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14,760 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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1,001
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tbhess
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed one week ago
My husband and I cruised this past week on Carnival Sensation for our HONEYMOON!! [Woohoo!] I chose this particular cruise because I have cruised with Carnival in the past, and was looking for a new destination to explore. I was ... Read more
tapickne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We had an overall wonderful vacation! Our breakfasts and dinners were fantastic every day because of our wait staff. Headwaiter Michael, Team Waiter Made, Asst Team Waiter Jayson, and Team Bar Waiter Patrick were super and treated us like ... Read more
dillen57
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Carnival has dropped the ball big time. Room was so warm, after 1:00 am it seemed AC turned off. Miserably hot. Dining room food unacceptable, just chose to go to Diamond Steak House. Ship was clean. We had 3 different room cabin ... Read more
watermistress
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 The ship was outdated but no major problems.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

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Tropicalvacay
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarkation was a breeze, disembarkation was a breeze. Did not have FTTF, and it still was very organized, and we did not wait long at all to embark or disembark. We choose to have the cruise line take our luggage the night before, so we ... Read more
seagoers
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my daughter -in-laws first cruise and I have been on many others. The Breeze is a beautiful ship. There are two small pools and both of them were full on sea days. Usually the aft pool is for adults only but on this ship kids ... Read more
stephkd
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise. We chose this ship because we live in New Orleans. We chose this particular cruise because it included a stop in Jamaica. We had a check in time of 10-10:30. We got downtown around 9:45, but by the time we ... Read more
Mrs.Mora
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My housband firts & my secund cruise. We both love it. Our major interest was to visit mayans ruins and we chose the Splendor before start reading reviews, thanks God. Our vacations were great. Nice weather the all trip. I read ... Read more
palmtreern
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three 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

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i retired in 2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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 three 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
txcharley
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
2 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
11 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

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wmhagan02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
4 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
Bstand7435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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 three 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
8 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 three 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
10 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
annielee50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
10 forum posts
3 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
1 helpful vote
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

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