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6,986 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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RS200
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
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
wjm2
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
Sailed three weeks ago
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
pinksugar
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
41 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three 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

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acardinrnbsn
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three 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 three 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
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

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MACUQUI58
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
104 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
toweraf
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise because it was a "Free" cruise, compliments of the Carnival Player's Club "Casino". For the most part, this cruise was about what we expected it to be. Even though we had things to ... Read more
jojo02
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Dream Sept. 04-11-2016 This was my second cruise on the Dream. This port has been the best in embarkation and disembarkation. Very smooth and organized. The Dream was as beautiful as ever sparkling with lights and very clean. ... Read more

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Shiparoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
As we live in Florida Port Canaveral is a good port to sail from for us. This was a five night getaway vacation to enjoy a break. We certainly noticed the cut backs since our last Carnival cruise, mostly in two areas, the food and ... Read more
MrRyansDad
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise because we also wanted to visit Kennedy Space Center which is nearby. My 16 year old son and I went on the cruise together. We stayed in Cabin 8427 and could not have asked for a better experience! ... Read more
Ray B
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Just a get a way for the wife and myself, what a great time we had. We booked on short notice, less than two weeks before setting sail, got a nice room on the bow of the ship just below the bridge, and had a semi private deck, not known ... Read more
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Ky50
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I wanted to cruise to the Mediterranean and wanted to see several places and this seemed to be the best say to accomplish that . It has been awhile since we cruised with Carnival and for the most part the ship wasnt that much different ... Read more
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gayechristiansen
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We wanted to take our 2 teenage sons to Europe. Cruising is by far the best value. We have cruised many times and with several different cruise lines. We LOVED the Carnival Vista. They have longer port days than other cruises in Europe ... Read more

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