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16,595 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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dja85
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
We chose the Fantasy out of Mobile, AL because of the price and close proximity. If we are able to cruise on a larger ship, we definitely will. Also Carnival is our least favorite cruise line. We prefer Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. ... Read more
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drbcwp
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We just returned from a 5 night cruise on the Carnival Fantasy out of Mobile Alabama. All in all it was a great cruise. The Mobile cruise port is easily accessible. They were having Mardi Gras parades and many streets were closed but ... Read more
missy73
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
My husband and I chose this cruise as we wanted to visit key west, whilst visiting Miami. I must admit, we had fairly low expectations . Having cruised 20+ times before, I had not expected the victory to live up to the premium cruise ... Read more
cb1968
Member Since 2006
19 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I were looking for a Caribbean cruise that went out of a different embarkation port than Ft Lauderdale and one that wasn’t too expensive so we could take her sister also. This cruise seemed to fit the bill just nicely. ... Read more
cruise214
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Carnival check in at Miami airport was great, after we finished,we just took the shuttle to the port and went thru security. Around 1pm our cabin was ready, our Stewart was so friendly and knew us by name. We had a small issue with the ... Read more
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Larry6905
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We traveled on the Dream with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grand children ages 10 and 7. I have cancer and have made a effort this last 6 months to make lasting memories for my kids and grandkids. This time we had spa rooms. We liked ... Read more
BB Huey
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have been on 1/2 of Carnival's fleet, from Paradise to Breeze, all shapes and sizes. This ship is awkward. The option to retract the roof ruins the 11th floor view. You can't see the Lido pool area due to the drive mechanism. Random ... Read more
OldMansYoungLady
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
We chose the cruise because it fit our time frame and the port is easily accessed from Houston Hobby. Getting on board was a piece of cake with the staggered system in use. Our cabin was ready except for the Gold membership items which ... Read more
kurtlinda
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
85 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My wife and I cruised with five other couples and had a blast! To get the negative out of the way, the ONLY issue we had was the hot tubs consistently being closed and the staff not having a consistent explanation about it. The two ... Read more
darlene5537
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
This is cruise #6 for us - all with carnival. We had decided to go on the Western Carribean cruise Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, Cozumel. We were advised that we were to have a staggered embarkation process and ours was 12:30 - 1:00, ... Read more
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ChrisCJSU
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
364 forum posts
As an Alabamaian, I was excited to hear about Carnival bringing a cruise ship back to Mobile. I decided to support tourism in my state a give this cruise a go. I have been on several cruises through Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in the ... Read more
Lugger11
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
I'm sure the cruise business is a tough one, and they need to make a buck where they can, but this ship is in need of a month or two in drydock to deal with some issues. #1 on my list would be air quality. Everyone I talked to was ... Read more
Ahoy2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
Chose Carnival because we were taking our 2 grandkids ages 6 and 9. I made them go to kids camp. Then we had a hard time getting them to do anything else. They LOVED it. And they had told me that they were not going to go to camp. The ... Read more
etsugrad2000
Member Since 2012
1 review
111 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
February 11, 2017 - Port Canaveral Good itinerary - great weather - didn't realize this was a "gamblers' cruise" and we're not gamblers. I'm sure they enjoyed it. We like Carnival's Sports Bars - get to keep track of U.S. ... Read more
Cruisers4530
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
My son picked this for 4 couples since it was new. The public rooms casino, show room ect. were to small for the amount of people. Not a disabled friendly ship. Halls everything reduced to have more cabins. Ship was not very clean. ... Read more
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Yuridog
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
149 forum posts
We took the 5 night cruise on the Fantasy on 2/11/17 visiting Progresso (Yucatan) and Cozumel Mexico out of Mobile, Alabama. We wanted to try sailing out of a different port and decided to spend a few days in Alabama. Fantasy has 2.0 ... Read more
sasha4906
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
We have been avid cruisers since 1995, and have seen a steady decline in the way cruise ships operate, treat their passengers, and the passengers' comportment as well. Maybe this has resulted from "any time" or ... Read more
scubahoward
Member Since 2017
1 review
we went with an office group where my wife works. the service was beyond compare. smiles and warm greeting from every staff member that you met. the ship was clean and well maintained. the food was awesome! always someone cleaning ... Read more
ljwallace
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was a new ship and we used to love carnival. We have not been on a cruise for several years because we built a cabin in the mountains and were spending our vacations there for a while. We remembered how we ... Read more
billdog1983
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We had done previous Caribbean cruises and wanted to return to St. Thomas and San Juan. Had not been to Grand Turk or Ambur Cove (DR). I like the size of the ship (not too big but not too small). Overall embarkation went very quickly ... Read more
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DSSoccerMom
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It chose us - our original booking was on the Truimph - a company bought out the boat - we got bumped off and moved to the Fantasy Our 24th anniversary cruise The Fantasy was very rocky - not a smooth ride - except between Progresso ... Read more
mmackin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was the superbowl cruise of the western caribbean. The first time 18 of us went. First time on the carnival magic for most of us. Dining was super disappointing. The food was wonderful but the service was horrible. Half our table (9) ... Read more
CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
This will be our last cruise with Carnival. The Triumph is simply falling apart. While laying out deck the ship blew hot oil out of the smokestack onto sunbathers. The crew had to help everyone clean themselves and then shut down the ... Read more
Oakandyen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my boyfriend and I first cruise. We had $1,000 gift card that we won and decided to use it to pay for a junior suite. That alone cost $1,400 in the end and thank god we got the suite. We both agreed we would have been very unhappy ... Read more
Anonycruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
Before I begin I should put in a disclaimer that I did not really care so much about what cruise I was sailing on this time as my main intent was to meet up with some very good friends we hadn't seen in a while and friends of whom had ... Read more
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