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4,025 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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paba2016
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This might sound like I didn't like the cruise, but that is not the case. We sailed out of Port Canaveral and had only one stop, Nassau, Bahamas. We were able to board quickly although we were slightly early in our arrival to the port. ... Read more
Cruisinrog
Member Since 2007
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I don't usually do short cruises. This was my 29th cruise but only my second 3 day. I live in VA and to travel to Fl for a short cruise is just not worth it. The only reason we did this was it was my oldest son's birthday and he's never ... Read more
rondavis
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
value and close to home. the ship is set up well.it has the nicest serenity decks that we have seen on carnival.the whole staff wasvery nice.lee was a great cruise director.the five day itenarary isto rushed.if they decide to come back to ... Read more
Mbbates
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my second time cruising with the sunshine from Norfolk va. The first time last year was so nice and I had a ball. I wanted to take my sisters because they never cruised before and I was so excited to share this with them. The ... Read more
cubanito2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Exquisite food, cleanliness in all areas excellent, our Stewart Alexander, very kind and gentle, Cleaned the cabin very well, and at any time we needed it was there. At dinner time all were with a smile and good deal. I'm delighted. The ... Read more
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mbarnett83
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family cruised with Carnival about 10 years ago and chose this line again because we really enjoyed it. This time we noticed that many things had changed, much to our dismay. We boarded at Port Canaveral, just as before. The agents ... Read more
CTSVlvr
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Celebration for my cousin and my birthday. She lives in NC and I live in FL so Charleston was the choice. I would never take a cruise out of Charleston again. Very disorganized, took over 2 hrs to just park the car and get on board. My ... Read more
farmfresh
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarking...2.5 hr to get on ship! Room 9141... Loud overhead banging from 6am-11 pm but Ryan was A+ steward Food was mediocre...tomato soup, chicken taco and Guy's Burger was my fav..the chicken was a joke, flat iron steak was like ... Read more
starlink1717@yahoo.com
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Well, I am platinum so I did not have problems with embarkation or disembarkation. Good news first, this ship does deserve the Carnival slogan "FUN SHIP". The entertainment on this ship is GREAT!!, activities and music all the ... Read more
lissi06
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
I choose this cruise because of the dates. Normally we don't do much on Memorial Day Weekend so this was perfect. We live close by to the port so it took us about 15 minutes to get there. Once we got there everything seemed to be a ... Read more
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joeljohns
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were looking for a getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary. We picked this cruise because it is a bigger ship than normally sails out of Charleston, SC and it is only a 3.5 hour drive for us. Being our first cruise, we have nothing to ... Read more
Jc3165
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
I am writing this review for those who have either already booked or found a "great deal" and are looking for some good perspective on this cruise. I consider myself a fairly experienced cruiser; I have status with Disney, NCL, ... Read more
epermar
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily because of the departure date and port of Charleston. We had spent a day in Charleston the year prior during our Myrtle Beach trip and fell in love with the city so we drove down two days before the cruise ... Read more
becuna
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise from Port Canaveral and the RCCL ship did not have balcony rooms only suites. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth since we purchased the FTTF package which is well worth the ... Read more
Luv4beach
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first ever cruise and most likely our last. Ship felt dirty, outside lounge chairs where sticky on the handrails and stained from previous guest. Hair was on the deck throughout, found glass by one pool the next morning which ... Read more
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KionaShakesnider
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to visit the Bahamas and the dates lined up perfectly following our wedding. However, when we arrived, we had to wait 2 hours to get into our room after driving 10 hours to get to the ... Read more
US_TRAVELER_72
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We received good reviews on certain aspects of Carnival from friends. So we relied on them. The cost was also a factor in this decision. The cabin space though Interior is compact. Just enough for 4 people to sleep and maybe spend some ... Read more
cruiserbrianj
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise overall and second on the Elation. We traveled with our 3 year old and my parents for this particular trip. We arrived around noon to the port as our check in time was 12:30pm. There was a short line of cars ... Read more
jackieo34
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the dates, balcony and price. It was easy getting on and off the boat. We could bring a 12-pack of soda and two bottles of wine which helped to have in the room. Room service was minimal. We ordered two ... Read more
vanjello
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because our friends were looking at something relatively affordable and not bad of a drive. The ship is older and smaller, but some public areas are nice, especially the promenade, atrium, spa, buffet, and dinning ... Read more
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bsulfridge
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 helpful votes
We chose this trip due to being close to Charleston and having been on the Ecstasy in October, 2016. It was also a celebration of our tenth anniversary. When we arrived in Charleston, the line to park cars was non-existent. It went ... Read more
MsParker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We left out of Jacksonville with two other couples and our children. Our ports were Free Port and Nassau. The staff are wonderful and you could not ask for better service. The cruise director is funny and full of energy. We stayed on deck ... Read more
whipzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on 5 previous cruises. 4 of them were Disney and one on NCL. We wanted to see how Carnival was as the port is only 15 minutes from the house. Makes it very convenient for us. Unfortunately we did not have a ... Read more
Barbiegator
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,264 forum post
9 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as we like Carnival and wanted to see Little Big Town in concert.Wow, what a show they put on. Worth $50 ticket and would love to see them again sometime.I stood in line 1 hour and ahalf before doors opened 45 minutes ... Read more
CSJM
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Embarking and disembarking at Port Canaveral went very simple and smoothly especially with the Faster to the Fun (FTTF) which was worth every penny. The ship being as old as it is was still in excellent condition and was beautifully ... Read more
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