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2,460 Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews
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tzn6vq
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
I have cruised Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess. Overall, the best bang for the buck is Carnival. The last cruise I took was on Royal's Oasis of the Seas. It was a beautiful ship....but the food was terrible, the crew was ... Read more
hdenning
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise to fit our spring break plans. 5 days gave us time to get back home and get ready for the next school week. We have been on many cruises, including the Magic, The Ecstasy, the Triumph and now the Valor. The Valor ... Read more
uoftxchik
Member Since 2007
1 review
112 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We really liked our stateroom (a very dated but not worn, roomy 4J with window and large bathroom and easy access to the "secret deck"--we booked an inside GTY so this was a bonus), our stateroom attendant, Guy’s Burgers, ... Read more
dennarich
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were so excited to go on a cruise with my sister and her husband for the first time and see other parts of the world. The excitement went out the window the next day when there was nothing for us to do except: gamble,drink,play ... Read more
mallory1522
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my second cruise with carnival. The kids club was fantastic and we loved each individual that was within the kids club. Our cruise started off with what was suppose to be a stop in Key West, but due to winds we could not stop. ... Read more
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nolarojo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was a great deal for the cost. Embarkation was very smooth. We had a 1:30 boarding time. Last year we had the same time and had to wait a while before boarding. This time there was no line. Our cabin was ready when we boarded. Our ... Read more
poppy1946Z
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Went cruising with six adult family members. Found everything to be just wonderful - service-food-entertainment. Hardly stood in any lines - ate at most of the restaurants - including two for fee spots. Food and service great! Cruise ... Read more
lovva
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I booked this cruise because it went to Key West. Getting off the ship in Key West was terrible, the line was extremely long. They should have let people with early exercusions off first. The rest of the ports had two gang ways open which ... Read more
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MrsDom
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First off, let me start by saying, I'm a new mom again suffering postpartum depression and anxiety and this cruise was supposed to be a little getaway for me and my family to just enjoy ourselves together but to be relaxing also. This ... Read more
Myshelle78
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise had a water park with slides, climbing wall, putt putt, an ice cream shop, etc. we were disappointed to know there was no climbing wall and only one slide ( which was rarely open). There was a kid area but nothing like ... Read more
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tad54
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to take our 7 and 8 YO granddaughters on their first cruise over Mardi Gras break (Louisiana residents). We had no issues with the Valor vs. Liberty swap, both were new to my wife and me although ... Read more
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idontknowit
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I have been on other carnival cruises. We have been on the Triumph and the Dream and enjoyed them. The Valor should be melted down for razor blades. Better yet, send it back to the port it was originally in before coming to Galveston. ... Read more
freezerburn
Member Since 2012
1 review
46 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Hi all, I'm writing this quick review to point out some highlights and changes that i've noticed since I last cruised. Hope it helps! Feel free to ask any questions. Day 1: Muster stations have changed a bit. You don't need to take ... Read more
beachseeker72
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our third Carnival cruise. We chose this date because it fell on our anniversary and we want to try cruising during more of an "off" season. Galveston is relatively close to our home, about 10 hours away so we made a 7 ... Read more
SGervais
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Freedom review: We choose to fly down 2 nights early and stayed in League city. I got a rental car for the total of 12 days we'd need it and only cost $265 which I felt good because their was four of us and shuttles were already $20 per ... Read more
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kaseman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I just took a flyer on this cruise as it was my first, and the price was good. I'm glad I did, and I've already booked two more cruises elsewhere. Freedom was very nice, clean, and easy to get around. Food was very good for the most ... Read more
Cruiser Rick1
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
21 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We arrived at Bush Intercontinental on 2/11 and stayed at the La Quinta Inn South. Price was right and the shuttle picked us up and took us back to the airport to catch the transfer to the pier. All worked fine. Carnival now has ... Read more
OldMansYoungLady
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because it fit our time frame and the port is easily accessed from Houston Hobby. Getting on board was a piece of cake with the staggered system in use. Our cabin was ready except for the Gold membership items which ... Read more
Sharonlee912
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
91 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We booked the perfect adjoining balcony cabins for us, our Son, Daughter-in-Law and 3 Grandchildren on the Liberty. Much to our dismay, the Liberty had engine problems, went to Dry Dock and the Valor was sent in its place. We had been on ... Read more
MamaCat67
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise and they did not disappoint. The whole crew was so much fun and did so much to make our cruise interesting and fun. So many activities happening all the time it was hard to decide what to do and when. Everyone was ... Read more
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txash
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went on this cruise for his 50th birthday. We had a FANTASTIC time! This is my 2nd cruise on Carnival and it was again a great experience and Carnival has the best customer service! Every employee we encountered had a ... Read more
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ValGio
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
As far as a cruise under one week, and a Galveston port, this cruise is a good value. Our sailing date, Feb. 6 had mostly senior groups and was a great getaway. The spa fell short of expectations though. We elected to remain on ... Read more
Sarita86
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
This was my first cruise, and I went with my best friend, who was also a first time cruiser. We had such a good experience that we are both hooked on cruising after just one cruise. The embarkation experience was smooth, and we were ... Read more
Quilting LMT
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the price including the airfare from Chicago. It was a deal we couldn't pass up. We embarked easily, went to the ready balcony cabin, met our steward and began our lovely journey. It was just the husband ... Read more
laurlens123
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Before I get into my gripe about all of the things we did not like about our experience on the Carnival Freedom, let me start by saying that this review does not apply to the wonderful workers - room service, housekeeping, and dinner ... Read more
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