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393 Carnival Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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cruisereviewer334
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our second carnival cruise, the first one being the Carnival Liberty, and i would have to say i was pretty impressed. We were a pretty large group, consisting of a few families, having kids of all ages, and we were pretty ... Read more
cruisecritic6989
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
I don't even know where to begin. First let me start by saying, typically we only cruise on royal caribbean (one of the most amazing cruise lines) but we decided to give carnival a shot. I can say 100% they blew there shot 110%. Very ... Read more
lovethesun70
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I booked a cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate my upcoming birthday (45). Some friends joined me, which was a couple and another single friend, and we had a pretty great time. We weren't travelling with kids so I'm not sure what ... Read more
AFAM348
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
A group of us sailed Nov. 30 @ Miami on the Ecstacy. Priority boarding turned out to be slower than those in our group that didn't have priority. Seems like everyone at Miami were brand new employees so that's ok. We weren't in a hurry ... Read more
fireo492
Member Since 2007
1 review
273 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
Overall the ship is in good shape, but it is missing a few things that a cabin really should have in this cruise market. The cabin we were in had no refrigerator. The only way to keep things cooled was to get a bucket from the bar and ... Read more

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01cwellman
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are just returning now from the Carnival Victory and we want everyone to know that we truly enjoyed the staff aboard this vessel. 1. They were sincerely friendly - for example, they managed to learn our names, and every night when we ... Read more
AlfieVWP
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
4 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
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

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leslie.gibson21@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
pattycake5410
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
66 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
4 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

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jrv1964
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 forum posts
3 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
Bombshell70
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
10,678 forum posts
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
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

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VanFan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 forum posts
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
msusieq
Member Since 2003
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
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
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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