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17,062 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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GA-GameCock62
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was only my 4th cruise, 2 were in the Mediterranean and 2 in Gulf waters, and we thought this probably one of the better decorated ships, and the cruise staff was one of the friendliest. However, the best part of the cruise was the ... Read more
On a Cloudy Day
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I picked this cruise based on the overall price, the fact that it fit my criteria in terms of dates and the destinations. Also, it seemed like it would have a nice mix of things to do. Overall, I was happy with our vacation. I'm a single ... Read more
nuttygal4
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Before heading off on my first ever cruise, I did what I always do and read many reviews on the cruise. A lot people had negative reviews which had me a little nervous on whether I made the right decision. After embarking on the cruise I ... Read more
jefgrahm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Full disclosure: My wife and I avoided Carnival like the plague. Then my daughter kept up her grades and remained on the honor roll all throughout high school. We promised her a cruise of her choice and she chose Carnival's Sensation, ... Read more
pacrat
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
175 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Did a five night cruise on the Triumph and had an excellent time. Did the Chef's Table, which was awesome. Had read several of the reviews about bad smell and how bad the ship state was in. I roamed the ship and yes the ship is a little ... Read more
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Stargazer65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
We choose this cruise because we had our honeymoon on Carnival Breeze in 2013 to Eastern Caribbean. We thought it would be fun to take the Western Caribbean voyage to Cozumel, MX Belize, and Rotan Island. Honduras. We flew on Spirit ... Read more
radolphson
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary (8 night cruise to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk). We didn't have high expectations about the ship based on reviews I had read. Embarkation was awful...we got to the pier at ... Read more
KiwiWombles
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We chose Carnival from previous experience, price and amenities offered. Our group consisted of 3 adults and 1 Eleven yr old, booked in 2 Balcony rooms on deck 7. (1 port side and 1 starboard). having only cruised the South Pacific ... Read more
Devonna74
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival and 1st time bringing our kids. We picked up my dad and stepmom from Fairhope and made an easy 20 min drive to Mobile. Prepaid parking was the way to go. Our boarding time was 11 am, but we had ... Read more
abeason2
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
When disembarking off of the cruise ship, me and my husband summed up the trip in one word: disappointing. We have sailed with Carnival before--him one other time; me two previous trips. Both of those were amazing.The ship overall ... Read more
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Bunnygal
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
51 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
My cousin and our two mothers chose this particular cruise due to the ports proximity to my mother's house in Foley, Alabama and it being during spring break, when I'm off of work. I knew the ship was old, but was shocked that it was ... Read more
bboy1995
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose a cruise that had decent destination ports. We hoped that Carnival had enough experience in the industry to provide good entertainment and service during the transportation to these ports... we were wrong. During the cruise, it ... Read more
xtbkidn3
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
My mother set this trip up for her five kids and all the grand kids (23 of us in all). I have three kids and my youngest is only 15 months. This ship is not very stroller friendly with all the stairs but once you familiarize yourself ... Read more
samsnj
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
175 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Wanted to go on a short cruise to visit a Key West and Cozumel. Weather was superb for this 4 day cruise. Cruisers were nice. Deck party was lively however Carnival doesn't serve any carvings of fruit or food anymore for their deck party ... Read more
Coll1030
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was out 9th Carnival cruise. We left out of Fort Lauderdale Port.The Splendor is one of the smaller ships of the Carnival fleet, but was still clean with things to do onboard. Food was good, really good burrito bar. Our cabin ... Read more
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Cruisermom2005
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
This was our first 7 day cruise. Our second family cruise for spring break. My husband, myself and our two kids(14,12). First of all loved the ship. My kids actually really enjoyed the kids programs, they didn't come to room until 1AM ... Read more
qzyksw
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I choose this cruise b/c it was a Spring break time frame and it went to a couple places we have not been. I have to say check in and the wait was fair. We had 11-11:30 check in and I think we were on board by 12:30-1. I went to ... Read more
ColoradoCruiser2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
I traveled with two children (8 and 10) and they had an absolute blast! The waterslides and pools were a huge hit. We were also really impressed with the variety of entertainment options geared towards families, from ice sculpting to ... Read more
cdm289
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
My 2 sons (12 and 14) travelled on the Breeze March 26. This is my 14th cruise (10 with Carnival) and my sons’ 9th cruise (8 with Carnival). We loved this ship and the entire experience. The downfall for us travelling out of ... Read more
dbsue
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Getting On and Off the Ship: The new staggered embarkation process is a great idea. It certainly doesn't eliminate the lines but they were much shorter and faster moving than the last time we cruised. We were the last group to disembark ... Read more
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texascharm
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a retired couple from Texas. We arranged two cruises in Florida before we stayed with family on spring break there when we returned. Seemed to make the long drive more worthwhile! We left the Conquest in Ft. Lauderdale and ... Read more
CaptainMisfit
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The Dream was another dream vacation for our family. Our 17 year old son and nine year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed themselves again. We buy "Faster to the Fun" when we cruise and even with the staggered embarkation we are ... Read more
szpal
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
30 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Overall good trip, mostly in line with what we've experienced before on Carnival. We generally feel Carnival is the best value for the money and have been loyally working toward Platinum status for awhile now. Their staffing cuts have us ... Read more
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RegnierK
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
this ship was a-rockin' and not in a good way. The seas weren't overly rough, but the ship rocked constantly. I have cruised before, and I know that this is not the norm. We had no trouble with embarkation, because we waited until 2 ... Read more
dbornhofen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
All-in-all, we did enjoy the cruise. But I did have one complaint and was disappointed in how things have changed. In terms of the complaint, it’s actually pretty significant. Our room’s A/C did not work. We did call and ... Read more
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