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16,651 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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lancaster48
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We heard a lot about the revamped Destiny, now called the Sunshine but were totally disappointed. To make room for more passengers, the shops, Casino, rooms and pool area were small. There was not enough room on deck, including the ... Read more
elvee61
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Mobile is a wonderful, friendly city to cruise out of and is a short 4-hour ride on the interstate from Atlanta. We arrived a day early to enjoy the food and hospitality of the city. Mardi Gras was fantastic. The Mobile History museum ... Read more
djosephii
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
Ship was ok, food was mediocre, hospitality was good. Ship needs repairs and windows cleaned. This was my first Carnival cruise. I have cruised RCCL twice before and will choose them over Carnival next time. Carnival was not bad but I ... Read more
emelamud99
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we had a very narrow date range. It was the worst cruise vacation ever. We have cruised before on other cruise lines and had a wonderful experience. I wish I could get my week back. There were no ... Read more
Devil975j
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I'll start by saying this was my ninth cruise in the past five years and sixth of which was with Carnival. Because of the new ship, this cruise was booked over a year and a half prior to sailing. I traveled with my parents and ... Read more
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Cleaknp
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We picked this cruise because it was leaving Miami Fl on the weekend of the International Boat Show, which we also wanted to attend. This was to be a celebration of our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The embarkation process was smooth and ... Read more
Millygirl
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
142 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We cruise about once a year and many of our cruises have been with Carnival. This cruise was a truly disappointing experience. We traveled with my parents so there were four of us in a Grand Suite. The room size and location was perfect ... Read more
Luckidawg29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed two weeks ago
Sail date fit my schedule.The Bottomless Bubbles needs some revamping. My 10 year old son had to go to the bar just for a soda. Really not happy about that. Not worth the $225.00 for the family of 5. I would have been better off to just ... Read more
wooWendywoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise, the boat is an older boat, but if this ship was any bigger I would have been lost for longer! I walked so much just trying to find everything. The staff is VERY friendly and they remember your name, which made me ... Read more
dja85
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We chose the Fantasy out of Mobile, AL because of the price and close proximity. If we are able to cruise on a larger ship, we definitely will. Also Carnival is our least favorite cruise line. We prefer Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. ... Read more
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drbcwp
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We just returned from a 5 night cruise on the Carnival Fantasy out of Mobile Alabama. All in all it was a great cruise. The Mobile cruise port is easily accessible. They were having Mardi Gras parades and many streets were closed but ... Read more
BLTT59
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was a long awaited vacation that was, for me, very disappointing. One of the first things I noticed when we went to our cabin was the dirty windows, just like others had talked about on some of the boards I read. I was sure ... Read more
miketaranto
Member Since 2017
1 review
I have enjoyed two Carnival cruises previously. A three day and 7 day. This one was not that enjoyable. Unlike the others the level of service was lacking. I enjoy being spoiled so this was my disappointment. The things different ... Read more
missy73
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
My husband and I chose this cruise as we wanted to visit key west, whilst visiting Miami. I must admit, we had fairly low expectations . Having cruised 20+ times before, I had not expected the victory to live up to the premium cruise ... Read more
Leer
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
173 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because w/love the ports and it was also our first cruise on this ship. We flew from La Crosse, WI. to Miami on 2/11/17. We stayed the night before our cruise at the Embassy Suites Airport in Miami. We have stayed ... Read more
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MagicDM
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we just wanted to cruise for Valentine's Day. It was our third cruise on the Carnival Dream. It was the Dream's first week out of dry dock. I am not sure of all the work done in dry dock, but it appeared to me ... Read more
Cruiser Rick1
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We arrived at Bush Intercontinental on 2/11 and stayed at the La Quinta Inn South. Price was right and the shuttle picked us up and took us back to the airport to catch the transfer to the pier. All worked fine. Carnival now has ... Read more
andisolo30
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because our friends had booked it previously and they wanted to go to these islands. We have never been to any of the islands so thought it would be fun to go with friends. From embarkation to debarkation ... Read more
mscruisegirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Went with friend group & had a great time~! Service - OUTSTANDING! Scarlett Main dining Room - It was like the "old" days of cruising when your server remembered your name and your drink preference. With all of the ... Read more
cb1968
Member Since 2006
19 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking for a Caribbean cruise that went out of a different embarkation port than Ft Lauderdale and one that wasn’t too expensive so we could take her sister also. This cruise seemed to fit the bill just nicely. ... Read more
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cruise214
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Carnival check in at Miami airport was great, after we finished,we just took the shuttle to the port and went thru security. Around 1pm our cabin was ready, our Stewart was so friendly and knew us by name. We had a small issue with the ... Read more
Larry6905
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
23 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We traveled on the Dream with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grand children ages 10 and 7. I have cancer and have made a effort this last 6 months to make lasting memories for my kids and grandkids. This time we had spa rooms. We liked ... Read more
BB Huey
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been on 1/2 of Carnival's fleet, from Paradise to Breeze, all shapes and sizes. This ship is awkward. The option to retract the roof ruins the 11th floor view. You can't see the Lido pool area due to the drive mechanism. Random ... Read more
OldMansYoungLady
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because it fit our time frame and the port is easily accessed from Houston Hobby. Getting on board was a piece of cake with the staggered system in use. Our cabin was ready except for the Gold membership items which ... Read more
kurtlinda
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
85 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife and I cruised with five other couples and had a blast! To get the negative out of the way, the ONLY issue we had was the hot tubs consistently being closed and the staff not having a consistent explanation about it. The two ... Read more
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