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16,584 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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1,252
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dhull773
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Have cruise over 20 times with Carnival. This is my first negative review of any ship. Embarkation and debarkation in NOLA smooth as always. Ship was not clean and rotten odors throughout in passageways and public restrooms. Crew staff ... Read more
Cat48
Member Since 2007
1 review
85 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th time on the Paradise. Ship has been kept in excellent condition and really has a lot of nice areas all over the ship to sit and lounge in various areas. The only complaint was that the ship was very cold and even in ... Read more
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Em_S
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
So the main takeaway from my review is simply this: Vacations are what you make it. I read a lot of reviews about the Sensation before going on this cruise and I was skeptical. But I have now realized that some people just can't be ... Read more
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jscece
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I was wondering if anyone has recipes of the Chateaubriand and the pizza from Pirate Pizza? Sooooo delicious!!!!! I thought the food was ok, but the Chateaubriand and the pizza was awesome. They have really cut back on the food options. ... Read more
cbspence33
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on 7 Carnival cruises and this is the first I would not give an excellent rating for. We were scheduled for an early check in after arriving in Miami at 8:00 am. They were very late (after 12) getting everyone off the ship so ... Read more
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cruiserjunkie
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 5th Carnival cruise and 10th cruise overall. Embarkation was fairly easy. The Galveston cruise port is nice. Only 2 ship at port which makes it not so crowded like Miami or Ft Lauderdale. We signed up for the 11-11:30am check ... Read more
DJL2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise because of the ports of call. Embarkation was the worst thing about the whole trip. People were backed up outside and inside. Did not go smoothly. It was supposed to be a new system with specific times to embark but ... Read more
ejfan
Member Since 2012
1 review
39 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We had a great time on the Conquest. The embarkation and debarkation were both a breeze, we are platinum on Carnival so we were able to skip the general lines. We both felt the entertainment was above par, thoroughly enjoyed the shows and ... Read more
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mfd2210
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was the 4th time I have cruised on Carnival Cruise Line and to be honest I will be back again to cruise with the, Don't know if the next one will be or not, but I will be back. A Fascinating feature of this ship in the center of the ... Read more
CruiseKittyFL
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
72 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sunshine Review - Sail Date January 29, 2017 5 days to Amber Cove and Grand Turk Departing from Port Canaveral People in group = 10 Previous cruises: Freedom, Valor, Liberty, Breeze, Ecstasy, & Legend. I had read many ... Read more
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jidibrai
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
49 forum posts
This ship needs a major overhaul! The theme is so outdated and the decor bordered on tacky. Clashing carpets, walls, colors and decorations and the ceilings were really low. I tried the adult hot tub near the rear of the ship and was ... Read more
KSTAZMAN
Member Since 2002
10 reviews
12,258 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Almost a year ago my agent found this cruise for us. Good price with OBC and you could choose your room.A first for us. Usually we do a guarntee and find out our room at final payment. We wanted to see Key West again. And finally see Harry ... Read more
e.p.
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
280 forum posts
This was a GFWC Woman's Club (all of Florida) fundraiser for Hacienda Girls Ranch. Florida Fabulous Flamingo Flock... People would say oh, you're with that ladies group. Yep, that's was us, all 90+++ & a few husbands (10)... I ... Read more
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Desert Cruiser
Member Since 2001
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first Carnival cruise. After all the bad press Carnival has received over the past few years we really weren't sure what to expect. Let me begin by saying the embarkation was stress-free and by far the smoothest we have ever ... Read more
disgruntled Grandma
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose to share long time anniversaries together with another couple. It was the right dates and only a few at sea days which i hate and should be formal on.not excursion days. But why bother. Two tuxedos a few gowns and the rest in ... Read more
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bodywork
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Well, we are a family of 5. we have sailed a few times with Carnival but this time the service was not up to our standards. the Check in was a breeze but we waited a good hour and a half at Miami port just to get in the ship. The rooms ... Read more
Prairieson
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had not been to Puerto Rico or any of the islands on the itinerary. We enjoyed PR and each of the islands in their unique. It was a new adventure and scenery each day. We prefer port days to sea days, ... Read more
sbs123
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
23 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was only our second cruise in a large Carnival ship. The Breeze was outstanding. Our room steward went beyond her duties, and the dinning room staff for our table was helpful, though they were very busy. The ship had plenty to ... Read more
DebiDebi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Difficult finding enough activities to not be bored. Went to tons of TRIVIA GAMES daily, more than 9, just to have something to do. CONNECT FOUR board games, shuffleboard, foosball, bean bag toss offered in team competition (I can do ... Read more
dtvoodoo
Member Since 2017
1 review
My fiance and I had booked this cruise as our first getaway without her children, and for the most part, it didn't disappoint. The ship wasn't full, so we rarely had any issues finding chairs on the deck and hardly ever had to wait on an ... Read more
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Sthrngrl66
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was the first cruise for me and my husband. It was a belated celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary and I'm glad we chose this cruise and especially glad we chose the excursions and cabin that we did. We didn't know ... Read more
love4trvl
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had 10 adults and 3 children traveling. Don't listen to all of the bad reviews. The staff were very friendly throughout the ship. The food was very good. We had the anytime dining, but ... Read more
2cool4school
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Checking in and boarding the Glory was a breeze in Miami with FTTF. Met our cabin steward, Samidi, who took awesome care of us all week long, dropped off our carry on bags and headed to the Lido for a drink, relaxing in the sun and ... Read more
Jeph_in_SK
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was the third cruise for my wife and I and third on Carnival. In 2011 sailed on Glory (no kids); 2014 on Ecstasy (with 2 year old). This Vista trip we had a 2 yr old and 5 yr old, as well, my parents who stayed on 9th deck. I ... Read more
crossmaa
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We did a back to back Eastern/Western Caribbean, The first week (Eastern) was not enjoyable. It felt like the ship was substantially understaffed. There were 45-90 minute waits for a table for any-time dining. This I felt was ... Read more
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