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16,634 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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samblackmon
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The ship was huge and awesome. The staff unbelievable and sweet. The food and drinks were well made and unlimited. Only trouble was that the ship was overbooked and there were lines for everything. The poor staff could not keep up with how ... Read more
ChrisCJSU
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
364 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 three 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
1 helpful vote
Sailed three 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 three 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
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Cruisers4530
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three 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
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
11 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
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billdog1983
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three 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
DSSoccerMom
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
3 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
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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
MamaCat67
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise and they did not disappoint. The whole crew was so much fun and did so much to make our cruise interesting and fun. So many activities happening all the time it was hard to decide what to do and when. Everyone was ... Read more
txash
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went on this cruise for his 50th birthday. We had a FANTASTIC time! This is my 2nd cruise on Carnival and it was again a great experience and Carnival has the best customer service! Every employee we encountered had a ... Read more
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ValGio
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
As far as a cruise under one week, and a Galveston port, this cruise is a good value. Our sailing date, Feb. 6 had mostly senior groups and was a great getaway. The spa fell short of expectations though. We elected to remain on ... Read more
pipergran
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted another short break and our experience on the Carnival Paradise cruise was great for a first cruise for my daughter and myself. We were however disappointed that robes were not provided in our cabin ... Read more
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Fydlstyx
Member Since 2011
1 review
475 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I just returned from a quick trip aboard Carnival Victory, and figured I would toss in my two cents on that particular ship, so if anyone is interested in a review, here ya go! We boarded and left late due to the need to stock the ship ... Read more
tbrady1808
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Ship MS Carnival Victory Date 2/6/2017 Folks, I am a gold member on Carnival so I obviously have been on several cruises. Just some thoughts on our experience for your consideration - you decide for yourself. This is the ... Read more
mrin
Member Since 2017
1 review
The help was extremely hard working, racing around trying to serve you. But obviously understaffed for a ship carrying over 4,000 guests. Dining room staff was wonderful, racing around, trying to get you your food asap. But they just ... Read more
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maymoni
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked a suite on the fascination since we have 3 kids and also wanted a balcony. It was an awesome decision as the other rooms would have been very tiny for our family. Our room was great and we had lots of room to leave the couch as a ... Read more
Mawelch
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
88 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Embarkation: We were disappointed when we didn't get FTTF, but it turned out we didn't need it. Got to the port at our staggered time 11:00 am and were on board by 12:00 and our room was ready and our luggage showed up an hour later. ... Read more
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