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MerryBee
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
22 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
2/25/17 – 3/5/17 Cruisers: 40ish parental units and the 13-year-old unit 8A Stateroom: 6242 Embarkation We traveled into Orlando on February 24 in order to attend a Disney DVC Moonlight Magic Event that evening (great by ... Read more
Myshelle78
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise had a water park with slides, climbing wall, putt putt, an ice cream shop, etc. we were disappointed to know there was no climbing wall and only one slide ( which was rarely open). There was a kid area but nothing like ... Read more
LisaH
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
3,218 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Carnival Vista (RT Miami) 2/25/17 – 3/5/17 Havana Cabana Suite: 5233 Ports visited: Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten One day at sea before Grand Turk and 2 sea days after St. Maarten back to Miami My ... Read more
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SOMBRERO6
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
727 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
See cabin review below....6205, not enjoyable at all!... WORST CABIN EVER! Do not book this for the so-called Balcony....far to windy to use it! Dining, we were very happy with the food. The Pig and Anchor was good. Guys Burgers ... Read more
kimba6539
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,619 forum post
4 helpful votes
We had anytime dining because we were waitlisted for early dining. Service was inconsistent and dinner took longer than what we are used to. I think the staff are taking care of too many tables. It took several times one night for my ... Read more
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galaxrex
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
36 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruised late February on an Eastern Carribean itinerary on the Magic. Fog delayed docking by several hours but Carnival handled it well, even though we received the delay email when we were almost there. My wife and I both agreed that ... Read more
tad54
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to take our 7 and 8 YO granddaughters on their first cruise over Mardi Gras break (Louisiana residents). We had no issues with the Valor vs. Liberty swap, both were new to my wife and me although ... Read more
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idontknowit
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been on other carnival cruises. We have been on the Triumph and the Dream and enjoyed them. The Valor should be melted down for razor blades. Better yet, send it back to the port it was originally in before coming to Galveston. ... Read more
freezerburn
Member Since 2012
1 review
46 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Hi all, I'm writing this quick review to point out some highlights and changes that i've noticed since I last cruised. Hope it helps! Feel free to ask any questions. Day 1: Muster stations have changed a bit. You don't need to take ... Read more
KCinBAMA
Member Since 2013
1 review
97 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 10th cruise (7th with Carnival) and our first to embark out of Port Canaveral. We stayed in Kissimmee (Orlando), the night before and had a great time. The drive to the port should have been better planned by me the next ... Read more
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jfangman124
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second cruise. Both on Carnival. I'll admit, I was a little nervous about being on the Sunshine after some of the reviews I read. But after our cruise, I have to say it was overall a very good cruise and the ship was better ... Read more
lancaster48
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We heard a lot about the revamped Destiny, now called the Sunshine but were totally disappointed. To make room for more passengers, the shops, Casino, rooms and pool area were small. There was not enough room on deck, including the ... Read more
gogirl2017
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We paid an extra $1,200 for a last minute upgrade to the owner's suite (it was a quick birthday weekend away). What an outrageously expensive mistake. It was a big room but horrible layout, dark, no privacy (we knew it overlooked the pool ... Read more
phrunk
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We wanted a quick get away from Mardi Gras. Chose the Paradise because their itinerary worked well with our schedule. We had a large suite and it was great, walk in closet, full bath, wonderful balcony, and nice king size bed. The room was ... Read more
KipperThe skipper
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Just returned from a short weekend getaway from Miami to Grand Turk and return. Let me state that we have cruised 12-15 times so we are knowledgeable and reasonable in our expectations.Our group had a total of 24 passengers. Hard to ... Read more
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kickback13
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I picked this cruise for myself and 17 year old son as a quick getaway. The price was right, and the Port of Tampa is only about a three and half hour drive from home. We just returned home today (2/27). I read a lot of negative ... Read more
beachseeker72
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our third Carnival cruise. We chose this date because it fell on our anniversary and we want to try cruising during more of an "off" season. Galveston is relatively close to our home, about 10 hours away so we made a 7 ... Read more
elvee61
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Mobile is a wonderful, friendly city to cruise out of and is a short 4-hour ride on the interstate from Atlanta. We arrived a day early to enjoy the food and hospitality of the city. Mardi Gras was fantastic. The Mobile History museum ... Read more
djosephii
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Ship was ok, food was mediocre, hospitality was good. Ship needs repairs and windows cleaned. This was my first Carnival cruise. I have cruised RCCL twice before and will choose them over Carnival next time. Carnival was not bad but I ... Read more
emelamud99
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we had a very narrow date range. It was the worst cruise vacation ever. We have cruised before on other cruise lines and had a wonderful experience. I wish I could get my week back. There were no ... Read more
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chris carriere
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have cruised with Carnival now 8 times and choose the Vista as it was the newest and largest in the fleet. We did back to back so we were on the ship for 2 weeks and ended our trip Mar 5, 2017. Many changes that we needed to get use to. ... Read more
wruthe4550
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Choose this cruise so that my wife and I could spend a week with her sister and brother in law. This was the time that he could take vacation. Embarkation was a mess with no one knowing what was going on. The same with getting off the ... Read more
Woody22368
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Went on this cruise for my wife's birthday, our anniversary and my birthday. We loved our balcony cabin on the back corner of the ship. The cruise director Chris the flying Scotsman was outstanding. Only question was why the food places ... Read more
WrestlingMom2324
Member Since 2008
1 review
19 forum posts
8 helpful votes
After 8 cruises this was by far the best cruise director and best entertainment. The lines wer eno longer for food or comedy shows than when we were on smaller ships. Many deck chairs unused in places away from the pool areas. The staff ... Read more
missmartin
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About us: This was my 9th cruise. Myself, my husband, and our 2 year old. My parents and my cousin went. We celebrated my birthday and hers aboard the ship. The Good: Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly for the ... Read more
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