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ajenkinson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We sailed on the Elation on May 21, 2016. This was our very first cruise, ever! My husband and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on the day we sailed. Although we had nothing to compare it to, this was a wonderful vacation. We ... Read more
paisleypantts
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and I really enjoyed myself. every one was so nice, the food was good, I have nothing to complain about. we stayed on the Rivera deck. our cabin Stuart ( Robbie) was so sweet. the embarkation & disembarkation ... Read more
gloria.dcruz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We decided to go on a cruise for a family vacation based on our travel agents recommendation. Where we come from, this concept isn't very popular so we didn't know what to expect except what we had read online. We loved it!! Right from the ... Read more
GamecockFan58
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I'll preface this by saying this was our first cruise. It was a belated 30th anniversary present from my husband. Living in Charleston, not needed to travel was a definite plus. With that being said, the embarkation was a challenge but ... Read more
cjbib2702
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Our cruise was the first for my wife and I, and our first time away from the kids so our first holiday as just a couple again. My folks are massive cruisers, they do 2 or 3 a year all over the world so we had a wealth of advice to draw ... Read more
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ctsmith22
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's first cruise ever, so I'll do my best to review the ship, answer some questions we had or things we found interesting. Overall it was a lot of fun and we'll be cruising again. The ship was very clean. We ... Read more
ClintW
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
First time cruiser who traveled with a group of 18 from age 3 up to 63. Ports of call included Half Moon Cay, Nassau, and Freeport. Check in was relatively painless despite the fact that the computers went down at one point. The Cruise ... Read more
libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
Big_Jim_61
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 forum posts
26 helpful votes
My grandmother used to go on cruises all the time and as kids, we would go down to circular quay to see her off. So, of course i always wanted to go on a cruise. The opportunity finally arrived and I had 4 set criteria when booking. It ... Read more
marksully6@bigpond.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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fambam4
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
Springfarm
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
There wasn't a great deal to do on the ship wished they sold some sort of books in the shops. The ship was full of children that ran the ship with no parents with them. I can not tell you the times I was almost ran into or over by these ... Read more
dannyleebaker2@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Don't waste your hard-earned money, it's not worth it. It was really expensive, much more so than advertised. These guys charged $3.75 for water....Water!!! I was told the food was so great, but it all fell short, other than fine dining, ... Read more
Harleydaily
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had great cruise,two neebies that had never sailed before,It took a lot of convenvencing to get my husband to try cruising and he is ready to go again now . One of our favorites - we both Highly recommend the Sunking Steak House. Food ... Read more
tlehman
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise ever and I have a fear of water and boats. Overall I have to say Carnival Sunshine did a really good job. The room was better than I thought and the crew was awesome. Every time we left the room, we came ... Read more
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Surfing4u
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
My wife and I chose Carnival Fascination leaving from Jacksonville going to the Bahamas. A Little about us: We were Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we are in our mid 30's, I work in the Entertainment Industry and have experience ... Read more
mrsh678
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My mother and I sailed on our first cruise from March 14-19, 2016 on the Carnival Sensation out of Miami, FL. We flew in the day before and taxied to the port--the hotel informed us on arrival that their shuttles were full--but the taxi ... Read more
babyjayne2
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first ever cruise, and biggest family vacation ever. There was 6 of us in our party (2 adults 4chidlren). we had a blast! we stayed a few days in Ft. Lauderdale before we left. You need patience, getting to the cruise ... Read more
iowa3cruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
23 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise, so we chose a short 4 day cruise to get a feel for it. We normally vacation at resorts. Check-in was not as long as anticipated. We arrived at the ship at 12:30 and were in our room by 1:30. We found our ... Read more
dclarke_519@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
I am extremely disappointed in the experience I had with Carnival Cruise Lines on the Breeze just a week ago. We initially checked in at the airport, paid for a round trip transfer to the ship and were on our way. When we get to the boat, ... Read more
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Minnesota_Gran/Gramp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Clean,good safe ports, excellent service.The kids loved the ice cream machines. The lemonade and coffee was always good. Enjoyed Fish and Chips. Found it the last couple days. Didn't wait to eat at late seating dining room. 8:15 was too ... Read more
Minnesota_Gran/Gramp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise. We traveled with our daughters family which included 4 children. The youngest is 5. The staff at carnival helped us along the way to be comfortable right from the moment we walked up to the check in desk to the ... Read more
Zuzana and Lorenco
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Me and my husband were on a cruise for the first time. Actually,we have worked for Carnival, me for 5 years, he for 8. It was a tough but the best experience ever. We have met on Fantasy and this was our 10th wedding anniversary cruise. ... Read more
DarlingD
Member Since 2015
1 review
26 helpful votes
We had a group of 11 on the March 7th cruise on Carnival Triumph with a total of 5 rooms, two on deck 2 and three on deck 6. We were stopped on day one to ask if we needed anything and to see if we wanted turn down services, etc. We ... Read more
PRDallas
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
I must admit I was very nervous about this cruise, especially given all the bad reviews recently. We are a family of four and first time cruisers. Overall, we had a great trip and would definitely cruise again. The embarkation ... Read more
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