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17,435 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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KWM527
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We were interested in taking a cruise to Mexico for our honeymoon and Carnival seemed to be the only cruise going there on the dates we wanted. The only other cruise we've ever been on was Celebrity Solstice and I thought every cruise ... Read more
AnAppleInParadise
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This cruise fit into our schedule. My friend and I decided to cruise. I've cruised on Carnival and Norwegian in the past. Balcony cabin. The ship does show some age in some areas; rust in public restrooms, etc. Other areas looked very ... Read more
Ryan5nel2jm
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because my mom lives in Tampa so it was very convenient for her. I initially was interested in going to the Cayman Islands....so I was a little disappointed that they cancelled that port of call. I was also very ... Read more
blazeplacid
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was my family's first cruise. We weren't sure how much we would like cruising. It was a blast. You can party as much as you like or relax as much as you like. There are tons of options for eating. Buffet, Pizza Pirate, Guys ... Read more
klagunas124
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We like to port from Galveston since we live nearby and for the value for a family, this is what works for us! The food is great and enjoyable and available 24 hours, we buy the Cheers Drink Package for alcoholic beverages. There is plenty ... Read more
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Cruisergirl5
Member Since 2013
1 review
To start, we have never went out of Baltimore prior to going on the Carnival Pride. We went from New York many times, Puerto Rico, and Miami, FL. This one was by far the easiest and fastest port for embarkation and disembarkation. We ... Read more
we2ding
Member Since 2012
1 review
70 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I cruised the Breeze in 2013 so this is my 2nd experience on the ship. Overall it was a great cruise. Embankment went smoothly despite flooding at port. We had to sit a while to board and did a lot of people watching until our group was ... Read more
camwaltz
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Overall the cruise was good to great. A few things could have been better but the whole experience was very enjoyable. The main reason for this review is the SPA and its importance to sanity. People cruise for many reasons. Some want ... Read more
Brett1997
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We sailed on the Breeze because it leaves from Galveston and is an easy drive for us. We parked right across from the terminal and that was a great choice. Embarkation had a very "third world airport" feel from the curb, but ... Read more
dfranks005@woh.rr.com
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
14 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this ship for our 30th anniversary. We had an aft balcony which was fabulous, I could sit out there all day. Only bad thing is we didn't get much sun because the floor above us came out past our balcony. If you want more sun go to ... Read more
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dobytn
Member Since 2005
1 review
237 forum posts
I would like to say that I love Carnival Cruise line and love their ships but this cruise was an all time fail. Had it not been for the wonderful cruise directors, Chris the flying scotsman, and the awesome ports, this would have been one ... Read more
stonewalker
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I have been a many cruises with Carnival. For the most part we have given most of those cruises an 8-9 out of 10. We recently came back from a cruise on the new Vista, and were very disappointed with the cruise overall, and ... Read more
arabchefg
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Port Canaveral embarkation a breeze. Faster to the Fun worth every penny. Magic is a beautiful ship with plenty to do. Food choices are plentiful and yummy (not so much Guy's BBQ though). The Tandoor was the best. Dining room service ... Read more
DIRTYBOB49
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Let me start by saying it's a CARNIVAL SHIP and we knew what to expect. YES, we'll cruise with CARNIVAL again. New boat, wanted to go to the southern caribbean. New boat and it's falling apart. Biggest problem was the water puddling on ... Read more
Lightfootj
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Pros: The ports were fantastic. The crew made it easy to disembark at each port (although we did have an hour delay at Curacao). The crew and staff were very friendly. The Burgers and BBQ were fantastic. The Mongolian Wok was also ... Read more
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tnndcruiser
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
There were 12 of us from 11-72 that went on this cruise, both family and friends. Six of us flew from Atlanta to Miami and the other six from Chicago to Miami. The trip did not start out very well but it was really our fault. The six of ... Read more
giacinie
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
EXCURSIONS: we went to grand turk, aruba, la romana, curaçao. GRAND TURK was good, they added more shops since my last time there, we love the beach and the big pool. walk right on walk right off. LA ROMANA. ..YOU ... Read more
lizardhope
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We just got back from our cruise (Galveston-Cozumel-Progresso) and it was a bit disappointing. Being a first-time cruiser, I really didn't know what to expect from our cruise but I truly WANTED to like it. It was our honeymoon, a gift ... Read more
Mscant
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We took our grandkids on their first cruise on this ship. We had inside cabins on Upper Deck 6. The rooms were standard for an inside room. They were clean and comfortable. There were many dining choices and our family enjoyed many of ... Read more
fisharefriendsnotfood
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The service throughout the cruise was amazing. Our team at the main dining room was Martin, Rodger, and Majorie. They were excellent and made us laugh and were very responsive to all requests. Additionally, the bartender at the pool and at ... Read more
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profgeorge
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Tacky ship filled with tacky people. We usually don't stay at hotels where these characters stay. I do not think I could have designed uglier decor if I had set out to design the ugliest interior possible. Some areas were attractive, ... Read more
apodder
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Love, love the Serenity deck. I just wish there were more umbrellas. There was adequate attention from the bar staff and the hot tubs were great. Never had any trouble with people trying to have their kids there as I've heard before. ... Read more
ayantos22
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I booked the cruise on the Carnival Paradise so my mom and I could relax without worry. This cruise provided just that! We disembarked from Tampa Bay, and flew in the day before because we live in Phoenix and it's quite a distance to ... Read more
jayjoker2175
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is our 2nd 5 day cruise with Carnival, the first cruise was Great!! on the Fantasy, but this one.. emm not so much This particular cruise lacked a lot. The embarkation process was smooth and relatively fast, our rooms were ready ... Read more
Robotic
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I found this ship very disappointing. I was previously on a Norwegian ship and I doubt I'd do another Carnival. The amount of time on the islands were small. only a few hours, didnt have time to do nearly what i wanted and to get back on ... Read more
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