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6,670 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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1,094
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554
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patelshru
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Can I leave a ZERO star? I've been on carnival before, and already was not too happy about returning on a family reunion cruise. But we went with the flow and didn't cause any issues with decisions that were made by other members. ... Read more
dicksond
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Just returned from a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas. This was my 5th cruise, all with Carnival. I cruised each year from 2005-2008. My travel plans and family circumstance took me to other places: local beaches, Mexico, Jamaica, etc. This ... Read more
aburr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had an amazing time being pampered on the Carnival Ecstasy! Loved the Faster to the Fun option that allowed us to bypass the longer check-in lines and exit lines. Worth the $49 dollar per room charge to have access to this level of ... Read more
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dnick878
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
I took this cruise with my wife and 12 year old daughter, this was my !4th cruise (carnival, princess, Norwegian). We drove in from Texas the day prior and stayed at the doubletree, New Orleans. We parked at the official port parking for ... Read more
cruizer20161965
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Club O2 was not "open" most of the cruise, so the teenagers had to sit in the stairwell or common areas to play card games and visit.....Mongolian Grill was supposed to be open to be open until 3:30 but one side closed much ... Read more

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kleon2691@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The ship itself was nice, but looking rather old. The people working on the ship were excellent. I would have liked to see staff working at the actual pools because unfortunately some parents just let their children go with no ... Read more
Kdnggg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Well there is a reason Meds are prescribed and Jace the tour director needs to take as prescribed. Everything out of his mouth was at full speed Charlie Brown teacher talk. A little Ritalin would help the guests perhaps understand what ... Read more
moonfairybaby
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The Room This was our first cruise, we traveled with our 4 year old daughter. I was somewhat nervous because although I have read a ton of reviews this was a new experience for us. We had an amazing week on the Carnival Pride! Our room ... Read more
Bayonex
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
After reading many bad and some good reviews of this ship (Elation), I was determined to be open minded going into this cruise. I chose this cruise/ship because it was a fairly close port for us to drive to and the dates fit our Summer ... Read more
Judges
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My first cruise. The ship was clean,but the food in the main restaurant was terrible. The food in the food court was better. The main pool was way below my expectations. I have seen back yard pool larger. To accommodate 2000 people you ... Read more

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cruisinterps
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First things first. You don't take a three night Carnival cruise to Nassau because you're looking for the ultimate in luxury, demand gourmet food, and are irritated by children on cruises. As long as what you're after is a quick getaway ... Read more
Inspirn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am an avid reader of other people's cruise reviews prior to going on a cruise. Therefore I try to return the favor at the conclusion of my cruise. It is not so much a review as it is my cruise memoir. Here goes. My last cruise was ... Read more
sharkaymon
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
565 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this particular sailing and itinerary for the price. We have previously sailed to Alaska on RC Vision of the Seas and Celebrity Infinity. My husband is ill and rather than wait until 2020 for a planned family cruise our doctor ... Read more
mst235
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a last minute cruise. We wanted to go out of orlando but it was booked. Glad we drove a little longer because this went to jamaica and grand cayman.We are from Ga. The crew was always on thier toes doing things for you. The food ... Read more
rewster cogburn
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
To be honest I was looking for a larger ship since our previous 3 cruises had been on different Fantasy-class ships and we wanted to try something new. Our vacation window however only fit with a cruise out of Jacksonville on the ... Read more

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steelcruizer
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Friends and family were going and ask us to go. Overall, we were somewhat disappointed with various aspects of the cruise. In comparison with other cruises that we have gone on, we felt that the food selection in the main dining room was ... Read more
rirish1
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
chose Carnival for a July 2016 cruise to celebrate daughter's graduation from high school. I prefer HAL or Celebrity but wasn't able to find a cruise that met my requirements. Had a balcony cabin with my wife, daughter and one of her ... Read more
jkelynch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Carnival Fantasy- 4 night to Key West and Cozumel This ship is OLD and LACKS many of the amenities most of the new ships offer. We were a family of 4 with two kids ages 11 and 17. Activities: There was not enough to do for older ... Read more
Rebels
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Balcony Cabin 7466 aft Balcony. Yikes Hot AC needs fixing.Black Soot from smoke stack all over balcony. really could not enjoy. Do not do aft balcony deck 7. Breeze had mediocore food. Elmer our room steward is the best. Jose our main ... Read more
jocko4279
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
332 forum posts
0 helpful votes
What can I say? I left this cruise feeling very satisfied with very little complaint. We are a family of four with 2 kids under 10. We cruised out of Baltimore to the E. Caribbean on The Carnival Pride. The ports were Grand Turk, Half ... Read more

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bobjps
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We planned a family cruise for our 5 adult children, their two spouses and a girlfriend, so their were 10 of us. My wife wanted to make sure our kids had a chance to experience the Southern Caribbean. We booked in November. Frankly, ... Read more
carl.becks@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
In general a funny cruise with good entertainment.Cabin spacious and service in general good. Food abundant of fair quality. Better food quality in the evening. Kind serving staff. Some business processes should be improved ... Read more
Jakeshunny
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Carnival Breeze is a lovely ship with a terrific staff. Jaime, the Cruise Director was outstanding. She was energetic, funny, talented, and a joy to watch every time she participated which was often. I asked and she told me that she ... Read more
Dl1435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise. I was very pleased with how everyone treated me, and the other guests. I was called by my first name a lot. I had a balcony room, and it was so exciting. The food was good, and if I had one complaint , it was ... Read more
hokkaido
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I read tons of reviews before leaving for the first-time cruise, but many reviews from Pinterest didn't help. Yes, I was supposed to read more reviews at this site. We purchased Faster to the Fun, so we could get on board early and our ... Read more

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