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16,594 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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rosiefraz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
We chose this cruise because of the dates and ports to visit. We always try to visit at least 1 new port every time we cruise. We had a group of 7 this time, most of us in our 50's, one 75 and 1 was 19 (our son). We had a blast and were ... Read more
appaloosaflo
Member Since 2017
1 review
This cruise was perfect! The weather was sunny all the time, smooth sailing! The food in buffet was always good, we had chosen eat when you want in the evening. It was terrific! The shows were way beyond what I thought they would ... Read more
cutie23
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Cruising with Carnival over the New Years holiday was filled with celebration. We were welcomed to the lido deck with a cold glass of champagne during the boarding process. Carnival knows how to bring in the new year right! All hats, ... Read more
EJtheCruznQueen
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are a group of 3 couples that have cruised extensively over the last 12 years. We wanted to experience a New Year's Eve Cruise. This inexpensive 5 day cruise out of the newly reopened Port of Mobile seemed just the ticket. We had ... Read more
Larrynlinda
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife & I. Are diamond carnival cruisers (47) & took our son , daughter in law , & grandson for a New Years cruise. We paid more than average for the newest ship & got less. Less service for one ....the dinning room ... Read more
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amberjj123
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We choose this cruise because it was New Years a cruise. Or CD was Mikey. He was Awesome, He made sure everyone had a good time. The excursion that we had planned through Carnival was canceled, so we went on one through a private tour. ... Read more
Chianti Gal
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
New Years Eve Cruise With Friends~~~~ We flew into Orlando the day before and stayed at The Marriott Lakeside. We loved the shuttle service offered. Call the hotel when you arrive and they send the shuttle! Well, a nice hotel stay and ... Read more
lglory
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I have cruised before with Carnival and other cruise lines. Cons: - I feel our before cruises have been better than this because dining. They don't offer much variety of meats and salads at main dining every night. - We never had ... Read more
jimbob22
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to do a New Year's cruise, and this one fit our schedule and the price was reasonable. The price was likely a bit higher than usual. We saw all kinds of people, lots of teens and families, but people were polite and I didn't ... Read more
Sailer63
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The staff was excellent, entertainment excellent but the ship smells like sewage in some areas and generally seems to be in need of repairs. While getting a massage it's very very noisy because children are playing directly above the spa. ... Read more
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ekellyf
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Our flight was delayed getting in to Miami and we called Carnival to notify them. As a result, they were ready for us when we arrived which was a relief! It was a 40th anniversary trip that left on Dec. 26. We visited four ports ... Read more
mbennett
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise as the most affordable option over the Holidays. Having sailed Disney and RC previously, was not sure what to expect with Carnival. We ended up having a fantastic time and will definitely sail Carnival again. Ship and ... Read more
KSand24
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this ship/itinerary because the dates aligned with winter breaks, was after Christmas, and left from the port closest to our hometown. We have also had good experiences with Carnival Caribbean cruises in the past on the Conquest, ... Read more
wisemanwashington
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Some of our friends had recommended Carnival because of the price. We just returned on New Years eve from a cruise to Mexico on the Fantasy. We have been on two other cruise lines and this one rates at the bottom. There were a couple main ... Read more
cruisefan33
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise on the Fantasy, but our 16th cruise overall. I love the small boats. They have they same number of eating places with about half as many people to feed. I will start with embarkation. We were on the boat ... Read more
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Topgirl2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my 10th cruise, and my first going solo. I chose this port and date as it coincided with my office closing for the holidays. I have cruised on Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, and have had a great time on them ... Read more
lezleena
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our family traveled to New Orleans for a cruise on the Carnival Dream from Dec 26-Jan 3, 2017. It was AMAZING. I had read so many reviews leading up to the cruise that I was a nervous wreck. Embarkation. I was prepared for this to be ... Read more
bijouhamham
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise and we were a bit nervous but aside from being sea sick the first day at sea, we had an awesome time. Here's a breakdown: Embarkation -- Standing in line for almost two hours was a real pain but we had no real ... Read more
vicsan01
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We had an offer letter for a bargain and this was one of the cruises available. We thought it would be fun to sail over New Years. It was fun! The New year celebration was done up very well and will be remembered for many years. Aside from ... Read more
ablood
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a getaway between Christmas and New Years. We have cruised on Carnival, almost all ships, Celebrity, Royal C, many times, Disney and Costa. I agree with a previous review, I need to defend the Victory. Carnival ... Read more
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NPRGiant 2016
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This cruise fit our schedule perfectly for our 30th wedding anniversary - and we weren't disappointed. The captain himself did our vows renewal, even at the very hour we were married 30 years ago. The photographer who captured the event ... Read more
jmtzen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed from December 26th to January 3rd, 2017. The route was Turk Caicos, La Romana, Aruba and Curazao. This was fine. But: 1- Poor meal variety 2- No a great quality of shows 3- The new year's eve was boring. The music ... Read more
Lynanne
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a trip with our kids and six teenaged grandkids. I was a little tentative about this cruise line but was blown away by how nice it was. The port of Baltimore was VERY efficient with convenient, secure parking right by the ship. ... Read more
IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
1 review
101 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship is old but Carnival does a good job keeping it somewhat fresh. Everything was fairly typical, lots of smiles and great service from the Carnival employees. Chef's Table food was not as good as Steak House food on other sailings - ... Read more
wroisich
Member Since 2017
1 review
Why a New Cruise Ship Does Not Necessarily mean it’s a Better Cruise Ship Carnival Cruise Ship; Vista (in service several months) ... Read more
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