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5,127 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
2,505
Very Good
1,218
Average
741
Poor
343
Terrible
172
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1,181
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Senior Cruises
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01/15
This is our third Carnival cruise and first time out of New Orleans. As many have said, Elation is an older ship, but ... Read more
Christmas Cruise 2014 fundirector
01/15
It has been 12 years since we were on Carnival and it will be at least 12 years before we come back. Our last ... Read more
Ok, I'm not a hard guy to please, actually I'm the type that would just take the piece of hair out of my food and roll ... Read more
01/15
The cruise was fun from the moment we embarked until we reluctantly walked off the ship. -- We got the $49 Faster To ... Read more
This year for Christmas my kids decided instead of gifts they would rather go on a cruise. So I booked one on the ... Read more

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I want to try to follow some sort of order in this review so I will follow the guidelines; Background Information: ... Read more
My Background: Over 30+ cruises - All major lines. Positive about the industry. A bad day on the ship is better than a ... Read more
01/15
I upgraded our cabin to enjoy a balcony and only on the ship learned that this meant so small cabin that we had to ... Read more
For a summary: 1)they smashed our bottle of red wine in our suitcase (hardcover suitcase) and it broke so hard that it ... Read more
New Year's Eve Cruise Barbiegator
01/15
Just off Carnival Sunshine where we celebrated a new year with Son and family. I am always comparing Carnival and Royal ... Read more

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Fascination Christmas cruise 12/24/14 for myself, wife and three daughters. All experienced cruisers. Due to differing ... Read more
01/15
The traffic in Miami was horrible! My son dropped myself, his wife and son at terminal about 1:00 pm, went to park car ... Read more
12/20 Review maryhou
01/15
This was our second time on the Glory. The ship has the 2.0 upgrades and we enjoyed the new bars and places to eat. ... Read more
----Hotel: ------ Hampton Inn, Convention Center. We have had some doosies over the years but wow! What a great hotel. ... Read more
I read way too many reviews ahead of time & feared a bit of disappointment. Well, we had an absolutely GREAT cruise ... Read more

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01/15
I traveled with my 72 year old mother and multiply disabled sister and we had a wonderful time. The ship was decorated ... Read more
Xmas on Freedom sunlite
01/15
This was a beautiful and clean ship. It had everything anyone would want. The guys burgers were very good and easily ... Read more
This was our fifth cruise with Carnival so we knew what to expect going in. We arrived at the port in Miami around ... Read more
01/15
Sailed December 13-18 from Miami to Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman. Our second trip on Victory, and we had a great time on ... Read more
My two children (ages 13 & 14) and myself have recently returned from the 8 night South Pacific Cruise on Carnival ... Read more

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12/14
We never cruised on Carnival before, but since this time was during Christmas break and prices skyrocket, suddenly ... Read more
We sailed on the Christmas sailing of the Carnival Glory. We were (2) adults late forties and (2) teenagers 17 and 13. ... Read more
12/14
We booked this cruise about 45 days prior to sailing and were very pleased with the rate we received. This was our ... Read more
Our family is just freshly back from the Carnival Miracle 12/6 – 12/21 round-trip Hawaii, and let me say what a ... Read more
Hi all, just done two weeks on Liberty around the East and West Caribbean. Good information to start the cruise from ... Read more

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