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NSnJW
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise for the dates available and the destinations. It was a first cruise for my son and 2 grandsons. Between the pools, water slide and the Circle C club, the 12 and 13 year old cousins found plenty to do on board. ... Read more
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parkerwilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my families first cruise together and I wanted to make it special. I had cruised on NCL before but was in an inside suite. After having that interior experience, I opted for a balcony cabin. I also chose 6th floor and in center ... Read more
atlantagal66
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a mother daughter cruise with one of my daughters. We just wanted a trip to relax. We enjoyed several of the shows. Serenity deck was our favorite. We cruised during spring break so a lot of children. Most of which were ... Read more
saharaga
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
524 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We ended up booking this cruise as a replacement after Carnival cancelled the second half of a B2B we had booked because that ship was chartered. I was not happy about the circumstances around booking the Fantasy but we really lucked out ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
32 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
04-02-17 Carnival Breeze. Debarkation Port Galveston Texas, Interior Rm 7295. We arrived in Galveston the day before sailing. Stayed at Gaido’s Hotel, 3700 Seawall Blvd. Ocean view room for $217, included breakfast, and ... Read more
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bluocean
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the Vista because it was a newly added ship to the Carnival fleet. We are avid cruisers with Platinum status and have taken over 50 cruises, 35 of these being on Carnival. We traveled with my family, ages ranging 19 years to ... Read more
highimpactuk
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted a trip of less than a week for our intro to cruising and the Liberty's itinerary was just about perfect. The first 2 days were at sea and there were loads to do. We expected the common areas to feel cramped. However, apart from ... Read more
ntatlanta
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We have been on many cruises in the past. Disney, Royal Caribbean, Princess. This was our first Carnival. We were travelling with a 12 teens so we thought that Carnival would be the best fit. We were pretty disappointed with our choice. It ... Read more
lizzyplague
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
174 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We should have been on the October 8, 2016 sailing of the Carnival Glory, but Hurricane Matthew had other plans for us. Our airline canceled a good portion of incoming flights into Florida for the 48 hours that Matthew was bearing down on ... Read more
GA-GameCock62
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was only my 4th cruise, 2 were in the Mediterranean and 2 in Gulf waters, and we thought this probably one of the better decorated ships, and the cruise staff was one of the friendliest. However, the best part of the cruise was the ... Read more
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On a Cloudy Day
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I picked this cruise based on the overall price, the fact that it fit my criteria in terms of dates and the destinations. Also, it seemed like it would have a nice mix of things to do. Overall, I was happy with our vacation. I'm a single ... Read more
jefgrahm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Full disclosure: My wife and I avoided Carnival like the plague. Then my daughter kept up her grades and remained on the honor roll all throughout high school. We promised her a cruise of her choice and she chose Carnival's Sensation, ... Read more
Stargazer65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
We choose this cruise because we had our honeymoon on Carnival Breeze in 2013 to Eastern Caribbean. We thought it would be fun to take the Western Caribbean voyage to Cozumel, MX Belize, and Rotan Island. Honduras. We flew on Spirit ... Read more
radolphson
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary (8 night cruise to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk). We didn't have high expectations about the ship based on reviews I had read. Embarkation was awful...we got to the pier at ... Read more
KiwiWombles
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We chose Carnival from previous experience, price and amenities offered. Our group consisted of 3 adults and 1 Eleven yr old, booked in 2 Balcony rooms on deck 7. (1 port side and 1 starboard). having only cruised the South Pacific ... Read more
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nickb44
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I went with my family of 4 and 9 other friends. It was my first Carnival cruise and my wife's second. I hadn't heard great things about Carnival. I heard it called the Motel 6 of cruising. My expectations weren't high for the cruise. ... Read more
Devonna74
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival and 1st time bringing our kids. We picked up my dad and stepmom from Fairhope and made an easy 20 min drive to Mobile. Prepaid parking was the way to go. Our boarding time was 11 am, but we had ... Read more
feltucker
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my 1st cruise EVER. I traveled with my daughters age 14 and 20. We had an interior cabin, 2 floor twin beds with 1 overhand twin bed. The room is small but enough room for the 3 of us with luggage. Adequate closet space to ... Read more
Kevern
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Was overall very disappointed with this cruise. It was a mixture of good and bad but mainly mundane. BOARDING Boarding was quick and easy, as was the departure. THE DECOR Very dark and gloomy in public areas THE CABIN ... Read more
xtbkidn3
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
My mother set this trip up for her five kids and all the grand kids (23 of us in all). I have three kids and my youngest is only 15 months. This ship is not very stroller friendly with all the stairs but once you familiarize yourself ... Read more
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Cruisermom2005
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
This was our first 7 day cruise. Our second family cruise for spring break. My husband, myself and our two kids(14,12). First of all loved the ship. My kids actually really enjoyed the kids programs, they didn't come to room until 1AM ... Read more
qzyksw
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I choose this cruise b/c it was a Spring break time frame and it went to a couple places we have not been. I have to say check in and the wait was fair. We had 11-11:30 check in and I think we were on board by 12:30-1. I went to ... Read more
ColoradoCruiser2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
I traveled with two children (8 and 10) and they had an absolute blast! The waterslides and pools were a huge hit. We were also really impressed with the variety of entertainment options geared towards families, from ice sculpting to ... Read more
cdm289
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
My 2 sons (12 and 14) travelled on the Breeze March 26. This is my 14th cruise (10 with Carnival) and my sons’ 9th cruise (8 with Carnival). We loved this ship and the entire experience. The downfall for us travelling out of ... Read more
dbsue
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Getting On and Off the Ship: The new staggered embarkation process is a great idea. It certainly doesn't eliminate the lines but they were much shorter and faster moving than the last time we cruised. We were the last group to disembark ... Read more
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