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Eloisa18
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
Family Dude
Member Since 2017
1 review
We arrived at port at 12:15 pm for a 1-1:30 pm boarding time. It seemed Carnival's embarkation system was in somewhat disarray. You had anxious travelers arriving via Uber, bus, and dropoffs waiting to get on board. Travelers were ... Read more
vaddco
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes
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
25 forum posts
4 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
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Donna Ch
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
juno39dog
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We did not have a say in selecting this cruise. Our daughterinlaw set it up as a family group cruise. We were generally "satisfied" but I'll elaborate. Our last two cruises were on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. Carnival ... Read more
Kcheine
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
6 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
5 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
7 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
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KyndalEssence
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
I booked this cruise along with one of my friends and their family members. This was actually my second time cruising, but my first cruise with Carnival. My overall trip was okay, but it definitely wasn't that great for me to want to ... Read more
wandrcruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose it because one of my (adult) daughters saw it was going to East Caribbean on the week we were all available. My husband booked it right away and we were very happy we were going to be able to vacation all together. There were 10 ... Read more
NSnJW
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise for the dates available and the destinations. It was a first cruise for my son and 2 grandsons. Between the pools, water slide and the Circle C club, the 12 and 13 year old cousins found plenty to do on board. ... Read more
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parkerwilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four 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
3 helpful votes
Sailed four 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
15 reviews
521 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four 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
7 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
14 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
3 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
11 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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GA-GameCock62
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was only my 4th cruise, 2 were in the Mediterranean and 2 in Gulf waters, and we thought this probably one of the better decorated ships, and the cruise staff was one of the friendliest. However, the best part of the cruise was the ... Read more
On a Cloudy Day
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I picked this cruise based on the overall price, the fact that it fit my criteria in terms of dates and the destinations. Also, it seemed like it would have a nice mix of things to do. Overall, I was happy with our vacation. I'm a single ... Read more
jefgrahm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Full disclosure: My wife and I avoided Carnival like the plague. Then my daughter kept up her grades and remained on the honor roll all throughout high school. We promised her a cruise of her choice and she chose Carnival's Sensation, ... Read more
Stargazer65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
We choose this cruise because we had our honeymoon on Carnival Breeze in 2013 to Eastern Caribbean. We thought it would be fun to take the Western Caribbean voyage to Cozumel, MX Belize, and Rotan Island. Honduras. We flew on Spirit ... Read more
radolphson
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
5 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
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