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298 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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ktjansen
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Ok, don't get me wrong here, this was still a cruise, and it was our honeymoon, and we had a great time. However, it's probably the worse ship we've been on. Except maybe the one where we got bed bugs, maybe. Down to business: Food: ... Read more
Gemmaj82
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
We are a family of 7 (English - 3 of us in their 30’s and 4 in their 50’s and 60’s) who stayed in a hotel in Barcelona the night before (21 euros a night in a Travelodge) and visited Camp Nou on the day of arrival which ... Read more
Shirleyj
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Without Prejudice. We were a party of 6 adults travelling on the Carnival Sunshine. Of these, one was my elderly mother - aged 85, and my learning disabled sister aged 47. Both used wheelchairs to get around. My husband and I have been ... Read more
Skyenne
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed September 2013
The rooms are very nice. Staff nice. Ship is nice, except for the lack of a large pool. We did discover Tip1-use guest services desk on advice on how to do your excursion at the easy ports. Tip2-do use the sail and sign kiosk or guest ... Read more
kiwinromysmom
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second time cruising, and the first time was also with Carnival, and I have to say, my experience on the Sunshine was FAR superior to my first cruise experience. It is a shame that the Sunshine is moving to the U.S. next month, ... Read more

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steven3367
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed September 2013
arrived around 2pm basically walked straight on the ship, found the cabin ok nice size clean only complaint was it took 3 hours to get my luggage was after 5 before it turned up and my daughter was upset because she wanted to go swimming. ... Read more
LizsTim
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
This is a fairley long review! We flew to Barcelona from UK. Embarkation was excellent, we took swimwear so we could enjoy the ships facilities straight away. The Serenity is amazing! To have have such quality sunbeds and furniture, (AND ... Read more
Lanseo
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
This was the second cruise my wife and I enjoyed. The previous was 3 years ago on the Norwegian Gem from Venice on the Eastern Med Route. Again we booked a stateroom with balcony and would always recommend anybody to spend the extra money ... Read more
sailorsgal
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed September 2013
Very worried about this cruise after a lot of bad reviews recently. These people must have been on a different ship. Boarding was excellent - no lines straight onto ship, although i would NOT choose to have airport transfer again as ... Read more
Sebastian10
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Overall we had a good time . It was our first cruise and we have learned for the future. Don't get a cabin at the back of the ship. Getting to some decks was tricky and we just about got it at the end of the cruise. Beds and linen good, ... Read more

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SusieQ4U
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
159 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Since we returned from our cruise in early September I've been asked by many of my cruising friends if Sunshine was really so awful. Apparently "all of the bad reviews" are actually causing some people to change future vacation plans. I ... Read more
Dead-metal
Member Since 2009
1 review
187 forum posts
0 helpful votes
12 nights in the Med on the Carnival Sunshine. We are two adults and two teenagers. (16 and 13) Embarkation. This was quick and easy, despite a computer failure. Our cabin wasn't ready, but we sat by the main pool, had some lunch and ... Read more
4wksaintenough
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
105 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Carnival but it certainly will not be our last.Like others we had done our research on the cruiseline itself and also on the ship itself,and like others we had read both positive and negative reviews ... Read more
HoganUK
Member Since 2013
1 review
181 forum posts
0 helpful votes
To give you an overview on us, I (32) have worked in the Cruise Industry for 7 years and have been lucky enough to experience many ships; both professional and personally, my partner (25) worked on the Disney Dream for 6 months as a youth ... Read more
ecogranny
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband & I have taken a number of cruises previously but this was the first in the Med & with Carnival. Excellent/good: Embarkation at Barcelona was excellent & we both commented on how smoothly it went. The area we had ... Read more

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Cruisers40
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked at Barcelona and for once it was organised not as chaotic which is bonus. We got on board to find our room not ready so we sat on the deck and chilled. By 3.30pm room still not ready was getting a little annoyed, finally got in ... Read more
CarnivalSuperb
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
90 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
Just returned from a fantastic cruise on the Sunshine. The Highs:- Emabarkation - Arrived at the Terminal around 11.45am, and dut to my 12 previous cruises with Carnival and having achieved Platinum Status, my friends and I were on board ... Read more
MikeD1973
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
Just returned from our Cruise tonight and felt the need to warn people about some annoying imperfections that blighted our cruise. Having previously sailed with Princess and Royal Caribbean the standards set were quite high, however we ... Read more
grumpyhamster
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
Hi, this was our first cruise so nothing to compare to really but we did all rate this as our best holiday ever (previous holidays villas in Florida and all-inclusive in Turkey and Egypt) Our rooms, 3 interior, were all lovely, cleaned ... Read more
hixonac
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My Husband and I are in our early 40's and this was my 17th cruise. We were originally booked on the April 26th cruise that was cancelled due to the ship not being ready. We are so happy we re-booked for August. What a perfect cruise. Also ... Read more

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Hermioneweasley
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
Carnival Sunshine Western Europe Cruise Review Firstly, do not pay for the incredibly expensive Carnival transfers. I mistakenly thought the advantage would be that they would check your bags straight through on to the boat etc, but this ... Read more
ktpc2005
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
707 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been on many cruises, but this was my second Carnival cruise with the other one being on the Fantasy many years ago. Our group was a family of family 10 which included 8 adults, one teenager, and my 3yr old who was on his 3rd ... Read more
sunshinefl221
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just returned from the Barcelona to Venice cruise on the Sunshine. Overall a great time and we (now VIFP Platinum) will sail again with Carnival. Embarkation was very easy. We arrived about 11:30 (half our group voted for 2 but the early ... Read more
hawaiijos
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed July 2013
Pros: We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and we were excited about the renovation of the Sunshine. The stops are amazing and since Carnival is not doing a Europe season next year this was the last chance we had to for the next ... Read more
Alleycatgirl
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was skeptical going into this cruise with Carnival reputation, however, I can honestly say this cruise was amazing and exceeded my expectations. Aside from a little first day confusion (luggage taking til 6:00 pm to arrive and anytime ... Read more

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