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15,564 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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3,622
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1,096
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jojo02
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Dream Sept. 04-11-2016 This was my second cruise on the Dream. This port has been the best in embarkation and disembarkation. Very smooth and organized. The Dream was as beautiful as ever sparkling with lights and very clean. ... Read more
dshinall
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our 14th cruise and Splendor was AWESOME. What a great ship. Those who are complaining must be hard to please. Service was amazing!!! Food was very good, like always. The shows were great and the ship is extremely clean. We ... Read more
jaikishan
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We had already been twice on the Carnival cruises namely Cozumel only and Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.There are only a limited destinations from Galveston. We decided to on Carnival Freedom going to Cozumel, Belize City and Mahogany ... Read more
Californiapeeps
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have just returned from our 8 day cruise on Carnival Conquest, our 3rd cruise with this Cruise line. We had 2 days at sea at each end of the trip, with 4 port visits. Embarkation was simple, despite the fact that our flight arrived at ... Read more
lori_leanne2000@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I had an 8C balcony Cabin (7396) alone for this cruise, but I was not on the ship alone. I was traveling with my sister and her family. First, I'd like to comment on Embarkation. We flew into Miami on the morning of the cruise. We ... Read more

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ashsawhney
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Cruise included Shore Excursions to Mayan ruins Chichen Itza, Mexico, Xuantunich, Belize and Rotan, Honduras. Ship docks at Cozumel at 8 am. Trip to Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza is over 2 hours by bus from Playa del Carmen and it takes over ... Read more
IceManTX
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall: We had a very enjoyable time but were a bit disappointed in the days at sea and certain aspects of the cruise in general compared to past cruises. I don't wish to be negative as our experience was mostly on the positive side and ... Read more
lakelandmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the price and proximity of the port. We live about an hour away and have 3 kids (10, 8 and 2) so we didn't want to drive to Miami. Boarding was easy, I almost bought the early to the fun, but we haven't ... Read more
SkyMaster
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
6,783 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Tampa is pretty much our "local port", as I live just 40 miles East of the port. I sail a lot on whatever ships are sailing out of Tampa. I've always had a GREAT time aboard "Paradise", but this particular cruise left ... Read more
Aliciat35
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship SUCKS. Levels one and two smelled like poop. The air wasn't cold in our room and my family caught a cold the whole week we were on board. Only a few elevators were working at times it was faster just to take the stairs. There ... Read more

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rachie_cb
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation: We had registered online for 11:00 boarding, and arrived at 11:10. It was a cluster. Lines forming everywhere. Since I had forgot tape at home, we kept our baggage with us and got in line. After about 15 minutes a ... Read more
rezalute@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We were with a group of 15 friends and family: some in our group have cruised many times, some only a couple and it was my first cruise. All of us agreed this cruise was one of our all-time favorite vacations. We traveled to Cocoa ... Read more
nohalo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I was with a group of 22 men and women, but it was made up of several smaller groups. This was our(3 women) 25th annual girls trip, first time cruisers and we shared a balcony stateroom. We had enough room but I would not suggest more than ... Read more
bunnyette
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
493 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I booked this cruise in May as I really needed a relaxing vacation, there were some great prices and the Magic fit my schedule...needless to say I saw some reviews and became rather concerned. Would it be a noisy cruise with out of ... Read more
gpt realtor
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
While on the Carnival Magic we had excellent service in the Southern Lights Restaurant or dining room Poncholo, Ida and Johnathan were the best team I have ever experienced. They not only served, but they were so courteous and were ... Read more

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DarrenLeeSisco
Member Since 2016
1 review
Well this is the third and last cruise I'll take with Carnival. My first cruise was on the Carnival Sensation. This was a decent cruise for a first timer. This set the bar for following cruises. The next cruise I took was on the ... Read more
Port of Tampa
Member Since 2016
1 review
147 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation was great we had priority boarding and were on the ship within 10 minutes. We stayed in a Grand Suite and it was huge, lots of closets, drawers, three sinks, etc... Room Stewart was fantastic...somehow knew our schedule and had ... Read more
MidwesternCruiser2
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
636 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Sailed with my daughter and her family again (grandsons are 2 and 5 and this was their second cruise...lucky ducks!). Shorter cruises, usually with pre and post cruise stays work better with little ones; we'd never sailed from Tampa; ... Read more
ZCruiser1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been cruising Carnival since 1994. We chose magic because we had never been on it, and it was going to Amber Cove where we had never been, nice, beautiful but pretty much like Gran Turk, San Juan not much to do if you been there ... Read more
rollingflintstone
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
The food on this ship was absolutely horrendous! I actually lost weight. I do not understand how every single meal that was prepared and served to us in the dining room could be so bad. I ended up having to eat at Guys Burger Bar or the ... Read more

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klong7412@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our room steward and our waiter were both exceptional. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful but there was a couple that were not very knowledgeable about things; some told us shows were not going on when they were so we missed ... Read more
Gardening Granna
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Husband wanted to celebrate his birthday on a cruise, so he booked a voyage leaving on his happy day. Since we have taken 25+ cruises, my expectations were low for this venture. I was pleasantly surprised by efficiency, friendliness, ... Read more
Shawkes16
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Our first family cruise was roughly 10 years ago on the Fantasy. We had a great time on that trip. The kids were younger as was the ship. Fast forward 10 years with young adults, the ship is older, no upgrades, clean, but nothing new. The ... Read more
rinaalston@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Picked this Cruise based on the price and the ports smaller ship than what I'm used. Night Time Entertainment was only good because we had two comedians on the ship every night and they made it worthwhile the evening dining room food was ... Read more
aretwo
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Port was close driving distance, just wanted to take a quick jaunt. We were a little tentative with all the poor reviews. But were pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was great, and our steward was always available. We enjoyed the onboard ... Read more

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