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16,796 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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8,040
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4,058
Average
2,434
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1,286
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emelamud99
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we had a very narrow date range. It was the worst cruise vacation ever. We have cruised before on other cruise lines and had a wonderful experience. I wish I could get my week back. There were no ... Read more
chris carriere
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have cruised with Carnival now 8 times and choose the Vista as it was the newest and largest in the fleet. We did back to back so we were on the ship for 2 weeks and ended our trip Mar 5, 2017. Many changes that we needed to get use to. ... Read more
wruthe4550
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Choose this cruise so that my wife and I could spend a week with her sister and brother in law. This was the time that he could take vacation. Embarkation was a mess with no one knowing what was going on. The same with getting off the ... Read more
Woody22368
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Went on this cruise for my wife's birthday, our anniversary and my birthday. We loved our balcony cabin on the back corner of the ship. The cruise director Chris the flying Scotsman was outstanding. Only question was why the food places ... Read more
WrestlingMom2324
Member Since 2008
1 review
19 forum posts
8 helpful votes
After 8 cruises this was by far the best cruise director and best entertainment. The lines wer eno longer for food or comedy shows than when we were on smaller ships. Many deck chairs unused in places away from the pool areas. The staff ... Read more
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missmartin
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About us: This was my 9th cruise. Myself, my husband, and our 2 year old. My parents and my cousin went. We celebrated my birthday and hers aboard the ship. The Good: Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly for the ... Read more
Sunsets18
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We choose this Cruise Ship because our friends , our very best friends from Chicago won a Carnival Cruise. They decided on the Fascination over every other Caribbean Cruise ship because of its destinations. St Kitts, St Lucia, Barbados. ... Read more
Devil975j
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
I'll start by saying this was my ninth cruise in the past five years and sixth of which was with Carnival. Because of the new ship, this cruise was booked over a year and a half prior to sailing. I traveled with my parents and ... Read more
Magic4four
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Drove down to Port Canaveral from New York during February break. Tenth cruise, nine on Carnival, one on Royal Caribbean. We are a family of four and were traveling with four other families. All first time Cruisers. Chose the Magic because ... Read more
cruisebabe_2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 25th cruise, 7th on Carnival. We are an active couple in our 60s that enjoys cruising but we still feel Royal Caribbean is better. We chose the Magic because our friends booked it first and the price was good for us to join ... Read more
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clwelch79
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have been Carnival fans for quite some time... telling everyone who asks that Carnival is the way to go. In the past, we had GREAT service on Carnival. Which is why we were so incredibly disappointed that Carnival is cutting staffing by ... Read more
chica212
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We stayed in Miami for a few days before boarding the ship and really enjoyed the Wynwood area. The embarkation was very smooth. However, once we boarded we saw construction crews and discovered that they were going to be working on ... Read more
SGervais
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Freedom review: We choose to fly down 2 nights early and stayed in League city. I got a rental car for the total of 12 days we'd need it and only cost $265 which I felt good because their was four of us and shuttles were already $20 per ... Read more
Potter1234
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
61 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We take an annual February cruise since it is our son's winter break from school. This was our 5th carnival cruise and 8th overall. It was also our very worst cruise experience. This ship, was going into a two week dry dock after our ... Read more
WI Badger Fan
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I have been on nine cruises with a variety of cruise lines, this being our third with Carnival. We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and timing. The age of the ship was a concern before the cruise, but we found the ... Read more
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dcalland
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it worked out best for our group of 10. Embarkation went well and we were drinking beer within 90 minutes of getting to the port. The best part of our cruise were the ports and the company of our group. The ... Read more
Chewbac
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked in Nov.,,,,not a lot of choices during the northeast winter break. Cost $7800. including airfare. First time cruise for my kids and grandkids. They wanted to jump overboard! No entertainment except ear piercing rap music ... Read more
kaseman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I just took a flyer on this cruise as it was my first, and the price was good. I'm glad I did, and I've already booked two more cruises elsewhere. Freedom was very nice, clean, and easy to get around. Food was very good for the most ... Read more
MJ Traveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are retired and have cruised Carnival many times - this was one of the best ever! The crew was great from stewards (Mochammad and his assistant!) to waiters and chefs to bartenders to Captain. The heart of the cruise, though, though, ... Read more
TammyCas
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Overall, our trip was average. Great weather, some decent ports, and had a good time mostly. Let me start with the positive - we found the platinum diningroom staff to be friendly and helpful. Our waiter learned our names on Day 1 and ... Read more
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Bozygals
Member Since 2013
1 review
73 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Don't always think the upgrade fairy is doing you a favor by charging you an extra $300. Yes we were amazed by the great room they gave us it was brilliant. Deluxe Ocean View room 9199 at front of ship. Brilliant that was until the ... Read more
kevinsta
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Great cruise. The cruise director, Reverend Dr. E made a huge impact. The best cruise director on any cruise that I was on. He was hilarious and got people involved. Everything he did was entertaining. He even made the muster ... Read more
Cleaknp
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because it was leaving Miami Fl on the weekend of the International Boat Show, which we also wanted to attend. This was to be a celebration of our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The embarkation process was smooth and ... Read more
Millygirl
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
142 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We cruise about once a year and many of our cruises have been with Carnival. This cruise was a truly disappointing experience. We traveled with my parents so there were four of us in a Grand Suite. The room size and location was perfect ... Read more
Luckidawg29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2017
Sail date fit my schedule.The Bottomless Bubbles needs some revamping. My 10 year old son had to go to the bar just for a soda. Really not happy about that. Not worth the $225.00 for the family of 5. I would have been better off to just ... Read more
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