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15,260 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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7,655
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3,548
Average
2,066
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1,056
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winkooz
Member Since 2010
1 review
42 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have been on the fantasy 4 times prior to this cruise we took july 4th. I knew the ship, knew the acitvities, etc, and we liked the ship, always cruising on carnival. Until now. Just got back this weekend. Wow. This cruise stunk. I am ... Read more
mjpiuro
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We traveled out of Tampa because that is our home port and very convenient .We cruise every year and usually choose other ports because of bigger ships. There is nothing wrong with the smaller ships we just like the extra amenities. My ... Read more
amraper15@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was selected because my brothers, sisters and I get together annually for a memorial trip honoring my father. This was the first time we elected to take a cruise. It was the 5 day, Monday-Saturday Cayman and Cozumel itinerary. ... Read more
Caridad Garcia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The name of this line should be Carnival used to be. All the fun they make people believe they are going to experience is just like this ship, a fantasy. They provided almost no entertainment at all. The staff members were disinformed as ... Read more
felixz@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on many of Carnivale's ships on different cruises but this ship just doesn't cut it. There was one poorly powered outlet in our ENTIRE stateroom including the restroom. We didn't bring a hairdryer expecting one there and there ... Read more

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Admin
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
9,935 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my 31st cruise. It was my 6th on Carnival and unfortunately not our best cruise. I still love the Carnival product and have two more Carnival cruises booked. This cruise missed the mark for us in a few areas but was an ... Read more
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Bovenzi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on this cruise because our daughter was getting married on this cruise. One ceremony on the ship before we left and one on Half Moon Cay. To start with the embarkation process was a nightmare. The people parking us seemed to not ... Read more
snorkdork
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
10 family members, ages 2 to 65. Most comments were "best vacation ever!!" First cruise for all but 1. Very clean, VERY good food, staff all very friendly and helpful and spoke English well. Plenty to do on board (or do ... Read more
SouthTexasOceanLover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise since our honeymoon 25 years ago, and it was great. Embarkation was a little long, but that was more the security measures required by the government than the staff. The only complaint I have is that the cabin was ... Read more
b.m.seay1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Family trip for everybody in the family. First cruise for myself and my wife. I learned a few things on the trip. FTTF is a must, as well as the cheers package. The drinks are expensive and having that covered is a great thing. Just ... Read more

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cheeseonwheat11
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Preface: I cruise because I like to enjoy the amenities on the boat. When everyone disembarks to drink their faces off at Senor Frogs, I like having quiet shaded loungers to myself. I'm a firm believer that a cruise is what you choose to ... Read more
lovethebeach1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We like to explore and 4 ports in 4 days was right up our alley! The boat itself is in great shape with plenty of things to do (pool, slides, ropes course, miniature golf and plenty of ... Read more
lovetocruisejakedeb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Everything on the cruise was awesome. The staff except for customer service were very friendly and always willing to help you and make your trip enjoyable. I have found this to be true on a couple of ships we have traveled on with carnival ... Read more
Fitzmar
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 5th family cruise with Carnival, and our 3rd Caribbean cruise. We decided on this cruise because it stopped in Aruba - it was a toss up as to whether we wanted to just spend a week in Aruba or stop there on a cruise. As we ... Read more
earlb311
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The dining room food and service were excellent. Putja and Marija were great servers. The buffet was very average. Guys Burgers was very good. Entertainment was very average. The excellence of the main dining room and casino earned ... Read more

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Adm. Cruz
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise on Carnival. We were on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean itinerary during the week of July 2, 2016. Our ports were Amber Cove D.R., St Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. We left from Port Canaveral on Saturday afternoon. ... Read more
youdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The itinerary for this cruise was Key West/Freeport/Nassau out of Galveston on the Carnival Freedom. This was my fifth cruise with Carnival but the first on this boat and with this itinerary. My GF cruises a lot more than I do (she ... Read more
KarJer
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I are veteran cruisers - 10 plus over the last 20 years on other cruise lines with other adults, but never in the summer when school was out, so the heat and children were new to us. Our expectations were not real high but ... Read more
carmen_hollaway@yaoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the destinations/ports... which WERE amazing. The ship however was not. The Carnival Glory is outdated, rusted, dirty, smells, poorly maintained, lacks entertainment.. the list goes on. The cruise ... Read more
DeweysGirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We chose The Magic as it went to ports we had never been to and Port Canaveral is close to home for us. We sailed The Breeze in 2014 and we loved her so with The Magic being a sister ship we expected about the same experience. Our ... Read more

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Darniebelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I went on this cruise with a wedding party. The ship is smaller than most I've been on. The entertainment was fun. The food not so good. I did however like the taco and burrito station set up by the pool during the lunch hours. It didn't ... Read more
EMH3kids
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
160 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I joined a group of 15 family members on the 4-day Triumph departure on June 30 out of New Orleans with two sea days and one day in Cozumel. My family was in one of the aft cabins on deck 8 (room 8432) with the larger balcony. This was our ... Read more
sea of love
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Paradise ship was enjoyable. It is an older one and from what I understand smaller in comparison to like the Magic. Met people who sailed this cruise many times and really liked it. Our cabin was roomy and was good but we spent most ... Read more
wgb7428
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
95 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Carnivals new staggered boarding was a breeze. Our check in time was 12:30, we arrived at 12:05 and were allowed in. There was hardly no line and what line there was getting trough security moved very quickly. We were on the Conquest in ... Read more
kimshoes
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have previously sailed on Carnival Triumph once, and Magic three times. We love the Magic but it's not sailing out of Galveston which is the most convenient port for us. We ended up sailing on Liberty since our son and his family were ... Read more

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