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17,266 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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Ems036
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had been to Bahamas twice and chose eastern Caribbean to do something different. The carnival magic was an excellent choice. From the entertainment, to the restraints, to the clubs ... Read more
ThomasAndSally
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. My daughter attends the University of Alabama and her last day was 5/5/2017 so I looked for a cruise soon after from Mobile. It worked out perfect a 5-day cruise leaving on 5/6/2017. I picked her up on Friday we ... Read more
clamdown
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The Fantasy ship is one-and-a half hours from our home in Gulf Breeze, FL. This was our third cruise since Dec. 1, 2016. Our steward (Chantai), our restaurant servers, (Diego, Felix, Oswaldo) and Activities Director (Mikey) were ... Read more
Fitzziegirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our third time cruising with Carnival and probably our last. Embarkation was fine no issues the room was ready on time and always cleaned daily. The ship is old and dated but that wasn't an issue for us as we were outside all ... Read more
Matlily
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
575 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We are in our early 50's we go out a lot at home and also work, so when we cruise we like to relax we cruised with 2 other couple that are our friends at home. We all had booked faster to the fun which was great we were thru embarkation ... Read more
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Tampa8
Member Since 2014
1 review
144 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I was between three and four stars (circles lol) We have cruised to the ports on this cruise before but like both of them. In addition wanted to see Jay Leno. Trying to get good tickets in the Ct Casino where he appears at times isn't easy ... Read more
PompanoSunnyCourt
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
Chose this cruise because it was western Caribbean, which we prefer over eastern. Carnival is always a terrific value and we were not disappointed at all. Food was fine, cabin steward Bodi was a treat. Met nice folks at dinner in the MDR. ... Read more
sysmgrlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Dining: look for Corina and her team in the Sapphire, outstanding service provided (I ended up consuming 3 lobsters in the Elegant night), ask for her table, you will not be disappointed. Guy's burger was great! I did not try it the ... Read more
carolieqzy
Member Since 2017
1 review
not a big fan of cruises, yet this is the 4th one- use cruises to explore other destinations where we may want to return- Have been on royal caribbean x2/ princess x1 -we prefer buffet style dining- at lunch the food options were ... Read more
Jammar55
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
New ship booked a balcony room. Great food and entertainment, cruise director Matt was fantastic as was our stewards. Embarkment and disembarkation went well. We had trouble finding public washrooms at first but as we got to know the ... Read more
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iriegirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
88 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a cruise to celebrate a milestone birthday for my father, and we had a party of 12 family members and friends in our party. We did airport check-in, and it was a timesaver. We basically walked right onto the ship once we arrived ... Read more
eugreene2
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Having been to all the ports, my friends & I chose this cruise for the Ship and man are we glad we did. Great ship with tons of fun things to do. Non-stop activity and a great staff. It's still the same Carnival energy and ... Read more
georgiacat
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
204 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We flew into San Juan a couple of days early for our Southern Caribbean cruise and stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott, Isla Verde because we wanted to stay on the beach. The room was very nice with a view of the beach. The beach area ... Read more
Miss Hissy
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After this trip I would always want a Havana Interior Cabin on Deck 5. The Havana area is decor transports you to a different place. The various live music and entertainment on a daily basis on the ship was excellent. The Cruise ... Read more
Lolita59
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had to be in Port Aransas for a wedding, Port A terribly expensive for condo rentals, decided to drive to Galveston and try a Carnival Cruise. The Breeze was coming out of dry dock, its itinerary were places we had never visited. The ... Read more
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atlantagal66
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a cruise that I planned to do something different. I wanted to try another port and New Orleans was recommended by a friend. This cruise went to some of the ports I wanted us to go to that we had not done before. Jamaica and ... Read more
STH4157
Member Since 2006
1 review
74 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because I wanted to experience the newest, largest Carnival ship. I'm was a little concerned after reading some of the reviews on Cruise critic, but I honestly can't see what there was to complain about. It is a ... Read more
Alh1978
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
8 helpful votes
First of all, the port of Baltimore was awesome. easy and uncrowded. We did have a late arrival though so maybe we missed crowds but getting off was a breeze thru customs. We used Orlando before and this was a HUGE difference for the ... Read more
Glory2
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I sailed on Glory. We do not care for a lot of partying or adult themed atmosphere but once we realized we didn't have to be around all of that we really had a great time. There is so much to do beyond these activities ... Read more
adrae01
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We departed this cruise on April 29th and were excited as this was my wife and myself first cruise. We left the port of Miami in great spirits on Saturday afternoon. We were told in the middle of the night that the ship turned around due ... Read more
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2Reisevoegl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
To begin with the positive: We had a wonderful dining room team, Orlin, Bruno, Michael and Marie. Because they took such excellent care of us, we requested their table for every meal. Even when they had to work unscheduled hours ... Read more
txpoker30
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
This was my first cruise so take that into account of my experiences. The boarding process was rather painless. We stood in line for around 30 minutes, but their was air conditioning and not a big deal. Once we were on board our room was ... Read more
Boomermomma
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
323 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Took our daughter and son-in-law and had a wonderful time! This was the first time we have ever gone in the spring, we usually go cruising in the fall. The Western Caribbean was HOT! The best excursion we did was in Costa Maya, and it ... Read more
DebJ14
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
4,551 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we had two very nice cruises on the Freedom in the past, and because we wanted to take the Bahamas itinerary for a change. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had priority boarding, but arrived as they ... Read more
AntiguaBlue
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
We typically sail out of Galveston for convenience. We had not been to Key West or the Bahamas so this sailing worked perfect. Embarkation was smooth ... disembarkation needs some improvement. The ship was beautiful. Dining staff ... Read more
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