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6,525 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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2,855
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1,648
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530
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gary.henson@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
When you are planning and booking the cruise - you need to realize -- EVERYTHING is extra. The prices were not what we expected at all. My 17 year old said this cruise is " for those who drink or gamble" Spent most the ... Read more
bgreenwell88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise with carnival. 1st time however on the Triumph. I've always had a great experience with Carnival. However this cruise did not meet my expectations. My family made the most of it, but the main difference here was ... Read more
Rbk123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Let me start out by the few positives 1) excellent and attentive cabin steward, Rigoberto 2) excellent waitstaff: we had anytime dining and the waiters and waitstaff remembered all of our names even when they saw us out ... Read more
dmar5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My extended family decided on this cruise; my aunt & uncle being frequent cruisers. This was mine and my children's first cruise. I must say -- I was thoroughly underwhelmed. The quarters were small but I expected that. The food was ... Read more
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my two cents
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was my wife and my 10th cruise. 8 on RCCL and 2 on Carnival. We also had our 2 sons with us, ages 4 and 8. Overall, it was "good", but we will be reconsidering going on another Carnival cruise in the future IF we can find ... Read more

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newby331@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my family's third cruise with Carnival, and the first time on the Breeze. In the past we have been on the Triumph and the Magic. Greatly enjoyed both prior trips. Carnival has changed up embarkation since last I cruised and it ... Read more
jamzmama4
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We just got back from our Carnival Splendor cruise and it was great. It was our first time sailing on Carnvial and we were very pleased our experience. We are family of six - me, my husband and our four daugthers ages 17, 16, 11 and 9. We ... Read more
walker777
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was the only cruise line that did a short trip in June. We purchased the extra fast to fun package because I use a walker and we could avoid long lines. Embarkation and debarkation were really with no lines and very little waiting. ... Read more
Whitesfromscotland
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
10 day cruise on Carnival Vista. Mainly P & O cruisers but thought we would try a different cruise line company (all be it P & O are UK part of Carnival). To summarise Carnival is a lower level class than P & O aimed at Casual ... Read more
frednbec
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The cruise was pretty good, overall. The ship was clean and the crew was top-notch, as usual. Any ship that has 2 Red Frog Rum bars on it aces in my book. The Blue Iguana made a pretty tasty burrito and Fish and Chips was not bad. ... Read more

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belle1694
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I sailed on Carnival Conquest for my great niece's 16th birthday, with family and friends. The Conquest ship was a big disappointment and the stench on the ship was stomach-turning. I have sailed on 6 different Carnival ships and the ... Read more
Bettypie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my third cruise with carnival first time on the Triumph and the last my reasons. 1- shower head broken the water was trickling out of the shower head which caused us to have to shower two days in the spa very inconvenient. ... Read more
Donda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Wanted to leave form Tampa. The entertainment was good. The director, Calvin, was wonderful! He is soo funny! The staff everywhere was friendly and helpful. The young lady in charge of seating diners,Dewi, was great and Chen from China ... Read more
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Wella
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival. I love cruising! My son-in-law booked and decided on Imagination. The quality of the food and the entertainment have diminished since my last travels with Carnival . My senses have experienced ... Read more
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cpowers0811@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This is our third cruise with Carnival. I will say by far this was my favorite ship. We have sailed on the Carnival Dream and the Sunshine. The Sunshine was our least favorite. There were no seats to sit outside in the sun and it was ... Read more

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spotdog32
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
235 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 14th cruise on Carnival on by far it was the best, the crew very nice very polite. We took family with and this was their first cruise ever, and from the looks on the faces they had a good time. As for the wife and myself our ... Read more
laurettem985
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I have sailed many times and most have been good. This by far was one of the worst. I will never sail Carnival again. The food was terrible in some cases inedible. The buffet area very unclean. The cabin was hot. We complained (we had ... Read more
lgrave79@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This is my 10th or so cruise. Although other cruise lines offer a fancier trip, Carnival makes sure there is plenty of fun to go around! Let me start by saying that my husband and I have been together 40 years and enjoy vacationing ... Read more
hprieta0522@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
A cruise has always been my dream and I'm thankful and grateful to my sister for making this dream come true. We had interior cabins with no windows which was perfect since Alaska had 19 hours of daylight and this made it so easy to ... Read more
twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship itself was the VERY ... Read more

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Toryjake02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second cruise and first on Carnival. I was a little reluctant to book because of this ship being the oldest in the fleet. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of this fantastic ship hence the name ... Read more
Souka
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship is the worst ship i have been on in about 11 cruises. I booked 5 cabins for myself and family. This ship is older and the square feet of the balcony, and bath were much smaller than usual. I always book a junior suite, which was ... Read more
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Ajharris07
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I was a 1st time cruiser and the Carnival Victory did not disappoint!! Embarkation was very organized and went very smooth. The ship was beautiful and clean when we finally got on board. The staff ushered us to pool decks and had lunch ... Read more
juliaosborn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wonderful ship that has moved recently to Galveston. I loved the lighter decor and "feel" of the ship. My favorite show was Miami themed "Latin Nights". The kids really enjoyed the Water Works and visited this area ... Read more
rangerdog
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,659 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Dream Review - June 5-12, 2016 - just returned Before I start the review, let me say that after 18 cruises, this was BY FAR the absolute BEST cruise we've had....the CD/staff/entertainment/casino/customer service, etc on the ... Read more

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