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378 Carnival Holiday Cruise Reviews

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My husband and I spent a fun New Year’s Eve aboard the Carnival Fascination to Nassau and Freeport in the ... Read more
01/15
We took a family Christmas vacation on the Carnival Sunshine. We had 4 adults and two children (9 and 6). Absolutely ... Read more
This was our 4th cruise with our family of 5 and the grandmothers and each cruise has been enjoyable. To get away from ... Read more
New Year's Fun viking69
01/15
We traveled with our adult daughter and teenage grand-daughter. We had next door balcony staterooms on the Lido deck.. ... Read more
Christmas Cruise mom2tcdx2
01/15
Sailed on the Breeze with my 16 year old daughter for Christmas. We received an excellent deal on this cruise and ... Read more

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We sailed on the Carnival Conquest December 2014 over Christmas and needless to say it was below par. Boat is ... Read more
Dream cruise Love2cruise2048
01/15
First, it doesn't take a lot to make me happy. Champagne at embarkation, free bottle of wine at steak house 1st night ... Read more
Overall, cruise was okay. My 6th cruise with Carnival and my first time wondering if I should consider other cruise ... Read more
As a Marriott Rewards Platinum status guy, we always took our vacations to Marriott properties. Well on our last ... Read more
The embarkation process really sucked. You pass through security and then you go into the great hall and wait for ... Read more

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01/15
This is our third Carnival cruise and first time out of New Orleans. As many have said, Elation is an older ship, but ... Read more
Christmas Cruise 2014 fundirector
01/15
It has been 12 years since we were on Carnival and it will be at least 12 years before we come back. Our last ... Read more
01/15
After reading many reviews lambasting Carnival for their shoddy em/de barkation procedures and abysmal tender offload ... Read more
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 ... Read more
This year for Christmas my kids decided instead of gifts they would rather go on a cruise. So I booked one on the ... Read more

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Living only an hour from the port, we look forward to our Christmas Carnival cruise, however this year's cruise may ... Read more
My Background: Over 30+ cruises - All major lines. Positive about the industry. A bad day on the ship is better than a ... Read more
01/15
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, ... Read more
New Year's Eve Cruise Barbiegator
01/15
Just off Carnival Sunshine where we celebrated a new year with Son and family. I am always comparing Carnival and Royal ... Read more
Fascination Christmas cruise 12/24/14 for myself, wife and three daughters. All experienced cruisers. Due to differing ... Read more

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01/15
The traffic in Miami was horrible! My son dropped myself, his wife and son at terminal about 1:00 pm, went to park car ... Read more
12/20 Review maryhou
01/15
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. ... Read more
All in all it was a good cruise; would I choose the Conquest again? No. There wasn't anything wrong with the ship, ... Read more
Disappointed Ms.Albuquerque
01/15
My husband and I have been on 8 cruises. We've not cruised on Carnival in about 10 years. We always defended Carnival ... Read more
Xmas on Freedom sunlite
01/15
This was a beautiful and clean ship. It had everything anyone would want. The guys burgers were very good and easily ... Read more

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