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6,825 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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gena172123
Member Since 2016
1 review
As a first time cruiser, I had an amazing time. Embarkation was smooth and easy. Registering online helped a lot. There was a lot of traffic in the Port of Miami, but not many signs giving you directions, so plan to loop in a few circles. ... Read more
Mntryswed
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
I booked this 40th dream vacation for myself well over a year in advance with 8 other of my friends and family. The only 2 good things I can say about the cruise was our server in Truffles "Jeff" of jephoren , we called him him ... Read more
cathydavitt5@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise based on the vacation dates we wanted to travel. We had never cruised out of Tampa and have family in the area so we thought we would try it. We were disappointed in the overall service and lack of seaworthiness ... Read more
heatherstevens1006
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I had been to both Cozumel and Grand Cayman before and wanted to take my mother and daughter along to see the Mayan ruins. I was looking forward to spending time on the beach in Cozumel but the port stops were cut so short we were rushed ... Read more
tonysmuzik
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
We had a group of 18 family members including 11 first timers. It was a little hectic getting 5 cabins together but we were all on the same deck with an elevator between the two groups it worked out well as the elevator became our meeting ... Read more

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NYEDEN30
Member Since 2016
1 review
I chose this cruise because of the price during the time of booking and becasue of the water slides which I knew my 6 year old would enjoy . Cons: It is a small ship outdated. The pool is very tiny and over crowded, its salt water ... Read more
a36pilots
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Being on 20 cruises, we know what to expect on a ship. After reading the reviews of the Carnival Paradise we lowered our expectations. Listed below are pros and cons: Pros: - Service in the dining rooms was excellent - Stateroom ... Read more
adriagna12
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
This was our first experience and it was perfect. The service is outstanding. Thanks to Mary from the Guest Service, Claudia from the Room Service and Dewi from the housekeeping service. We went to Nassau, Bahamas and to Half Moon Cay( ... Read more
BrooksClan418
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
The food sucked, nothing special or extravagant at all. The shipped was so chopped up- you had to go up and down different elevators to get to certain floors then walk across the ship then back up or down- it was very annoying. The cabin ... Read more
oldhonker
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
serafin our stateroom attendant was excellent. our waiter in pacific lower was excellent. His name was Joel. It was his last cruise on this ship (will be on spirit in two months) joel was the best server I have ever experienced. Food ... Read more

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twtybrdy
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because of the proximity to our home. We didn't have to fly and could drive to the port. Embarkation went smooth. We had priority since we had a suite so we were one of the first group on. Room was ready with our ... Read more
KW2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was an annual family vacation. My husband and I have 4 children and we are always looking for a good time with good value. This seemed like a great option for us. There was a lot for the kids to do. My husband and I are a middle ... Read more
patcruise1
Member Since 2010
1 review
217 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
Embarkation and Disembarkation still need to be worked on. I am platinum and on Embarkation they couldn't direct us to the the correct lines. It was a little crazy. The cabin was normal size, but the balcony was extended and very nice. ... Read more
trvlwithkids
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
We were in cabin 2242 which was an extended ocean view room with "2 bathrooms" 1 is the standard cruise ship bathroom with small shower. The second has a 3/4 size tub with shower and sink. Standing room in there is enough to ... Read more
SMC1177@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
This was our 3rd time with Carnival and 5th time overall cruising. The Breeze is one of the newest ships and has a few amenities that are nice but it really feels like not much has changed over the years. The food at the buffets are ... Read more

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Emily21
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
Wonderful service friendly staff with a smile always. plenty of things to See and do. Food was great plenty to have. A lot of different entertainment for young and old. The shows were amazing to watch. The band playing in the red frog ... Read more
rbuffing01@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We've been watching this ship from our balcony for 4 years, and we finally got onboard. Myself, my husband, and our 13-year-old daughter. The best thing about the cruise was that for us here in Long Beach it was just such a chill, ... Read more
pjcag
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We most always use Carnival. We liked the itinerary. So, it was disappointing that Grand Turk was just 4 hours in port! We didn't notice that ahead of time. Aruba, on the other hand, was 1pm-10pm...we thought great..night life in aruba, ... Read more
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Nat_03
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
First off, the cruise itself was brilliant. Good service, good rooms (which by the way, only have ONE electrical output) and great entertainment. There was always some type of event going and the servers were great, especially Rio, Thomas ... Read more
msdoolit
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I want to start out by saying we had a great time with a party of 14 on the Carnival Magic for my fathers 75th Birthday. We traveled with all ages from 3 - 75, the programs for our youngest family member where awesome and we never worried ... Read more

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DJW8385
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
169 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My family and I stayed two days in Miami prior our cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly and so did the disembarkation.The ship was great and the staff did an excellent job maintaining the cleanliness of the Carnival Splendor. Despite ... Read more
nuttss
Member Since 2012
1 review
35 forum posts
Shame on Carnival Miracle with all the norvo virisus happing they did not have a team member at any of the food venues insisting passangers with hand sanitizer it was opptional,bad bad decesion. The ship is old with the old heavy wood in ... Read more
2hot2cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Chose a short cruise close to home due to time limits on our vacation.It worked out well - weather was good, entertainment and dining staff were great. Could use some additional afternoon activities for non-pool-deck folks.The ship is ... Read more
kbursmith@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our cabin had a balcony & we really enjoyed the view during the cruise. The beds & sheets were very comfortable & my son said the bunk was too. The ship was like the other Carnival ships we have been on, not much different ... Read more
dmdoit
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The Carnival Triumph did not disappoint! After many negative reviews, I have decided your cruise is what you make of it. We went intending to have a great time, and we did! The ship looks in great condition. Here and there it shows its ... Read more

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