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14,971 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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7,580
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3,478
Average
2,010
Poor
1,017
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522
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chino29
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
I chose this cruise for the convenience of just driving downtown Tampa and parking to get on the ship. This is however my first time on carnival since 1980 and it is no comparing them to Royal Caribbean or Princess lines that overall cater ... Read more
Michelle1278
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first time sailing out of Baltimore and our first time on a Carnival ship. We can't wait to go back! Yes, there are a few things that were very frustrating but overall a very good cruise. Pros - 1. Excellent service ... Read more
Tim1980
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided on this Carnival cruise because of the times and dates. This was a high school graduation gift for our kids and some of their friends. First time on a Carnival ship and after being told by a few people that Carnival is a lower ... Read more
aswyers
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was my fifth Carnival cruise and it will be the last. Two days before we left for the cruise, I received a call to upgrade to a grand suite from a balcony room for $800, and I took it since there were 4 people in our cabin. This was ... Read more
hopegracelove
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Chose this cruise because we had previously sailed on Elation and Paradise in the last year. This was picked because we wanted to try a bigger Carnival ship. Port was going through some parking garage construction, so we were told to drop ... Read more

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barjoem
Member Since 2002
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Our 9th Carnival cruise and we have always been satisfied but this time things were a little different....the food was mediocre and NO lobster. Always had lobster regardless of length of cruise. The ship is clean, personnel friendly, the ... Read more
mo the magnificent
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Embarkation was great because we put down 11am to check in but showed up at 12:30. We skipped all the lines and went straight on board. The ship is dated in decor. There's only one pool, and by the end of the day after who knows how ... Read more
Easygoing0604
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with eleven friends last weekend. I don't usually post negative information, but I feel there are some things people sailing on this vessel should know before making a decision. First, it is a pretty small, old ... Read more
Emm1129
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
For someone that has quite a few cruises under there belt, I have to say that this was the worst!!! Staff was showing there really not wanting to be there, like trying very hard to be polite with a fake smile!! Cleanliness was poor, room, ... Read more
SotonScotty
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We picked this cruise to end a recent holiday in the USA. We have done several Carnival cruises before and have enjoyed them. This cruise was so bad it may have put us off using any Carnival company again. Check in was rather chaotic with ... Read more

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JerryK13
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
1. BACKGROUND: This was our 6th cruise (all on Carnival ships), but our first as just husband/wife with no kids or other family members. It was also our first 5 day cruise (all others were 7 days) and our first while school was still in ... Read more
Jaclynilene
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise because I could only get away for a few days. Cozumel was amazing. Didn't have enough time in Key West to appreciate. I have been on longer cruises and felt like the 4 day cruise was definitely missing some of the fun ... Read more
JMOM20
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Had a great time on the Carnival Breeze stopping in Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozamel. Compared to our first cruise several years ago, staterooms were much roomier and ship much more stable! Staff were all friendly! Food in the ... Read more
pullejo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I'm giving this cruise a 4 out of 5 rating based on what this cruise is supposed to be... with a very emphatic understanding that I WOULD NEVER GO ON THIS CRUISE AGAIN OR RECOMMEND IT TO ANY OF MY PEERS AND FRIENDS. EVER. My wife and I ... Read more
BrushedNickel
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Carnival was the first that popped up during a search. I called them directly and was sold within ten minutes. I wish I had done a little more research on other lines. "You get what you pay for"---I should have remembered that, ... Read more

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84Cheif
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a cruise formy parents (regular cruisers on p+o) myself and my 7 year old daughter on her first cruise. Couple of negatives to start with. Embarkation was slow and long and you queue outside Miami port which is very hot, get an ... Read more
Mnirom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my 7th cruise overall. The previous cruises were 4 with Royal Caribbean and 2 with Princess. The only reason we chose this cruise was because the original ship we booked was still uncertain renovation and dry docked. So the cruise ... Read more
Eeyoregon
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
3,047 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Another great Carnival cruise (this was #5). Dominican Republic was the only new port of call for us. We chose to stay in the Carnival "compound" and after realizing that there is NO beach area, we regretted our decision. We ... Read more
Out of Iowa
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
276 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Good: Sea Day comedian’s show “Family Guy”; we delayed in showing up at muster drill (which resulted in being in the front row at the edge of the marked area, with a/c blowing on us); audience lip sync event in the ... Read more
DrBear22
Member Since 2013
1 review
75 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its itinerary. Embarkation was really bad. Fortunately we have Platinum status, so unlike most passengers, were able to sit indoors during the 3 hour delay boarding. Many people waited for hours outdoors in the ... Read more

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bblackberg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were in a Grand Suite room 7287 and it was a great size room only 3 (1 was a child) of us had plenty of room, also had a whirlpool tub/shower that was good, but a good step to get into at times. Seas were ruff when we went, didnt ... Read more
Yankee kayaker
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I've sailed on the Sensation twice, the Valor, the Glory, and the Pride. I've also sailed with Princess, Celebrity, and Norwegian. I must say that while a cruise vacation is still one of my favorite ways to unwind, this one had its share ... Read more
Karenh31
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were on the Spa Deck.. (11th floor balcony ) After cruising on the Dream two years ago... the Freedom seemed to be lacking in areas. It is a smaller ship, so I am sure that has something to do with it. We had anytime dining in ... Read more
tone12872
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
embarkation,was delayed a few hrs, disembarkation was very quick.The port was not crowded and easy to park and curbside drop off smooth.Ship was kept neat,but is dirty as in deep stains on seats in lido restaurant,outside windows very ... Read more
Doctor Bob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 12th cruise and perhaps never again on Carnival. We arrived at the port at 12:30 and waited outside in the sun until 2:30 before we moved inside. Control of the lines was poor so that people showing up at the last minute ... Read more

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