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Eloisa18
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Glad I tried this 3 nights cruise. Everything was amazing. Food was delicious. Wini and his team did a very good service at the Emperor Dining. They were all friendly, happy, and very entertaining. They gave us such a fantastic experience ... Read more
vaddco
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first Carnival cruise and it exceeded our expectations. Previously, we had cruised on NCL quite a few times along with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. We chose Baltimore because it is within driving distance and significantly ... Read more
RickinFL
Member Since 2005
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Went with 12 family members and price was good for this itinerary. Embarkation was smooth with no issues. Over all cruise was good. Had a ocean view room on main deck which was nice. Room was clean and was kept that way during the entire ... Read more
Medic9701
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Background. We set sail on the Carnival Liberty while our four elementary school aged kids were out on Spring Break. We planned the trip in advance and took advantage of the Early Saver rate, so three of us per inside cabin amounted to ... Read more
Donna Ch
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
You know... I was told to look on cruise critic to see what previous passengers had to say and I was a little worried. Why people said what they said about the Liberty is beyond me. I was on level 1 which is probably the least ... Read more
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Kcheine
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Carnival is a great value and we wanted to try the new Vista. We loved it. It was totally handicap accessible for my son who is 16. He was able to get up to the Sports and Waterpark Deck on 12 which was great. We loved all of the ... Read more
aamato27
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Was the cruise perfect, no, but did we have a great time? OH YAH! I was worried because Carnival did not get the best reviews. We had a great time with a great experience. The dinning room food and the buffet was the most disappointing. ... Read more
Chavezclan5
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is our first cruise as a family so I do not have a comparison cruise. I chose the 7 days cruise with 4 sea days and port of call at Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Grand Turks. I was pleasantly surprised by the ship and her crew after ... Read more
parkerwilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my families first cruise together and I wanted to make it special. I had cruised on NCL before but was in an inside suite. After having that interior experience, I opted for a balcony cabin. I also chose 6th floor and in center ... Read more
atlantagal66
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a mother daughter cruise with one of my daughters. We just wanted a trip to relax. We enjoyed several of the shows. Serenity deck was our favorite. We cruised during spring break so a lot of children. Most of which were ... Read more
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saharaga
Member Since 2007
14 reviews
515 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We ended up booking this cruise as a replacement after Carnival cancelled the second half of a B2B we had booked because that ship was chartered. I was not happy about the circumstances around booking the Fantasy but we really lucked out ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
04-02-17 Carnival Breeze. Debarkation Port Galveston Texas, Interior Rm 7295. We arrived in Galveston the day before sailing. Stayed at Gaido’s Hotel, 3700 Seawall Blvd. Ocean view room for $217, included breakfast, and ... Read more
bluocean
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the Vista because it was a newly added ship to the Carnival fleet. We are avid cruisers with Platinum status and have taken over 50 cruises, 35 of these being on Carnival. We traveled with my family, ages ranging 19 years to ... Read more
highimpactuk
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted a trip of less than a week for our intro to cruising and the Liberty's itinerary was just about perfect. The first 2 days were at sea and there were loads to do. We expected the common areas to feel cramped. However, apart from ... Read more
ntatlanta
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have been on many cruises in the past. Disney, Royal Caribbean, Princess. This was our first Carnival. We were travelling with a 12 teens so we thought that Carnival would be the best fit. We were pretty disappointed with our choice. It ... Read more
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radolphson
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary (8 night cruise to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk). We didn't have high expectations about the ship based on reviews I had read. Embarkation was awful...we got to the pier at ... Read more
KiwiWombles
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We chose Carnival from previous experience, price and amenities offered. Our group consisted of 3 adults and 1 Eleven yr old, booked in 2 Balcony rooms on deck 7. (1 port side and 1 starboard). having only cruised the South Pacific ... Read more
nickb44
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I went with my family of 4 and 9 other friends. It was my first Carnival cruise and my wife's second. I hadn't heard great things about Carnival. I heard it called the Motel 6 of cruising. My expectations weren't high for the cruise. ... Read more
Devonna74
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival and 1st time bringing our kids. We picked up my dad and stepmom from Fairhope and made an easy 20 min drive to Mobile. Prepaid parking was the way to go. Our boarding time was 11 am, but we had ... Read more
feltucker
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my 1st cruise EVER. I traveled with my daughters age 14 and 20. We had an interior cabin, 2 floor twin beds with 1 overhand twin bed. The room is small but enough room for the 3 of us with luggage. Adequate closet space to ... Read more
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Kevern
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Was overall very disappointed with this cruise. It was a mixture of good and bad but mainly mundane. BOARDING Boarding was quick and easy, as was the departure. THE DECOR Very dark and gloomy in public areas THE CABIN ... Read more
xtbkidn3
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
My mother set this trip up for her five kids and all the grand kids (23 of us in all). I have three kids and my youngest is only 15 months. This ship is not very stroller friendly with all the stairs but once you familiarize yourself ... Read more
cdm289
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
22 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
My 2 sons (12 and 14) travelled on the Breeze March 26. This is my 14th cruise (10 with Carnival) and my sons’ 9th cruise (8 with Carnival). We loved this ship and the entire experience. The downfall for us travelling out of ... Read more
dbsue
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Getting On and Off the Ship: The new staggered embarkation process is a great idea. It certainly doesn't eliminate the lines but they were much shorter and faster moving than the last time we cruised. We were the last group to disembark ... Read more
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CaptainMisfit
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
The Dream was another dream vacation for our family. Our 17 year old son and nine year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed themselves again. We buy "Faster to the Fun" when we cruise and even with the staggered embarkation we are ... Read more
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