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30 Carnival Barbados Cruise Reviews

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cathy-ann price
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Having been on Carnival Vistory Valor n Destiny. Fascination left nothing to be fascinated about. There was no water in cabin toilet for first 3 days but toilet flushed well 4th day there was a pungent stench of sewage. Toilet overflow ... Read more
idil
Member Since 2016
1 review
51 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
On board the Carnival FunShip Fascination is like living with “Aladdin's Lamp” First time on a cruise which has been postponed for many years, for many reasons. Then this "oh, never on Carnival" comments we ... Read more
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moppie45
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise and first on Carnival. We sailed out of Barbados. We had some appartment in the middle of nowhere, even the taxi could not find it. Because there where only a few hundred people embarking, this was really fun. No ... Read more
IslandCurls
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on Carnival doing this itinerary, and we had a good time as always. Hubby and usually cruise around the end of April/early May to celebrate our anniversary on board, but this time due to the timing of the ship ... Read more
kevia
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I planned this cruise since august 2014. So we were very excited about it. This was our second cruise with the Carnival Liberty. We did our first cruise with our daughter in December 2012. Karl was the cruise director ... Read more
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P.Moncaster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We went on the Carnival Liberty from Barbados back in December 2015.The boarding experience was very quick and easy, mainly due to the fact only 150 people boarded in Bridgetown, the rest of the people had boarded in San Juan. Puerto ... Read more
Unhappybunny
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Thankfully we had cruised before, because this would put you off cruising for ever. The ship is "decorated" with so many different materials, textures, colours (we counted approx.11 in the lifts) that it assaults the eyes. The ... Read more
marlon scott
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
the crew hospitality were excellent. I want to give big thanks to Mel and his team (name to long so Mel for short)for the excellent job there done in the room***** (big thanks Mel). The dining staff great people Rey, James, Alann and ... Read more
cruiserlyte
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was my first cruise and I had a blast. We embarked from Barbados, the process was smooth and easy. The atmosphere from the port was upbeat. We got name tags and were sent on our way to the cruise ship. Being my first cruise the ... Read more
dizzymay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the first time I have been on a cruise, I boarded the ship in Barbados after a 4 night holiday there, I was a little bit apprehensive to do a cruise as I was travelling on my own as no one wanted to come with me, I don't no what I ... Read more

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awood
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
The cabins were clean and well furnished; the food varied and of good quality. Cleanliness on board was excellent, with staff friendly and helpful. On the downside, mobile telephone reception on board was very poor and the wi-fi charges, ... Read more
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richardtanner200
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
How can Carnival Valor score 1* and 5* for the same cruise in the same month? It all depends on what cruisers were expecting. If they wanted a quiet, cultural cruise of the E Caribbean, they's give it 1* but, if they wanted a fun-filled ... Read more
smg1929
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
The best part of the cruise, other than the ports, was embarkation. While most passengers had embarked in San Juan, which likely resulted in a swarm of people, we decided to board in Barbados. This was a great choice (passengers can do 7 ... Read more
lesleywoollard
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
This was our first cruise so we didn't know what to expect. What a wonderful experience. We were totally spoilt and looked after the whole time. We chose a balcony cabin which was great as we could watch as we came into port each morning. ... Read more
Cabbie61
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Never again! Where do I start ! Firstly boarded at Barbados thinking this was the start of the cruise. Was surprised at the funny check in procedures only to find out we were boarding mid cruise and it actually started from San Juan 3 ... Read more

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lolashann
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I cruised from Barbados with two teenagers 3 years ago on Carnival Victory. This time we cruised with friends who haven`t visited the Caribbean before. We thought this would be the best way for them to see so many islands ... Read more
Theresaj51
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
We picked the Carnival Victory based on the great itinerary it provides, calling at 6 different ports on a 7 day cruise of the Caribbean. We boarded the ship in Barbados which was great as only around 100 passengers get to board the ship ... Read more
browngirl62
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are first time cruisers. We chose this cruise line more for affordability and the itinerary as we had to take our teenage children with us. Next time we will definitely upgrade our cruise if only paying for 2 adults. There was a ... Read more
sunseeker7
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and much anticipated. We boarded in Barbados where only about 50 passengers seem to board compared with the 2000 or so in San Juan. Check in was slow despite so few passengers and it took us an hour from ... Read more
SarahandPaul
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I honestly do not know where to start! That 1st view from the taxi as we approached the harbour? Amazing, breathtaking!! It was huge!! Getting from the taxi to the ship must've taken all of 5mins! Unfortunately, once onboard we were holed ... Read more

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s bedford
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation in Barbados was long winded and we feel a drawn out process. You had to wait far too long to get access to your stateroom. tateroom was very spacious and exceptionally clean. Rio the steward was excellent, excellent, ... Read more
sally shepherd
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
I have never cruised before but I would highly recommend the carnival victory ship. Although it holds a lot of passengers it never felt full or over crowded anywhere. Here is plenty to eat and food all round. Alcohol is quite pricy (for a ... Read more
Chrissielil
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2010
We went to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and our friends 40th anniversary expecting to have a wonderful time unfortunately it was anything but! First mishap was we were given wrong dining times and refused to change it, despite ... Read more
96Degrees
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My partner (38) and I (28) travel once (sometimes twice) a year on vacation. I am a hotel Asst. GM and he is a Marketing Officer for a tour company. We live in Barbados and as Carnival Victory now home ports in Barbados as well as San ... Read more
klm2
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
117 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2010
This was our fourth cruise, all with carnival and in my opinion it was the best yet! We joined the ship in Barbados as it was cheaper to fly to Barbados than San Jaun from Calgary. We chose this cruise for it's many ports and it did not ... Read more
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