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16,584 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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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
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
6 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
5 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
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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
deannareiss
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise and my first time on Carnival. I previously have cruised Royal Caribbean and Norwegian but always heard horror stories about Carnival so I avoided it. A friend convinced me to go on one, and it was definitely a ... Read more
sdflathers
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise before the ship was built. Loved the ship but just felt it was too crowded and staff not as friendly. We had a suite so embarkation was a breeze. got right into our rooms. Room was clean and nice. our room steward was ... Read more
SueGe
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I choose this cruise because it was advertised as a new ship. I hardly think so, maybe new to Carnival but not a new ship. The boarding was horrible- we had to wait in a long line wrapped around the building to gain access. It was ... Read more
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Teddybear706
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Cruise was chosen by a friend for her birthday celebration. The ship had not enough pools to accommodate 4000 guests.... Too many smoking areas...The main pool area was fine. All the additional areas above the pool area was all ... Read more
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merrie213
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got off the Jan28 sailing of Vista and I'd like to share my impressions. The entertainment staff and the CD were such fun, they really get you involved in activities. The shows were amazing, current music and very talented ... Read more
cdub2268
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Decided to try Carnival, even though they have had their problems in the past. Thought this might be good since the ship was new. The ship and cabins were clean and the service was very good. The meals were average and the menu was ... Read more
adesmar123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
106 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First embarkment and disembarkation was great! Port Canaveral is a great spot. The cruise was on Carnival. If you expect lectures and a large library on board, boy did someone sell you the goods. The ship is fine. Its clean and ... Read more
Katz29
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our friends chose this cruise because of the dates & the ports. We have cruised this same itinerary on the Legend which is definitely a 5 star experience. The ship lacks great shopping selections. They set up photo areas on deck 5 that ... Read more
rburkart
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose the Fantasy due to its closeness to our home and Mobile isn't difficult to travel through. I'm fairly certain we've sailed on this ship in the past, and most likely out of Jacksonville. Although it's an older Carnival ship and ... Read more
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Oldskl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family and I have sailed on the Carnival Cruise line two years prior on the Breeze, and were excited to be on the VISTA. Let's start with Embarkation. This process was very smooth. Here is a tip, even if you don't purchase Faster to ... Read more
grape1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Compared to reviews from the 2-3 weeks preceding our cruise, our weather was superb. It was chilly the day of boarding in Galveston and the first half of our first day at sea but after that temps were in the 80's until we disembarked again ... Read more
nathanariz
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We've gone on several Jan cruises to escape the cold for a few days, drive down and arrive the day before. Stayed at the airport Sheridan this time, very good breakfast. Embarkation was well organized and we got on board with no ... Read more
Musicnote56
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Have been a frequent cruiser on Carnival and usually have had very good experiences. Carnival is not, nor does it pretend to be, an upscale or "luxury" line. You're on the fun ships, after all. What you will get is decent food, ... Read more
Sensenigr
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
583 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Just got off of our 8 night Carnival Vista vacation yesterday. We departed Miami on 01/28/2017 and arrived back on 02/05/2017. This likely ranks overall as my 2nd favorite Carnival ship to date. I have been on a total of six cruises, four ... Read more
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Rowdy Retiree
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The Northern Lights dining area service was not up to our normal expectations. Staff seemed overwhelmed at times and getting seating for a large group was near impossible. We waited hours that is correct more than an hour for a table ... Read more
PinkShoeAddict
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was not bad. Since we were in a suite, we got there right when we were loading and did not have to wait long to load. Unlike the Ft. Lauderdale piers where you might have to park far away and take a bus, the parking lot is ... Read more
aggiemomx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went with another couple to celebrate his birthday. We are not new to cruising and I recently cruised with my sister on another Carnival ship. The quality of food on the Valor was poor. The menu was boring and repetitive. ... Read more
grislle03
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my second time traveling with Carnival and I must say I was disappointed with the food compared to the first time I traveled with them about four years ago. We went on the seven day cruise departing from Miami. The food was ... Read more
edoca001
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family and I went on Carnival Glory for a 7 day cruise last weekend. I am going to point out some pros and cons of our experience on this cruise. Pros: 1)Our waiters (Yatish, Erick and Iedge) were very nice. 2) I was plesantly ... Read more
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