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6,680 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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2,896
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1,694
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1,097
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555
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mjpiuro
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We traveled out of Tampa because that is our home port and very convenient .We cruise every year and usually choose other ports because of bigger ships. There is nothing wrong with the smaller ships we just like the extra amenities. My ... Read more
amraper15@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This cruise was selected because my brothers, sisters and I get together annually for a memorial trip honoring my father. This was the first time we elected to take a cruise. It was the 5 day, Monday-Saturday Cayman and Cozumel itinerary. ... Read more
Caridad Garcia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The name of this line should be Carnival used to be. All the fun they make people believe they are going to experience is just like this ship, a fantasy. They provided almost no entertainment at all. The staff members were disinformed as ... Read more
Admin
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
9,935 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my 31st cruise. It was my 6th on Carnival and unfortunately not our best cruise. I still love the Carnival product and have two more Carnival cruises booked. This cruise missed the mark for us in a few areas but was an ... Read more
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Bovenzi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on this cruise because our daughter was getting married on this cruise. One ceremony on the ship before we left and one on Half Moon Cay. To start with the embarkation process was a nightmare. The people parking us seemed to not ... Read more

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snorkdork
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
10 family members, ages 2 to 65. Most comments were "best vacation ever!!" First cruise for all but 1. Very clean, VERY good food, staff all very friendly and helpful and spoke English well. Plenty to do on board (or do ... Read more
rtrittel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This cruise was selected due to date, port location and price. Overall, I was very impressed with Valor. The ship was lovely, there were lots of entertainment options, the food was good, the service was excellent and the ports of call ... Read more
Timsanders1251
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
A short cruise to accommodate family but overall a good one. The staff on the Victory were very open ,friendly and helpful. We did the "Faster to the fun" and chech in was a breeze. We boarded just after Platinum/diamond members. ... Read more
baudoincruise
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 4th cruise, first on the Dream. Went on this cruise to help celebrate my sister n law wedding. Had a great time! First off I want to thank our deck server Edgar Rojas. He went over and beyond his duty to make sure our group ... Read more
SouthTexasOceanLover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise since our honeymoon 25 years ago, and it was great. Embarkation was a little long, but that was more the security measures required by the government than the staff. The only complaint I have is that the cabin was ... Read more

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njbeliveau
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are platinum cruisers on Carnival and defer to them because of there rewards program. As I have said in other reviews this was not a perfect cruise but it sure was awesome. There were a number of things that I liked better about this ... Read more
b.m.seay1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Family trip for everybody in the family. First cruise for myself and my wife. I learned a few things on the trip. FTTF is a must, as well as the cheers package. The drinks are expensive and having that covered is a great thing. Just ... Read more
lovethebeach1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We like to explore and 4 ports in 4 days was right up our alley! The boat itself is in great shape with plenty of things to do (pool, slides, ropes course, miniature golf and plenty of ... Read more
Adm. Cruz
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
31 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise on Carnival. We were on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean itinerary during the week of July 2, 2016. Our ports were Amber Cove D.R., St Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. We left from Port Canaveral on Saturday afternoon. ... Read more
KarJer
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I are veteran cruisers - 10 plus over the last 20 years on other cruise lines with other adults, but never in the summer when school was out, so the heat and children were new to us. Our expectations were not real high but ... Read more

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gotti1038
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Freedom Ship We sailed with a party of 39 people, this is my 7th cruise on Carnival, my third out of Galveston. This was by far the best cruise I have ever been on. That is including the Royal Caribbean cruises I have sailed. The ... Read more
carmen_hollaway@yaoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the destinations/ports... which WERE amazing. The ship however was not. The Carnival Glory is outdated, rusted, dirty, smells, poorly maintained, lacks entertainment.. the list goes on. The cruise ... Read more
DeweysGirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
26 helpful votes
We chose The Magic as it went to ports we had never been to and Port Canaveral is close to home for us. We sailed The Breeze in 2014 and we loved her so with The Magic being a sister ship we expected about the same experience. Our ... Read more
dustydoggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our first cruise with family in the Family Harbor area. There were 7 of us - 5 in one cabin and 2 in another and it was perfect for us. The lounge was great for breakfast and a quick get away off the ship in the morning. Also for ... Read more
Maimim
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The kids clubs are amazing and our kids loved it. We had fixed time dining at Reflections and service is so SLOW, the waiters try their best but seems untrained, we got our orders mixed up several times Food is somewhere between poor ... Read more

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jsiegeluf
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We really enjoyed cruising the Mediterranean on the new Carnival Vista. The ships was fantastic with lots of things to do. We loved the Sky Ride, Sky Walk Ropes Course, Imax, Thrill Theater, and the Water Works area. We had to drag the ... Read more
aquarianne11
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
934 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Just got back from our fabulous cruise on the shiny new Carnival Vista! Our small family included myself and my husband (DH) and our 8 year old daughter. This was our 9th cruise and our 3rd cruise with Carnival. We had a great ... Read more
Mchelle2470
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Wanted to take a Mediterranean cruise all my life and was so looking forward to seeing all the historical landmarks the ports of call had to offer on this cruise. The Carnival Vista is an absolutely amazing ship but in my opinion too ... Read more
mosolo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was the first cruise that we had done as a family of 2 children aged 7 and 13. It was an easy enjoyable holiday and very different to our usual complicated itinerary, multiple destination holidays that we normally embark on. ... Read more
Superfly1976
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I travelled with my wife, 5 year old son and 81 year old mother in law so I was worried that it would be hard to find a cruise to suit the needs of such a mixed group. My worries were unfounded. The cabins were very nice and fairly ... Read more

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