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panda242
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Ship information Having cruised on numerous cruise lines (RCL, Celebrity, NCL etc) and other Carnival ships, you can tell the Vista sells itself as a ship for entertainment rather than for exceptional service. The ship itself is ... Read more
Kacot
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four 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 four 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
10 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed four 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
1 helpful vote
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 November 2016
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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 November 2016
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
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
2 helpful votes
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
Juliema
Member Since 2016
1 review
We wanted a fun cruise we wouldn't have to travel far for for our family reunion cruise. Value of cost we thought was good, but the embarkation was a nigthmare , we weren't allowed to get on board till 8 pm that night. It was like ... Read more
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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
Archana S
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had a great experience with carnival pride.The ship was clean and beautiful inside.staff was very friendly and had a big part of making our vacation a wonderful experience.Jenelyn,our stateroom steward always greeted us by name and with ... Read more
cruznjan
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,482 forum post
2 helpful votes
My cousin chose this cruise to celebrate her retirement. The service was great, the meals were okay and the crew was very friendly. It was good to be able to drive to a cruise port. Because I have a handicap placard, I was not charged for ... Read more
anka-morfin
Member Since 2016
1 review
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is our second cruise, first one was on Liberty of the Seas (from Bayonne . This ship expirience is definitely nicer in terms of embarkation and disembarkation. It was faster and more organized in general, almost never a wait. I ... Read more
Meamat
Member Since 2014
1 review
117 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we traveled as a family of four (kids are 13 and 10). It was a wonderful family holiday and we're already trying to plan another! Embarkation and debarkation - excellent and so smooth. It was quite a ... Read more
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tommiemaggggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We sailed with our extended family because of a wedding.The carnival people onboard were great,but the cruise its self was very rough.many passangers were sea sick.half moon cay was beautiful.the food on board was good.The bar service was ... Read more
krazy2621
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I haven't been on a carnival cruise in a long time because my last cruise with them was really bad. This time I went on carnival because the group I went with wanted to go based on the price. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it so ... Read more
Hairychestrunerup
Member Since 2016
1 review
Never been there before and the ship was suppose to be docked for 3 days ,. carnival estascy , cabin was noise from engines , away from couples we were traveling with ,not what we had ask for . Dining was also not what we requested due to ... Read more
ChrisOz
Member Since 2016
1 review
56 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Cabin: 7147. Conveniently located to the Forward lifts. Right above Pharaoh and Versailles venues and the children/teen venues so perfect in the late evening. A five minute walk to the Empire Dining Room located Aft. Only noise was the odd ... Read more
marci4tony
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
876 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The itinerary was the reason for booking this particular cruise. Aruba is on my bucket list, and I was in dire need of a vacation. Coming from Montana, we took the red eye (affordability factor) and flew in a day early. We were ... Read more
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