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15,269 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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7,656
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3,550
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2,068
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1,058
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carmen_hollaway@yaoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the destinations/ports... which WERE amazing. The ship however was not. The Carnival Glory is outdated, rusted, dirty, smells, poorly maintained, lacks entertainment.. the list goes on. The cruise ... Read more
DeweysGirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We chose The Magic as it went to ports we had never been to and Port Canaveral is close to home for us. We sailed The Breeze in 2014 and we loved her so with The Magic being a sister ship we expected about the same experience. Our ... Read more
Darniebelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with a wedding party. The ship is smaller than most I've been on. The entertainment was fun. The food not so good. I did however like the taco and burrito station set up by the pool during the lunch hours. It didn't ... Read more
EMH3kids
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
160 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I joined a group of 15 family members on the 4-day Triumph departure on June 30 out of New Orleans with two sea days and one day in Cozumel. My family was in one of the aft cabins on deck 8 (room 8432) with the larger balcony. This was our ... Read more
sea of love
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Paradise ship was enjoyable. It is an older one and from what I understand smaller in comparison to like the Magic. Met people who sailed this cruise many times and really liked it. Our cabin was roomy and was good but we spent most ... Read more

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wgb7428
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
96 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Carnivals new staggered boarding was a breeze. Our check in time was 12:30, we arrived at 12:05 and were allowed in. There was hardly no line and what line there was getting trough security moved very quickly. We were on the Conquest in ... Read more
kimshoes
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have previously sailed on Carnival Triumph once, and Magic three times. We love the Magic but it's not sailing out of Galveston which is the most convenient port for us. We ended up sailing on Liberty since our son and his family were ... Read more
pur24karet
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I Suggest You Find Another Ship or company that sails to these ports! This ship is old and very broken down! After finally getting the time away to take a cruise. I was so excited. I had been wanting to do one for some time. Then, I ... Read more
wearesoup
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our 1st cruise and we loved it. The staff were extremely helpful and very courteous. Every day after we got back from breakfast there was some sort of towel creature on our bed. If you want to really relax try a cruise, you ... Read more
justustwo826
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise vacation and I am not sure what I expected so it is difficult to state if my exceptions were met or exceeded. My husband and I cruised on the Carnival Fascination out of San Juan. We chose this specific ... Read more

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Awomanwithscents
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time cruising, this Ship allowed me to enjoy myself while the kids enjoyed themselves at Camp Carnival. There was an amazing choice in all of the buffet areas. The service, food and menus were also excellent in the Golden Pearl ... Read more
MJF0507
Member Since 2008
1 review
100 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Was looking forward to taking my adult family on a vacation. We have all cruised multiple times before and thought it would be a nice treat for our anniversary and as a precursor to my wife having knee surgery. With so many negative ... Read more
a guy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to take a trip to the Carib. whith out paying an arm & leg so my wife and I (mid. 40s) chose to sail on the Fascination. It's an older ship that really needs to be upgraded or replaced. There was construction going on while ... Read more
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duckiegirl13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is our 4th Carnival cruise, and possibly our last. It does not live up to the standards we have become used to when cruising Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Since our honeymoon 10 years ago on Carnival, there have been way too many ... Read more
scottymom1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We picked this cruise for our family vacation and especially liked the Circle C kids club for ages 12-14 with plenty of on ship activities for the kids. The kids were able to do scavenger hunts, video game competitions and lots of other ... Read more

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ebliss1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Every company has that one department or division where they seem to dump their employees who just don't get it, or are incapable of performing at an acceptable level, but don't do enough to get fired. For Carnival, apparently that ... Read more
HelgaBean
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We left out of Port Canaveral on the Carnival Valor on June 25. We stayed in a balcony room on Deck 6. We were above the casino and after 17 cruises, we now know to be very careful about booking a room over an area that is noisy. ... Read more
OceanLover1963
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We have cruised 25 plus cruises so finding ships and itineraries that are new is not always easy. We chose the Valor because it was just coming out of dry dock for 2.0 upgrades and have not been on Valor previously. We love Port ... Read more
tricia161
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We were on a 5 day cruise leaving from Port of Tampa. We sailed on Carnival Paradise. Have your luggage tagged and ready to go when you arrive for embarkation. The elevators on the ship were so busy and one was apparently not working. You ... Read more
STLbbfan
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We booked the Carnival Magic last year while my wife and I were on the Sunshine. For me, cruising is the ultimate vacation and booking the next experience while on board is not only exciting - but saves a fair amount of money. This was ... Read more

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mrswells07
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have been on many cruises before and wanted to try this because it was close to home and being that I am pregnant it would be easier for me. Having said that the boarding was a joke, as was parking, checking in with rude people. The ... Read more
Justmike33
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I'm a 52 yo male and this was my first ever cruise. We chose Carnival because we live near NOLA and we thought that a 5 night cruise to Cozumel and Progresso would be a good starter. My wife has been on two previous cruises and we traveled ... Read more
adamsj87
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Let me start off by telling you, I have been on over 20 cruises and this was by far the most fun I've had on a ship. With that said, Carnival really needs to step it up. We were on the ship within 45 minutes of arriving at the terminal ... Read more
robert j
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The entertainment and food aboard the ship were all first class. However, we had chosen this particular cruise because they advertised Texas Hold Em in the casino. Texas Hold Em was even listed on the daily shipboard activities schedule. ... Read more
Manteca1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The cruise director onboard the Liberty, Cory "family guy" was awesome. We had a great time and was just the break we needed. We've been on several cruises and needed some stress relief after hosting our daughter's wedding. This ... Read more

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