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6,346 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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508
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Gray2
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our cabin steward was awesome we were in u181 with Pierre. He was amazing. The ship is small and older ready to be re done. We had earlier seating assign table. The assistant waiter Whi was the best. With this said if you love to eat hot ... Read more
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Peace Love and Travel
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my husband (we are both 35 years old) and two children (ages 7 and 4). I chose this particular cruise for the itinerary, price and ship. We have only been on one cruise before aboard the Carnival Conquest, about ... Read more
gatorpwr
Member Since 2008
1 review
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I and my wife have been on numerous cruises. My Brother in law and Sister in law came with us on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Glory on April 9th to the 16 2016. I picked the Glory because it said it had been refurbished and had ... Read more
Donniluv
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to visit ports of call we'd not visited before. We had a good tour in Amber Cove, DR. We took a cable car ride up the mountain plus a city tour. We booked with Marysol Tours. Highly recommend. In San Juan we took the ... Read more
Bassplayer_57
Member Since 2006
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all let me say that I sailed with 15 friends so we had fun...this was my 7th cruise with Carnival and if you never cruised before you would love it BUT it's a bunch of little things that they use to do that is missing. The passed ... Read more

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bigcity57
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
44 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we hadn't been to the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk. We live in Florida and drove to the port. Enbarkation was a snap. We arived at the port at 11 am and was having lunch at the fFish & Chips restaurant ... Read more
kacate57
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This boat was recommended by a friend and dining food and service was very good. Friendly staff and great service. The staff work their tails off and hope they get paid well. We gave extra tips at the end of the cruise. The only concern ... Read more
nwarmfam
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Travel group: husband, wife, and 14 year old son. We chose this cruise not on our desire, but because we had a 25% discount. We received the discount on a previous cruise. The itinerary was changed right before sailing and we were offered ... Read more
lb18
Member Since 2005
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a family cruise during April vacation. We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary--Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Curacao and Aruba - because we wanted to go to places we hadn't been to before. Embarkation was ... Read more
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hbsprite
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation: We were traveling with my father, who is temporarily in a wheelchair. Embarkation was very easy. They took us to a special check in desk for disabled people. We waited maybe 10 minutes, then headed up and were on board. ... Read more

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christa.nazzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We left long beach, CA. the night before we stayed at the Doubletree Maya Hotel! AWESOME! free shuttle to and from cruise port! Don't get to the port early.... You have to sit outside and wait.. it was a rainy cold morning and we were ... Read more
jtyler22
Member Since 2001
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took Amtrak to New Orleans 1 night prior. French Quarter Fest was happening and it was very crowded. Lots of energy. Loved it. Four Points Sheraton on Bourbon Street via Priceline @ $84 a night was a steal. For the cruise, I will start ... Read more
natashawill1127@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
They say cruises are what you make it....So we made this one was amazing! From the organization, to the energy, the activities, the food and all around amazing personality and high energy of the cruise director, Chris a.k.a ... Read more
UmbrellaDave
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I can't say enough about the crew. They worked hard, very friendly, to make our cruise enjoyable. Cruise director worked to keep,things hopping. That is the good side. Bad side is that this ship already needs an overhaul even since it ... Read more
Mgodfrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The staff was very friendly. The shows were excellent (especially the magic show). The dining experience was wonderful. Our room steward was helpful, kind and picked up on our daily routines for making up the room and replenishing ice. The ... Read more

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Wallymoose70
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Fantastic 8 night cruise with 2 family's of 4, children's ages 6,8,12 & 16. Embarkation was smooth and easy and on time. Before we knew it we were having lunch up in La Playa Grille (buffet) for lunch. Were able to access our room ... Read more
apollobeach
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
1,254 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed time-and-again as to the cleanliness; ... Read more
chellelh
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 3rd Carnival cruise, with the first 2 cruises on the Spirit. The Legend was the same ship as the Spirit, so we knew what to expect. Again, the ship was in fantastic condition, great food and lovely staff. In previous ... Read more
cruisefire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation was perfect...no line no waiting. Only issue was the guys taking your bags in the very beginning begging for additional tip money after tipping them. Keep in mind this was my very first cruise ever! So i was excited and ready ... Read more
teesmc
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Just home from the 6 night Breeze out of Tampa. The cruise exceeded my expectations greatly! I had read many so-so reviews on here about the ship and Carnival in general, I was not expecting the fabulous time we ended up having. FTTF ... Read more

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ClintW
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
First time cruiser who traveled with a group of 18 from age 3 up to 63. Ports of call included Half Moon Cay, Nassau, and Freeport. Check in was relatively painless despite the fact that the computers went down at one point. The Cruise ... Read more
TorOntCruiser
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
146 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My wife and I had been balcony cruisers but with the Canadian dollar tanking we elected for an eight day cruise with an interior cabin. From the time we embarked to the moment we stepped off of the ship we were thoroughly impressed ... Read more
bkm30102
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
The ship itself was okay. The destinations were fantastic! I choose to this ship based on the itinerary and the dates for my children during Spring Break. It has been 15 years since my last cruise so I was so looking forward to this ... Read more
jetset655
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
50 forum posts
5 helpful votes
There was a minor setback at the start of our cruise for a medical emergency at Grand Turk. The ship was delayed for several hours and we were not able to board until after 9pm. We also had a minor snafu in that hubby's passport was ... Read more
libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans ... Read more

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