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16,796 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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THALL
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
I've been on many CCL cruises. I always loved the Breeze. My son and I took this cruise for 4 days. Worked out perfect for his spring break. What a great time. Our cabin was a Balcony 8405. Great location, and a month ago they ... Read more
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themaildude
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
First off the ship definitely in need of updates. We stayed in cabin M127, the room was spacious but had a very musty smell. The shower was nice and hot but the exhaust didn't work making it impossible to use bathroom mirror to shave or ... Read more
GypsySoul77
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
I'm a loyal Carnival cruiser mainly because it is economical for my young son and I to cruise together that won't break the bank. I've been on now 6 Carnival ships so far including the Breeze when it was less than 6 months old. The ... Read more
Calibra17
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
This was our 10th Carnival cruise out of 14 total. The others being with RCL, Princess, Celebrity and Costa. Cruising since our mid twenties and we live in Florida! After reading a lot of negative reviews on the Splendor, we were a ... Read more
Scanddreamer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Liked the deportation city of New Orleans, 3 hours from our home, with family where we could spend the night before, and no need for a flight. However, very few people on the trip were from Louisiana. The ship was huge, with over 3000 ... Read more
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Groliv
Member Since 2010
1 review
154 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've just returned from our 6 day cruise on the Conquest. If I could, I would have given it a 2.5 out of 5. We chose my time dining, which we really liked the flexibility of. We liked going when we were ready, and not forced to a fixed ... Read more
CloudPirate
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We thought we would try Carnivals newest ship the Vista. This is not a feedback to "trash" Carnival rather to simply forewarn what to expect (we are in their Platinum level and have been dedicated until now... this was our last ... Read more
ElGrande
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My wife and I aren't "frequent" cruisers per se, but we have been on four now, so we have some frame-of-reference. Are we 'button-wearing, battle-hardened Platinum members"? No, but we've been around the block enough to know ... Read more
tzn6vq
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
I have cruised Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess. Overall, the best bang for the buck is Carnival. The last cruise I took was on Royal's Oasis of the Seas. It was a beautiful ship....but the food was terrible, the crew was ... Read more
hdenning
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise to fit our spring break plans. 5 days gave us time to get back home and get ready for the next school week. We have been on many cruises, including the Magic, The Ecstasy, the Triumph and now the Valor. The Valor ... Read more
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NYCruiserTwo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the itinerary and price. We were looking for a short cruise, not going to the Bahamas. The preferred cruiselines were going to similar destinations for a shorter time, but for more money. We took a chance.. For ... Read more
cboyett
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise for my wife as she has always wanted to see Grand Cayman. Boarding was good but that was the only thing good about it. This ship had one engine down so the ship could not cut thru the waves this made walking very rough. ... Read more
arstandr
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
After reading all the reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. So lets start from when you first arrive. The port at Mobile was super easy. We pulled our car right up, they took our luggage. After parking the car (also seamless) we got in ... Read more
uoftxchik
Member Since 2007
1 review
112 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We really liked our stateroom (a very dated but not worn, roomy 4J with window and large bathroom and easy access to the "secret deck"--we booked an inside GTY so this was a bonus), our stateroom attendant, Guy’s Burgers, ... Read more
eksem
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This cruise got off to a rough start because of a difficult embarkation process and then rough seas for the first two days at sea. My wife and I both were ill. Now to the good. The balcony cabin was nice. Plenty of space and a nice ... Read more
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Luckylibra
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had originally been scheduled to go to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Grand Cayman. Due to engine issues with the ship on the cruise prior to ours we were emailed and advised the itinerary would have to be altered to going to Nassau ... Read more
chrisg77
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
PRE-EMBARKATION I’ll begin by saying this is one of the most difficult reviews I’ve ever composed. The time the review covers spans about 10 days with preluding injections outside of that window of service. I started ... Read more
dennarich
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We were so excited to go on a cruise with my sister and her husband for the first time and see other parts of the world. The excitement went out the window the next day when there was nothing for us to do except: gamble,drink,play ... Read more
Crazpony
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We choose this cruise based on the itinerary, Belize, Routan, Cayman, Cozumel, ended up in Nassua and Freeport, not exactly what we wanted because of ship's engine issues. I've heard prior to cruise Carnival is a "Chicken Nugget ... Read more
Majik
Member Since 2000
1 review
463 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise for the itinerary which was changed at last minute. Still decided to go on cruise because Carnival offered some good refunds and future credits. The food however was not as spectacular has in the past, and was slow at ... Read more
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rickman77
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
friends were booked on this cruise. it was out of new Orleans. boarding was a nightmare, gangway was down, I know not carnivals fault, all I heard. waited for hours, port staff and cruise staff not well trained at handling such situations. ... Read more
sarahfaith99
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The Vista was amazing!! There were many food choices and the service was always great! Sometimes there was a little wait to get drinks though. The ship overall was very entertaining, there was always things to do.(shows, comedy club, ... Read more
Kearhartkbds
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Carnival vista is the newest largest carnival ship...ship is not fancy but great features. The Sky ride/bicycle and rope up high is a challenge overlooking the ocean. The lines are huge and not open a lot so if you want to ride those ... Read more
moondog73
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
62 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A group of 9 of us just returned from the Southern Caribbean Sunshine cruise from March 4-12, 2017. We had ports of Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk. We drove from KY and arrived the night before in Port Canaveral. We stayed at Residence ... Read more
Xzentric1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Itinerary was good and really enjoyed the Premiere gifts and special attention. Liked the Conquest overall even with it's age. Embarkation and debarkation went very smooth. We had 2 visits in the Steakhouse and were pleasantly ... Read more
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