For now, I lavishly lived dining in my own Little Italy, on the Carnival Sunshine, enjoying a fabu lunch with my daughter from Cucina del Capitano. Make sure to dine there early on your cruise, because cruisers tell other cruisers to eat there and the line can get pretty large by the end of the cruise on those AT SEA days! I hope you have enjoyed my tale of Adventure. Eat. DIY. Repeat. and divulging a Carnival Sunshine Secret.  What secrets do you know about other cruise lines that help?

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