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2,120 Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews

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508
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273
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156
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tapickne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We had an overall wonderful vacation! Our breakfasts and dinners were fantastic every day because of our wait staff. Headwaiter Michael, Team Waiter Made, Asst Team Waiter Jayson, and Team Bar Waiter Patrick were super and treated us like ... Read more
dillen57
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Carnival has dropped the ball big time. Room was so warm, after 1:00 am it seemed AC turned off. Miserably hot. Dining room food unacceptable, just chose to go to Diamond Steak House. Ship was clean. We had 3 different room cabin ... Read more
mrsjoey
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
108 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because we like to sail for our anniversary that is in April. And we live in Texas and it is very easy to drive to Galveston. We have done all our cruises out of Galveston. I have taken 5 RCCL, 1 Princess, 6 ... Read more
txcharley
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the Freedom is new(ish) to Galveston and we had not previously sailed on her. With that being said, I doubt we will sail her again. The experience was "interesting" to say the least! We are ... Read more
wmhagan02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's 3rd cruise and the first on Carnival. We heard a lot of bad things about Carnival compared to Royal Caribbean and people told us the service, food entertainment etc would be a huge letdown. We wanted to go to the ... Read more

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Suzygeo
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We are two Carnival gold status grannie cruisers and love embarking out of Galveston for Texas convenience. We signed in for a Cruise Critic meeting, however it apparently never happened, or at least we found no notice of it. Back ... Read more
Hienzy
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it was the last time the Magic would be sailing from Galveston. It was a great cruise. The food was good, the entertainment was good and the service was great. We chose a balcony room on the 6th floor and had ... Read more
Cindy D
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The new Embarkation process of the "check in time" needs a little work. I will definitely consider purchasing the Faster to the Fun pass next time, until we reach Gold level. Debarkation went much more smoothly though and we ... Read more
Boysmomtami
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed Magic April 10th - 17th ...... What an AMAZING Vacation! Embarkation: We had FTTF, we got to the terminal at 9:30am (We had 10:00 check-in also), they were not letting anyone in the building if they had a later check-in time ... Read more
Abbydew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cabin has very little noise, I was a bit surprised by this as I noticed the deck below us was the casino and clubs. The only time it was a bit loud was when the announcing from below was happening and it this was a very short period ... Read more

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grizwald_vacationer
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is our 15th cruise, and the 8th one with Carnival. We have always had a wonderful cruise experience in the past. However, this was not the case with this cruise. We were severely disappointed in our cabin, the customer service, the ... Read more
BubbJiggs
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We wanted a nice getaway with just me and the wife. Without the kids we did not feel that we wanted spend a lot of time on excursions. So we just walked around each port. Key West we did Hemingway house and walked around. Freeport you ... Read more
pearlandcruiser15
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Carnival Liberty - March 31 sailing This was essentially a free comped cruise from the casino. Just pay grats, port fees and taxes. Upgraded to AFT cabin on empress deck (7449) for a small fee. We are local to the Houston area so ... 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
Dblscrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We had been on a couple Carnival cruises before but have been enjoying Royal Carribean as of late. Now I remember why we weren't cruising with Carnival. We were asked to join some friends on this cruise out of Galveston & I must say ... Read more

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Springfarm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 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
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
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
dannyleebaker2@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 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
5 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

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DSA92592
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Cruising is such a wonderful time. This was our 10th Cruise but the first as a family. It was our 4th Carnival Cruise and we have done 6 on RCI. I have 5 children from the ages 14-25 so 7 of us. We started by picking where we wanted ... Read more
justforlaughs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We arrived in Galveston from three ports to enjoy our first family vacation ,this party of eight. This was our first time out of Galveston , usually we leave out of anywhere in Florida and IT WAS A MESS!!! Not accounting for the cold ... Read more
DeeDeeJoe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Cruising since 1985 21 plus cruises. This one rates at the bottom of our list (there has always got to be one on the bottom and I guess this is the one without a doubt. Boarding was a snap (we had an Ocean Suite so we got ... Read more
limeade
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Check in: we drove to the terminal and dropped off our large bags with the porter at 10:30 a.m. it was almost instantaneous! galveston embarkation team (outside terminal and inside terminal) is excellent! This early drop off of bags ... Read more
travelingsv
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is only our 2nd cruise. Admittedly we are hotel snobs and choose the nicest 4 and 5 star hotels when traveling, the Carnival Freedom does not fit this bill at all. The cabin is down right depressing and very dated for a ship that is ... Read more

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