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369 Carnival Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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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
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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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
savinobau
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Don't get me wrong, most of the hardworking staff are incredible and want to make your feel as comfortable as possible however I am disappointed to say that Carnival Spirit has dropped the ball. There were flooded rooms, poor shower ... Read more
ByeFelicia!
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on 3 cruises. The first cruise I went on was with my parents, I can barely remember because I was like... 6 or so. We went to the Bahamas, but we didn't go through Carnival. The second cruise I went on was with my family and we ... Read more
beachseeker72
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family just enjoyed our very first cruise a few weeks ago. We chose July because we were cruising with a large group of family and friends with children out of school for the summer. I might add our children were teenagers, not the ... Read more
jcronin3175
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just got back from spending 8 days aboard the Carnival Splendor, and I have to be honest, what a disappointment. Having cruised a few times myself, I was looking forward to taking my in-laws on their first one. After shopping around ... Read more

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Cat Woman 4
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The dining room had great food, in fact one of the best I've had in awhile, Everything was always fresh and hot. Normally you will always have a few items not so hot and fresh, something cold or just not cooked right. But we NEVER had a ... Read more
ATK0304
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Ill be completely honest - i was a little anxious about spending 8 days on the sunshine since it is smaller than the Dream, Breeze, etc. but, i was highly impressed with how much there was to do with so many days at sea! Our itinerary ... Read more
laurencebarron@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Me and my family are waiting to disembark the Carnival Paradise. In general we love cruises. This was our 14th cruise and our 7th Carnival. The good: The dining room staff is one of the best. ..Cruising in general is a wonderful way to ... Read more
nursldyjen
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I am a dedicated carnival Cruiser. This trip was my 3rd of 4 this year, 29th in all since 2001. This trip we sailed out of NY to St. John's in Canada. I have been on the Splendor many times, " Swine flu turn around April,2009", ... Read more
KER1985
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I'm a seasoned cruiser and took this cruise with some girlfriends for a big birthday celebration. The suite was very nice and the decorations we ordered ahead of time were up and ready for us. The balcony was spacious with 4 chairs and a ... Read more

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gordotx
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Departed Port of Miami on Carnival Victory for short jump to Key West (yawn) and then over to Cozumel (double yawn) before "day at sea" return to Miami. I will tell you we are seasoned cruisers, 13 total, across many lines (RCCL, ... Read more
steveu44
Member Since 2005
1 review
211 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
6TH Cruise with Carnival- First time on the Glory.. 2nd time doing the Western Caribbean route.. Flew in from Newark morning of the cruise. was able to check in right at the airport (very convenient). Nice having my Sign n Sail in ... Read more
DesignedMyLife
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I planned this trip for my mother's birthday and Mother's Day celebration. It was a 7 night, 8 day cruise to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Getting on the ship was simple, but getting to our cabin...was a bit up in ... Read more
LShearer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We have been on many Carnival Cruise Ships. We also have experience with Royal Caribbean. On the Carnival Pride I can say that the staff was great! The staff was pleasant and very helpful. They learned our names fast and addressed us by ... Read more
Tmaimone531
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We just returned from a week cruise on the PRIDE out of Baltimore to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Freeport. Our entire group of 50 people had a fantastic cruise and a great time on the PRIDE. We loved all the new renovations. Although ... Read more

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