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16,037 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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sharpasice
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
406 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
I was given a free cruise (inside cabin) from one of the Chicago area casinos. I could choose from any ship in the Carnival line. Since the hubs & I have never been to New Orleans we choose Carnival Dream. We did upgrade to a ... Read more
kristylee2
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first Halloween Cruise. I loved being able to dress in costume and not be the only adult. Some of the costumes were questionable but there were a lot of great ones. The ship didn't seem to crowded even with 4000 people. ... Read more
qz889l
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival. Our first in 2010 was awesome. The last two have seen a steady decline in food and service. The dining room menu is uninspired, with good service, but warm to cold servings. The food tasted ... Read more
Gailie girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
liked the itinerary, departure port and date. Lovely staff, energetic cruise director. Food was good. It was kind of a bummer that there were nights that multiple great entrees were offered on the same night-like prime rib and ... Read more
moore.christian95
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
First Off, I want to say I've went and read some reviews about the same cruise I sailed on, and I absolutely hate that my fellow cruisers did not seem to have the same experience that I did. I travel a good bit, so here is something to ... Read more
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RbrownDtaylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our sixth cruise with a Group we cruise with picked this ship. The food was ok, except for the food and service in the point steakhouse it was excellent, guys burgers was great. Monet dining service was slow sometimes took 2 hours ... Read more
mduffy1834
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
346 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Just got back from an 8-nighter on the Conquest. This was our 6th cruise with Carnival; second on the Conquest. My review will concentrate on the good, bad, and just plain crazy for various categories. Embarkation/Debarkation: Not ... Read more
BrezQ
Member Since 2011
1 review
97 forum posts
The ship is definitely an older one, but kept up very well, it's going in to be upgraded in the fall of 2017, so I'm sure it will be brought up-to-date then, but ut was still a fun ship! Our cabin was typical, great stewardess (Richel, I ... Read more
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Stumbler001
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
We love Galveston. This was our 32nd cruise, 16th Carnival cruise, (Platinum) ,..and my first review. Carnival has never disappointed us. Sure at times some CCL employee may not have been at the top of their game...but it has been ... Read more
rosy00
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
my group of 4 middle aged couples loved this cruise, the service was impeccable and the cruise director, Rev. Dr E a young black male that was the funniest director of all my 8 cruises. The cabins were larger than other ships and very ... Read more
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CarolinaGirl2010
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We did enjoy our get away, but Carnival Magic was not as good as our previous 4 Carnival cruises on the Fantasy, Dream, and Liberty. It started out with us having to go to Guest Services just to get our cabin floor swept, since it had not ... Read more
jlmcbrien
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My mom and I chose the Magic in hopes that it would offer more than Carnival cruises out of Tampa (smaller ships that can get under the bridge from the Port of Tampa). We previously cruised on the Carnival Paradise, a ship half the size of ... Read more
rb80
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
8 helpful votes
My wife and I cruised on the Carnival Sensation October 29 through November 3rd. It was a five day cruise out of Miami with ports of call being Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival. This is a ... Read more
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Midgiedawn2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I went on the cruise with a group. My group was good but Carnival was lacking. Even with the large group I came with (approx. 180 people) we kept getting bumped from our reserved space for things like stupid art actions. I can garuntee ... Read more
terri1962
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
hello fellow cruisers unfortunately thanks to the tridump i am officialy a former sailer. Really dont no where to begin, my lovely wife and i planned our 33rd wedding anniversary on the triumph 5 day halloween cozumel to progresso mexico. ... Read more
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mzliza3
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first Carnival cruise in many years and our first cruise after devastating health problems, so I was a bit apprehensive about taking this cruise. We usually sail with Royal Caribbean, but our last experience aboard the ... Read more
dwveale53
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
This was our 8th cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines and we enjoy the "Fun Ships" approach to vacationing. Overall the cruise was well worth the money and we did have a lot of fun. Embarkment was delayed due to customs taking ... Read more
Polistena
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Embarking: Once in the building during the appropriate time slot it went fast. If you get to New Orleans port too early, you are stuck standing in the garage outside!! Ship: Pros: Food was excellent as always Pool are ... Read more
spotsadog
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We thought of taking a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Baltimore, but doing so costs us a whole day at sea. I would rather take that day in a foreign port than at sea. Being from Tidewater, I truly appreciate the convenience of leaving from ... Read more
captainmayeye
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
this was the second cruise for my wife and I both being on Carnival. The first was a 5 day cruise last Oct. out of Norfolk Va and the second being this past week on an 8 day cruise also out of Norfolk .Everything on board was exceptional ... Read more
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grandmaR
Member Since 2007
16 reviews
785 forum posts
•Background information- This was my 26th cruise - my third with Carnival. I had my 79th birthday on the cruise. I use a mobility scooter because I can't walk far or stand for long. My partner was a younger woman friend. It was ... Read more
Careysbest
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have cruised carnival twice before. I have also booked excursions before also. This was one of the worst cruises I have been on. First I asked for a room with a window because my husband hadn't ever cruised and I tried to think of ... Read more
Bdaguy@cc
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise since the price was right and we, unlike most cruisers, boarded in Barbados. Most passengers boarded in Puerto Rico so we has a very easy time getting on and off at the end. First the ship; having been spoiled on ... Read more
mamawsnest
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
684 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We took this cruise for my grandsons graduation(early)/birthday. It was during his fall break from school and the closest port to home. Embarkation was quick and painless once out of the line to park. Our check-in time was 11;30-12:00 . ... Read more
Calm Blue Ocean
Member Since 2013
1 review
258 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because it was over my reading week, so I wouldn't be missing any classes. Originally it was just going to be my mom and I, but then my younger sister decided to join us. There were 3 of us in an interior cabin. It ... Read more
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