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17,043 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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panoramaofthepast
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
1,605 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are veteran cruisers who were just looking for a quick getaway over Easter. While we were a little apprehensive [Easter break = lots of kids!], it turned out to be a great weekend. Looking for quiet? It is possible. We spent ... Read more
tiffanyr1980
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My family and I decided to take a cruise for my daughter's golden birthday. We are African-American and ranged in age from 15-40. I will keep my review short, but detailed. The ship was old. There was rust everywhere. The cabin was ... Read more
whitparish
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
April 2017: We chose to leave from New Orleans, LA. This is a wonderful port. We went to New Orleans a day early to see the town, it was amazing! The Embarkation and Disembarkation went great. All of the staff were very friendly. ... Read more
s32144
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise so I have nothing to compare it to, but overall it was a good experience. I went with my daughter and two teenage grandchildren. They met kids their age at the meet and greet for teens and have some new friends ... Read more
Family Dude
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We arrived at port at 12:15 pm for a 1-1:30 pm boarding time. It seemed Carnival's embarkation system was in somewhat disarray. You had anxious travelers arriving via Uber, bus, and dropoffs waiting to get on board. Travelers were ... Read more
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dvond
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
680 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We wanted a cheap cruise to get away for spring break with my 14 year old son. We knew it would not be the best ship due to age and price so had reasonable expectations. The shop overall is very easy to navigate and is in pretty good ... Read more
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redsoxforlife
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a girls trip for Spring Break, a much anticipated week of relaxation away from work and our husbands. Unfortunately, Carnival did not deliver. *Carnival HUB Chat didn't work most of the week *Several areas of the ship ... Read more
msbreya09
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise due to the sailing dates and the ports of call. I liked the ship, but it carried a horrid sewage smell throughout the entire cruise. The entertainment was outdated and geared more for the older crowd. I would not ... Read more
watkinskjw57
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our friends wanted to see Mayan ruins but we had been there done that. This cruise combined with a visit to NOLA fit us perfectly. Embarkation was smooth as always, the ship was clean , the staff very friendly. Our stateroom was the ... Read more
roadrunnerms
Member Since 2009
1 review
We've cruised on the dream before, just not in a cabin on the front of the ship. Next time I'll be in the middle or aft. The overall cruise was good, but Carnival was a little off this time. This was probably due to the fact that the ... Read more
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Anna-grneyedgf
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
This is a great ship for families. There is lots of activities and area's for all ages. This was my son's first cruise at 15 and he is somewhat timid. The club for 15-17 year old kiddo's was a great place for him to meet others his age ... Read more
IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
211 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Service was not up to the usual smiling friendliness I have become used to on Carnival, or maybe I'm paying more attention to all crew. Cruisers have complained about the pink overload/décor but to me it's typical "fun" ... Read more
Larein818
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have been on 20+ cruises and never have a bad time, this cruise was fine as well, and we had great weather. Embarkation went pretty smoothly, we were able to access our cabin at 1:30 and it was clean and had enough space. We had a ... Read more
bwcjball
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We really like the blue and yellow colors on the Breeze. The cabin doors were a treat also, really liked the wood look. When we first met our room steward, he told us he had 35 rooms to take care of and wanted to know if we wanted ... Read more
vaddco
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first Carnival cruise and it exceeded our expectations. Previously, we had cruised on NCL quite a few times along with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. We chose Baltimore because it is within driving distance and significantly ... Read more
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RickinFL
Member Since 2005
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Went with 12 family members and price was good for this itinerary. Embarkation was smooth with no issues. Over all cruise was good. Had a ocean view room on main deck which was nice. Room was clean and was kept that way during the entire ... Read more
robthens
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
619 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
I'll start by saying we are elite status with Princess. We kept an open mind on this 5 day Carnival cruise. ROOM Balcony room was as expected. Bathroom small but shower larger than Princess. Never had to worry about water on the ... Read more
mariegi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked very last minute. My husband has wanted to cruise for years but we've been waiting for the kids to be big enough (6&7 now). We loved it! We were on deck 2...not luxurious but the very last room for 4 with windows and we were ... Read more
mmoeller
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
We started our adventure by going to Indoor Parking several blocks from the pier. We had a reservation so that made it all the more easier. We didn’t have to wait too long before the shuttle left. Check-in went very smoothly. ... Read more
llemon1886
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 4th Carnival Cruise (previously on the Victory and twice on the Liberty) and this was by far the best ship we have been on. The size alone is a huge draw! Between not being able to feel the movement as much and ALWAYS ... Read more
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RaceBannon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Bit of a ramble here but fresh off a cruise on the Carnival Magic. Second cruise overall. We chose this cruise to celebrate our daughter graduating from High School and soon off to college. Embarkation: There were lines but ... Read more
Kcheine
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Carnival is a great value and we wanted to try the new Vista. We loved it. It was totally handicap accessible for my son who is 16. He was able to get up to the Sports and Waterpark Deck on 12 which was great. We loved all of the ... Read more
Mjayl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise to celebrate a Birthday and our Anniversary. We have cruised this trip on 4 other occasions. We are platinum cruisers with Carnival and have been on many cruises. This cruise tops our "favorite" list. ... Read more
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ldalvarado
Member Since 2007
1 review
41 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We booked this cruise in November 2016 as a quick getaway. We live close to port, so driving to Galveston and parking at the port adds very little cost to our overall cruise total and makes for a fast and convenient trip. This was the ... Read more
aamato27
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Was the cruise perfect, no, but did we have a great time? OH YAH! I was worried because Carnival did not get the best reviews. We had a great time with a great experience. The dinning room food and the buffet was the most disappointing. ... Read more
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