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487 Carnival Charleston Cruise Reviews

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Girlsmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
42 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We (parents, 3 children ages 6, 9, and 11) have done several all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean in the past (and Disney World once a year too --just so you have our background experience), but I couldn't find an all inclusive that ... Read more
GeneTree
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We were looking for a fast escape from our hum-drum life (going stir crazy) and had friends already on this cruise so booked at the last minute. There were only a few balcony cabins available a week prior to sailing so I booked one and ... Read more
lbailey23294@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Picture if you will... my husband and I, first time cruisers, hear from our friends about a fantastic cruise they took with Carnival in February and how they can't wait to go back. We decide it would be a top notch idea to go on a cruise ... Read more
goheels23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This ship is great for first time cruisers! It is a small ship but it is easy to navigate once you get the hang of it. We did the 5 day Bahamas cruise out of Charleston which sailed to Nassau and Freeport. We did the dolphin swim in ... Read more
athomas1128
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First off let me start off with that I LOVE Carnival, and I will sail with them again. My family and I recently sailed on the Ecstasy. My third trip on her, and my 7 cruise on CCL. My family consisted of my husband(48), 4 of our ... Read more

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GamecockFan58
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I'll preface this by saying this was our first cruise. It was a belated 30th anniversary present from my husband. Living in Charleston, not needed to travel was a definite plus. With that being said, the embarkation was a challenge but ... Read more
Gray2
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our cabin steward was awesome we were in u181 with Pierre. He was amazing. The ship is small and older ready to be re done. We had earlier seating assign table. The assistant waiter Whi was the best. With this said if you love to eat hot ... Read more
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sanguinepromises
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
To begin, my husband and I planned our cruise for our first anniversary and my birthday, which are just a day apart. We are far from being wealthy, but took along the $400 we had gotten together for travel expenses. After all, I had been ... Read more
Upset Granny
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have cruised several times with Carnival and Have been a great advocate for cruising. This trip was in fact a graduation gift for my granddaughter and her family, a total of 8 people. BUT, this ship was the biggest disappointment ever. ... Read more
TheZipsinItaly
Member Since 2006
1 review
5 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I are in our early 40's and this was our fifth cruise, second with Carnival and our first out of the port of Charleston. We drove from Virginia and were very surprised at the 45 minute wait to pay for parking and drop off ... Read more

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Micrandall
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We recently we cruised with our family. This was my husband and my 3rd cruise (2nd with Carnival). My children ages 14, 12, and 10 werk aboard with us, as we're my in laws. We found the overall experience to very enjoyable and ... Read more
Justin1979
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Let me start out with I gave this cruise 4 star but really was more like 3.5 and I'll explain. My wife and decided to take short get away before our sons travel baseball season started. This marks our 8th carnival cruise and 10th ... Read more
erobison6786
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First of all, Charleston is the worst port ever. You might as well be going to a shed to leave your vehicle, for $85 parking!!! They sneak that in there while you're in line. This is the most unorganized thing I've ever seen. There is no ... Read more
skemlov
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
They say you get what you pay for, we paid for a great time and got it. My husband and I have cruised twice before, but this was my girls (18 & 20) first time. We needed something inexpensive and able to fit into our spring break ... Read more
reborn4ever
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The people employed by Carnival were A+. The rooms were smaller than our other cruises. C Entertainment, well you had to make your own. D- On-board service was great. A+ Small ship so getting on and off was a breeze. A I ... Read more

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ellysiab
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I took my three daughters (Aged 18, 18 and 21) on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas. The ship was awful. Firstly, do NOT buy the faster to the fun pass. It made no difference at all. We paid extra for that benefit and we were told we ... Read more
kidztherapy02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband requested a standby wheelchair before boarding due to being disabled that we never found. Ordered case of water the day before our cruise and it quoted us online the time it would be in the room. He needed it to take his ... Read more
spookygirl49
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My mom and I picked this cruise because we wanted something to do in the middle of the winter (between other trips). It was close, we're in Georgia, it was reasonably priced, and we hadn't been to the Bahamas before. Overall, we enjoyed ... Read more
antiques on edisto
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
we just returned from a five nite cruise to the Bahamas. we are fairly experienced and I am here to tell you it was so much fun in so many ways. first of all it is affordable. secondly the food and service ....especially in the dining ... Read more
Shortcake16
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
33 helpful votes
This was my husband's 15th cruise on Carnival, and my 4th. We have also cruised other cruise lines and have never had an experience like this. We went out of Charleston, SC, which is very convenient since we live in Columbia. The ... Read more

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Cakelady2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Carnival Ecstasy is showing her age. She is in need a some updates, but all in all she's a great ship. The crew was fantastic! Our every need and desire was met and we were treated like special guest all the time. The ... Read more
RockHillGuys
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
I would like to preface my review by stating I am no expert in cruising but I do have some experience sailing with Carnival Cruise Lines. I have sailed on Carnival Victory four (4) times and one (1) time each on Carnival Destiny, Carnival ... Read more
Ironman1989
Member Since 2015
1 review
34 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our second cruise, but the first on Ecstasy. This may be one of Carnival's older ships, but it is very well maintained. The crew was constantly cleaning and maintaining the ship. I don't think I ever saw a speck of dust anywhere. ... Read more
belong2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was not disclosed prior to booking or arriving for the cruise, this was the last cruise the Carnival Fantasy would sail prior to dry docking for a full refurbishment. The cost was not significantly less than any other similar time ... Read more
Cwilson045
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
So we booked this cruise because a group of friends out of Charleston invited us to go on a cruise vacation with them. It has been years since we sailed with Carnival because we primarily sail Royal Caribbean. In fact, we just completed a ... Read more

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