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  • Cruises are for families and fun-lovers of all ages
  • "Fun Ships" offer great value-for-money
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5,799 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
2,712
Very Good
1,409
Average
889
Poor
426
Terrible
207
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8/15
We hadn't cruised in 10 years so wasn't sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The ship was clean and the ... Read more
8/15
Carnival sunshine, Port Canaveral (Orlando, FL) First, when you're sailing Carnival, know the class of your ship. ... Read more
We've been on lots of cruises including 12 on Carnival but have not embarked out of Port Canaveral before.....it was ... Read more
There's a reason it's called Carnival guitarabuser@gmail.com
8/15
And it has nothing to do with the festive atmosphere. Just like a real carnival, this cruise vacation was filled with ... Read more
Our vacation in New Orleans included this short cruise because my daughter wanted to go on a ship with a water slide. ... Read more

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About what I Expected justinrhibbard
8/15
This was my third cruise, and my first with Carnival. For us, we chose this based on the sail date, the price, and the ... Read more
We, as a family, were looking forward to this cruise for months. it was my and my husband's first cruise. ... Read more
8/15
My husband and I had great time on the Splendor and would not hesitate on booking another trip on this boat. ... Read more
8/15
Our 3rd cruise on Carnival....I thought Mexico cruise was much better. PROS: Staff is very friendly and helpful. ... Read more
We were very excited to take our 1st Carnival cruise after travelling with Royal Caribbean 5 times, we had very high ... Read more

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Our two previous crusies were with Disney, and unfortunately, considering what we paid, Carnival is just not in the ... Read more
Let me start by saying that we (me, my husband and kids) have been on three Carnival Cruise ships. So I'm basing this ... Read more
This was my third or fourth trip on the Valor. I have been on other ships in the Carnival fleet as well as most other ... Read more
We just got back yesterday from our 8 night cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. My husband and I traveled with our ... Read more
Just returned from this cruise which was the first for us in some time so we likely have different viewpoints than the ... Read more

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This was our 43rd cruise, so we should have some experience in judging what is good and what is bad. The Carnival ... Read more
Beat and Tired ronnidobkin
8/15
This vessel is old and the rooms are run down and shabby. The activities on the ship are pathetic and minimal....the ... Read more
The Fun Ship, well I must say depending on what you want, this could be for you, being a 57 year old married male of 10 ... Read more
8/15
We just got back from a wonderful cruise on the Fascination. I have been on this ship before and was not thrilled. It ... Read more
Just got off the SPLENDOR and had a fantastic time!!!! 8 days of pure enjoyment was had by my wife, daughter, son, and ... Read more

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Overall, we had a really good time on the cruise but most of that positive experience was not due to Carnival. Though ... Read more
I have been on several Carnival Cruises and this is the worst one I have ever been on.The dining room crew not so much. ... Read more
My wife and daughter are gluten free. There were a number of times that my daughter was told that certain foods were ... Read more
This was my 5th cruise and my husband's 8th cruise. Unfortunately, I think this was the last Carnival ship that we will ... Read more
We arrive at San Juan after a slight medical delay in Baltimore. I rate San Juan airport very low with lack of ... Read more

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