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glorialagos
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
615 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This cruise fit our spring break schedule and air travel worked. We had been to 3 of the 4 ports and knew we liked them and were excited to see the Cayman Islands which were new for us. Not that it matters at all to enjoy a cruise but, ... Read more
estillcrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
161 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The Carnival Magic was indeed a magical vacation. I can’t begin to fathom the negative reviews I have read about this magnificent ship. We have been on numerous cruises, and this was our favorite ship thus far. My husband (51), 16 ... Read more
PACSAdmPIA
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because I liked the itinerary and the port. We stayed at Country Inn and Suites in Cape Canaveral and love that hotel. (I reviewed it separately). I had heard good and bad about the Sunshine but we decided to give it ... Read more
jeffrypp
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Specifically want to call out the following for their outstanding service and friendliness .... room steward (floor 6) Adul - friendly and attentive; wait staff (Northern Lights, 8:15 seating) Luang and his two team members (sorry guys, ... Read more
Billg1573
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have been on a number of cruises in the past all Carnival. We chose Vista because it was the newest ship. I went with my wife and 2 teenage kids. I had read all the reviews starting 5 months from booking. I do this for every trip I ... Read more
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RachelC33
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
We just returned home from 8 days on the Sunshine and we couldn't be happier. This was our families very first cruise and we joined two other families for Spring Break. First and foremost, I want to say that reading some of these reviews ... Read more
Sammymich
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We just got back - overall great, but a few things to note. Rooms - standard Carnival - all good, but seems to be less room to unpack. Never a good space to dry out bathing suits! Dining - always a great experience in the dining room ... Read more
diane5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We love to cruise,especiall the flexibility of doing what you want/ when you want to do it. 4 different ports on this cruise and they were wonderful! (The only exception was not having enough time on Grand Turk to even complete an ... Read more
jj227
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed March 2017
This was supposed to be a fun Spring Break trip for my family but it was the worst vacation we have ever taken! Both myself and my husband got food poisoning from food we ate on the ship! We returned home dehydrated and very sick! This ... Read more
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ethan1laney
Member Since 2017
1 review
My family and I went on the Spring Break cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya! We had a great time (14 of us). The cruise director, Mikey was very memorable and it was an amazing cruise, but it was so rocky that I ended up sick to my stomach. ... Read more
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Badbird
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this ship because of the ports it visited. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic was very pretty, shopping at all the ports are pretty much the same stuff with local destination printed on t shirts. Weather was perfect, warm but ... Read more
keitasakon
Member Since 2006
1 review
I believe that this is our 6 or 7th cruise and third with Carnival. Our last cruise was on the magnificent Celebrity Solstice to Alaska, so the Freedom had big shoes to fill. We are family of 5 with 3 kids ages 14, 10 and 6 and we ... Read more
Cruiser3121
Member Since 2012
1 review
32 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise for the specif dates available for a short cruise with a first timer. I have been on several cruises but it was my cousin's first. Overall, the cruise was good. We arrived at the port by shuttle. The embarkation ... Read more
Badted
Member Since 2012
1 review
72 forum posts
We chose this cruise as it aligned with our flight dates from Australia. But, we did not realise that these dates also aligned with Spring Break in the US. However, as we are open-minded it did not bother us before we went on our cruise. ... Read more
jrv1964
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
After having completed my tenth cruise across 4 different cruise lines, today I am reviewing my most recent experience, the Carnival Legend South Pacific cruise from Sydney to New Caledonia over 7 nights from 20th March to 27th March ... Read more
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jezzygirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have done the Spirit twice and decided to try out the Legend. This time we had my 2 year old with us. There were good things about the week cruise - like the waiters we had at the restaurant were awesome. The Punchliner Adults show ... Read more
rsbansley
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We decided to do a last minute vacation for my son's spring break. Carnival had a good price and the port was only a couple hours drive. Getting on the ship was easy and the staff was friendly. The cabin was a decent size and the bed ... Read more
E_onthego
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my third cruise, and I (39-year-old woman) traveled with my 8-year-old daughter (her first) and my parents who are in their late 60s (their fourth cruise). My mother has mobility issues and has a scooter, and I have to say that ... Read more
Mckansas
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The departure was easy.. I highly suggest to purchase the "Faster to the Fun". You board the ship faster but best of all you are the 3rd group off the ship which was at about 8am on our cruise. Food...lots to eat.. ... Read more
BamaCruiser47
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Let me start by setting the scene for anyone who reads this. This is my first review on this site, but not my first cruise with Carnival. I am a 28 year old man from Alabama, and I sail with my wife, Sara, who is 24. We have only ... Read more
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MSlider
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise, we have been on a lot of. Rushes and the shows were wonderful during this cruise. I have to say the only disappointment is the punch line lounge, every comedy show had lines out the door and down the hallway, ... Read more
Miss_alainyous
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I was reluctant to book my cruise on the Vista because of some of the reviews and I am so happy I went for it anyway. I just got back from a 6-day cruise that ported in Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The ship is perfect, the crew ... Read more
OshawaJane
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise. Our first one, we were impressed with all of the list of activities. We thought the public areas were crowded, but after awhile we learned there are busy and quieter places on the ship, we just had to ... Read more
rideev
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
144 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because we were taking our 13yo grand-daughter. It was her spring break and her first cruise. We are an 8 hour drive from Charleston (closest port to us). Disclaimer: my wife and I are not the beach people, but ... Read more
Kareberry
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We've cruised Carnival and other lines before so this wasn't our first rodeo but it was the first time cruising with our 11 month old. Unfortunately the experience of mediocre at best making me not want to cruise Carnival anymore. Felt ... Read more
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