Carnival Sunshine Memories

Marla Meridith

April 5, 2017



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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!


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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.

Charleston, South Carolina on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith ) #usa #travel
Charleston, South Carolina on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith ) #usa #travel

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

Charleston, South Carolina on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith ) #usa #travel

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

Charleston, South Carolina on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith ) #usa #travel

Charleston, South Carolina on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith ) #usa #travel

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

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

Grand Turk in the Caribbean: Carnival Sunshine Memories #carnivalpartner #travel MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

Grand Turk in the Caribbean: Carnival Sunshine Memories #carnivalpartner #travel MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

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.

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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!

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Carnival Sunshine Memories #carnivalpartner #travel MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

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…

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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.

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How beautiful was this meal?!

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Love this side-by-side soup presentation.

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Stunning duck dish.

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Halibut.

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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 recipe on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

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

Hakka Noodles recipe on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

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 recipe on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

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.

Dominican Seafood & Rice on MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

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.

All photos by Marla Meridith.

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6 Comments
  • averie @ averie cooks
    Posted at 11:50h, 05 April

    What an amazing trip! Thanks for all the fab trip photos, great food photos, and it just looks lovely!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:21h, 06 April

      Thanks Averie! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  • Maria
    Posted at 11:50h, 05 April

    What an incredible trip!

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
    Posted at 15:52h, 07 April

    Looks like such a great trip, Grand Turk is gorgeous!!

  • super mario world
    Posted at 03:43h, 18 April

    What an incredible trip!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:46h, 19 April

      Really was!

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