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tgilevich
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
We have sailed on Celebrity and Norwegian and they have been great or exceptional. I knew that a 4 day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada on the Inspiration was not likely to match those trips. I was right but give the cruise a ... Read more
Jayarby
Member Since 2007
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was a Thanksgiving week vacation, Sunday to Sunday, with a family of Ten sailing out of Baltimore. The ship was very nice and embarkation/disembarkation was a snap. We were on the Riviera deck, which I prefer because of seasickness. ... Read more
CruiseDuck
Member Since 2003
1 review
401 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
With the exception of my daughter's wedding at Firefly in Jamaica, which was amazing, this had to be one of the worse cruises I have taken in all the years of cruising. The check-in went smoothly after a considerable wait. Our cabin was ... Read more
DamceMomCooks2
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was an affordable Thanksgiving cruise for my family of 5 and group of 85. This was probably our 8th cruise. Carnival has always been my least favorite cruise line, but it has its pros, most importantly it's affordable and it is fun. ... Read more
Elkmont7
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
Food A. To many people to serve at one time at buffets. B. Disappointed because Guy's famous Bar-B- Que was only opened for one day of the entire 5 days and for 2 and a half hours at that. Never did get to sample his wonderful ... Read more
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Rotorlow
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was a two family cruise which we planned as a budget alternative to longer and larger cruise. For my wife and I, we had never cruised with Carnival. For the first time, we drove to the port from home in TN. We stayed the night prior ... Read more
SnowbirdWannaB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
For our kids' first cruise with our boys aged 16 and 11, we chose Carnival's 5-night Bahamas cruise aboard the Elation. This was only the second cruise for myself and DH; our first was 7-nights aboard Celebrity Reflection. So, we've kind ... Read more
TrishandChris
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We were on this cruise for Thanksgiving, figuring we'd try something different from our normal tradition. It was great. We learned so much! We left Long Beach with smooth sailing, enjoyed exploring the vessel, had our first dining ... Read more
ajaxswan
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This is our first Carnival cruise and we enjoyed it very much. I am very impressed with the entertainment team and vibe they generate for the whole trip. We had dinner at the main dining room every night and the food was as expected. ... Read more
Jrbrining1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was the 1st cruise that we decided to take the children with us, the computers were down, the boarding time was delayed for more than 3 hours, we got on the ship, the room was smelly, the next day, we noticed that the floors were wet ... Read more
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TanyaStreet
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was a "sister cruise"...myself and my 2 sisters. We just wanted a little getaway from New Orleans where we live. It didn't start out good. There was a "computer glitch" during embarkation. We were in Zone One. ... Read more
Kacot
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just got back early this morning from our 5 night cruise on the Elation. Once again I was pleasantly surprised by our experience, especially after reading some of the other reviews on this forum. We took a taxi directly from the airport ... Read more
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missria
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I picked this ship because I've been on The Imagination already and wanted to compare them. I like this one better because the entertainment was really good. Shows were great, the comedian, Jailyn, was hilarious, music was really good in ... Read more
oscar73120
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Dream is a large ship and very much understaffed. From the check in process, to the room steward, the dining room staff, bar staff, it was about the worst service I have ever received on a cruise ship. Carnival now asks that you ... Read more
latifa
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
i went on this cruise with my sister and nieces in november and it was a great disappointment. last year we went on the BREEZE and there is no comparison. the embarkation process was not horrible, considering we didn't have the fun pass ... Read more
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Lorielayne
Member Since 2016
1 review
My two sisters and I went on this cruise together and had a nice time. We had a balcony cabin which was of course tight with the 3 of us, however, we managed nicely. Unfortunately our neighboring cabin kept smoking on their balcony every ... Read more
sillysully11
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
This was a new cruise for us as we had never been to the southern caribbean. We had anytime dinning and were thrilled with the service and wait staff lead by Alejandro and his team waiter Gede. If you are in the southern lights dinning ... Read more
FloridaSuperCruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We Took the Carnival Miracle to the Mexican Riviera for our annual anniversary cruise on the November 12 sailing. It was both our first time out of Long Beach and our first time on the Miracle. This one of the best cruises we have ever ... Read more
TDAtchley
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose the Ecstasy for the price and ports of call for shore fun days. I read a lot of so-so and even negative reviews and had second thoughts about my booking. Glad I didn't change it! My family of 5, with our sons over 21, had the ... Read more
underwolf1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
If you have been on a Royal Caribbean cruise before, then this may not be the cruise for you. I found myself comparing everything, and the Carnival Sensation lost at everything. The ship was clean, but not modern. There is only one small ... Read more
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5starchick
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We normally cruise with Royal Caribbean, but we didn't want to drive to Florida with our toddlers. We've never been to Dominican Republic,so we chose this cruise. We heard negative things about Carnival, but we like to see for ourselves. ... Read more
rosepimj
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 5th Carnival cruise in the past 6 years and our first from the Port of Charleston. Parking in Charleston was very troubling - mostly from a process perspective. Long lines to check our boarding passes twice before we ... Read more
gamecoc430
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We love cruising from the port of Charleston, SC. Only about a two-hour drive for us from home. This was the first time we have cruised on the Sunshine, and boy, were we surprised! What a great ship! We usually take the Ecstasy class ... Read more
TheManInBlack1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Was aboard the Carnival Liberty for a few day budget cruise. The ship is a bit dated with its older decor and its dated room furnishings but overall its to be expected with a decade+ older ship. CONS -Guys burgers were a bit on the ... Read more
Susano219
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have cruised with Carnival 5 previous time in fact was my daughters wedding cruise was one of them and have been very pleased, but after this last cruise I will never cruise them again. It was a 6 days cruise with 3 ports and 2 out of ... Read more
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