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392 Carnival Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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kbursmith@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our cabin had a balcony & we really enjoyed the view during the cruise. The beds & sheets were very comfortable & my son said the bunk was too. The ship was like the other Carnival ships we have been on, not much different ... Read more
under1love@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Victory Cruise Ship, Port Canaveral, Florida really let me down! I got married on the ship and my wedding was amazing but what ensued upon cruising was terrible. 1) They were doing major work on the lido deck ... Read more
ben4u46
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
The ship was nice and the service was excellent. Not good for seafood lovers. I went for the seafood but unfortunately I got none. The pools were smaller than kids wading pools. I an 70 yrs old and wanted to enjoy a cruise for the first ... Read more
fundshe@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
July 17-21, 2016 First Family Reunion on cruise ship and was it disappointing. I've cruised on several Carnival ships and the Victory is the worst experience ever. Ship smelled like sewage the entire 4 days, food was aweful and the staff ... Read more
gdaniels
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This Carnival Cruise was a Concert Cruise, with the entertainment of Trace Adkins. I had only known this soft spoken man on Celebrity Apprentice and as Sandra Bullock's husband. I did not know that he could sing so well. He did an ... Read more

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earlb311
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The dining room food and service were excellent. Putja and Marija were great servers. The buffet was very average. Guys Burgers was very good. Entertainment was very average. The excellence of the main dining room and casino earned ... Read more
gotti1038
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Freedom Ship We sailed with a party of 39 people, this is my 7th cruise on Carnival, my third out of Galveston. This was by far the best cruise I have ever been on. That is including the Royal Caribbean cruises I have sailed. The ... Read more
SRLEONARD13
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We decided to take a cruise to celebrate lots of birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones among three families. There were 16 of us traveling, ranging in age from 20-60, so we had both small and large group excursions at the four ports. ... Read more
Mary P L
Member Since 2016
1 review
I'm part of a group of ladies that graduated college together MANY years ago and at graduation, we swore we'd get together once a year, leaving the husbands, kids, boyfriends, dogs, etc...at home and this year was a milestone for us - 40 ... Read more
debnmike
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After 20 Carnival Cruises I have to give the crew of the Pride top rating. The itinerary was just so-so, but we still had one of the best times ever. Our house keeper, Num, the best yet! If you do the Casino, this crew is awesome. If you ... Read more

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lucky lad
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
As it was my first cruise I did not know what to expect. I found the whole experience a joy. The ship is well set out with everything easy to locate. The cabin was quite roomy & well maintained with friendly & courteous staff. The ... Read more
dputland
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Legend and it has been redecorated. We liked the decor! Embarkation was fine except my daughter left her passport in her suitcase. So we were put into the "trouble children" pen. (LOL) It was a ... Read more
Cbgiles1960
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was chosen for our 25 year anniversary and the dates were right. We booked a suite room which was the best thing we did and well worth the extra money. The cabin was spacious and well equipt. The bathroom was full size with two sinks ... Read more
rc_chick
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was a different experience and a new boat for us. I certainly learned the hard way about using gift cards to fund my sign and sail pass. Bare with me through the rant. I was short on cash this trip-and unlike the previous sailing ... Read more
David Hogg
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
24/5/2016 Just got back from the Carnival Spirit Fiji trip, Isle of Pines, Mystery island, Suva,Port Danarau, Noumea. The best holiday we have ever had. The level of crew professionalism and service is first class, the food and ... Read more

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jhoecannon
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had a great time... the staff was all very friendly... and, the food was great! Our dinner staff headed by Danilo and his team was super. And our breakfast every day at Imagination was excellent and one of the best breakfast we ever ... Read more
Suzie2672
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is the second Carival cruise to Hawaii with the twelve day itinerary. My first experience aboard the Spirit was an magical adventure. Unfortunately, I didn't get the same experience as last time. This voyage lacked a variety of ... Read more
emjayde123
Member Since 2016
1 review
59 helpful votes
I thought I'd take the time to write a decent review of the carnival cruise (spirit) liner considering I struggled so hard to find one before our trip. All communication with carnival was efficient prior to our trip and we were well ... Read more
CruiseCM1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
We were 1st time cruisers and didn't know what to expect. We had a blast! Mat the cruise director was a lot of fun (and Canadian too) while Floyd one of our waiters at dinner was so welcoming we couldn't wait to see him and share our day's ... Read more
maryboone123
Member Since 2016
1 review
The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage on the Carnival Breeze is worthy of its name, FANTASTIC! There was so much entertainment, seminars, and other activities - You have to pace yourself in order to take in most of what is offered. The party ... Read more

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sbarn013
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Ship Pros: Having been on an older, non-refurbished Carnival ship (Victory, in 2011), I was happy to see that the Breeze had a new, less tacky design. Different areas of the ship had fun and appropriate theming, such as the Piano Bar, ... Read more
apollobeach
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
1,264 forum post
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed time-and-again as to the cleanliness; ... Read more
aschippang
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
97 forum posts
This was actually two cruises back to back. The first being 11 days from New Orleans to San Juan and the second being 10 days from San Juan to Jacksonville, Fl. Upon reaching Jacksonville, we have now sailed 15 times with Carnival. We ... Read more
marksully6@bigpond.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
lidomiddeck
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation was excellent, on board within 30 minutes of arrival. The room was in excellent shape and to our surprise we had a refrigerator in the room, all of the comments suggested this was not the case on the sunshine so we brought ... Read more

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