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dvora5
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because the price for 8 nights in a balcony cabin was very reasonable. The good.: Embarkation and Disembarkation quick, efficient and the best we have experienced. Better than Celebrity Solstice and Pacific ... Read more
Harrie$
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We left Sydney in great spirits and all of us were all looking to a great time together.( We traveled with 7 adults and 1 grand child) We weren't to be disappointed as we got on board, the staff was so friendly and very helpful we felt ... Read more
cruzelife16
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
we chose this cruise because of our anniversary. It was a first cruise for us. The ship was nice and clean. The crew was the best. The dining was nice. we know now the we don't really need to pack all the clothes we did. Once we saw ... Read more
mftinvermont
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
After a 11-12 year hiatus of cruising we decided to come back after doing the "Disney Thing" with our son this January with Royal Caribbean. We had such a fantastic Royal Caribbean cruise we decided to take another in October, ... Read more
UtahCanuck
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We selected this cruise for the itinerary. It is an older boat and could have used more activities, but to see the ports we did for the cost, this was a great cruise. I had heard some concerns about the food, but we were pleasantly ... Read more
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nickel1522
Member Since 2012
1 review
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise and one of the worst ones! It started off with a very unorganized and chaotic embarkation. As for the cruise itself, the food was not up to par (I cannot stand the change to the American table as there isn't a lot ... Read more
abcouchcruiser2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising and it was absolutely wonderful. The staff made our embarkation and disembarkation very easy! Our cabin was on the 6th deck, with a balcony and was cozy and comfortable and the staff kept it clean and ... Read more
Krystlelee225
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We really loved the Splendor! We did not have a single issue. The staff was great, the food was great, the ship was great! I would totally sail on the Splendor again! We had a ocean view cabin for 2 adults and 2 children. We all had enough ... Read more
MountainWestWoman
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Stayed at Comfort Suites on 89th street the night before. We drove so we chose a hotel at the ocean across from a beautiful pier. Hotel looked nice but the rooms weren't clean. Price was really good. Husband dropped me and the kids (ages ... Read more
DADDYOFTHE7SEAZ
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I'm not picky at all and I do have plenty of class. I love CCL and have never had a bad experience in 4 cruises. I have to admit that the food quality is a little less than my 1st cruise in 2009. But with so many options to eat never had ... Read more
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chewie139
Member Since 2009
1 review
139 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Wonderful ship, service was great, staff was even better, even the guests all seemed friendly. Took 8 yr old grandson on his first cruise. He was talking about next year on the way home. He went to the kids camp daily. I thought the ... Read more
clskinsfan
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
112 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I will start by saying that I am a seasoned cruiser. And I have to agree with others that the Sensation is an old and tired ship. We Thought the crew was fantastic. And we also thought the food was very good. But the ship itself is not a ... Read more
bsulfridge
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
What a fantastic cruise to take. The service on this cruise was the best I have experienced thus far. Our room stewardess, Esperanza, was fantastic and made a point to seek us out on the first day of the cruise and learned our names. ... Read more
Gigster44
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I chose this cruise to visit some points in history that we had not visited before. We chose a balcony room, it was roomy and very functional. Our service on the ship was always good, this included dining and room service. Our ... Read more
thowe21
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Here's a quick rundown of our latest cruise over the weekend on the Inspiration: The Inspiration itself is considered an older ship, about 20 years old I believe, but they have modernized it. Food wise The pool buffet lines have ... Read more
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Downpayment
Member Since 2013
1 review
102 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We set sail on the Victory! We wanted to celebrate 2 special birthdays. What a great time and the staff helped make it extra special. Our 16 yr old totally enjoyed himself. He enjoyed himself at the teen center (said he was not going ... Read more
diffchic
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary. From the minute we arrive I felt like a superstar. I was pleased with everything Free meal at Jiji. They treated us so well. Every time I left my cabin and came back it was ... Read more
alvinthegator
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
The food was terrible in the dining room. The last night there was nothing appealing on the buffet. We purchased the faster to the fun and was suppose to board at 11 am, finally got to board at 1:15 pm 15 minutes before the rest of the ... Read more
tsaunders05
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We are a family of 5 and have never cruised before. Our cruise with Carnival Spirit was the most Incredible experience. We are already planning our next one. The food was great..... and endless. We went to all of the shows and trivia ... Read more
Cruiser3885
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We found the crew to be excellent. They were friendly, helpful and informative if you asked them a question. Any regular crew members recognised you and called you by your first name. We stayed in a balcony room. The beds were ... Read more
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Oasiscaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Had 3 nights in Athens prior to cruise . Embarkation went very smoothly and quick. Rooms were ready straight away too. It felt a bit flat walking onboard for 1st time as your straight into deck 0 the lifts . We have been on several cruises ... Read more
strong222
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Wow what an experience for our 1st cruise where to begin. Beautiful brand new ship, loaded to the rim with great restaurants, activities and attractions. Being an adventurous family, we never took the Carnival excursions, rather we rented ... Read more
Klondike56
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Had fun, very disappointed about Kusadasi being canceled. This was the main reason we took this cruise. Once cancelled this kicked in the 24% VAT which was not good. I think crew was looking ahead to New York . Cruise director was ... Read more
amharris829
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This cruise was a new experience for us (never been to Europe) and absolutely wonderful! I am starting to realize just how "ship-based" cruising experiences are opposed to the company that is hosting the sailing (i.e. Royal ... Read more
Mace350
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because we wanted to experience Carnival's new ship and at the same time visit some of the ports in Europe we had not seen before. As we have come to expect from Carnival, embarcation went smoothly, our ... Read more
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