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3,325 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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1,482
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797
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490
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278
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175
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JWGrayson
Member Since 2012
1 review
2,753 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I am only writing this brief review as I am blown away at the bad reviews for this ship! The was our 24th Carnival cruise with a total of 225 days. I'll admit that my expectations were not very high, due to things I'd read. We enjoyed the ... Read more
V1ct0r
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I am a longstanding VIFP Club member but this ship was the worse I have seen. The suite 1233 had the wallpaper pealing and the desk laminate was peeling also. The small analog TV was to small and distorted to watch. These items were fixed ... Read more
nyis
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My hubby, 8 year old daughter, 12 year old son and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine on April 24, 2016 for our 5 night cruise to their private island, nassau bahamas and Freeport Bahamas. It was NYC spring break. My background, I have ... Read more
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CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Carnival has continually made cutbacks and no longer offers a good vacation for a good price. Carnival has lost a loyal customer who grew up cruising with their family. The Carnival Sunshine is a rust bucket. It truly is rusting and ... Read more
binbon
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed at the Hilton on Cocoa Beach and choose the park and cruise package with one night stay. It was great being right on the beach. Embarkation went very smooth as it was last time we went to that port. The ship was ... Read more

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Flamingo15
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
In a nutshell, this was a really nice cruise - food, cleanliness, service, FUN; I don't know what it is people complain about, maybe I'm just lucky and continue to get good cruises on Carnival. The only reason I give this 4 out of 5 is ... Read more
nursejess04@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I just returned from my 4th Carnival cruise. This was, however, my first time on the Sunshine. I was not impressed. The other ships I have sailed on were the Fascination, Elation, both in 2015, and several years back, the Celebration. To ... Read more
Mctiff24
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I went on the Elation because it was out of Jacksonville and not far from home plus we used our RCI certificate on it. I have been on one other cruise 10 years ago on the Valor. The Valor feels like a Marriott while the elation seems more ... Read more
boyroy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a couple 68 years old and retired. We chose this cruise because we could drive to Baltimore. It was a 31/2 hour drive from Gloucester, Va. We went to Baltimore a day early and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn ,Arundel Mills. We ... Read more
mike1907
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
plenty of things to do to pass the time when sailing. Carnival did a great job of providing options for people of all ages at all times during the day and night. We visited Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau. Bring about $100 per day in ... Read more

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FITFABULOUSFORTY8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My partner & I cruised on the Elation from Jacksonville, FL on 4/23-28 and I must say I had an AMAZING time! I read 100's of reviews before we left as this was to be my very 1st cruise and I'm grateful that I'm the type of person that ... Read more
myboo789@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We left from Port Canaveral on Thursday morning. We got to the Port about 10:15 a.m. and parked at the port. Parking was easy and literally at the ship. Perfect way to start a vacation. We had booked Faster to the Fun and there was no ... Read more
Teegoeins2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I picked this cruise because it sailed on my husband's birthday and was coming out of Cape Canaveral. Getting through the port was easy and we were signed in and on the ship in less than 1/2 hour. Deck #9 (Lido deck) was where the main ... Read more
Sbuxmom
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Had an absolute amazing time on my recent cruise. I travel with my husband 2 sons 5 and 12 and in a separate cabin mother-in-law and family friend. We stayed on the 5th floor at the front of the ship. I had an interior room MIL had a ... Read more
pansarah1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise somewhat last minute. We had been booked on the 4/23 sailing on the Magic for a year for the Eastern Carib. but added this as a fun Mom and Dad getaway before the kids joined us on 4/23. We were, ... Read more

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Shipbeaux
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Veteran Cruiser – Honest Review In summary: the Carnival Magic is a really nice ship. She is huge (130K tons) which is a departure from the older and smaller ships that normally take the 3 or 4 day Bahamas run from Port ... Read more
Reggiegirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to see the Magic and experience it. The ship is Beautiful. Embarkation was very smooth. Disembarkation was a nightmare. It took 2 hours priority for disembarkation. No organization. Cabin was good. Service level by ... Read more
vilmer80
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise for a quick getaway with family. The ship was showing her age, considering some very outdated décor and rust. The signature whale fin funnel needed some serious cleaning. Embarkation was a little slow let to ... Read more
Girlsmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
42 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We (parents, 3 children ages 6, 9, and 11) have done several all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean in the past (and Disney World once a year too --just so you have our background experience), but I couldn't find an all inclusive that ... Read more
debrafre@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it matched our available dates. Our room was ex excellent. So was embarkation and debarkation. Other than that the food was horrible and staff was rude. We ate dinner in the dining room each evening and ... Read more

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Susan in Maine
Member Since 2001
1 review
81 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised with this cruise. I had only cruised Carnival once before, in 1999 and swore I would never do it again. However, the price of a balcony cabin was too hard to dismiss. Embarkation: We went for the Faster To The ... Read more
UKGIRL13
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 5th Cruise with Carnival - 2nd time on the Victory (1st time was 6 years ago) - just the 2 of us this time - no kids to worry about. We did Faster 2 the Fun, we have found this to be worth the $50 - you get priority boarding, ... Read more
GeneTree
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We were looking for a fast escape from our hum-drum life (going stir crazy) and had friends already on this cruise so booked at the last minute. There were only a few balcony cabins available a week prior to sailing so I booked one and ... Read more
lbailey23294@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Picture if you will... my husband and I, first time cruisers, hear from our friends about a fantastic cruise they took with Carnival in February and how they can't wait to go back. We decide it would be a top notch idea to go on a cruise ... Read more
goheels23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This ship is great for first time cruisers! It is a small ship but it is easy to navigate once you get the hang of it. We did the 5 day Bahamas cruise out of Charleston which sailed to Nassau and Freeport. We did the dolphin swim in ... Read more

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