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6,661 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
2,893
Very Good
1,688
Average
1,090
Poor
553
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288
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jmlahr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise line because of its price point and also that it would sleep 5 in one cabin. Positives: Buy the Fast to the Fun! It is worth it! The room stewards were nice The seas were ... Read more
mpeterpan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had a reunion scheduled in Seattle, so we decided to follow that up by taking our two young grandsons on a cruise to Alaska. We chose the Carnival cruise because it was nearest to the reunion. Although I had cruised one time before on ... Read more
Lame_Dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Pro - Staff was very friendly in every encounter in every area of the ship. Pro - Lots of food, no need to ever be hungry Pro - the Cheer's beverage program was all it promised...we never got close to 15 drinks a day. Con - My ... Read more
Deedee40
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the cruise because we never been to carnival before did norweign twice,, I'll say average because it was only two nights of entertainment meaning the shows, they were amazing thou but norweign gem had a show every night,,,,the ... Read more
dambyrds
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Do not feed into the negative feedback about the Carnival Triumph. This ship is very nice (similar to Freedom if you have sailed on her). The carpet was new, everything was very clean. The temperature in our Oceanview cabin on the Main ... Read more

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kcofone
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
only chose this cruise because wife's family booked and invited us to go along. 8 day cruise out of manhattan to San Juan, St thomas, and Grand Turk. Pros, Staff was , for the most part, friendly and attentive . Ship looked ... Read more
bhmaness
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife & I chose to take our teenage son on this family cruise out of New Orleans. We had a very smooth boarding process. We settled in quickly & enjoyed the ship immediately. The staff was amazing-- totally dedicated & ... Read more
alambrose1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because the port is only 30 mins from home. Found out later that all cruise ships out of Port of Tampa are usually older and smaller. The reason for this is the Skyway Bridge that spans the entry between the Gulf of ... Read more
mjpiuro
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We traveled out of Tampa because that is our home port and very convenient .We cruise every year and usually choose other ports because of bigger ships. There is nothing wrong with the smaller ships we just like the extra amenities. My ... Read more
amraper15@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This cruise was selected because my brothers, sisters and I get together annually for a memorial trip honoring my father. This was the first time we elected to take a cruise. It was the 5 day, Monday-Saturday Cayman and Cozumel itinerary. ... Read more

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Caridad Garcia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The name of this line should be Carnival used to be. All the fun they make people believe they are going to experience is just like this ship, a fantasy. They provided almost no entertainment at all. The staff members were disinformed as ... Read more
Admin
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
9,935 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my 31st cruise. It was my 6th on Carnival and unfortunately not our best cruise. I still love the Carnival product and have two more Carnival cruises booked. This cruise missed the mark for us in a few areas but was an ... Read more
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Bovenzi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on this cruise because our daughter was getting married on this cruise. One ceremony on the ship before we left and one on Half Moon Cay. To start with the embarkation process was a nightmare. The people parking us seemed to not ... Read more
snorkdork
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
10 family members, ages 2 to 65. Most comments were "best vacation ever!!" First cruise for all but 1. Very clean, VERY good food, staff all very friendly and helpful and spoke English well. Plenty to do on board (or do ... Read more
rtrittel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This cruise was selected due to date, port location and price. Overall, I was very impressed with Valor. The ship was lovely, there were lots of entertainment options, the food was good, the service was excellent and the ports of call ... Read more

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Timsanders1251
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
A short cruise to accommodate family but overall a good one. The staff on the Victory were very open ,friendly and helpful. We did the "Faster to the fun" and chech in was a breeze. We boarded just after Platinum/diamond members. ... Read more
baudoincruise
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 4th cruise, first on the Dream. Went on this cruise to help celebrate my sister n law wedding. Had a great time! First off I want to thank our deck server Edgar Rojas. He went over and beyond his duty to make sure our group ... Read more
SouthTexasOceanLover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise since our honeymoon 25 years ago, and it was great. Embarkation was a little long, but that was more the security measures required by the government than the staff. The only complaint I have is that the cabin was ... Read more
njbeliveau
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are platinum cruisers on Carnival and defer to them because of there rewards program. As I have said in other reviews this was not a perfect cruise but it sure was awesome. There were a number of things that I liked better about this ... Read more
b.m.seay1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Family trip for everybody in the family. First cruise for myself and my wife. I learned a few things on the trip. FTTF is a must, as well as the cheers package. The drinks are expensive and having that covered is a great thing. Just ... Read more

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lovethebeach1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We like to explore and 4 ports in 4 days was right up our alley! The boat itself is in great shape with plenty of things to do (pool, slides, ropes course, miniature golf and plenty of ... Read more
Adm. Cruz
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise on Carnival. We were on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean itinerary during the week of July 2, 2016. Our ports were Amber Cove D.R., St Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. We left from Port Canaveral on Saturday afternoon. ... Read more
KarJer
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I are veteran cruisers - 10 plus over the last 20 years on other cruise lines with other adults, but never in the summer when school was out, so the heat and children were new to us. Our expectations were not real high but ... Read more
gotti1038
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Freedom Ship We sailed with a party of 39 people, this is my 7th cruise on Carnival, my third out of Galveston. This was by far the best cruise I have ever been on. That is including the Royal Caribbean cruises I have sailed. The ... Read more
carmen_hollaway@yaoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the destinations/ports... which WERE amazing. The ship however was not. The Carnival Glory is outdated, rusted, dirty, smells, poorly maintained, lacks entertainment.. the list goes on. The cruise ... Read more

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