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385 Carnival Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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AlfieVWP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Thanksgiving cruise (all with Carnival). We had 17 people in our party as we planned the trip with our extended family. I am sure others in the party will be pushing for another cruise line for next year. We have ... Read more
lizzybidgood@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It was my husband's 60th birthday. We traveled with 5 of our friends. We had a blast. The pizza was nasty! The burger joint was pretty good, but the hours were never regular. The food at the breakfast buffet was cold. I won over $300.00 ... Read more
Bluetiful1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and I was terrified about the trip, I have read the other reviews and I didn't experience anything other than fun and entertainment. Maybe they picked the wrong time of year to cruise. I'm a very picky woman ... Read more
PartyPlansPlus
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and it was a chartered cruise so I know that some of our experience would be different than some cruises insofar as the entertainment because that was included in the chartered package so I won't count that. We ... Read more
leslie.gibson21@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
The crew wasn't as friendly as I've experienced before (the dining crew). My stateroom cleanup crew was great. When I had a question, guest services helped a lot. The embarkation took a little longer than usual, but debarkation was done in ... Read more

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pattycake5410
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I was the group leader of 22. First and foremost - the ship exceeded our expectations. After following the reviews I was not certain we had made the right choice but even though it is an older ship, it was clean and well cared for. My ... Read more
Pat.D
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My third and likely last Carnival cruise. Let's stars with boarding... going thru security and check-in were painless. And then we were sent to stand packed a waiting room for quite a long time before we could board... I mean come ... Read more
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5 star Cruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Our group of 5 couples (over 65 years) chose deck 7 balcony cabins for a trip to the 2015 Melbourne Cup. All are experienced cruisers (ourselves over 12 ocean and river cruises mainly in Europe and the Pacific). Embarkation was excellent. ... Read more
orocha
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I like to give detailed reviews on my cruises because the more detailed it is the more helpful I think it would be for other cruisers: We went to the C. Ecstasy from Oct. 30th - Nov. 2nd/2015. FOOD: The food on the main dinning room, ... Read more
jrv1964
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I and my wife cruised on the Carnival Legend for 9 nights from 26 October to 4th November 2015. Departure port was Sydney at the OPT at Circular Quay and places visited in date order were Isle of Pines, Mare, Lifou and Noumea, this was ... Read more

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Bombshell70
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
As a frequent cruiser (14..all on Carnival) this by far was the worst. Let's start with my biggest problem....service!!! It was plain awful the entire dining staff made it seems as we were "bothering" them. It took us 45 ... Read more
shinou
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We loved our 11 day journey from Galveston to San Juan. Most of the folks on the cruise were staying to do the 10 day return trip and we wish we could have done this too. We have taken 7 cruises and always on Carnival so we cannot ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
24 reviews
10,654 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I’m a 33 year old male who sailed solo on the Carnival Inspiration for the 3 day charter for Groove Cruise. I’ve sailed many other cruise lines including Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. This was my 32nd ... Read more
lwatkins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Let me start by saying this was our first time visiting the Hawaiian islands for both of us. We booked our trip almost a year in advance to assure we'd get a spot. This was the famous "Halloween" trip to Hawaii. We had previously ... Read more
VanFan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on the Paradise and we weren't disappointed! Our first encounter with the crew was at the Guest Services desk where we were helped by Caesar. We had not been able to get cash before boarding and didn't know our PIN #'s for ... Read more

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msusieq
Member Since 2003
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Cruising is great, no matter what ship you are on. But some things are better and worse and all i have to compare them to, is other cruises I have taken. The ship itself is fine, nice and big. The Atrium was not as impressive as the ... Read more
Herbord3
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This is our ninth cruise. We traveled with my 15 year old sister (her first cruise), me (15 years old, ninth cruise), and my parents (ninth cruise, 36 and 40). This was her first cruise and she hated it. I cannot blame her. WORST CRUISE ... Read more
TraceyM
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Had a relaxing 5 night cruise last week. Started in the PORT OF TAMPA with easy drop off luggage at port, hubby chose to park in Garage about a block away. Cost was $75.00 for the entire week- covered with security/great deal in my ... Read more
LoloS
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We have had some negative experiences with Carnival cruises in the past so we decided to approach this cruise with very low expectations. That seems to have paid off because we were pleasantly surprised by this cruise. The staff was very ... Read more
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MediGatoRx
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 11th overall cruise, 5th on Carnival. Went with my wife as part of a larger group of friends and family. We're locals so there was no air travel or hotel stays involved. We still LOVE cruising out of Tampa. It's close, ... Read more

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NOLAgiant1982
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This surely was a fun vacation! As everyone says, yeah it's a smaller, older ship but still VERY clean, well maintained and provides the quintessential Carnival experience! This was my second cruise and my friend's first. My first ... Read more
KruseKop
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For a company that depends on pinpoint accuracy in navigating the sea, it sure seems to have lost it's way in where they are heading. If you're used to even a glimmer of perks as Gold member or just a loyal customer get ready for a course ... Read more
Nick Sebring
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I spent our 30 year anniversary on this cruise. We had such a great time. The food was great, Guest services was awesome. We had our photos taken all about the ship. Comedy shows were great. The Magic show was more of a ... Read more
vanamarie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
While planning a girl's weekend recently, the bride picked Carnival because she had heard about the "younger" crowd and wanted to have a good time where the cruise was geared toward younger people. Apparently it was a popular ... Read more
Reenefitness1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I first want to say I started off with low expectations so I wouldn't be disappointed and that did not help. First the check in process horrible people was confused they would call you then say go to another area. We get on the boat we had ... Read more

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