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16,070 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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sjb.illinois
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
278 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family of five sailed on Carnival Vista on the repositioning cruise from New York to Miami 11/16. We were myself (46), DH 49, DD 14, DS 11, and my MIL (75+). This was our third Carnival cruise as a family together, but DH and I had ... Read more
thepanz
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Heard good and bad reviews and I wanted to judge for myself. Overall, it was a nice ship with room for improvements. Casino had a low ceiling with very little ventilation. Layout was not player friendly. Had a balcony cabin and ... Read more
evandbob
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6,124 forum posts
This was my 29th Carnival cruise. If I was blindfolded and placed on the ship, I would not have been able to recognize it as a Carnival ship by the interior decor, which was pleasing and tasteful. But when I saw the plastic trees on Lido, ... Read more
panda242
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Ship information Having cruised on numerous cruise lines (RCL, Celebrity, NCL etc) and other Carnival ships, you can tell the Vista sells itself as a ship for entertainment rather than for exceptional service. The ship itself is ... Read more
raywilson
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Wife wanted to go on her first cruise. So we decided to split the vacation. Sort cruise out of Miami then some time down in the Keys. Cruise started out bad with long 4 hour delay with everyone stuck in the port waiting building. Not ... Read more
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abhideutsche
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
Good part: - Decent size ship with nice / friendly crews - Dining experience – can’t complain ….we requested for Indian cuisine and they provided Indian food which was superb! Our table was looked after by a ... Read more
richard1564
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I took our first cruise and had an excellent time on the Carnival Pride. The ship was delayed 2 hours and embarkation was not pleasant. We were given very little information and waited in line an extremely long time. We had ... Read more
TexasGail
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 15th cruise and our 2nd worst! The worst one was Holland America after Carnival bought it! Our cabin was fine as were our waiters and that's about it. The food (except for Guys and the Steakhouse) was bordering on awful. ... Read more
hisbabydoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
We originally booked a cruise on the Carnival Victory. A few months after booking we were sent notice that our cruise had been switched to the Fascination - an older and much smaller ship. For the Victory we had carefully planned where ... Read more
oscar73120
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The Dream is a large ship and very much understaffed. From the check in process, to the room steward, the dining room staff, bar staff, it was about the worst service I have ever received on a cruise ship. Carnival now asks that you ... Read more
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buster66
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Choose this cruise because it was going to Jamaica. Don't ever get on Carnival Splendor! The service totality sucked and you couldn't eat what you wanted and when you wanted too. They even dished out the bacon which made my hubby very ... Read more
latifa
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
i went on this cruise with my sister and nieces in november and it was a great disappointment. last year we went on the BREEZE and there is no comparison. the embarkation process was not horrible, considering we didn't have the fun pass ... Read more
dputland
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 forum posts
My husband and I had a wonderful cruise on the Conquest! We had a 2:30pm embarkation time and sailed through with no lines! That was a first for us! Got on and went straight to our cabin and met our wonderful stewardess Raychel. She ... Read more
911 cruse fanatic
Member Since 2015
1 review
77 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We started out our vacation spending a few days exploring Orlando prior to the cruise and parked off site at Lots of Honor. It was only a short 45 min drive via 528 toll road with around $5 in tolls and we paid less then half of what we ... Read more
Lorielayne
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My two sisters and I went on this cruise together and had a nice time. We had a balcony cabin which was of course tight with the 3 of us, however, we managed nicely. Unfortunately our neighboring cabin kept smoking on their balcony every ... Read more
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donnadisney69
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Carnival is the only cruise I actually would consider (until now). Every cruise to date has been amazing and all with Carnival. The Conquest was a huge let down. Of course we all know the food is a big deal on a cruise? well the ... Read more
sillysully11
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
This was a new cruise for us as we had never been to the southern caribbean. We had anytime dinning and were thrilled with the service and wait staff lead by Alejandro and his team waiter Gede. If you are in the southern lights dinning ... Read more
cruiseneveragain
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise had terrible sewer gas smell in cabin and on deck. 1st told that there was no problem, then continuously they are work on problem. But issue was never solved. The food was never served hot, just warm, the lobster was rubber, ... Read more
O&P Cruiser
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I will keep my review short. The path we took to get to the southern Caribbean was extremely bumpy. I have been off the ship for three days and am still a little shaky. But that is the ONLY complaint I had. Food was fantastic. I ... Read more
DenimOrchid
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
This cruise chose me. I won this cruise on my cruise last May, playing Wheel of Fortune. The Magic was clean and well kept. We ate at every food venue on board, and everything was good, no complaints. Our room was cleaned every ... Read more
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HKTravelbug
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We were celebrating our 25 Wedding Anniversary, so we opted for an Ocean Suite on this cruise. We had priority boarding, and pretty much walked right onto the ship after parking the car. It was smooth, and quick. The Conquest is a ... Read more
secrets703
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We thought overall it was a very good cruise and well organized. Yes, there were some mis-cues, but once we straightened them out, the mis-cues were corrected and we carried on. I can tell you emphatically that those reviews that thought ... Read more
underwolf1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
If you have been on a Royal Caribbean cruise before, then this may not be the cruise for you. I found myself comparing everything, and the Carnival Sensation lost at everything. The ship was clean, but not modern. There is only one small ... Read more
uncleg
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
677 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Its hard to have a bad time while on a cruise. That said I had a good time, but of my 12 cruises this was my least favorite cruise and ship. The ship, to me appeared to be run down and not nearly as clean as other ships I have been on. ... Read more
5starchick
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We normally cruise with Royal Caribbean, but we didn't want to drive to Florida with our toddlers. We've never been to Dominican Republic,so we chose this cruise. We heard negative things about Carnival, but we like to see for ourselves. ... Read more
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