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85 Carnival Boston Cruise Reviews
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D&beach&J
13 reviews
Sailed June 2013
We (Deb and Jack from Massachusetts) cruised with seven other family members from Boston to St. John, New Brunswick on June 30, 2013. This was a 4 night cruise. Our past cruise experience has been with Royal Caribbean (7), Celebrity (2), ... Read more
SP101
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
What a great introduction to cruising on CCL! This is my first cruise, my wife's second. While the weather was terrible, the entertainment and activities aboard were just fine. We had a tiny porthole room for 4 on deck 2, and it was ... Read more
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kernie968
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
151 forum posts
What made this cruise exceptional was that Carnival called us at 6:30PM the night before we left and asked us if we would like to purchase an upgrade. We had purchased two rooms,one was in interior and the other was a ocean view. They ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
34 reviews
67 forum posts
the cancellation of my cruise during Grandeur's repair period, I decided to give Carnival a try again having heard that Carnival was "much improved". My experience says that this is the case. Boston is within 65 miles of my house, the ... Read more
live2vayk
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
357 forum posts
I wanted to book a quick get away for our 20th wedding anniversary. It needed to be quick because we have kids (who usually come with us) that we were leaving behind. Sailing out of Boston on a 4 night cruise was the perfect choice since ... Read more
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randyray
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
30 forum posts
This cruise was heavily discounted, and was a great value for the money. Carnival is the line for the masses, and although criticized by some for the "low-end" experience, when measured against cost, I think they deliver beyond what you ... Read more
jcruzen
Member Since 2013
1 review
I took my two teenage boys (15 & 13) on the Carnival Glory out of Boston on June 16. To begin, the embarkation and debarkation process out and in to Boston was amazing. We arrived at the ship about 2pm and 20 quick minutes were on the ... Read more
Eddie1
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
38 forum posts
Sailed June 2013
We returned June 20th, from the 4 day Boston to Saint John Canada sailing of the Carnival Glory. Let me start by saying ANY vacation is most dependent upon the weather. Our weather was perfect, warm but not too warm. Seas were calm and sun ... Read more
baystatecanuck
Member Since 2009
1 review
Carnival has had some real public relations problems, creating some doubt for us about a satisfactory cruise out of Boston to Saint John, which is so convenient for us. Embarkation was painless, but you should know that the advertised ... Read more
southsider
Member Since 2010
1 review
22 forum posts
My wife, son, and I have experienced six cruises, some Carnival, some Royal Caribbean. We were familiar with the Conquest class of Carnival ship (which is what Glory is), but we were looking forward to Glory's unique decor and colorful ... Read more
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Bilbo777
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed June 2013
As stated on other reviews, if you have cruised enough to compare to past trips you will know the things that have changed or are missing. A lot below will be direct comparison to last year's cruise.Lido - The new Guy burgers and burrito ... Read more
Seabourn Pearls
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
173 forum posts
Background Information This was the first cruise for our family which includes me, my wife and our two kids ages 8 and 5. The price and easy driving distance from Boston compelled us to give cruising a shot. And we're delighted we ... Read more
miketafc
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed July 2012
Carnival Glory 5 days from Boston to Canada. Cabin 1110This was our first cruise and it was an anniversary present from our adult daughters who also went with us. The cruise was in July for five days from Boston to Halifax, NS and ... Read more
sbhdmh
Member Since 2009
1 review
579 forum posts
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of driving to Boston, the reasonable price and the allure of cool weather traveling north in the summer. The drive to Boston and embarkation were as easy as could be. Porters were readily ... Read more
Cruisinita
Member Since 2001
1 review
83 forum posts
As a veteran of more than 15 cruises, 3 of them on Carnival, I felt I pretty much knew what to expect after reading some of the reviews before my cruise, but there were a few surprises, good and bad. Embarkation was quick and easy. We ... Read more
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KDAA
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 forum posts
Here's the summary -- Given what we paid, I thought it was a very good deal. We enjoyed it and would consider Carnival again (this was our first cruise on Carnival). There were things we liked and things we didn't, but that has been my ... Read more
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classicalfever
Member Since 2005
1 review
21 forum posts
We are married couple, without children. We have cruised various cruises lines over the last 10 years. We choose our cruises primarily based on the itinerary. We had read the cautionary tales of Carnival and the Glory before booking. But ... Read more
mumic
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed July 2012
Getting on-board the ship was easy. My husband and I enjoyed the Mongolian Grill. Dinner in the Golden Main dining room was just ok. I had salmon with a fishy smell to it. We also requested a table for 2, but were only about 6 inches from ... Read more
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SirDigby
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I were part of a larger group celebrating the wedding of two friends. First, the memories made and fun had by time with our group was amazing and truly once in a lifetime. And, the ports of call (Saint John and Halifax) were ... Read more
Cruisingfamily2850
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Where to start... Carnival couldn't seem to get anything right. Dinner in the platinum dining room was so bad we did not go back after the 2nd night but quickly found the other dining options were also lacking. Night one our waiter ... Read more
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SKeighley
Member Since 2003
6 reviews
951 forum posts
We just returned from a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Glory out of Boston to Canada. Just a little bit about ourselves, we are a retired couple in our early 60's and live near Cape Cod Ma. Boston was a great port to embark from since it ... Read more
mbkwash1
Member Since 2011
1 review
41 forum posts
Just got home this morning from our cruise on the Glory. This was our seventh (I think) cruise and second sailing with Carnival. Starting with embarkation it was the quickest by far that we have ever experienced. When you get to the ... Read more
portsideRon
Member Since 2010
1 review
148 forum posts
I first want to say it was nice meeting some of you at the meet and greet and then a couple of days later we recognized snoozeman in the crowd and got to talk to him as well. I personally had a surprisingly better cruise than I thought I ... Read more
JB7826
Member Since 2012
1 review
We traveled as a group of 11 for this cruise with a total of four staterooms. Our party consisted of 5 adults, two 23 year olds, a 14 year old, two 11 year olds and a 9 year old. Embarkation: We ignored emails to arrive at 1:30PM and ... Read more
tipsboss
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
This was my 3rd time cruising, my wife's 2ND time, and the kids 1st cruise ages 15, 16 and 19. This was my wife and I's 2ND time on the Glory. Embankment was a breeze, as well was disembarkment. On the first night my wife and I took a ... Read more
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