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3,749 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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Suzyq52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
While I always felt like Carnival was a good value for your money in the past. I cannot give this recommendation anymore. This cruise will probably be my last on carnival. I'll start off with the positive: 1. Generally, nice staff ... Read more
sallyranisme
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise. We chose this cruise because my husband didn't want to fly. I had a good time but I would not choose a ship this small again. We are not drinkers and most of the activities centered around alcohol. The pool is ... Read more
gmanjesh
Member Since 2016
1 review
This is our first cruise ever and a familly of 14 adults and 8 kids. We were pleasantly surprise. My parents visiting from India had apprehensions of a ship being dirty and wet but were completely awed by the ship and cleanliness ... Read more
Nollymer
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Boy we just get out of the ship yesterday and booked again! The ship is showing its age but they were doing maintenance all the time, that was great to see! We had a blast! I will sum up our experience: Faster to the Fun: Yes, spend ... Read more
Edreilly70347034
Member Since 2016
1 review
Ninth carnival cruise, twenty fifth over all. If this is your first, have fun. If otherwise, prepare to be horrified. Menu was nursing home quality, pay up for steak or lobster, and slow. By fourth nite diningroom was half empty. Cabin ... Read more
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kc_2001_nicole
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This ship is overpriced and old. There were only families on this cruise. Being a single 30 year old female, I would like activities geared towards someone like myself instead of just families. Our room was not even serviced for the ... Read more
Jayarby
Member Since 2007
1 review
17 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a Thanksgiving week vacation, Sunday to Sunday, with a family of Ten sailing out of Baltimore. The ship was very nice and embarkation/disembarkation was a snap. We were on the Riviera deck, which I prefer because of seasickness. ... Read more
Elkmont7
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Food A. To many people to serve at one time at buffets. B. Disappointed because Guy's famous Bar-B- Que was only opened for one day of the entire 5 days and for 2 and a half hours at that. Never did get to sample his wonderful ... Read more
Rotorlow
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a two family cruise which we planned as a budget alternative to longer and larger cruise. For my wife and I, we had never cruised with Carnival. For the first time, we drove to the port from home in TN. We stayed the night prior ... Read more
rskater59
Member Since 2007
1 review
85 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it was during school vacation week and the DW is a secretary in the school system. It fell within our budget. Embarkation was fine. Uber had an issue at the port and got a ticket, but we were fine. Ship: ... Read more
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SnowbirdWannaB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
For our kids' first cruise with our boys aged 16 and 11, we chose Carnival's 5-night Bahamas cruise aboard the Elation. This was only the second cruise for myself and DH; our first was 7-nights aboard Celebrity Reflection. So, we've kind ... Read more
Kacot
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got back early this morning from our 5 night cruise on the Elation. Once again I was pleasantly surprised by our experience, especially after reading some of the other reviews on this forum. We took a taxi directly from the airport ... Read more
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franl24fan
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
1,324 forum post
I have sailed on the previous Carnival 4 day cruise on the Sensation and the experience was night and day from the Valor. This was my third cruise on Carnival, I have done most of my cruises (25+ ) on Royal Caribbean. I just wanted a last ... Read more
wallyO'
Member Since 2010
1 review
115 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our group of six friends wanted a quick trip before winter and the onset of the holiday season. The port of Baltimore is only two hours from our Pennsylvania home, and is right off of Interstate 95 and easily accessed. The ship, the ... Read more
ThienHo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It was our first cruise on Carnival. We chose Carnival this time for its best "value for money" rating. First, the embarkation was easy and quick. It took us about 15 minutes from the check-in terminal to our cabin. We got a ... Read more
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TDAtchley
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I chose the Ecstasy for the price and ports of call for shore fun days. I read a lot of so-so and even negative reviews and had second thoughts about my booking. Glad I didn't change it! My family of 5, with our sons over 21, had the ... Read more
Jakemeister
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Carnival Valor is probably a great cruise ship for first time cruisers, but I'm not sure if it will impress people who aren't interested in the party atmosphere, have been on a cruise before, or sailed lines besides Carnival. There were ... Read more
Juliema
Member Since 2016
1 review
We wanted a fun cruise we wouldn't have to travel far for for our family reunion cruise. Value of cost we thought was good, but the embarkation was a nigthmare , we weren't allowed to get on board till 8 pm that night. It was like ... Read more
Susano219
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have cruised with Carnival 5 previous time in fact was my daughters wedding cruise was one of them and have been very pleased, but after this last cruise I will never cruise them again. It was a 6 days cruise with 3 ports and 2 out of ... Read more
Archana S
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had a great experience with carnival pride.The ship was clean and beautiful inside.staff was very friendly and had a big part of making our vacation a wonderful experience.Jenelyn,our stateroom steward always greeted us by name and with ... Read more
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Bryanbe
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
from embarkation to debarkation everything was great. 1st thing is I forgot my boarding pass and health questionnaire and Carnival had me fill out papers at terminal and I was still on very fast.(we had fttf) We had a very nice balcony ... Read more
pchoustontx
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was our honeymoon cruise and first thought when seeing the interior of the ship.. It looked like a casino interior with Americana that vomited everywhere. Gold painted eagles on every column in the elevator waiting areas, busts ... Read more
cruznjan
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,482 forum post
2 helpful votes
My cousin chose this cruise to celebrate her retirement. The service was great, the meals were okay and the crew was very friendly. It was good to be able to drive to a cruise port. Because I have a handicap placard, I was not charged for ... Read more
cherrycokezero
Member Since 2010
1 review
162 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Cruised the Sunshine out of Charleston on 11/6/16 to Nassau & Freeport. Worst embarkation EVER! Will never cruise out of Charleston again. But, despite the embarkation fiasco, it was an enjoyable cruise on the Sunshine. We had an ... Read more
jnally74
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is my 8th cruise (RCCL, NCL and Celebrity) but 1st with Carnival. I am not a picky person and believe a vacation is what you make it. I mean really how bad can it be right? Pretty bad. Let me start with the good because there ... Read more
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