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8,168 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews
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751
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cruiserbrianj
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise overall and second on the Elation. We traveled with our 3 year old and my parents for this particular trip. We arrived around noon to the port as our check in time was 12:30pm. There was a short line of cars ... Read more
christianettes
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First NO AC in room hot came to fix it two times didn't fix so I asked for fan. This was first day we tried to get in hot tub but was cold. Pool to full to get in to any of them. The ship doesn't have enough pools or hot tubs for all of ... Read more
graycat274
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the ship. My husband and I traveled alone and have been on 2 other Carnival ships (Ecstasy and Liberty) and we wanted to see the "newest" ship in their fleet. Our cruise was fully booked so we ... Read more
queen trudy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We had a great time on the cruise. The ship had a lot to offer. I thought the food choices were the best of any other cruise I had been on. Lots of healthy food choices and the stations were spread out so as to not have everyone at the ... Read more
JUDY4987
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
i thought is=t would be good food and staff but it was not every day the food was terriable and i asked a crew member were your internet cafe was he said i dont know you would think the crew would know there ship. we tried the buffett ... Read more
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cpshaye
Member Since 2015
1 review
138 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We went on this cruise as a "bonus" We had fun, entertainment was good, food was OK. Public rooms were small. Hard to watch entertainment in atrium because few places to sit. much of the trivia was on the promenade, right next ... Read more
gtp1500
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
I read all the reviews for the Paradise and some were positive and some negative. Im a first timer cruiser with my two daughters.Boarding was no problem took about 35 minutes, room was ready by 1:30,The room and boat was clean.My room ... Read more
Ian R. Harvey
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Carnival is fantastic. Embarkation and disembarkation couldn't have been handled any better. Complete organization. This ship was totally clean, the food was great. My wife and I along with my step-daughter and her husband were totally ... Read more
Cruzntosea
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The piano bar was my favorite and Clay was witty and hilarious and talented. All the guests and staff on the ship were friendly and engaging. I can't wait to book my next cruise. I loved the towel animals and even took the class to learn ... Read more
ddabusiness@gmail.com
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We are gold status about 50 points on Carnival about the same on Royal Carribean, we have done a Norwegian, Princess and MSC specialty cruise. We had cabins 1334 & 1330 connecting outside cabins, ocean view no balcony 1st deck. ... Read more
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policekat
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 3rd carnival cruise. The Breeze just being out of dry dock did. It live up to our expectations based on past cruises. We didn't get to board until about 1 1/2 hours after our scheduled time. There was an overwhelming smell of ... Read more
Ib2man
Member Since 2005
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The Breeze is one of Carnivals newest ship and nicest. She just came out of dry dock a few weeks before our cruise and she was in great shape. The New Guys Pig and Anchor was great, it is only open for lunch on sea days but is was some ... Read more
CRUISING574
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first balcony room and we will now only travel in a balcony room. It was well worth the money. We were able to have the partitions removed and enjoyed our group as a whole. The staff, as always, was a step above. Making ... Read more
venicefla
Member Since 2010
1 review
111 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My hubby and I in our 70`s with son and daughter-in -law. Just home from Vista. I have mobility problems and used wheelchair. Everyone treated us GREAT Let us on elevators without crowding,and moved out of way when they saw us ... Read more
Tom Cruiser 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 4th Carnival Cruise. Staff was mostly friendly. Food wasn't quite up to par. Service in Dining Room needed work. Ship's captain and crew were outstanding. Ports were mixed. Sailed last month to Grand Turk, La Romana, Aruba ... Read more
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1islandatatime55
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Where to begin. We are avid cruisers and were so excited to be on a bigger and newer ship. As far as decor and all goes, it didn't disappoint, however in all other aspects we were sorely disappointed. This cruise felt like there were too ... Read more
HypnotistCory
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We'd been on the Paradise before, 4 years ago, and it was a great experience. Our first cruise, in fact, and this one was just as great. The thing I like about the Paradise is that there are several relatively quiet spaces where you can ... Read more
Sis Travel
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
For Mother's day, I took my family to a 3 day Cruise from Long Beach, CA. to Ensenda. there was a Huge line to check in and get your Room key. it took us about 2 hours to do that, then when we get to go to our room, the elevators are ... Read more
MsParker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We left out of Jacksonville with two other couples and our children. Our ports were Free Port and Nassau. The staff are wonderful and you could not ask for better service. The cruise director is funny and full of energy. We stayed on deck ... Read more
cmcleaner
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First time sailing from Galveston. Flew into Houston the night before,, spent the night got a rental car. Seemed easier and was cheaper then doing Carnival transfers. Very nice port, clean and well maintained. Employees really seemed to ... Read more
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broadwaybound1
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
The staff were all very friendly, though the ship is a bit older and needs a makeover in some areas. We loved dinner because our serving staff was so friendly and remembered us and details we told them. The menu also had enough variety ... Read more
lucy2mb
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
503 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our first Alaskan cruise and we thought it was the best ever! We flew to Seattle on May 6th. We had never been to Seattle before and enjoyed a whole day there before the cruise started on May 8th, We stayed at the Hampton Inn ... Read more
MsPettite
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We planned a trip to the Eastern Caribbean with a family of 10. Some of our family had cruised before, others, like my husband and myself, had never cruised before. I have to say that now that we have experienced our first cruise, we are ... Read more
tipsy
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,286 forum post
4 helpful votes
very disappointed in the food, public areas need to be maintained better such as chair & hot tub hogs, Pot smoking and smoking on balconies and other areas of ship. Exposure to smoke to just walk past casino. Would have played the ... Read more
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sideshow015
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The trip was great, the service was excellent. There were a few items that were brought to my eye. Tables in the on deck aft quarter, always felt sticky to my touch. Crumbs and dried up Ketchup was noted on more than one occasion. (always ... Read more
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