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8,073 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews
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venicefla
Member Since 2010
1 review
111 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My hubby and I in our 70`s with son and daughter-in -law. Just home from Vista. I have mobility problems and used wheelchair. Everyone treated us GREAT Let us on elevators without crowding,and moved out of way when they saw us ... Read more
Sis Travel
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
For Mother's day, I took my family to a 3 day Cruise from Long Beach, CA. to Ensenda. there was a Huge line to check in and get your Room key. it took us about 2 hours to do that, then when we get to go to our room, the elevators are ... Read more
lucy2mb
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
481 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first Alaskan cruise and we thought it was the best ever! We flew to Seattle on May 6th. We had never been to Seattle before and enjoyed a whole day there before the cruise started on May 8th, We stayed at the Hampton Inn ... Read more
tipsy
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,286 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
very disappointed in the food, public areas need to be maintained better such as chair & hot tub hogs, Pot smoking and smoking on balconies and other areas of ship. Exposure to smoke to just walk past casino. Would have played the ... Read more
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sideshow015
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The trip was great, the service was excellent. There were a few items that were brought to my eye. Tables in the on deck aft quarter, always felt sticky to my touch. Crumbs and dried up Ketchup was noted on more than one occasion. (always ... Read more
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Rubberboots
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
First off, we selected this cruise as it suited our schedule and for the stops. As for the stops, we enjoyed all of them (Nassau, Half-Moon Cay, Grand Turk and Amber Cover). As for the ship Carnival Splendor - it did meet our ... Read more
farechiga
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I am going to quick and to the point with this review! We had fun! lot's of fun! Easy check in and on board in 20 minutes from curb. Eating burgers and buffet within 30 minutes and in our cabins by 1:30 pm. All luggage delivered by 3 pm. ... Read more
ajaxisarobot
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My main focus when choosing this cruise was the ship. I am a huge craft beer person and the second I heard about the RedFrog Pub & Brewery, I knew my next cruise HAD to be on the Vista - and it did not disappoint! We flew into ... Read more
aarofar
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Pros: updated ship looked nice, staff was generally friendly and helpful, food quality was as expected, pizza was yummy, interior stateroom seemed a little more spacious than other ships we've been on, embarkation/debarkation was very ... Read more
ThomasAndSally
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. My daughter attends the University of Alabama and her last day was 5/5/2017 so I looked for a cruise soon after from Mobile. It worked out perfect a 5-day cruise leaving on 5/6/2017. I picked her up on Friday we ... Read more
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bishopsmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were on the Carnival Inspiration. This was our first cruise and I used the comments from this site. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass and it was probably the best 50 bucks I have ever spent. Got to the port and from parking to ... Read more
Lazy in NC
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I had already prepared myself to be disappointed! But to my surprise I had a great time. Yes the rooms are "worn" but still functional! The rooms on my deck, Main, had already been renovated in the front of the ship from 101 to ... Read more
hatster31
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
I haven't cruised Carnival for years so I was a bit worried. However I wanted something within driving distance to Los Angeles. I kept my expectations very low. Overall it was an enjoyable trip. Very good value. Food was okay, not as ... Read more
kepster555
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our cabin stewards, Wason and Avus, were fantastic! They were friendly, attentive and went above and beyond to make the cruise experience special for our grandson and niece. Our excursion to Ensenada was the highlight of the trip. ... Read more
sysmgrlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Dining: look for Corina and her team in the Sapphire, outstanding service provided (I ended up consuming 3 lobsters in the Elegant night), ask for her table, you will not be disappointed. Guy's burger was great! I did not try it the ... Read more
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iriegirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
88 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a cruise to celebrate a milestone birthday for my father, and we had a party of 12 family members and friends in our party. We did airport check-in, and it was a timesaver. We basically walked right onto the ship once we arrived ... Read more
Plane Guy
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The boarding process was the worst seen to date. We were on this very same cruise last year and the boarding process went well. We remembered none of the total kayos of this trip. What happened? It’s obvious the scheduled ... Read more
STH4157
Member Since 2006
1 review
74 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because I wanted to experience the newest, largest Carnival ship. I'm was a little concerned after reading some of the reviews on Cruise critic, but I honestly can't see what there was to complain about. It is a ... Read more
earlb311
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The crew was very pleasant. We discovered the "undercover" secret menu that the dining room keeps hidden away. This way.....your food is not mass produced. Just have to order it a day in advance at the dining room check in ... Read more
Alh1978
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
8 helpful votes
First of all, the port of Baltimore was awesome. easy and uncrowded. We did have a late arrival though so maybe we missed crowds but getting off was a breeze thru customs. We used Orlando before and this was a HUGE difference for the ... Read more
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Boomermomma
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
323 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Took our daughter and son-in-law and had a wonderful time! This was the first time we have ever gone in the spring, we usually go cruising in the fall. The Western Caribbean was HOT! The best excursion we did was in Costa Maya, and it ... Read more
paula127
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had a lot of talented staff on board. good shows and Guy's burgers were very good. when we got home and i realized we did not get our $50. room credit i called. We booked online under the super saver and one of the perks was the room ... Read more
DebJ14
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
4,551 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we had two very nice cruises on the Freedom in the past, and because we wanted to take the Bahamas itinerary for a change. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had priority boarding, but arrived as they ... Read more
sunnyshine579
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my 8th cruise and while we still had a good time it was the worst cruise I've been on. I'll start with the good. DR. E!!!! The absolute best cruise director ever. He should be famous! He is so great at his job. He was definitely ... Read more
kathys54
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I was pleasantly surprised at the good value we got when we booked this family cruise on the Carnival Miracle. We traveled the week of April 29-May 6 and I knew ahead of time that this cruise would not compare to my first choice, Royal ... Read more
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