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6,347 Carnival Family Cruise Reviews

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508
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libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans ... Read more
fdwt994
Member Since 2004
1 review
317 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We sailed with three young children (two three year olds and a seven year old.) We chose to have connecting OV cabins (category 6A) and were so glad that we chose to do so. The kids had their room, and Mom and Dad had theirs with a ... Read more
estillcrew@aol.com
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Carnival never disappoints. The food was great, the comedians were great, the shows were average, and the staff was exceptional! Shout out to Tina, our cabin steward, who went out of her way to make my bed comfortable and to Veronika, the ... Read more
shelli0502
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Me and my husband and 17 year old son just got back from our cruise. It seems that every cruise I go on I am less and less impressed. The ship is older and it shows. Alot of corrosion and rust all over even the pool. There were alot of ... Read more
ubeenpunkd
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for 3 reasons: 1) We love Carnival Cruise Lines; 2) A ship we haven't been on yet and 3) It was over our daughter's spring break schedule for school. We flew the morning of from Virginia to Orlando airport and ... Read more

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oldbag40
Member Since 2014
1 review
63 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I have been cruising for some time and this was the worst ship, and cruise I have ever been on. I was so looking forward to this cruise. I took my grandkids, and three of my teenage neices with me. It was all of their first cruises. ... Read more
threetrips
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1,003 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
I took my daughter and two granddaughters (ages 7 & 10) for an 8 day cruise on the Sunshine in March. We're frequent cruisers but it was our first time on this ship. The layout is similar to other Carnival ships. Our cabin was on ... Read more
carolyndw
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Family of four, two teenage boys. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary -Turks and Caicos, Amber Cove, Half Moon Cay. We love pools and beaches, relaxing at port. Embarkation went smooth. I read lots of complaints before I ... Read more
marksully6@bigpond.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Room service A1 (faultless), Food A1 the variety is exceptional Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ( pizza is 24 hr), Service on Board A1 Faultless :-), Entertainment Brilliant Although they could use more Australian music Acts, Staff on board ... Read more
Grumpy4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Ok ship, pools are small, standing room only, no room to swim. The food in the main dinning room was great. buffet not so good. Guy's burgers was ok not great. All the staff were great and the cruise director was awesome. The 80's and ... Read more

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LaFrimaire
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This is our 2nd Carnival cruise (1st on Conquest in 2014). We live San Francisco and wanted a proper vacation for Spring break for me, DH, and 2 daughters, without the hassle of flying, so this cruise seemed a good choice. Drove down to ... Read more
lmutzl@valbridge.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our fourth cruise and third carnival. Traveled with my family of 4 plus sis family of 3. Stayed in Coco Beach for a day. Its a nice place. Embankment was the easiest I've ever experienced. We had a suite and payed for our ... Read more
ttxland
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my second cruise, first time on Carnival and Mexican Riviera. Overall a great cruise. Went with my family... Parents, siblings and their spouses. I did picture this cruise to be slightly different. I've heard Carnival to be ... Read more
fambam4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
I am writing to thank Carnival cruise line for a wonderful trip. We are a family of four and we have two kids with special considerations. One is highly anxious and the other is Aspergers and I cannot express how helpful and understanding ... Read more
njbeliveau
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers and are platinum status on Carnival. Ok that is out of the way. Our cruise was excellent! I read and hear the complaints about the food the entertainment etc. but if you are considering this cruise ... Read more

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CRUISEJUNKIESNC
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We traveled with our 3 kids and niece, ages 14-16. Ship was completely booked. Overall we had a great trip. The weather was excellent and we loved all 3 stops, Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival in the ... Read more
rb80
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
My wife, adult daughter and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine March 26 to April 3, 2016. We have been on numerous Carnival cruises and know what to expect. As usual, the Sunshine was very well maintained, Carnival really has this ... Read more
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mullins5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is our 3rd Carnival cruise. We have also cruised on the RC Oasis. Unfortunately ,this cruise did not meet expectations as compared to our other Carnival cruises. This ship felt very crowded and there was always a line, whether at food ... Read more
JDM2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Parking was easy and the walk from the structure to the check in area was very close. The check in process was quick, a few minutes, and then we were told to wait in a specific "Zone". We waited in Zone 2 until they allowed ... Read more
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secretchimp
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Me, my wife, and my son decided to take a bit of an impromptu cruise since we were going to be back in our old stomping grounds of Tampa. And since we lived in Tampa for so long, it was always very easy to take a cruise basically ... Read more

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Darmcg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I have been on this western Caribbean cruise four times in the past, all on Carnival cruise lines, The last one before this recent one was about 4 or 5 year ago. I have enjoyed it every time except this last time. This time like all the ... Read more
pmckee7
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
This is my family's eighth spring break cruise. Three generations. We had a great set of cabins forward on the Lido deck. First the good: Splendor is spotless, the cabin stewards are diligent and friendly and we had a great team of waiters ... Read more
dntScuba
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Cruise on Carnival and 8th cruise over all. It has been 10 years since the last cruise. I forgot how much we missed it. We had two daughters with us ages 15 and 17. I will start by saying I was a little leery about ... Read more
CARNIVALCRUISE3
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
138 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my 26th cruise and my third time on the Breeze. I live 30 minutes away from the Port of Miami. I'm a teacher and this was my spring break vacation. It was also my nephew's 17th birthday. I have been taking him on all my ... Read more
Laurarc
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my 8th cruise and my first on Carnival. I can say it was exactly what I expected...mediocre. I choose this cruise to spend time with my 17 year old daughter during spring break but was aware of Carnival's reputation of being a ... Read more

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