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371 Carnival Holiday Cruise Reviews

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tlopz
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This is our third Carnival cruise and first time out of New Orleans. As many have said, Elation is an older ship, but she's a great value for the money we spent. The public areas were very clean and comfortable. The decor seems much more ... Read more
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russn2635
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
On December 27 our family boarded the carnival fantasy for a new years cruise. This was about my 8 time on the fantasy over the last 12 years so i have other cruises to compare it to. The cruise was way over booked we knew this by the crew ... Read more
kroozer1
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Let me start by saying I was not a big Carnival fan. Was on the Sensation a few years ago, realizing it was an older smaller boat, expectations were not set that high, but it was bad. the Splendor got me excited about Carnival again. We ... Read more
Markwa
Member Since 2010
1 review
121 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
As there is only 2 of us at home and generally 1 friend for XMAS, we decided to getaway instead of trashing the kitchen and eating leftovers for 2 weeks. I am not much of an author so this will be short and sweet, but you will get the ... Read more
emg2003
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a fun New Year’s Eve aboard the Carnival Fascination to Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas! We were pleasantly surprised that despite the ship being one of the oldest in the Carnival fleet, it felt clean with ... Read more

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klhage89
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our 4th cruise with our family of 5 and the grandmothers and each cruise has been enjoyable. To get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas and to sail away to warm, exotic places is a memory that our children will remember ... Read more
superbock
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We took a family Christmas vacation on the Carnival Sunshine. We had 4 adults and two children (9 and 6). Absolutely wonderful vacation. The boat was nice, tons of activities for everyone. Waterpark on the boat is awesome for both adults ... Read more
viking69
Member Since 2010
1 review
91 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We traveled with our adult daughter and teenage grand-daughter. We had next door balcony staterooms on the Lido deck.. Drove from the Atlanta GA area and overnighted at the Hampton Inn West in Port St. Lucie. Arrived at the Port of Miami ... Read more
mom2tcdx2
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
2,281 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Sailed on the Breeze with my 16 year old daughter for Christmas. We received an excellent deal on this cruise and booked rather last minute. We drove down the day before and drove most of the way, finishing up the last 4 hours the day of ... Read more
jesslsm
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Carnival Conquest December 2014 over Christmas and needless to say it was below par. Boat is outdated Not kept very clean Kids clubs are horrible if you have tweens. Shows consist of a person singing with a digital ... Read more

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Love2cruise2048
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
First, it doesn't take a lot to make me happy. Champagne at embarkation, free bottle of wine at steak house 1st night of cruise, attentive cabin steward, accommodating maitre'd and main dining room wait staff all made me happy. I was a ... Read more
KruzerStan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The embarkation process really sucked. You pass through security and then you go into the great hall and wait for someone to arbitrarily give you a zone card, we never did get a zone card and had to force our way into line behind a group ... Read more
42withkids
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As a Marriott Rewards Platinum status guy, we always took our vacations to Marriott properties. Well on our last Marriott stay over Spring Break at the Harbor Beach property, we walked to the end of the beach and saw the awesome cruise ... Read more
DonaIris
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall, cruise was okay. My 6th cruise with Carnival and my first time wondering if I should consider other cruise lines. Food: buffets were decent; Italian restaurant and pizza not as good as other ships We shouldn't have to dress up ... Read more
slfoster416
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This year for Christmas my kids decided instead of gifts they would rather go on a cruise. So I booked one on the Triumph. We all had a great time, I am a single mom and it was a total blast, my son's ages are 11, 12, and 13 and there was ... Read more

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lindnja
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Breeze is a nice ship, this is my 16th cruise and 10th on Carnival so I am famaliar. You know what you are getting on Carnival and since we do pay lower prices, you have to expect some differences. Main changes I saw from the 3 cruises ... Read more
skiserf
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
After reading many reviews lambasting Carnival for their shoddy em/de barkation procedures and abysmal tender offload in Cabo, we were a little concerned about what to expect. Perhaps we set our expectations really low but we were ... Read more
fundirector
Member Since 2010
1 review
119 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
It has been 12 years since we were on Carnival and it will be at least 12 years before we come back. Our last experience was so bad to keep us away but I thought we would give the new Breeze a try. I was so anticipating this cruise to ... Read more
SoCal Flyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
A 4-day "New Year's" cruise on the Imagination out of Long Beach was our first trip with Carnival in a number of years, and overall we were satisfied with the brief jaunt, although there were a couple of annoyances. Check-in was ... Read more
allgames
Member Since 2002
14 reviews
172 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My Background: Over 30+ cruises - All major lines. Positive about the industry. A bad day on the ship is better than a good day at work. Cruising is the way to travel on a budget! Pre-Cruise: Charleston is a wonderful City to embark ... Read more

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wdwmom
Member Since 2005
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Living only an hour from the port, we look forward to our Christmas Carnival cruise, however this year's cruise may well be our last on the Elation. Since we are platinum cruisers, this was probably the smoothest embarkation and ... Read more
Ms.Albuquerque
Member Since 2004
1 review
45 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I have been on 8 cruises. We've not cruised on Carnival in about 10 years. We always defended Carnival when people said they were the "Wal-Mart" of cruising. In the past, the food and service were always excellent. Not so ... Read more
duncan449
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
207 forum posts
0 helpful votes
All in all it was a good cruise; would I choose the Conquest again? No. There wasn't anything wrong with the ship, except that it's missing a serenity deck. My husband is not one to sit around and enjoy the sun on the pool deck... he ... Read more
maryhou
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
869 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our second time on the Glory. The ship has the 2.0 upgrades and we enjoyed the new bars and places to eat. Guys Burgers and fries is such a AMAZING addition to these ships. The food was wonderful and we ate there each day. Buffets ... Read more
Ginger32742
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
The traffic in Miami was horrible! My son dropped myself, his wife and son at terminal about 1:00 pm, went to park car and almost missed the cruise! We actually got on the ship at last minute. Very stressful! I was supposed to have cabins ... Read more

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