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6,994 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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poflcruzr
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
14 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Since we were on the Conquest before, we felt like we knew this ship since it's the same class. Had a balcony cabin, 8323, and to us, it was a perfect location. Close to everything. Just 3 decks down, you are right at the coffee bar - ... Read more
Pterry2009
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Family and friends were booked on this cruise. We had dining at 6 pm in Southern Lights. Our servers Dee Dee, Jose and Ikadek were outstanding. If for some reason we were unable to make dinner (which was only a couple of nights) they ... Read more
BryanPrit
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
A REAL FEELING OF BEING CONNED. The cruise was advertised at a very good price,without giving any clues of outrageous price additions once on board. The ship was clean and cabin and most areas in good condition(as expected as Vista ... Read more
amitch
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our previous experience of Carnival had been good. We choose this particular cruise on the Vista as this ship was new and it's advertised as their flagship. We embarked from Athens this process went smoothly bearing in mind the numbers of ... Read more
beckyzimmerman1@att.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise for the amazing experience in several European ports. The ship is fantastic, I just don't think the staff has worked out all of the service. Jaime Dee the cruise director was the most awesome, entertaining CD I have ... Read more

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RS200
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Thought we would try another cruise line for a change. Carnival Spirit had a small five day cruise from Sydney to Moreton Island,and return. First the good news. Getting from the airport to the ship was made easy by electing to use ... Read more
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dollyhouse
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
117 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruise number 14 for us, a quick last minute (3 days prior to sailing) booking on a 4 day cruise to Moreton Island. Price was better than land accommodation for the same time period. Have sailed once before on the Spirit on its first ... Read more
Old dear
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were 1st time cruisers,2 adults and boys 19 and 15, easy to board as all crew were helpful , luggage delivered 1 hrs after. dinner at Norveau rest 1st night, food was so delicious and the desserts were delicious but had chocolate ... Read more
I Pattison
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Just back from our 10 day cruise, can only say it was the worst holiday we have ever had, the ship is new and clean, the cabins are OK as long as you don't have any of the cabins around the 624 area they are just over the Disco, so you can ... Read more
wolverine 45
Member Since 2016
1 review
location of port and price was a big factor my room had older pink tile and shower strong smell of urine in bathroom that was cleaned after i complained ok for the price the service was the best the buffet food was better than the sit down ... Read more

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wjm2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The months of planning, organizing for a vacation of a lifetime went sour real quick. Embarkation and Debarkation was smoother than I thought it might be, and for that, I’m grateful. First and foremost, if you’re a ... Read more
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triplebvalp
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our cruise on the Dream (9/11 - 9/18 2016) was very good. Our room services were good, MDR service was good both for the early seating and morning breakfast, ports of call were all good. Even though we had rain every day of the cruise, ... Read more
patmama
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
24 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First, we drove to New Orleans and very much enjoyed our visit. We stayed at Embasey Suites which was an excellent hotel. We chose this cruise as the port of embarkation was half-way between both families. It also had Grand Cayman. ... Read more
Hopjones
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had a family gathering of 12 people and one baby. The food was great. and Denton in the dinning room along with his partners greeted us each night and remembered our names. The excursions was great too. It was the first cruise for ... Read more
rclccc
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
This was our very 1st cruise. We arrived the day before and went to Kennedy Space center. (it was wonderful) Then we went to our hotel. We stayed at the Cocoa Beach Suites. Wonderful staff and very helpful. Rooms were comfortable, could ... Read more

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pinksugar
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
41 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First off....Priority is the only way to go! We booked a Ocean Suite and of course we are Gold Card holders so we loved that we got the Priority! It was myself, my husband and our daughter (7 years old). We arrived at the port at around ... Read more
acardinrnbsn
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the waterpark activities for our 9 year old daughter, and the ports of call, Mexico, Isla Roaton, and Belize. The dining room was great, we only went 3 times and the food was delicious. We did breakfast ... Read more
Cltphotog
Member Since 2016
1 review
I picked the Carnival Ecstacy cruise ship due the location of the departure being in Charleston SC and the price of just over $400 per person wasn't hard a difficult choice to make. The check in process wasn't to bad compared to the ... Read more
Joanie2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My sister and me were on Carnavel Magic September 10-17. It was fabulous! It's a very organized cruise ship and kept very clean. Housekeeping (Jay Jay) was always tidying up and made wonderful towel art models each night to display in our ... Read more
mellowyellow18
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We traveled in a group of six adults. The cruise was very good. Embarkation and Debarkation was smooth and quick. Ship was a little confusing. Cabin was fine. Food was excellent. Service was excellent all over ship. Shows were great. The ... Read more

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mail4geetanjali@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise and we loved it. Embarkation went pretty smoothly and we did not have to wait for long. The ship was beautiful and clean.The luggage was delivered to the room before 5 pm. Our room steward Rick was great. The ... Read more
stephanie_y1@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I don't know where to even start. We were in a wedding on the boat, then went on the cruise with the wedding party, bride and groom, and about 40 other people. The wedding was complete chaos... The Carnival "coordinator" was ... Read more
MACUQUI58
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
105 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship was very clean. The food was excellent and so was the Server Team. My cabin Stewart Randall was great he always kept our room cleaned and refreshed. We had YTD and it was very easy to get a table. We also had breakfast every ... Read more
itsknotsew
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It was a rather hellacious embarkation due to late arrival of the Breeze that Sunday and no port personnel imparting information as to which boarding times should be in which line, etc. But it got done and we departed Galveston on time. ... Read more
Acomeaux
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation was a mess and took forever to get threw. The service for dining was very slow, the food was not all that good and not a wide verity. It seems that the crew was slacking in the fun energy they usually put out. One of the ... Read more

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