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BryanElGuapo
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our head waiter was fantastic. Roy knew our names, preferences, was super attentive. Great guy who always had a smile. Whenever he saw us around the ship he always greeted us by name. We had anytime dining and always waited so we could ... Read more
melissadiego
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Like everything else, this is a hit or miss for some folks. PRO: This is an action packed cruise. There is plenty to do between relax and action driven. The sky bike is awesome and definitely a try. However, this cruise is more geared ... Read more
ibcruisinagain
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The main reason we selected this cruise to see the new boat and all the new things on board. Everything we like and enjoy about Carnival is as we expected on the new ship. Rooms the same and Dining the same as well. Service in the ... Read more
Jbrunnen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We have travelled on a few cruise lines, including Carnival, in the past and had an open mind going in, but the crowd on this ship was very rough around the edges. I was alone with my child during the safety briefing and was actually ... Read more
diamond laker
Member Since 2011
1 review
36 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
we just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Glory and overall it was a great cruise. since we had a suite we had priority embarkation so it was really fast and easy. we had our son with us who just turned 17 , sad - no ... Read more
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carnival ships
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I felt that the carnival conquest wasn't very good. I didn't feel that my experience sailing on the carnival conquest was very fun and it didn't meet my expectations of what I would be looking for while on a cruise. I felt that there ... Read more
jrlm59
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We went to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. Never went to those places before and I'm glad I did. It was a great experience. The ship was very nice, although as always there is room for improvement! Embarkation ... Read more
lynnc2015
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it sails out of Charleston S.C. And we are so glad we did. My husband and I stayed in an outside stateroom and were traveling with another couple. We enjoyed the cruise very much. We especially enjoyed ... Read more
Phantazma1988
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I had a wonderful time on this ship, the whole crew was very friendly including Housekeeping. There was no dissatisfaction for me the whole cruise. I love Karaoke and the two people who hosted it were two women named Kelsey & Maggie, ... Read more
Vacapone
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
There were nine in my group and as usual we had a good time ( I mean we were cruising the Caribbean) and although we have cruised before on Carnival as well as Royal Caribbean this cruise was below expectations in a couple of areas. ... Read more
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tmrothman
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
The boarding process took us about an hour once we parked our car. A good tip is to arrive at 10:30 a.m. and drop your bags with the bag drop folks. You have to wait about an hour until they allow you to park your vehicle. Once you park, ... Read more
Safety Guy33
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I've cruised quite a few times on both Carnival and other cruise lines. This was the best cruise I have had. The food and service were extraordinary. From the time we entered the ship Carnival lived up to their claim of FUN cruise. ... Read more
4serenity
Member Since 2013
1 review
173 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the ports. We love to cruise and see different islands. I'd have to say that we love visiting new places so we book for ports before we repeat a ship. We really don't go to any shows as we live by & ... Read more
Verinchuk
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were cruising with Carnival aboard Carnival Legend from Sydney to Tasmania and back. In general, it was a great experience. As you can read in my TripAdvisor reviews (https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/members/AndreyV277#CITY_TILES) I can ... Read more
justpiddlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Convenient sailing from Charleston SC. New procedure for boarding, staggered time. They don't let you on the ship as early as in the past. Could not park until 11:30a.m. So you sit in car, could be hot for summer cruises. Hopefully they ... Read more
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Boobyz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
The ship was great and the service from the carnival staff was exceptional from the wait staff, drink staff to the cabin stewards, (especially Moses and the other bar staff at the Red Frog Rum Bar). While the twenty four hour pizza was ... Read more
cbspence33
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on 7 Carnival cruises and this is the first I would not give an excellent rating for. We were scheduled for an early check in after arriving in Miami at 8:00 am. They were very late (after 12) getting everyone off the ship so ... Read more
cruiserjunkie
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 5th Carnival cruise and 10th cruise overall. Embarkation was fairly easy. The Galveston cruise port is nice. Only 2 ship at port which makes it not so crowded like Miami or Ft Lauderdale. We signed up for the 11-11:30am check ... Read more
CruiseKittyFL
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
72 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sunshine Review - Sail Date January 29, 2017 5 days to Amber Cove and Grand Turk Departing from Port Canaveral People in group = 10 Previous cruises: Freedom, Valor, Liberty, Breeze, Ecstasy, & Legend. I had read many ... Read more
bodywork
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Well, we are a family of 5. we have sailed a few times with Carnival but this time the service was not up to our standards. the Check in was a breeze but we waited a good hour and a half at Miami port just to get in the ship. The rooms ... Read more
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dtvoodoo
Member Since 2017
1 review
My fiance and I had booked this cruise as our first getaway without her children, and for the most part, it didn't disappoint. The ship wasn't full, so we rarely had any issues finding chairs on the deck and hardly ever had to wait on an ... Read more
Sthrngrl66
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was the first cruise for me and my husband. It was a belated celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary and I'm glad we chose this cruise and especially glad we chose the excursions and cabin that we did. We didn't know ... Read more
love4trvl
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had 10 adults and 3 children traveling. Don't listen to all of the bad reviews. The staff were very friendly throughout the ship. The food was very good. We had the anytime dining, but ... Read more
Ratdoggie
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
129 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second "cousins cruise" on Carnival. This time there were 6 of us ladies, ages 49-65 with two cruise newbies. Since the Miracle was just returning from Hawaii, this was a 6 day cruise on the Mexican Riviera. After ... Read more
Jeph_in_SK
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the third cruise for my wife and I and third on Carnival. In 2011 sailed on Glory (no kids); 2014 on Ecstasy (with 2 year old). This Vista trip we had a 2 yr old and 5 yr old, as well, my parents who stayed on 9th deck. I ... Read more
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