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14,760 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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3,423
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1,974
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1,001
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AFuncruiser
Member Since 2006
1 review
914 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the Elation's initial cruise to it's new port Jacksonville, Fl. my home town. Our recent ten night cruise on The Elation was a disappointment. Our cabin M-182 was unbelievably noisy , Guest Services was very hard to reach and ... Read more
mcmary4308
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise but I went with family members who had been on cruises before with other cruise lines. We selected this particular cruise because we wanted specifically to go to Jamaica, Grand Cayman being an additional bonus. I ... Read more
pepdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was only our second cruise, our first one being on Disney Cruise Line. I choose this cruise because it fit into our families time frame, we wanted to try a non Disney ship and also the price. The ship is looking a little tired and ... Read more
Prairieson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We took this particular cruise (this was our 3rd) because it was a late-breaking decision and was one of two that fit in our window of opportunity. We enjoyed the cruise although a change in course to deal with medical emergency ... Read more
CmdrLeChat
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I really don't understand all the hate on this website. This is a well maintained ship with a professionnal crew. No problem, no worry, everything went well. 6th cruise for me, first cruise for my girlfriend. This is an older ship ... Read more

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Jack2000Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This ship is very low in entertainment. The food at best is below average. I got food poisoning from pizza. the floor of the shower was covered in mold and mildew. The Carnival information says you can take aboard luggage no larger ... Read more
mawilson47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This interior room was definitely outdated, unpleasant décor. Steward was above average. Food was mediocre, buffet was understaffed and inadequate for the number of passengers trying to access it. Dining room staff was very good ... Read more
blue3ninja
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my second time on the Paradise and 11th cruise overall. The service was excellent from dining to the casino. Please see the quick pro and con list below: Pros: 1. Dining Staff was excellent: First time doing anytime ... Read more
djcynt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I felt the need to leave a review about this cruise because there are quite a few things that seems to have changed with Carnival cruise lines and I figured someone needed to say something. My hubby and I decided to take this particular ... Read more
caligirsb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Food was average - carnival has had the same menu for years - change it up a bit. On last night there were 2 pasta dishes as main entrees - mac and cheese? That cost all of about 20 cents to make - maybe less. The pasta dishes i tried ... Read more

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Suzygeo
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We are two Carnival gold status grannie cruisers and love embarking out of Galveston for Texas convenience. We signed in for a Cruise Critic meeting, however it apparently never happened, or at least we found no notice of it. Back ... Read more
Hienzy
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it was the last time the Magic would be sailing from Galveston. It was a great cruise. The food was good, the entertainment was good and the service was great. We chose a balcony room on the 6th floor and had ... Read more
Cindy D
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The new Embarkation process of the "check in time" needs a little work. I will definitely consider purchasing the Faster to the Fun pass next time, until we reach Gold level. Debarkation went much more smoothly though and we ... Read more
Boysmomtami
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed Magic April 10th - 17th ...... What an AMAZING Vacation! Embarkation: We had FTTF, we got to the terminal at 9:30am (We had 10:00 check-in also), they were not letting anyone in the building if they had a later check-in time ... Read more
house_elf
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just returned from a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Dream, sailed out of New Orleans. Our party included myself and my husband (both 28), our 2-year-old daughter, and my parents (my mom just retired and this was our ... Read more

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Da Captain
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 2nd time on the Dream, with the first being last year. They changed the menu this year and for us it wasn't for the better. you have the standard pizza & ice cream that you can't go wrong and the Salad buffet gave plenty ... Read more
kadams45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
went on a 7 day cruise to celebrate my 60 birthday, our 30 wedding ann, and a family vacation, here is a list of my problems 1. problems getting my room key to work right took us over 3x going to guest services to get the problems fix ... Read more
environ0103
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a really great cruise for my husband and I, as well as my parents. It was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to take both him and my mom on their first cruise. So, where do I begin? First, this has to be the cleanest Carnival ... Read more
celtic1950
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship has hits and misses. They shows were great. The staff the first night was lacking. But the next day things went from poor to perfect! I don't know if everyone had a rough day the first night or what. Robert, our head waiter, was ... Read more
Davzel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The ship itself is great and we had good time! But overall was slightly disappointed, the victory was a much more fun ship with Way NICER PEOPLE! Guest and staff! This cruise had a very bullyish crowd that made it very unwelcoming and ... Read more

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Rulers Mom
Member Since 2014
1 review
100 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked a beautiful Aft Corner cabin that had a lot of balcony. We had 6 chairs, 2 tables, and one lounger. It was like having three balconies. The room was a nice size but not a lot of drawer space. Two normal size drawers, one ... Read more
Peace Love and Travel
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise with my husband (we are both 35 years old) and two children (ages 7 and 4). I chose this particular cruise for the itinerary, price and ship. We have only been on one cruise before aboard the Carnival Conquest, about ... Read more
gatorpwr
Member Since 2008
1 review
58 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I and my wife have been on numerous cruises. My Brother in law and Sister in law came with us on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Glory on April 9th to the 16 2016. I picked the Glory because it said it had been refurbished and had ... Read more
Donniluv
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to visit ports of call we'd not visited before. We had a good tour in Amber Cove, DR. We took a cable car ride up the mountain plus a city tour. We booked with Marysol Tours. Highly recommend. In San Juan we took the ... Read more
Bassplayer_57
Member Since 2006
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all let me say that I sailed with 15 friends so we had fun...this was my 7th cruise with Carnival and if you never cruised before you would love it BUT it's a bunch of little things that they use to do that is missing. The passed ... Read more

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