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16,623 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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poopymcallister
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wish there were bigger portions of the meals at the brunch and dinner. Steakhouse only available times were late evening 8-9, we should have booked earlier. Men's steam and sauna were nowhere near the heat range they are supposed ... Read more
cjp835
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my wife and I's 4th cruise on Carnival and it generally met our expectations, but I have a few comments for other cruisers to consider: Embark/Disembark: - In general, travel to and from the port was pretty easy. We hit ... Read more
slopez1501
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Every two years our family and friends book a 4 or 5 day cruise. (80+people) We all meet around the pool for sailing. The layout had the people all smashed together, we could not get to bars easy because everyone was hanging out in both ... Read more
aubrey209
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the port is only a 20 minute drive from home. I was traveling with my parents who are in there early 80's. So we booked a suite that would comfortably accommodate three of us, and we had a balcony to enjoy. ... Read more
mdfangs
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
Just took a 5-day cruise on the Carnival Fantasy from Mobile, Alabama. First impressions, it was cool. Had to wear pants for two days until we finally got to Progresso Mexico. We stayed in E239. I am so used to balconies that the room felt ... Read more
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cwb348
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
53 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This Breeze cruise was fabulous from start to finish. Food was very good (this is our 16th cruise) - except for the Indian food which was disappointing. Thrill theater was fun for all ages, hydro pool was clean and uncrowded. ... Read more
elliottclarence
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I did extensive research for a southern Caribbean cruise and opted for Carnival Fascination due to value and number of ports. This was our first cruise as I always thought cruises were too formal and stodgy. This was another reason for ... Read more
Nottingham cruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
I am not sure why people criticise this cruise ship, we have been on Disney, Royal Carribean, Princess, Costa, MSC, NCL and Holland America and the ship compares favourably against all of these with the exception of Holland America which ... Read more
blackbeauty1972
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
1. Get Better entertainment. The DJ sucks. 2. Food choices were average in the buffet almost the same thing every day 3. For such a large ship should had more pools and hot tubs. 1 pool in the front of the lido and one in the ... Read more
christopher
Member Since 2000
1 review
211 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall it was a great cruise, we had a great waiter Gusti in the Scarlet Lower Dining room table 525. The Maitra D was very nice also. Food was good. I miss the table clothes on casual nights, the water glasses sweat and drip all over ... Read more
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Pbheroes
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
The ship is the oldest in the fleet however that doesn't stop it from being a fun cruise. The crew was awesome. The captain talked for about 20 minutes on the behind the fun tour which usually isn't done. Only upgrade that I could ... Read more
mulm64
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Ship design is just ok, not wow by any means. Atrium is smaller, rooms are def smaller. Layout is a little confusing because of the Imax I think. Sky ride was cool but wait was 90 minutes to 2 hours. They could have used a couple ... Read more
execsec
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
15 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Overall. I wasn't sure what to expect after reading recent reviews about this ship. This was our 8th cruise, 5 with RC and 3rd with Carnival. We picked this ship primarily because it was new and it went to islands we had never visited. I ... Read more
DaveOB
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
I'll start by saying that I am somewhat of a seasoned cruiser, I've cruised on ships big and small and to eastern/western Caribbean as well as Bermuda. I've been on 6 Royal Caribbean cruises and this was my second Carnival cruise. ... Read more
rmayfielr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
we went with friends who had picked this particular cruise had a great time and want to thank several of the staff : drinkman Roger , head waiter for our table,Nick ,waiters I Putu, and cabin steward Putu. Special thanks to cruise ... Read more
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Jester2913
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my 4th Carnival cruise on my 3rd ship. I have been on Carnival Glory twice Carnival Freedom and now Carnival Sensation. Sensation was the worst cruise I have been on yet. So this was a cruise for my brothers 30th ... Read more
arollins9
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Overall, we had a great time on this cruise. The group was 4 adults in our late 20s. For two, it was their first cruise and I thought this ship was a good introduction to cruising Cabin: We stayed in a grand suite and it was plenty of ... Read more
Liz Alderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because our daughter is a dancer on this ship. I must admit I am not a good traveller and this was our first time on a cruise. However I need not of worried as it was fine. Our cabin was on deck 8 with a balcony. Very ... Read more
Bbarn1
Member Since 2017
1 review
I am quite displeased with Carnival Cruise Lines. This was our first cruise so we were elated to see new locations and experience thrill and splendor abroad. First, this ship is old, not unlike a dirty Flying J restroom. Oh, its been ... Read more
Cindycc
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Unfortunately for my husband and me travel on Carnival’s Sensation was not a positive experience. We choose to take this trip as a short get-away from New England weather and to visit Jamaica and Grand Cayman Island. We had taken ... Read more
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redmud
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked this cruise when the Port of Mobile opened back up because it's a relatively short drive for us. The Fantasy is an older ship, but has been refurbished. Our stateroom was very nice, the bed was very comfortable. The crew was ... Read more
bike1964
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,798 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We (wife and I ...middle 50's) picked this cruise for a quick cheap getaway and that's exactly what we got. No frills...no conversation with the cruise staff...no smiles. Its been 3 years since our last Carnival cruise and things seems ... Read more
NC1-Cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our cruise was arranged by a family member. 23 members of our family attended, each with different cruising experience and a variety of budgets. Galveston is a very difficult port to get to from the East Coast. One has to fly into ... Read more
madthumper
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
343 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Living in Orlando and close to 4 ports we drove to New Orleans for the first time to cruise with very dear friends that work on the Dream. This was our 14th cruise on Carnival and our 3rd on the Dream. Embarkation went smoothly, ... Read more
momconch
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
We had a group of 25 family members. Ranging in age from 6 to 66. The majority being teens and young adults. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. We were all very happy with that. The ship itself was in nice condition ... Read more
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