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15,251 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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7,651
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3,546
Average
2,064
Poor
1,055
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538
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Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My first cruise. The ship was clean,but the food in the main restaurant was terrible. The food in the food court was better. The main pool was way below my expectations. I have seen back yard pool larger. To accommodate 2000 people you ... Read more
mst235
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a last minute cruise. We wanted to go out of orlando but it was booked. Glad we drove a little longer because this went to jamaica and grand cayman.We are from Ga. The crew was always on thier toes doing things for you. The food ... Read more
rirish1
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
chose Carnival for a July 2016 cruise to celebrate daughter's graduation from high school. I prefer HAL or Celebrity but wasn't able to find a cruise that met my requirements. Had a balcony cabin with my wife, daughter and one of her ... Read more
jkelynch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Carnival Fantasy- 4 night to Key West and Cozumel This ship is OLD and LACKS many of the amenities most of the new ships offer. We were a family of 4 with two kids ages 11 and 17. Activities: There was not enough to do for older ... Read more
bobjps
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We planned a family cruise for our 5 adult children, their two spouses and a girlfriend, so their were 10 of us. My wife wanted to make sure our kids had a chance to experience the Southern Caribbean. We booked in November. Frankly, ... Read more

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moloves2cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Cruisers: Myself and two girlfriends. I was the only veteran cruiser of the group. We chose the Carnival Dream for the reasons that the itinerary was just what we were looking for and it departed from NOLA, which was a day's drive from ... Read more
carl.becks@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
In general a funny cruise with good entertainment.Cabin spacious and service in general good. Food abundant of fair quality. Better food quality in the evening. Kind serving staff. Some business processes should be improved ... Read more
Jakeshunny
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Carnival Breeze is a lovely ship with a terrific staff. Jaime, the Cruise Director was outstanding. She was energetic, funny, talented, and a joy to watch every time she participated which was often. I asked and she told me that she ... Read more
lordbaron
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We haven't been on Carnival in over 10 years, we used to cruise a lot before we had kids so we waited until they were old enough to enjoy themselves. Our oldest is 11 and the youngest is 6 and this was his first cruise. I will start off ... Read more
Sea La Vie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise and it was so wonderful. I was sad to see it end and hated leaving the ship for the last time. We had a balcony room on deck 7 in the aft. The room was pretty roomy and the balcony was perfect. Embarkation was a ... Read more

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ccpdblue
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We had taken this cruise several years ago and had such a good time we had to do it again. The itinerary is one of our favorites. Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk are perfect for getting off the ship and going swimming. Puerto Rico and St. ... Read more
repodude
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my 10th cruise. My in-laws are platinum members and this was for their 50th Anniv. This was my 2nd cruise with Carnival and the longest I have been on. The ship Valor was a good sized boat and in decent shape and clean for the ... Read more
coloradomouse
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are frequent cruisers and have cruised on most cruise lines. We have avoided Carnival previously just based upon our observations at other ports. We chose this cruise because only Carnival and Holland go to Grand Turk and we wanted to ... Read more
ShinyV
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Went with grandchildren...but the service was terrible Our room steward and dining waiters were very good...but the food was only so so! Nothing exceptional! The lido self serve cafeteria was awful! Like cattle! The Guy Fieri ... Read more
frazier1950
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a sister cruise for the three of us. This was my 24th cruise and 5th with Carnival.The cabin was not set up for 3 people. For 3 days we had to request the third set of towels. When I opened the closet it was full of wet towels. ... Read more

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dambyrds
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Do not feed into the negative feedback about the Carnival Triumph. This ship is very nice (similar to Freedom if you have sailed on her). The carpet was new, everything was very clean. The temperature in our Oceanview cabin on the Main ... Read more
Sail Happy
Member Since 2005
1 review
116 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My cruise on the Sunshine was my 23rd with Carnival and by far the worst. I can summarize this review by saying "What a difference a year makes." I was on the Carnival Splendor last year and have no complaints about that cruise. ... Read more
kcofone
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
only chose this cruise because wife's family booked and invited us to go along. 8 day cruise out of manhattan to San Juan, St thomas, and Grand Turk. Pros, Staff was , for the most part, friendly and attentive . Ship looked ... Read more
phillyf
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
748 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to cruise out of NY for the July 4th weekend and decided to give Carnival another try. This was our 15th cruise, 10 on NCL, 4 Carnival and 1 Celebrity. My wife, brother in law and I wanted some much needed R&R. My wife and I ... Read more
Trenda Starr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had a family of 26 members. Most of us enjoyed parts of cruise. It was actually just too hot to enjoy anything. The air conditioning wasn't cool enough inside some cabins. Some were too cold. This wasn't a cruise for taking children ... Read more

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bhmaness
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife & I chose to take our teenage son on this family cruise out of New Orleans. We had a very smooth boarding process. We settled in quickly & enjoyed the ship immediately. The staff was amazing-- totally dedicated & ... Read more
onthalevel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Don't waste your time boarding early, you will have to wait hours (like a hotel) to get on board, nor use checked baggage, it takes hours in most cases, till night before they are delivered during embarking. Debarking - do not think ... Read more
alambrose1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because the port is only 30 mins from home. Found out later that all cruise ships out of Port of Tampa are usually older and smaller. The reason for this is the Skyway Bridge that spans the entry between the Gulf of ... Read more
winkooz
Member Since 2010
1 review
42 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have been on the fantasy 4 times prior to this cruise we took july 4th. I knew the ship, knew the acitvities, etc, and we liked the ship, always cruising on carnival. Until now. Just got back this weekend. Wow. This cruise stunk. I am ... Read more
mjpiuro
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We traveled out of Tampa because that is our home port and very convenient .We cruise every year and usually choose other ports because of bigger ships. There is nothing wrong with the smaller ships we just like the extra amenities. My ... Read more

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