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5,813 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
2,715
Very Good
1,411
Average
893
Poor
428
Terrible
210
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8/15
I am a seasoned traveller but new to cruising and we took this trip as a family because my niece got married and wanted ... Read more
I just got back from my 4 night cruise to the Bahamas. We drove to Jacksonville the day before and stayed in a hotel to ... Read more
New Cruise Addict! Ninja cowboy
7/15
We celebrated our son's college graduation with a cruise on the Carnival Paradise, in June. It was our first cruise ... Read more
7/15
We had a fabulous time on our recent cruise aboard the Elation. We had a balcony room, V-27, with a partially ... Read more
7/15
We were concerned about the condition of the ship based on some reviews. It was in good condition. There are things ... Read more

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Built in 2000, the ship is truly showing its age, like a tired old Las Vegas hotel that has seen its day and made its ... Read more
I know Carnival has provided Alaska cruises for a while now so I expected them to be a bit more polished, however they ... Read more
Just off the July 28th cruise to Alaska. This marks our fifth (and perhaps our last) trip with Carnival, after a ... Read more
We arrived Seattle a few days prior to our cruise departure date so we could "tourist" a bit. We loved the ... Read more
Just OK NJtavern
7/15
This is my 3rd cruise. This is the first time I cruised with children and that is why we chose this particular cruise. ... Read more

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7/15
I am a paramedic by trade and I sat poolside watching all the potential lawsuits from unattended kids in the pool area. ... Read more
It is hard to understand why this ship gets so many bad reviews - the layout is very similar to other Carnival ships, ... Read more
Very Boring Anabaez1987@yahoo.com
7/15
We have sailed in Carnival Ecstasy in the past and there were lots of rooms where you can sit down and have a drink or ... Read more
This was my third carnival cruise. Most of my cruises have been taken with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and I've always ... Read more
We chose Carnival again this year for our 3rd cruise because the previous cruises were nice and enjoyable. Our first ... Read more

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Great 7 days tinkangel54
7/15
We just end our cruise today.My cruise party consisted of myself,wife,my daughter, son in law, and a couple who are our ... Read more
An awesome week! Ramseyclan
7/15
My family just enjoyed an awesome week! This is our 4th cruise with carnival and first time on the dream. Getting on ... Read more
7/15
Cabin: Cabin(extended balcony) was ready on arrival, it was clean and tidy. Myself, my husband & daughter shared ... Read more
IGNORE ALL the negative reviews if you have never been before. First cruise for our family of 5. I have never had any ... Read more
7/15
I was not impressed on many levels with this ship. This was our 3rd carnival cruise and the worst one we've been on. ... Read more

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DISCLOSURE: In no way is this review any reflection of my personal time with my family and friends, nor the great time ... Read more
My cruise to the Bahamas on Carnival Fantasy was wonderful with one exception, the manager of the casino. He was a ... Read more
Mixed reviews dougthenugget@hotmail.com
7/15
We have cruised before and i must say we were a little disappointed with the Carnival Spirit. The food was very ... Read more
7/15
We drove down to Tampa on Friday, July 24th and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Tampa I-75 & Bruce B. Downs. ... Read more
The Elation is an older ship with some design quirks, but still a great cruise. First the cons: -Strange design ... Read more

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