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3,588 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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mmatwood7
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
As someone who has lived in Charleston for five years, I often saw the Carnival Ships at port and was so curious. I finally decided to book one with my boyfriend, for our anniversary. Embarkation went smoothly and quickly. We purchased the ... Read more
gailp59
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
As 1st time cruisers we just picked a date hoping that the ship wouldn't be bombarded with kids. Well embarkment was horrible! they tell you to pick a time to board the ship but when we got there ...the parking lot was packed with ... Read more
ladyjoy
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
We typically sail on other cruiselines but thought we'd give Carnival a try based on recommendations from co-workers and friends. We were looking for a short family get-away before our kids (17,13, 6) returned to school. NEVER did we ... Read more
AlaskaDragyn
Member Since 2006
1 review
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the size of the ship, one of the largest ships doing a short itinerary. The date we required happened to be the cheapest of the year. This was my 7th time on Carnival and i am now questioning my ... Read more
Tessa533
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Just returned from a 7 day carnival pride cruise. And other than the hurricane and a slight delay in embarkation, it was an amazing trip. I would totally recommend F2F (Faster to the Fun). Its $60 per cabin, but totally worth it. Also, ... Read more

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mkim1206
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I've been on 3 cruises so far; RC Freedom of seas, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Pride. Overall, I loved Carnival Pride. I liked the fact that it had 2 good sized pools and 2 water slides for kids. I didn't like it that it only had ... Read more
dst
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
10,194 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were on this trip as an annual birthday celebration with friends. This ship is older, which we knew but we expected it to be clean - it is in need of a deep cleaning. Our balcony room and balcony were dirty - cigarette butts on balcony, ... Read more
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varunsharma74
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
It was our first cruise. The whole cruise experience was excellent and would definitely recommend to everybody. Positives - Food was superb. Service was excellent. Entertainment was good. Cruise Director Leigh was superb. The dining ... Read more
Laurie56
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
The price.dinning food and entertainment was awesome.crew members were awesome and friendly..with this being our first cruise we had a wonderful time and yes we will do it again.this was our very cruise and we loved it.now we have the ... Read more
Montauklady
Member Since 2013
1 review
321 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
wanting a quick short getaway cruise, we choose this ship because we live right outside Charleston. Embarking was well run, took us no time to get onboard ship. Suite category gets priority embark. Disembark was even better. We left ... Read more

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Hkenn35
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise and will probably be my last. The Carnvial Ecstasy is so outdated...I felt like I was in a time machine back to 1991. We sprung for the larger room which I highly recommend, as it will be the only place to regain ... Read more
MisElainieous
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for 1) price of balcony room, 2) length of cruise, and 3) port. We booked online, without selecting a particular room, just a balcony. Was surprised when finally received our room number, it had an extended balcony ... Read more
catattack57
Member Since 2016
1 review
Just back from a 7 day trip to Grand Turk, Half Moon cay, and Freeport, Bahamas. Baltimore terminal was fine, quick unloading of luggage, short wait to board. We have sailed on the Pride previously, so weren't expecting to be wowed when ... Read more
missnancy1955
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I were looking for a quick getaway as we live in Florida. Loved the Victory. We have sailed before with Carnival and usually sail on the Sensation but wanted a bigger ship this time. We were very pleased with everything. ... Read more
Firemedic10584
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We went on this cruise as a celebration for a group of us passing paramedic school. Boarding the ship went pretty smooth. Our interior cabin was pretty small, but expected. The crew members were all friendly and helpful. But, I found the ... Read more

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BenjiRodney
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
3,726 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was a nice get away to the Bahamas. First time in 14 Carnival Cruises that we wold be going to Half Moon Cay. Booked this last October while sailing on the Breeze. We wanted a cruise in the summer to fill the gap until the December ... Read more
map92
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for 2 reasons, 1, We wanted to visit Charleston and 2, we wanted to go to Half Moon Cay. Both were great! Can't say the same for the ship. Its old, made LOTS of noises, and smelled bad in the bathroom the whole time. ... Read more
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Roly_T
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We did this same itinerary last winter on the Carnival Fantasy out of Charleston, and although the Sensation is basically the same ship, Sensation provided far better service, and overall experience than the Fantasy. We chose this ... Read more
cruisinpack2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This is a short review of our cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy out of Charleston SC 8/20/2016 – 8/25/2016. I have read many reviews on this older ship, but do not agree with some of the negative comments. The Ecstasy was clean and ... Read more
simonluxmt
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we had family visitors and wanted to combine a cruise with a stay in Charleston. Compared to Port Canaveral, this port is slightly more disorganized. I suspect that there is not enough cruise passenger volume to ... Read more

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gena172123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
As a first time cruiser, I had an amazing time. Embarkation was smooth and easy. Registering online helped a lot. There was a lot of traffic in the Port of Miami, but not many signs giving you directions, so plan to loop in a few circles. ... Read more
marlborotazlady
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
With this being our first cruise we were a little skeptical due to reviews that we read but once we finished with the check in, going through security, and boarded the ship we noticed 2 things 1. The ship was beautiful even if it was out ... Read more
denl8177
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
We wanted to give Carnival another chance and they disappointed again. Like many, we had started out as Carnival customers and really enjoyed our first couple of cruises. Over time, we started to see a decline in service, food and ... Read more
gatormom108
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
62 forum posts
6 helpful votes
If you are currently booked on this cruise, please do not panic by the reviews you have read. I know that I sure did! This was my 15th cruise, but my first time sailing with Carnival. I was sailing with my husband and two of our older ... Read more
NYEDEN30
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of the price during the time of booking and becasue of the water slides which I knew my 6 year old would enjoy . Cons: It is a small ship outdated. The pool is very tiny and over crowded, its salt water ... Read more

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