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2,366 Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews
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urbyja
Member Since 2016
1 review
First cruise experience. Everything went really well. Arrived in Galveston and parked in a Port of Galveston parking lot ($50 for 5-day cruise parking). Bus drove us to the main terminal. Check in process went smooth. There were lots ... Read more
DebJ14
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
4,352 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
After Carnival announced changes to itineraries on the Liberty out of Galveston we started watching prices. The cruise we took went from sold out to wide open in a matter of days and we were able to pick up an 8E cabin on Lido deck for a ... Read more
jdsaint
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise and we were impressed. It was the Thanksgiving cruise out of Galveston, Texas and the boat was not as crowded with families as we expected. The Freedom is a nice boat, even though its one of the older ones in the ... Read more
bunchesoffun
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
Loved this cruise from start to finish, faster to the fun is a definite must, the Steakhouse was a blast, wish I could have done it every day. The crew from our cabin steward to Arsana our waiter at MDR was above wonderful. The comedy ... Read more
TexasGail
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 15th cruise and our 2nd worst! The worst one was Holland America after Carnival bought it! Our cabin was fine as were our waiters and that's about it. The food (except for Guys and the Steakhouse) was bordering on awful. ... Read more
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happestcruiser
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Every year a group of girlfriends book a cruise sailing from Galveston. We always have fun no matter whether it is a cruise or a birthday lunch. As a group total, we are nearing 100 cruises so we have cruising experience. Hats off to ... Read more
TheManInBlack1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Was aboard the Carnival Liberty for a few day budget cruise. The ship is a bit dated with its older decor and its dated room furnishings but overall its to be expected with a decade+ older ship. CONS -Guys burgers were a bit on the ... Read more
MICKEYMOUSEFAN
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
On Tuesday, Nov 8th, I booked this cruise for myself and my husband. I just got a new job and will start it soon without vacation for a year. I wanted a quick get away before starting. I looked for the least expensive cruise in the next ... Read more
seguin
Member Since 2005
1 review
147 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our 18th cruise, twice on Freedom. Things have gone downhill for sure. The level of entertainment was pretty bad. We saw a juggler in the main theater that dropped various items three different times. Jokes were corny and I ... Read more
GoneSalin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Reservation/help desk was very helpful and really cheerfully answered ‘any further questions’. Two seniors sailed on the smaller friendly Carnival Freedom. This review is not for their bigger ship sailing the same day. ... Read more
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RStacy
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We chose to go on the Breeze because it was the new ship and in the same class as the Carnival Magic we had sailed on before. Reservations went great and even upgraded just a couple of days before we left port. Upon arrival to the ship it ... Read more
brandy4598
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
401 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I have been on a lot of different Carnival ships - from small to large, old to new. However, this was our first time cruising out of Galveston. Ship: The Breeze itself is a nice ship. We stayed in a spa balcony cabin ... Read more
Stumbler001
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
We love Galveston. This was our 32nd cruise, 16th Carnival cruise, (Platinum) ,..and my first review. Carnival has never disappointed us. Sure at times some CCL employee may not have been at the top of their game...but it has been ... Read more
Midgiedawn2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I went on the cruise with a group. My group was good but Carnival was lacking. Even with the large group I came with (approx. 180 people) we kept getting bumped from our reserved space for things like stupid art actions. I can garuntee ... Read more
Careysbest
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have cruised carnival twice before. I have also booked excursions before also. This was one of the worst cruises I have been on. First I asked for a room with a window because my husband hadn't ever cruised and I tried to think of ... Read more
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vegaspat
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We stayed in Houston for a few days (Springhill Suites – Hobby airport). Had a rental car and returned it the night before the cruise. We used the Carnival transfer shuttle to get to the cruise port in Galveston – about an ... Read more
skwriter97
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Let me start with the good parts of the ship and cruise. First, the staff – they were outstanding! From our cabin steward to the waitresses and waiters in the dining rooms, to the bartenders in the various clubs, to the guest ... Read more
MikeD222
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 5th cruise with Carnival, sailing from Galveston TX. We used the "faster to the fun" feature this cruise and it sure was a big advantage. We had expedited embarkation (we were in the first 100 or so people to go ... Read more
1sg
Member Since 2016
1 review
Getting on board and getting off the ship went very well. In fact, leaving the ship was about as smooth as it gets. We did not buy any liquor or tobacco products so customs was really easy. The Freedom was clean and well laid out. The ... Read more
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nmurphy9794
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I recently cruised on the Carnival Liberty. I was really excited about it considering we sailed on the Carnival Freedom and the ships are virtually identical. But that is where it stops, everything was so different. The customer service ... Read more
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cghouston
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Remember you get what you paid for and on Liberty that is exactly what you get. The overall service was average - some crew members friendlier that others. The ship had several minor technical problems ( could not reach full cruising ... Read more
nickel1522
Member Since 2012
1 review
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise and one of the worst ones! It started off with a very unorganized and chaotic embarkation. As for the cruise itself, the food was not up to par (I cannot stand the change to the American table as there isn't a lot ... Read more
adamsj87
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
Sailed October 2016
This is my 25th cruise and 2nd time on the Breeze. I didn't have a great experience on the last Carnival cruise so I was really hoping for a smooth sailing. We arrived at 12:30pm without a designated time since we are Platinum level. ... Read more
Dale Mazur
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We are done with Carnival. Don't stay in any of the rooms on the first floor. We were in 1212. Waves hit the side of the ship creating a loud noise, hard to get any sleep. The mattress was old and lumpy. The bottom less bubbles program for ... Read more
MountainWestWoman
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Stayed at Comfort Suites on 89th street the night before. We drove so we chose a hotel at the ocean across from a beautiful pier. Hotel looked nice but the rooms weren't clean. Price was really good. Husband dropped me and the kids (ages ... Read more
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