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dja85
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
We chose the Fantasy out of Mobile, AL because of the price and close proximity. If we are able to cruise on a larger ship, we definitely will. Also Carnival is our least favorite cruise line. We prefer Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. ... Read more
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Larry6905
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We traveled on the Dream with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grand children ages 10 and 7. I have cancer and have made a effort this last 6 months to make lasting memories for my kids and grandkids. This time we had spa rooms. We liked ... Read more
Sharonlee912
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
91 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked the perfect adjoining balcony cabins for us, our Son, Daughter-in-Law and 3 Grandchildren on the Liberty. Much to our dismay, the Liberty had engine problems, went to Dry Dock and the Valor was sent in its place. We had been on ... Read more
Maryb8
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were a group of 8, 2 sets of grandparents, and a young family who have all sailed many times before with Carnival. The kids chose to sail on the newest ship. We were all on deck 1 in three different cabins. The ship is new and huge, but ... Read more
samblackmon
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
The ship was huge and awesome. The staff unbelievable and sweet. The food and drinks were well made and unlimited. Only trouble was that the ship was overbooked and there were lines for everything. The poor staff could not keep up with how ... Read more
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ChrisCJSU
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
364 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As an Alabamaian, I was excited to hear about Carnival bringing a cruise ship back to Mobile. I decided to support tourism in my state a give this cruise a go. I have been on several cruises through Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in the ... Read more
Ahoy2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose Carnival because we were taking our 2 grandkids ages 6 and 9. I made them go to kids camp. Then we had a hard time getting them to do anything else. They LOVED it. And they had told me that they were not going to go to camp. The ... Read more
Cruisers4530
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
My son picked this for 4 couples since it was new. The public rooms casino, show room ect. were to small for the amount of people. Not a disabled friendly ship. Halls everything reduced to have more cabins. Ship was not very clean. ... Read more
scubahoward
Member Since 2017
1 review
we went with an office group where my wife works. the service was beyond compare. smiles and warm greeting from every staff member that you met. the ship was clean and well maintained. the food was awesome! always someone cleaning ... Read more
Dave1974
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This cruise was for my husbands birthday, a couple friends came with us. We had a great time, the service was pretty amazing too. There were never really any waits for drinks. The highlight of the cruise certainly was the cruise ... Read more
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BryanElGuapo
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our head waiter was fantastic. Roy knew our names, preferences, was super attentive. Great guy who always had a smile. Whenever he saw us around the ship he always greeted us by name. We had anytime dining and always waited so we could ... Read more
Anonycruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
Before I begin I should put in a disclaimer that I did not really care so much about what cruise I was sailing on this time as my main intent was to meet up with some very good friends we hadn't seen in a while and friends of whom had ... Read more
melissadiego
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Like everything else, this is a hit or miss for some folks. PRO: This is an action packed cruise. There is plenty to do between relax and action driven. The sky bike is awesome and definitely a try. However, this cruise is more geared ... Read more
ibcruisinagain
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The main reason we selected this cruise to see the new boat and all the new things on board. Everything we like and enjoy about Carnival is as we expected on the new ship. Rooms the same and Dining the same as well. Service in the ... Read more
gma14
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the Conquest because of the 8-day itinerary, which took us to Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, and Aruba. After driving to Fort Lauderdale, we parked the car in the Park n Go, on Eller Drive, just off the interstate (best ... Read more
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wsm614
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I traveled on the Magic with his two sisters and their husbands. We chose this cruise because one of the ports of call is Belize. Just being able to spend quality time with family made this cruise memorable. The ports of ... Read more
Jbrunnen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We have travelled on a few cruise lines, including Carnival, in the past and had an open mind going in, but the crowd on this ship was very rough around the edges. I was alone with my child during the safety briefing and was actually ... Read more
diamond laker
Member Since 2011
1 review
36 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
we just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Glory and overall it was a great cruise. since we had a suite we had priority embarkation so it was really fast and easy. we had our son with us who just turned 17 , sad - no ... Read more
carnival ships
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I felt that the carnival conquest wasn't very good. I didn't feel that my experience sailing on the carnival conquest was very fun and it didn't meet my expectations of what I would be looking for while on a cruise. I felt that there ... Read more
jrlm59
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We went to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. Never went to those places before and I'm glad I did. It was a great experience. The ship was very nice, although as always there is room for improvement! Embarkation ... Read more
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lynnc2015
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it sails out of Charleston S.C. And we are so glad we did. My husband and I stayed in an outside stateroom and were traveling with another couple. We enjoyed the cruise very much. We especially enjoyed ... Read more
Phantazma1988
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I had a wonderful time on this ship, the whole crew was very friendly including Housekeeping. There was no dissatisfaction for me the whole cruise. I love Karaoke and the two people who hosted it were two women named Kelsey & Maggie, ... Read more
Vacapone
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
There were nine in my group and as usual we had a good time ( I mean we were cruising the Caribbean) and although we have cruised before on Carnival as well as Royal Caribbean this cruise was below expectations in a couple of areas. ... Read more
tmrothman
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
The boarding process took us about an hour once we parked our car. A good tip is to arrive at 10:30 a.m. and drop your bags with the bag drop folks. You have to wait about an hour until they allow you to park your vehicle. Once you park, ... Read more
Safety Guy33
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I've cruised quite a few times on both Carnival and other cruise lines. This was the best cruise I have had. The food and service were extraordinary. From the time we entered the ship Carnival lived up to their claim of FUN cruise. ... Read more
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