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2,439 Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews
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poopymcallister
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wish there were bigger portions of the meals at the brunch and dinner. Steakhouse only available times were late evening 8-9, we should have booked earlier. Men's steam and sauna were nowhere near the heat range they are supposed ... Read more
cwb348
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
53 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This Breeze cruise was fabulous from start to finish. Food was very good (this is our 16th cruise) - except for the Indian food which was disappointing. Thrill theater was fun for all ages, hydro pool was clean and uncrowded. ... Read more
NC1-Cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our cruise was arranged by a family member. 23 members of our family attended, each with different cruising experience and a variety of budgets. Galveston is a very difficult port to get to from the East Coast. One has to fly into ... Read more
caro325
Member Since 2006
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was not my first rodeo and will definitely won't be the last (I already booked my next one), but it was absolutely my second and last with Carnival. After the first one I said I wouldn't use Carnival again..... I should have follow my ... Read more
CatInTX
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We assumed we were getting the same caliber ship and amenities on the Carnival Valor as we did on the Magic, but we didn’t. Cigarette smoke was everywhere and not just by the casino. We smelled it in the lobby, on guest decks ... Read more
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Cruisinw5
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We love cruising out of Galveston since we live closer to the west coast and it is easier to get there than having to fly all of the way to Florida. We cruised Jan 1-8 2017 and I personally loved how they still had the Christmas trees and ... Read more
CrznRockster
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise for two reasons: New Year's Eve and leaving from Galveston which is a day's drive for us. We have been on only one other Carnival cruise on the Breeze. The Freedom has had the 2.0 update so it is similar to the ... Read more
Rachel66
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We've been on 6+ other Carnival cruises, this by far very disappointing. Our room was great as was Laxmi our cabin steward. We had early dining at 6pm in the Chic restaurant. Table 641 is a terrible placement, right as you come in on deck ... Read more
KSand24
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this ship/itinerary because the dates aligned with winter breaks, was after Christmas, and left from the port closest to our hometown. We have also had good experiences with Carnival Caribbean cruises in the past on the Conquest, ... Read more
HazeGreyAndUnderway
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise and 4th on Carnival Cruise Lines. Embarkation is well run by the Galveston port authorities. Even with a 3.5 hour delay in arrival of the Freedom due to fog the embarkation process went smooth and we got underway ... Read more
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rjdoc74
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My family and I travel a lot- Europe, Asia, Central America, lots of all inclusive travel, etc. This year, we've decided to take a cruise over Christmas with some close family and friends hoping to relax, celebrate and visit new places. ... Read more
bookmomoftwins
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Because our family is spread throughout the US, this year, we decided to take a cruise together for Christmas. Our group consisted of my dad, in his late 60s, my sister and her husband (late 30s), and me, my husband, and our twin 13 year ... Read more
CallieFrog
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
This cruise out of Galveston was delayed slightly due to fog. Luckily, we were staying with relatives in Houston who were dropping us off. I just checked cruisin.me and the Galveston webcams until I saw that the ship was docked, then we ... Read more
txtrn1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed December 2016
This was the worse cruise was the worse ever. It was my first one...... Everything went wrong that could go wrong. It was my birthday and Christmas present from my parents. This was my first cruise for all of us and it was TERRIBLE!!!!! ... Read more
connieneill1011
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose the Carnival Valor because it was a 4 day cruise for Christmas. This was my husband's first cruise and I was hopeful he would be pleased; however, he was not. Myself, I have cruised in the past with Royal Carribean and ... Read more
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pegmor
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was a wonderful 8 night cruise over Christmas to Belize, Cozumel, Roatan & Costa Maya. All ports were fun! Great for shopping, beaches, exploring etc. The Breeze was a beautiful ship with the staff extremely friendly, food ... Read more
Tstamps5
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Overall the aervice was really poor. . The entertainment on the ship was really poor. Carnival now barely cleans your stateroom. Our room was cleaned only once each day. Roo was dorty. The music on board was horrible. Live music in ... Read more
ang12us73
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We traveled with out two teens. We've been on two others with Carnival. Once on the Celebration and the other on Magic. Both were great this time we went on the Breeze. She's a beautiful ship. When we got to the port we had no ... Read more
cahicks37
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was a ladies trip and my first time taking a cruise. I had a great time. We had a balcony room and I spent most of my mornings and late evening sitting there. It was very peaceful, especially whenever I wanted to find a quiet place to ... Read more
IloveMax2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
(To preface, we are very budget-conscious). We chose this cruise because it was cheaper to sail during this time of year and stayed in an interior stateroom because it was also cheaper and we figured that we wouldn't spend a lot of time in ... Read more
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arelyb
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
My best friends and I went on a cruise to Yucatán, Mexico and Cozumel. It was the best experience of our lives. The staff made it such a wonderful experience that we will never forget. The ship was beautiful and always kept up to ... Read more
Marshal250
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
Turned 50 on Carnival Freedom. The crew was great and extremely helpful. We did have an issue with the Spa after spending several hundred dollars on a couples massage and having our nails and toes done (Yes she talked me into trying it) we ... Read more
shirlbiz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Well, I had no idea if I would get seasick and got my answer on this very rough water cruise! Other than that unfortunate weather luck of the draw, this was a fun 4-night adventure. We really rocked and rolled heading out of Galveston on ... Read more
NeedToVacation
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
37 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First time on the Breeze. We chose this ship on this date because of the itinerary: Key West, Nassau, & Freeport. Parked right across the street from port at VIP Indoor Parking Garage. (Super nice people - very convenient) Embarkation ... Read more
xprmntl1
Member Since 2013
1 review
49 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is our 2nd Carnival cruise and 3rd cruise overall. Lets start with the most negative, FOOD: The buffet food on this cruise was below our expectations, even after our first cruise on the ecstasy 10 years ago that we were pleased with ... Read more
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