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HAWKSBY
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had never cruised on Splendor, altho we had cruised many times on various Carnival ships. This was our second time visiting the western Carib. Splendor is an older ship but very well maintained , The service was excellent as with all ... Read more
cajl2c
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
27 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My husband loves big boats and he cannot lie! He really does always want to try the larger ships and that is how we ended up on the Vista. Prior to this trip we have sailed the Carnival Legend and Freedom, Norwegian Getaway and Pride of ... Read more
Nimbus2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Embarkation: Embarkation was not as smooth as it has been on previous cruises. It was very unorganized. For the priority guests when they called diamond guests all of the priority guests went, that includes diamond, platinum, suite guests, ... Read more
auscgguysgirl
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
197 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The travel dates and departure port (Canaveral/Orland) met with the spring break travel time we needed to take our daughter on her graduation vacation. Considering that the Sunshine had recently come out of dry dock and been refurbished ... Read more
Manic Mainer
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I had never taken a cruise and friends convinced us to go and bring our kids. We were nervous, we love the beach and quiet time. So it was 8 days and the first 2 days were rough water. We used Dramamine, sea bands, and ... Read more
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linderruth
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
This was indeed a fun trip and the crew was amazing. Our grandkids had a great time. On the other hand, for the number of people, and especially kids, on board, the pools were way inadequate. They were far too small. The pools and sun ... Read more
Eloisa18
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Glad I tried this 3 nights cruise. Everything was amazing. Food was delicious. Wini and his team did a very good service at the Emperor Dining. They were all friendly, happy, and very entertaining. They gave us such a fantastic experience ... Read more
purplesailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My 12-year-old granddaughter only had a 4-day week-end from school for Easter. She wanted to go on a cruise with me. So I booked this one. It was a really fun-time bonding one-on-one with her. We went snorkeling on our day in Cozumel. ... Read more
lmf24lmf
Member Since 2012
1 review
31 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Had a great Easter trip on this cruise. We traveled by taxi from Jacksonville airport to Jax port for $35. It was very easy transportation . As suite guests the express embarkation was a breeze. As always, the sail away party was ... Read more
whitparish
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
April 2017: We chose to leave from New Orleans, LA. This is a wonderful port. We went to New Orleans a day early to see the town, it was amazing! The Embarkation and Disembarkation went great. All of the staff were very friendly. ... Read more
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s32144
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
This was my first cruise so I have nothing to compare it to, but overall it was a good experience. I went with my daughter and two teenage grandchildren. They met kids their age at the meet and greet for teens and have some new friends ... Read more
Family Dude
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We arrived at port at 12:15 pm for a 1-1:30 pm boarding time. It seemed Carnival's embarkation system was in somewhat disarray. You had anxious travelers arriving via Uber, bus, and dropoffs waiting to get on board. Travelers were ... Read more
smallsey18
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This trip was choosen because it fell on dates that my son was out for spring break. It was our first cruise and we had a wonderful time! Our ship stewart, Heri, was amazing! always made sure we never went without anything! he was very ... Read more
JazzCruiser17
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We picked this cruise in order to travel with 11 family members during the kids’ spring break. Some of the family lives in New York, and the rest live in California, so we spent the night before the cruise in Miami at the Marriott ... Read more
djbjdper
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
54 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Just returned from our Spring Break trip on the Breeze and loved it! We had cruised on the Magic last Summer and had high expectations and we were not disappointed! We were a little nervous as this was the last cruise before dry dock, but ... Read more
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fuggle11
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
273 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Is was our third bi-annual Spring Break cruise with grand-kids. Sailing from Baltimore is great since the port is only 40 minutes from our home. We opted for Ocean Suites this time around since the little ones aren't so little any ... Read more
lmsdf
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
82 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We choose this cruise based upon the dates and location of the port. It was the kids (ages 15 & 17) spring break and being based out of Baltimore meant that we didn't have to fly. Embarkation and Disembarkation were so smooth and ... Read more
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roadrunnerms
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 helpful votes
We've cruised on the dream before, just not in a cabin on the front of the ship. Next time I'll be in the middle or aft. The overall cruise was good, but Carnival was a little off this time. This was probably due to the fact that the ... Read more
HorseheadsCruiser
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
6 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Hi - I sailed on the Liberty the Monday before Easter with my wife and 15-yr old daughter. We have been on two previous Carnival cruises and one Celebrity, all week-long cruises. We chose this one because the itinerary worked out for ... Read more
Anna-grneyedgf
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This is a great ship for families. There is lots of activities and area's for all ages. This was my son's first cruise at 15 and he is somewhat timid. The club for 15-17 year old kiddo's was a great place for him to meet others his age ... Read more
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IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
278 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Service was not up to the usual smiling friendliness I have become used to on Carnival, or maybe I'm paying more attention to all crew. Cruisers have complained about the pink overload/décor but to me it's typical "fun" ... Read more
Larein818
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
I have been on 20+ cruises and never have a bad time, this cruise was fine as well, and we had great weather. Embarkation went pretty smoothly, we were able to access our cabin at 1:30 and it was clean and had enough space. We had a ... Read more
vaddco
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
17 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first Carnival cruise and it exceeded our expectations. Previously, we had cruised on NCL quite a few times along with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. We chose Baltimore because it is within driving distance and significantly ... Read more
RickinFL
Member Since 2005
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Went with 12 family members and price was good for this itinerary. Embarkation was smooth with no issues. Over all cruise was good. Had a ocean view room on main deck which was nice. Room was clean and was kept that way during the entire ... Read more
Medic9701
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
25 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Background. We set sail on the Carnival Liberty while our four elementary school aged kids were out on Spring Break. We planned the trip in advance and took advantage of the Early Saver rate, so three of us per inside cabin amounted to ... Read more
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