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Majik
Member Since 2000
1 review
463 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise for the itinerary which was changed at last minute. Still decided to go on cruise because Carnival offered some good refunds and future credits. The food however was not as spectacular has in the past, and was slow at ... Read more
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rickman77
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
friends were booked on this cruise. it was out of new Orleans. boarding was a nightmare, gangway was down, I know not carnivals fault, all I heard. waited for hours, port staff and cruise staff not well trained at handling such situations. ... Read more
sarahfaith99
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The Vista was amazing!! There were many food choices and the service was always great! Sometimes there was a little wait to get drinks though. The ship overall was very entertaining, there was always things to do.(shows, comedy club, ... Read more
Kearhartkbds
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival vista is the newest largest carnival ship...ship is not fancy but great features. The Sky ride/bicycle and rope up high is a challenge overlooking the ocean. The lines are huge and not open a lot so if you want to ride those ... Read more
moondog73
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
62 forum posts
14 helpful votes
A group of 9 of us just returned from the Southern Caribbean Sunshine cruise from March 4-12, 2017. We had ports of Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk. We drove from KY and arrived the night before in Port Canaveral. We stayed at Residence ... Read more
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Xzentric1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Itinerary was good and really enjoyed the Premiere gifts and special attention. Liked the Conquest overall even with it's age. Embarkation and debarkation went very smooth. We had 2 visits in the Steakhouse and were pleasantly ... Read more
ScubaSu
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise because of where it was going and the ports of call, the dates and where is was sailing out of. The ship was recently redone so I figured it can't be too beaten up or worn out. I was disappointed with how hard it was to ... Read more
cgriff11
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took Sunshine to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk March 4-12. Had read several reviews of varying experiences but have to say overall Sunshine ship and crew are good. The ship has lots of activities and good food. I have been on many cruise ... Read more
MurrayC
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I've cruised with Carnival several times before and had great experiences. This ship just needs to be retired. The engines couldn't power us to Grand Caymen so we had a new schedule assigned just the day before sailing (even though we ... Read more
Hollibrook11
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I went on a Bahamas cruise 2 years ago and had a great time. This time my wife wanted to go to Grand Cayman so she chose this cruise out of Tampa which required us to drive 10 hours from South Carolina. Less than 18 hours before we ... Read more
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Snoopybabe2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
We chose this cruise because the itinerary was awesome with the ports.Rooms were clean and kept up every night, Food could have been better on the buffet for lunch and dinner. Not to many choices and everything seemed the same ole same ... Read more
mallory1522
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my second cruise with carnival. The kids club was fantastic and we loved each individual that was within the kids club. Our cruise started off with what was suppose to be a stop in Key West, but due to winds we could not stop. ... Read more
nolarojo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was a great deal for the cost. Embarkation was very smooth. We had a 1:30 boarding time. Last year we had the same time and had to wait a while before boarding. This time there was no line. Our cabin was ready when we boarded. Our ... Read more
Crispy129
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because my friends were taking this cruise, and it was reasonably priced. We were initially supposed to land in Cozumel and Grand Cayman for a day each, and most of us specifically chose this cruise because we wanted ... Read more
wheresmybartender
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Paradise needs to dry dock this boat immediately. Terrible experience. $25.00 for changing a port is a kick in the teeth. $12.90 for missing the port because of weather was pathetic. 2 engines were down is the cause of not being able ... Read more
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sarahsloan
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
Carnival Paradise. WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE EVER. Don't ever take a carnival cruise, ESPECIALLY on the carnival paradise. I just returned from what was supposed to be a 5 day western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. For ... Read more
Gymnastgurl5659
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise specifically for the Grand Cayman port. 5 days, departing out of tampa, two ports. Sounds great! Two days before departure, I received an email that the Grand Cayman port had been cancelled due to technical issues with ... Read more
RonR1959
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My neighbor and I decided to go on a four day cruise from 2-6 March 17. Both of our wives work and couldn't get off of work, so we went on our own. We chose the earliest check in from 11:30-12:30. As we arrived at the exit in Mobile, AL, ... Read more
kycruiser307
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because 2 other couples that are our friends had already booked this cruise. We wanted a balcony room ant the only one left was Cabin U224 which is a modified handicap room located on the Upper deck level 6 at the ... Read more
Sun and Fun expert
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The Sensation was perfect size for my friends first cruise experience. Interior was quite dated and overly purple but....clean and well kept. Cruise director Mat is the Olympic Gold Medal winner of cruise directing. Bravo!! Grand Turk and ... Read more
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Brian P
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
First, we are not first time cruiser and have sailed on both Carnival and Royal Caribbean so we do understand that you get what you pay for and what you should expect on a cruise this being our 7th cruise in 5 years. We were married on ... Read more
tidas22
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We just returned from a five night cruise on the Carnival Sensation! The ship is older, but in good condition! Most of the decor is very outdated! We had two rooms and they were pretty comparable to other ships we have been on. Our rooms ... Read more
del525
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was my 4th cruise on Carnival. We chose this cruise because of the ports. Hadn't ever been to Grand Turks or Amber Cove. Neither one of us are sun worshipers so the first port of Half Moon Cay was a waste of time in the long tendering ... Read more
bubbab1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were on the Dream for the Mardi Gras cruise. It was also our first cruise. Overall, I would have to say that we enjoyed the cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly (no FTTF) , we had the 11:00-12:00 boarding time and I was in my ... Read more
Katcruiser69
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As most of you have probably heard The Splendor had a mechanical issue on the 2/26/17-3/5/17 voyage. Things happen and Carnival made things right (in our opinion). As for the ship and amenities - wonderful. Been on a number of Carnival ... Read more
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