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3,910 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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ShelbyCo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Board required standing in an incredibly long line that move at a snails pace. After getting on board, cabin was not ready for an hours and luggage did not arrive for 6 hours. The cabin was snug and the balcony was tiny. Sitting in a chair ... Read more
Bulldog1970
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
Our embarkation went smooth but slightly disorganized. The terminal at Tampa has people disembarking into same area as the passengers trying to board. The Pride is showing signs of ageing. The main entertainment in the Taj Mahal was not ... Read more
cuppettmd
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
202 forum posts
22 helpful votes
I have been on eleven Carnival cruises, but all were on Fantasy Class ships.I booked the Valor just to try something different. We were switched to the Liberty because of propulsion problems. This caused some concerns as we had aft cabins ... Read more
ClearwaterFlorida
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
123 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
12 of us (over 55) get away every January just to play cards, catch up and enjoy being together. I saw all the mixed reviews and had little expectations for this cruise. Liberty is not a high class ship but it was fun! The food exceeded ... Read more
bravesfan114
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I took this cruise for our 20th anniversary. We sailed out of Jacksonville for a 4 day cruise. Initial first impressions of the ship were that it is older. The decor inside is a bit gaudy with all the brass and loud ... Read more
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GeorgiaPeach1211
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
17 helpful votes
First the pros: VERY inexpensive cruise Easy access from JAX airport to the port Fastest check-in I have ever experienced Musical entertainment was good Dinners were good to very good Evening Dining room service was good ... Read more
yardvillecruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed January 2017
I took my Mom on this cruise for her 80th birthday. Carnival treated her like a queen. Myself and other passengers wish security would have kept some of the loud, obnoxious and disruptive drunks under better control-they pay their money ... Read more
terry5681
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
140 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Usually I go on an annual cruise with my best friend and her family. my hubby does not cruise . we stayed in M122. I knew the room would be small but sufficient for two people. all ports had beautiful weather. I stayed on the boat for ... Read more
sdpd
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I never sailed on Carnival so I thought I would give it a try. Was not happy. First off I had read a recent review and the complaints were the windows being so dirty you couldn't see out of them and a sewage smell in the ship. yes I did ... Read more
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2LoveBikes
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Although the ship was old and the decor not my favorite, it had all the usual entertainment and great service. The main dance band Addixtion was very good. The Playlist Productions were mediocre in their vocals but entertaining. Food ... Read more
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odojoe
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
29 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was a good deal for a balcony cabin. We had always wondered about those huge balconies aft of some cruise ships and we were able to book the aft most starboard cabin. We had a balcony with 3 lounge chairs and ... Read more
cofgren
Member Since 2002
1 review
336 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My wife and I have now been on 26 cruises. I read many reviews on the Liberty while researching this past cruise. And I would have to say that most were extremely negative and very harsh. I was getting concerned on this except that I knew ... Read more
mrsqtness
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Last minute change from Valor to Liberty wasn't a problem. We were on the Valor last May and the only difference between the two boats are their names. We were traveling with another couple and wanted to keep the same cabins next to each ... Read more
CalliopeKel
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my second cruise. I read a lot of reviews prior to my cruise and so many of them were very negative, I did not encounter any negative experiences whatsoever. The food was abundant and of good quality. Dining in the Gold Olympian ... Read more
ott
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it left from Jacksonville, FL and went to Key West, FL and Nassau Bahamas, two places we had never been. Our travel agent warned us that it was an old ship. The ship did show its age, but everything was clean ... Read more
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RNLovetocruise
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our 19th cruise, 17th on Carnival. We had been on the Elation 2 previous times, so we were familiar with the ship. The only disadvantage on taking one of the Fantasy class ships is the lack of balcony cabins. Other than that, ... Read more
Vincegfan2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
After reading all the negative reviews of the Elation I didn't know what to expect. I was greatly surprised. The ship was clean, The Grand Suite was awesome ( a few signs of aging) The Service EVERYWHERE on the ship was excellent. The ... Read more
Thirdof09
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Ship rocked and vibrated more than our last cruise ship but not bad. No storms but a bit windy. Food and pools are mostly on deck 9 which gets crowded. The cabin was on deck 1 - not recommended due to constant engine noise. Dining room: ... Read more
kodipepper
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we thought it would have a lot of children's activities. Our 4 year old was too little for the slide. The daycare was mostly free play and tv in a small room, not the educational cruise we thought. To ... Read more
crazyfrazee
Member Since 2010
1 review
452 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was cruise number 10 with carnival. This cruise was a complete let down by carnival. I knew it was an older smaller ship so the badly worn out ship was ok for me. I normally book 3 rooms per cruise but this cruise we booked 10 for a ... Read more
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happyatsea2323
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First warning, we are Platinum and I had a knee scooter due to an ankle injury. The priority embarkation is a free for all. I was literally trampled as they don't actually allow Platinum and Diamond guests to board first. Once we were ... Read more
PanWife
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this sailing because we wanted to see Half Moon Cay, and it was near enough to drive to the port. The people that work on the Elation were wonderful, always smiling and saying hello. They worked very hard so that we had a ... Read more
jjennings1990
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I have never been out of the country and me and my sister had talked about experiencing a cruise for years now . From excitable teenagers dreaming of getting away to becoming wonder-seeking adults we now hd the funds too and thanks to a ... Read more
bcoris
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this as a "wonder what it is like now" cruise because the Bahamas was our first ever cruise many years ago - i.e.40. Chose Carnival because it went to both Freeport and Nassau and was relatively inexpensive. This was first ... Read more
Nursejohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First time on Carnival and probably the last. Previous cruises on Holland America and NCL but decided on Carnival due to friends opinions and availability of 5 nights to Bahamas. Part of the disappointment was not fault of Carnival; ... Read more
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