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15,402 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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3,586
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1,073
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PACSAdmPIA
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Girls trip on the Conquest was great. The ship was in nice shape for her age. It was clean and we loved the artwork on the ceilings, even in the elevators. We had an aft cabin (7449) it was spacious and we had plenty of storage for 3 adult ... Read more
jakesmom1972
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise with Carnival. This was the best one yet! We always choose Carnival because it's affordable and fun! This boat is amazing! So much to do, so much to eat, so much sun to soak up! Embarkation and disembarkation were ... Read more
Steveanaruss
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
21 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that this was our first Carnival cruise in about 4 years. We took a break from Carnival and sailed on NCL and RCL a few times during that period. We mainly went back to Carnival because of the itinerary of this ship, ... Read more
moniquetravels
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My family and I chose to cruise on Carnival Magic because I wanted to see what the ship was about and how it was improved since being renovated. The remodeling the ship was beyond what I expected it to be. The embarkation and ... Read more
bamagirldonna
Member Since 2013
1 review
56 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I choose this cruise because it fit the time frame we had available and New Orleans is an easy drive or Amtrak trip from my hometown. Overall, it was a great trip. The embarkation process was very smooth and we were onboard quickly. We ... Read more

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Dee and Bee
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We planned a family cruise for 15 people for over 1 year. We were not disappointed! Maitre 'd, Jurga, was wonderful to us and got us a wonderful table. Forget about the male maitre'd. He was awful. Can't even bother with his name! We ... Read more
Boatrightcruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Overall this was a good cruise. Boat was older which we knew before we left for the port but overall we didn't have very much to complain about with the ship other than the pool being drained when we first got on for some maintenance. ... Read more
dalewis2
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
I have cruised with carnival over 10 times in the past 7 years. I took a few on the Elation and Fantasy. I cruised once on the Sunshine and the Dream. This will be my second AND LAST cruise on the Triumph. We had problems the first ... Read more
Purple phantom
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have been sailing Carnival since 2008 but left Carnival for two years after having a very bad cruise aboard the Splendor and refusing to ever sail on her again. The Sunshine is a nice ship. I read a lot about it being crowded but ... Read more
DesertRat01
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
32 helpful votes
Fresh off the boat! I wanted to get a review in while I still remembered all the various details of our cruse on board the Carnival Magic, 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise out of Port Canaveral to the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, ... Read more

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GodzillaMVP
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Hello Lovely (in my cutest British accent). That's Emma, the cruise director. She and her Fun Squad are amazing and thoroughly entertaining! This was my family's first Carnival Sunshine cruise and we were pleasantly surprised by how much ... Read more
Sgroi135
Member Since 2011
1 review
115 forum posts
11 helpful votes
July 20-28, 2016 I traveled with my wife and 2 daughters (13 and 10). This is my children's 2nd cruise and my 5th (3 on Carnival, 1 on Royal Caribbean) We arrived at the terminal at about 10:15 am. I like to arrive early to beat ... Read more
tl12356
Member Since 2014
1 review
20 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Great trip......Embarkation went pretty smooth, always to excited to notice anything wrong at that time. Deck 8 Balcony cabin was very comfortable with fantastic service, thanks Jenifer.... Marketplace- Buffet food.....not bad but ... Read more
dnick878
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I took this cruise with my wife and 12 year old daughter, this was my !4th cruise (carnival, princess, Norwegian). We drove in from Texas the day prior and stayed at the doubletree, New Orleans. We parked at the official port parking for ... Read more
cruizer20161965
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Club O2 was not "open" most of the cruise, so the teenagers had to sit in the stairwell or common areas to play card games and visit.....Mongolian Grill was supposed to be open to be open until 3:30 but one side closed much ... Read more

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Kdnggg
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Well there is a reason Meds are prescribed and Jace the tour director needs to take as prescribed. Everything out of his mouth was at full speed Charlie Brown teacher talk. A little Ritalin would help the guests perhaps understand what ... Read more
jefft5301
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
79 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise on the Valor and the first since she came out of dry dock. We've only been on 2 Carnival ships, the Legend being the other. We really like the layout and design of the ship with the exception of the mid ship ... Read more
newNCLcruiser2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our family loved this cruise! It wasn't our first cruise but it was our first on Carnival. We thought the food was great, we loved the main dining room food and our wait staff. Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana were awesome too! My ... Read more
mbz500girl
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
the worst experience we ever had so far at Carnival cruises . we had overnight flight and arrived at 6 am , embarkation didn't start until 10 am . the room was not ready until 2 :30 pm . The cabin need upgrading . ( small TV. old ... Read more
rebafischer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have cruised a number of times (about 8) on different cruise lines with and without our children. The programs for the older kids aren't that interesting and our kids (14 and 11) didn't care to spend much time participating. Will ... Read more

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kevcruiser518
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Embarkation from port canaveral on the Carnival Magic seemed chaotic at first but we were actually on the ship within 20 minutes and it went rather smoothly but arrive at the port as early as possible. The ship was great! we really enjoyed ... Read more
Jephph
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Took this as a family cruise...we let our (grown) kids pick it out. There was 6 of us traveling...Wife and me (mid 60's) and kids (30 ish). We are veteran cruisers...have been on Princess, Celebrity, Rccl, Norwegian, Viking, Cunard, ... Read more
rroman
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this becuse a group of 34 friends invited me and spouse. The food buffets breakfast excellent, but the lunch/dinner buffet were a bit of a dissapointment. The lunch time were done by 2:30pm, you could not come back from the island ... Read more
heatherlm8@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My mother chose this cruise and it was my husband and my first cruise ever. The entertainment on the ship was awesome and very well done. I especially loved the live shows... My favorite was the 80's music one. The dining was phenomenal, ... Read more
miataman19
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,012 forum post
14 helpful votes
Experienced cruiser and WAS not a big Carnival fan. I choose this sailing because of the embarkation port and the itinerary. This was my 47th cruise and my first as a solo cruiser. I was a little nervous. Drove and parked at the port, 50 ... Read more

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