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14,801 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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7,542
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3,427
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1,978
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1,002
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yerpointis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My 9th and my wife's 16th cruise. We chose the Sunshine this time for the itinerary, Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. We thought the stateroom was a little smaller than previous ships. Stateroom cleanliness was good. We had a very nice ... Read more
jtyler22
Member Since 2001
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took Amtrak to New Orleans 1 night prior. French Quarter Fest was happening and it was very crowded. Lots of energy. Loved it. Four Points Sheraton on Bourbon Street via Priceline @ $84 a night was a steal. For the cruise, I will start ... Read more
natashawill1127@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
They say cruises are what you make it....So we made this one was amazing! From the organization, to the energy, the activities, the food and all around amazing personality and high energy of the cruise director, Chris a.k.a ... Read more
UmbrellaDave
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I can't say enough about the crew. They worked hard, very friendly, to make our cruise enjoyable. Cruise director worked to keep,things hopping. That is the good side. Bad side is that this ship already needs an overhaul even since it ... Read more
Mgodfrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The staff was very friendly. The shows were excellent (especially the magic show). The dining experience was wonderful. Our room steward was helpful, kind and picked up on our daily routines for making up the room and replenishing ice. The ... Read more

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vacay40
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our group of 6 girlfriends had a fantastic cruise! We met so many nice people and genuinely had a great time. Note - when picking a boarding time, go early. Our flight was in early and we got there early and then had to stand around ... Read more
cruisefire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was perfect...no line no waiting. Only issue was the guys taking your bags in the very beginning begging for additional tip money after tipping them. Keep in mind this was my very first cruise ever! So i was excited and ready ... Read more
AKS22
Member Since 2002
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
SUMMARY: This was a last-minute decision, my first Carnival cruise. I was hoping to read a book, have fun activities for my DD 13, and basically hide for a few days out on the water. That was the extent of my expectations and I am happy ... Read more
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lithlith
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
309 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We sailed on the Carnival Breeze for spring break in April 2016. (This was our 13th cruise overall, 6th on Carnival, and 2nd on the Breeze.) Embarkation – The port workers were strictly enforcing the entrance time on your boarding ... Read more
ctsmith22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's first cruise ever, so I'll do my best to review the ship, answer some questions we had or things we found interesting. Overall it was a lot of fun and we'll be cruising again. The ship was very clean. We ... Read more

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teesmc
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Just home from the 6 night Breeze out of Tampa. The cruise exceeded my expectations greatly! I had read many so-so reviews on here about the ship and Carnival in general, I was not expecting the fabulous time we ended up having. FTTF ... Read more
cruzlovermich75
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my 4th cruise with Carnival and we have always had a great vacation. I am not impressed with this ship, bigger is not always better. I was unaware when I booked this cruise that it was spring break and there was going to be 1000 ... Read more
DisneyDatknee
Member Since 2014
1 review
61 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This ship was perfect and way better decor than any other Carnival ship. It's a BIG ship, but I love it. It's a nice way to burn that cruise weight. If you didn't like Carnival because of the ship design, try the Breeze. Embarkation ... Read more
aschippang
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
97 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was actually two cruises back to back. The first being 11 days from New Orleans to San Juan and the second being 10 days from San Juan to Jacksonville, Fl. Upon reaching Jacksonville, we have now sailed 15 times with Carnival. We ... Read more
TorOntCruiser
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
146 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I had been balcony cruisers but with the Canadian dollar tanking we elected for an eight day cruise with an interior cabin. From the time we embarked to the moment we stepped off of the ship we were thoroughly impressed ... Read more

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Sinabun
Member Since 2014
1 review
28 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had the best experience on the Valor! The crew, the food, the ship... Everything was wonderful! After a rough start (9 pm boarding with a 1:30 am sail away), due to an emergency on the sailing prior to ours, we had a great experience. ... Read more
BubbJiggs
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We wanted a nice getaway with just me and the wife. Without the kids we did not feel that we wanted spend a lot of time on excursions. So we just walked around each port. Key West we did Hemingway house and walked around. Freeport you ... Read more
LoLa_in_GA
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
508 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We are a couple in our early 50s. Adult children, so we sailed alone. :-) I selected this ship because of the itinerary. We are not new to cruising; this is my 5th (4 on Carnival) and my husband's 4th (3rd on Carnival). ... Read more
bkm30102
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
The ship itself was okay. The destinations were fantastic! I choose to this ship based on the itinerary and the dates for my children during Spring Break. It has been 15 years since my last cruise so I was so looking forward to this ... Read more
HelgaBean
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We left out of Port Canaveral on the Carnival Valor on April 2. We did not sail until 2 am due to a medical emergency on the cruise before us. We stayed in a balcony room on Deck 6. We were very disappointed to learn that our ... Read more

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jetset655
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
50 forum posts
5 helpful votes
There was a minor setback at the start of our cruise for a medical emergency at Grand Turk. The ship was delayed for several hours and we were not able to board until after 9pm. We also had a minor snafu in that hubby's passport was ... Read more
pearlandcruiser15
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Carnival Liberty - March 31 sailing This was essentially a free comped cruise from the casino. Just pay grats, port fees and taxes. Upgraded to AFT cabin on empress deck (7449) for a small fee. We are local to the Houston area so ... Read more
Ayrity
Member Since 2010
1 review
28 forum posts
60 helpful votes
We are an engaged couple, 29 and 27 years old for reference. We got on the ship very easily, and were told that our room was already all set up and waiting for us, since we were 'guaranteed' sailors on the bottom deck (Riviera) we were ... Read more
libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans ... Read more
MamaAnne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Check-in and embarkation went smoothly - no complaints. First meal - lunch buffet - the best meal, other than the pizza, the entire cruise. Endless ice cream - no complaints. Dining room - meals mediocre and cold. Desserts - dining room ... Read more

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