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14,751 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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7,534
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3,420
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1,973
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1,001
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watermistress
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We went with a group of friends, 8 in total. This was our first time on Carnival. Getting on the ship was quick and easy and our rooms were ready when we got on the boat. The ship was outdated but no major problems. Cabin was clean ... Read more
mrsjoey
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
108 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because we like to sail for our anniversary that is in April. And we live in Texas and it is very easy to drive to Galveston. We have done all our cruises out of Galveston. I have taken 5 RCCL, 1 Princess, 6 ... Read more
palmtreern
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
For this ship to be one of the newer ships, it is lacking in a lot of areas. First, there is only one- very small pool for the entire ship that holds 4400 people! This very small pool was 90% full of screaming kids. I would think a ship ... Read more
i retired in 2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 4th Carnival cruise, first time on this ship. I read lots of negative reviews but my daughter and I loved it. This was her first time cruising so I choose Carnival and the Western Caribbean as I was familiar with the ports. ... Read more
sarj04
Member Since 2011
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Overall, this was a great week that exceeded our expectations. I’ll break this down into a few categories: BACKGROUND: My GF and I are 25-30, fairly experienced travelers. I have cruised with Carnival, HAL, and Celebrity ... Read more

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txcharley
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
77 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the Freedom is new(ish) to Galveston and we had not previously sailed on her. With that being said, I doubt we will sail her again. The experience was "interesting" to say the least! We are ... Read more
jenfnverner
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ahhhh, cruising I love it, but this ship? Mehhhhh. That said, We did have a very enjoyable trip. Pros: Staff onboard was top notch! This was my 9th cruise with Carnival and I received the best service to date. Our room was ... Read more
Ariscitacruising
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
April 16-April 24, 2016- My husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and chose this cruise on the itinerary and price. This was our 9th cruise with Carnival and Carnival did not let us down. We enjoyed every moment. ... Read more
wmhagan02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's 3rd cruise and the first on Carnival. We heard a lot of bad things about Carnival compared to Royal Caribbean and people told us the service, food entertainment etc would be a huge letdown. We wanted to go to the ... Read more
Lem_On_Ade
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I had a great time on the cruise, but how could you not have a great time being in the Caribbean on vacation. The ship however, I did not love. This was my 4th cruise, all with Carnival, but 1st on the Sunshine. Embarkation was a bit ... Read more

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Bstand7435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
One of the most disturbing and stressful trips ever on a carnival cruise. Invited a friend that cruises on another line. It took me 3-4 years to get her to travel on Carnival with me. I have been going with her on another. We both have ... Read more
Good4you
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
I chose this cruise because of the entertainment for kids and what I have experienced before on carnival. The service was awful! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless you don't mind waiting for awhile for a drink, food, or attention ... Read more
linga
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
98 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful cruise aboard the Conquest! We've sailed Carnival, Norwegian, Royal and Princess, mostly with carnival. This was one of our best ever cruises! The staff and service was fantastic. Our Room steward provided ... Read more
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d0rin31978
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose the splendor for our Honeymoons and we feel we made the perfect choice! We loved our steward Tedhi on Spa level 11 he was the best! very nice and was there in a blink! Nalya from the Ukraine that worked in the bar on level ... Read more
creyes8519
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Really... I do not know where to begin. I really don't. Let me preface by saying that when I booked this cruise with the Carnival Sensation, I knew going in that this was a 30+ year-old ship. I've seen photos of the ship in detail and ... Read more

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annielee50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a last minute choice. We wanted to get away for a few days to rest and relax and this was available and reasonably priced. The staff were excellent, absolutely amazing. We had a table at the back of the dining ... Read more
colewade
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My partner and I have done 10+ cruises on several other cruise lines including Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and a few others. This Exotic Sothern Caribbean itinerary took us to ports I had never visited. I set my ... Read more
YoYoCruzin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The Carnival Elation is not as bad as everyone keeps saying. Yes, it is older, smaller, a little worn, a few outdated styles & can feel the waves a bit more than the bigger ships, but I enjoyed the smaller ship with less people on it. ... Read more
AFuncruiser
Member Since 2006
1 review
914 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the Elation's initial cruise to it's new port Jacksonville, Fl. my home town. Our recent ten night cruise on The Elation was a disappointment. Our cabin M-182 was unbelievably noisy , Guest Services was very hard to reach and ... Read more
mcmary4308
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise but I went with family members who had been on cruises before with other cruise lines. We selected this particular cruise because we wanted specifically to go to Jamaica, Grand Cayman being an additional bonus. I ... Read more

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pepdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was only our second cruise, our first one being on Disney Cruise Line. I choose this cruise because it fit into our families time frame, we wanted to try a non Disney ship and also the price. The ship is looking a little tired and ... Read more
Prairieson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We took this particular cruise (this was our 3rd) because it was a late-breaking decision and was one of two that fit in our window of opportunity. We enjoyed the cruise although a change in course to deal with medical emergency ... Read more
CmdrLeChat
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I really don't understand all the hate on this website. This is a well maintained ship with a professionnal crew. No problem, no worry, everything went well. 6th cruise for me, first cruise for my girlfriend. This is an older ship ... Read more
Jack2000Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This ship is very low in entertainment. The food at best is below average. I got food poisoning from pizza. the floor of the shower was covered in mold and mildew. The Carnival information says you can take aboard luggage no larger ... Read more
mawilson47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This interior room was definitely outdated, unpleasant décor. Steward was above average. Food was mediocre, buffet was understaffed and inadequate for the number of passengers trying to access it. Dining room staff was very good ... Read more

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