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6,390 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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mcmary4308
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my first cruise but I went with family members who had been on cruises before with other cruise lines. We selected this particular cruise because we wanted specifically to go to Jamaica, Grand Cayman being an additional bonus. I ... Read more
pepdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was only our second cruise, our first one being on Disney Cruise Line. I choose this cruise because it fit into our families time frame, we wanted to try a non Disney ship and also the price. The ship is looking a little tired and ... Read more
mawilson47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This interior room was definitely outdated, unpleasant décor. Steward was above average. Food was mediocre, buffet was understaffed and inadequate for the number of passengers trying to access it. Dining room staff was very good ... Read more
blue3ninja
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my second time on the Paradise and 11th cruise overall. The service was excellent from dining to the casino. Please see the quick pro and con list below: Pros: 1. Dining Staff was excellent: First time doing anytime ... Read more
spanky44
Member Since 2012
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my second time on the Splendor, but this is the first time I traveled with 28 other family and friends. Seven of them were children ages 2-10 and the rest of us were between 17-77 and we all found things to do and had a blast. ... Read more

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sarita11
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sarita, Vinnie & Family April 10th-14th, 2016 This was our first cruise and we wanted to know what it felt like being on a cruise. We had a wonderful time and I am so glad that my husband and I decided to go along with our son, his ... Read more
djcynt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I felt the need to leave a review about this cruise because there are quite a few things that seems to have changed with Carnival cruise lines and I figured someone needed to say something. My hubby and I decided to take this particular ... Read more
Hienzy
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was the last time the Magic would be sailing from Galveston. It was a great cruise. The food was good, the entertainment was good and the service was great. We chose a balcony room on the 6th floor and had ... Read more
Boysmomtami
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We sailed Magic April 10th - 17th ...... What an AMAZING Vacation! Embarkation: We had FTTF, we got to the terminal at 9:30am (We had 10:00 check-in also), they were not letting anyone in the building if they had a later check-in time ... Read more
athomas1128
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First off let me start off with that I LOVE Carnival, and I will sail with them again. My family and I recently sailed on the Ecstasy. My third trip on her, and my 7 cruise on CCL. My family consisted of my husband(48), 4 of our ... Read more

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house_elf
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Just returned from a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Dream, sailed out of New Orleans. Our party included myself and my husband (both 28), our 2-year-old daughter, and my parents (my mom just retired and this was our ... Read more
kadams45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
went on a 7 day cruise to celebrate my 60 birthday, our 30 wedding ann, and a family vacation, here is a list of my problems 1. problems getting my room key to work right took us over 3x going to guest services to get the problems fix ... Read more
environ0103
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was a really great cruise for my husband and I, as well as my parents. It was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to take both him and my mom on their first cruise. So, where do I begin? First, this has to be the cleanest Carnival ... Read more
wagtail_syd
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
79 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on Carnival Legend and it didn't disappoint. We sailed for 8 nights to Noumea, Mare and Isle of Pines. This time we sailed in school holidays and I was a little concerned that the ship might be jam-packed with ... Read more
Gray2
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our cabin steward was awesome we were in u181 with Pierre. He was amazing. The ship is small and older ready to be re done. We had earlier seating assign table. The assistant waiter Whi was the best. With this said if you love to eat hot ... Read more
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Peace Love and Travel
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my husband (we are both 35 years old) and two children (ages 7 and 4). I chose this particular cruise for the itinerary, price and ship. We have only been on one cruise before aboard the Carnival Conquest, about ... Read more
gatorpwr
Member Since 2008
1 review
58 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I and my wife have been on numerous cruises. My Brother in law and Sister in law came with us on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Glory on April 9th to the 16 2016. I picked the Glory because it said it had been refurbished and had ... Read more
Donniluv
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to visit ports of call we'd not visited before. We had a good tour in Amber Cove, DR. We took a cable car ride up the mountain plus a city tour. We booked with Marysol Tours. Highly recommend. In San Juan we took the ... Read more
Bassplayer_57
Member Since 2006
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First of all let me say that I sailed with 15 friends so we had fun...this was my 7th cruise with Carnival and if you never cruised before you would love it BUT it's a bunch of little things that they use to do that is missing. The passed ... Read more
bigcity57
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we hadn't been to the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk. We live in Florida and drove to the port. Enbarkation was a snap. We arived at the port at 11 am and was having lunch at the fFish & Chips restaurant ... Read more

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kacate57
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This boat was recommended by a friend and dining food and service was very good. Friendly staff and great service. The staff work their tails off and hope they get paid well. We gave extra tips at the end of the cruise. The only concern ... Read more
nwarmfam
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Travel group: husband, wife, and 14 year old son. We chose this cruise not on our desire, but because we had a 25% discount. We received the discount on a previous cruise. The itinerary was changed right before sailing and we were offered ... Read more
lb18
Member Since 2005
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was a family cruise during April vacation. We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary--Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Curacao and Aruba - because we wanted to go to places we hadn't been to before. Embarkation was ... Read more
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hbsprite
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation: We were traveling with my father, who is temporarily in a wheelchair. Embarkation was very easy. They took us to a special check in desk for disabled people. We waited maybe 10 minutes, then headed up and were on board. ... Read more
christa.nazzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We left long beach, CA. the night before we stayed at the Doubletree Maya Hotel! AWESOME! free shuttle to and from cruise port! Don't get to the port early.... You have to sit outside and wait.. it was a rainy cold morning and we were ... Read more

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