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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
4serenity
Member Since 2013
1 review
173 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the ports. We love to cruise and see different islands. I'd have to say that we love visiting new places so we book for ports before we repeat a ship. We really don't go to any shows as we live by & ... Read more
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Verinchuk
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We were cruising with Carnival aboard Carnival Legend from Sydney to Tasmania and back. In general, it was a great experience. As you can read in my TripAdvisor reviews (https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/members/AndreyV277#CITY_TILES) I can ... Read more
justpiddlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Convenient sailing from Charleston SC. New procedure for boarding, staggered time. They don't let you on the ship as early as in the past. Could not park until 11:30a.m. So you sit in car, could be hot for summer cruises. Hopefully they ... Read more
Boobyz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
The ship was great and the service from the carnival staff was exceptional from the wait staff, drink staff to the cabin stewards, (especially Moses and the other bar staff at the Red Frog Rum Bar). While the twenty four hour pizza was ... Read more
cbspence33
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been on 7 Carnival cruises and this is the first I would not give an excellent rating for. We were scheduled for an early check in after arriving in Miami at 8:00 am. They were very late (after 12) getting everyone off the ship so ... Read more
cruiserjunkie
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 5th Carnival cruise and 10th cruise overall. Embarkation was fairly easy. The Galveston cruise port is nice. Only 2 ship at port which makes it not so crowded like Miami or Ft Lauderdale. We signed up for the 11-11:30am check ... Read more
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CruiseKittyFL
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
72 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sunshine Review - Sail Date January 29, 2017 5 days to Amber Cove and Grand Turk Departing from Port Canaveral People in group = 10 Previous cruises: Freedom, Valor, Liberty, Breeze, Ecstasy, & Legend. I had read many ... Read more
bodywork
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Well, we are a family of 5. we have sailed a few times with Carnival but this time the service was not up to our standards. the Check in was a breeze but we waited a good hour and a half at Miami port just to get in the ship. The rooms ... Read more
dtvoodoo
Member Since 2017
1 review
My fiance and I had booked this cruise as our first getaway without her children, and for the most part, it didn't disappoint. The ship wasn't full, so we rarely had any issues finding chairs on the deck and hardly ever had to wait on an ... Read more
Sthrngrl66
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was the first cruise for me and my husband. It was a belated celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary and I'm glad we chose this cruise and especially glad we chose the excursions and cabin that we did. We didn't know ... Read more
love4trvl
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
57 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had 10 adults and 3 children traveling. Don't listen to all of the bad reviews. The staff were very friendly throughout the ship. The food was very good. We had the anytime dining, but ... Read more
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Ratdoggie
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
129 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second "cousins cruise" on Carnival. This time there were 6 of us ladies, ages 49-65 with two cruise newbies. Since the Miracle was just returning from Hawaii, this was a 6 day cruise on the Mexican Riviera. After ... Read more
Jeph_in_SK
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was the third cruise for my wife and I and third on Carnival. In 2011 sailed on Glory (no kids); 2014 on Ecstasy (with 2 year old). This Vista trip we had a 2 yr old and 5 yr old, as well, my parents who stayed on 9th deck. I ... Read more
SueGe
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I choose this cruise because it was advertised as a new ship. I hardly think so, maybe new to Carnival but not a new ship. The boarding was horrible- we had to wait in a long line wrapped around the building to gain access. It was ... Read more
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getta way mom
Member Since 2017
1 review
we went on the imagination in order to have a family vacation where there was something for all three of us. my husband and I went with our 10 year old son and the kids area left a lot to be desired. not open friendly hours never during ... Read more
Katz29
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Our friends chose this cruise because of the dates & the ports. We have cruised this same itinerary on the Legend which is definitely a 5 star experience. The ship lacks great shopping selections. They set up photo areas on deck 5 that ... Read more
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Oldskl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My family and I have sailed on the Carnival Cruise line two years prior on the Breeze, and were excited to be on the VISTA. Let's start with Embarkation. This process was very smooth. Here is a tip, even if you don't purchase Faster to ... Read more
grape1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Compared to reviews from the 2-3 weeks preceding our cruise, our weather was superb. It was chilly the day of boarding in Galveston and the first half of our first day at sea but after that temps were in the 80's until we disembarked again ... Read more
PinkShoeAddict
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was not bad. Since we were in a suite, we got there right when we were loading and did not have to wait long to load. Unlike the Ft. Lauderdale piers where you might have to park far away and take a bus, the parking lot is ... Read more
grislle03
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
This was my second time traveling with Carnival and I must say I was disappointed with the food compared to the first time I traveled with them about four years ago. We went on the seven day cruise departing from Miami. The food was ... Read more
edoca001
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My family and I went on Carnival Glory for a 7 day cruise last weekend. I am going to point out some pros and cons of our experience on this cruise. Pros: 1)Our waiters (Yatish, Erick and Iedge) were very nice. 2) I was plesantly ... Read more
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