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16,587 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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1,210
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HazeGreyAndUnderway
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 8th cruise and 4th on Carnival Cruise Lines. Embarkation is well run by the Galveston port authorities. Even with a 3.5 hour delay in arrival of the Freedom due to fog the embarkation process went smooth and we got underway ... Read more
sunshinesmilin
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My best friend's family was cruising and they had an extra bed available, so I figured I had to fill it and check out the Carnival experience! I've cruised with Royal Carribbean, Norwegian, and Holland America, but this was my first ... Read more
aotten01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I've been on 3 different cruise lines and 9 cruises - we have learned that the newer ships offer the best in new entertainment and cleanliness - so we opted for the Vista. The Carnival Valor had been our favorite followed closely by RC's ... Read more
cloudninecat
Member Since 2016
1 review
127 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time cruising. We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and it was our first time taking a vacation without the kids since our honeymoon. Overall we were very happy with our time on board and only had one small ... Read more
rjdoc74
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My family and I travel a lot- Europe, Asia, Central America, lots of all inclusive travel, etc. This year, we've decided to take a cruise over Christmas with some close family and friends hoping to relax, celebrate and visit new places. ... Read more
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bookmomoftwins
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Because our family is spread throughout the US, this year, we decided to take a cruise together for Christmas. Our group consisted of my dad, in his late 60s, my sister and her husband (late 30s), and me, my husband, and our twin 13 year ... Read more
CallieFrog
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise out of Galveston was delayed slightly due to fog. Luckily, we were staying with relatives in Houston who were dropping us off. I just checked cruisin.me and the Galveston webcams until I saw that the ship was docked, then we ... Read more
zippywilliam
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
42 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise mostly because it fit into my very short Christmas break this year. I am a teacher and I have a 14 year old who is also in school. We also have never been to Belize so we pick this cruise. This is my 5th Carnival ... Read more
Betnbobcruisin
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship is in need of a refurb. The crew was lackadaisical for the most part. The cruise director's announcements were difficult to understand. We took our meals on the second level of the Lido Grill Buffet. The staff was slow bussing ... Read more
cnowak1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation/Disembarkation both were a breeze. We arrived and since we had booked a suite, had priority. Our cabin was ready by 12;30 as promised. Predrag our Cabin attendant was spectacular. He met us as we entered our cabin, and ... Read more
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New_808_Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a nice ship. clean and modern looking. Food was normal cruise ship fare. Servers were good. Entertainment staff was very good! three different shows in a week all very well performed!! Cruise director was not my favorite. He ... Read more
Jacket1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
I had heard all the rumors about Carnival, and they are regretfully true. If you have cruised another line, you will probably be disappointed. The good: 1. The spa was very nice and never crowded. The private access to the gym, ... Read more
jayinstyle
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Listening to cruise director and comedy club manger was like the movie Ground Hog Day. Both repeat, repeat, repeat , etc to the point of annoyance. I also don' feel the "fun staff" who lead the activities was diverse enough ... Read more
Rebellee
Member Since 2004
1 review
327 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family (including our 2 children in 20's) decided on a Christmas cruise for 2016. Although the wind was terrible, the sun was glorious and the trip was amazing! This is our second cruise on the Conquest. It may be a little older ... Read more
apollobeach
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
1,317 forum post
5 helpful votes
After reading all of the negative reviews on The Conquest, we went on the cruise keeping an open mind. Not sure where so many of the negative reviews came from, but we felt we weren't on the same ship from which the very negative reviews ... Read more
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Seafarer62
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
On embarkation our stateroom had not been cleaned from previous cruise. Didn't even see our steward on day one. Situation rectified after arguing with guest services and asking to speak with manager. Onward with a positive attitude. ... Read more
DylanR
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I took a Christmas cruise to the eastern Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest. I had read several negative reviews about the Conquest before we left, but we both thought it was a great cruise. Those negative reviews may have come ... Read more
connieneill1011
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the Carnival Valor because it was a 4 day cruise for Christmas. This was my husband's first cruise and I was hopeful he would be pleased; however, he was not. Myself, I have cruised in the past with Royal Carribean and ... Read more
ellisonson
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as it was a central departure port for our family of eleven. We had previously sailed on the Carnival Fantasy in 2006 so we expected some wear and tear on the ship. After reading port reviews of Mobile, we were very ... Read more
vinay2543
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took the Christmas cruise from Mobile, AL. First time cruiser, but felt the ship has seen better days. It wasn't in the top notch shape, as paint was peeling at places in the Cabin, Rubber Insulation at windows was coming off and bathroom ... Read more
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MomofKipper1956
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose the ship solely based on dates, length, itinerary, departure port. This ship was our only choice, we have friends who have sailed on Carnival (as had I in 1991) so off we went. In fairness, before my comments below, fellow ... Read more
CARNIVALCRUISE3
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
269 forum posts
I sailed on this cruise last Christmas, and decided to sail this year again. This was my 29th cruise, and 5th time on the Victory. We live 30 minutes away from The Port of Miami. Embarkation-I received an email that they wouldn't ... Read more
Pinkymama
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I really did not do my homework before going on my cruise. This was my first time ever going. We had a great time; however, there were some things that I wished that I would have known ahead of time. First, we booked an interior room with ... Read more
cherry dl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
4th carnival cruise ,one man entertainment food was iffy didnt compaire to previous cruises the ship was nice a little smaller than others and a bit crowded the cabins were nice the same size as other ships we have been on. only dined ... Read more
CH2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
First off, I feel bad for those who had a less than enjoyable experience on the Triumph. This was our 3rd Carnival cruise and our 1st on the Triumph. Our previous Carnival cruises were great, that's why we stuck with them in booking this ... Read more
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