Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Carnival Holiday Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Carnival x
Holiday Cruises x
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Critic Overview
  • Cruises are for families and fun-lovers of all ages
  • "Fun Ships" offer great value-for-money
  • The world's largest cruise line -- big ships with panache
  • Read full overview >>

381 Carnival Holiday Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
160
Very Good
104
Average
62
Poor
32
Terrible
12
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
6,259
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
1,705
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
1,550
Holiday Cruises
Holiday Cruises
381
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
tlopz
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
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
russn2635
1 Review
Member Since 2015
On December 27 our family boarded the carnival fantasy for a new years cruise. This was about my 8 time on the fantasy ... Read more
kroozer1
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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 ... Read more
Markwa
1 Review
Member Since 2010
97 Forum Posts
As there is only 2 of us at home and generally 1 friend for XMAS, we decided to getaway instead of trashing the kitchen ... Read more
emg2003
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
My husband and I spent a fun New Year’s Eve aboard the Carnival Fascination to Nassau and Freeport in the ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

klhage89
1 Review
Member Since 2010
30 Forum Posts
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
superbock
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We took a family Christmas vacation on the Carnival Sunshine. We had 4 adults and two children (9 and 6). Absolutely ... Read more
viking69
1 Review
Member Since 2010
88 Forum Posts
We traveled with our adult daughter and teenage grand-daughter. We had next door balcony staterooms on the Lido deck.. ... Read more
mom2tcdx2
5 Reviews
Member Since 2006
2,191 Forum Posts
Sailed on the Breeze with my 16 year old daughter for Christmas. We received an excellent deal on this cruise and ... Read more
jesslsm
1 Review
Member Since 2014
2 Forum Posts
We sailed on the Carnival Conquest December 2014 over Christmas and needless to say it was below par. Boat is ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Love2cruise2048
1 Review
Member Since 2014
6 Forum Posts
12/14
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
KruzerStan
1 Review
Member Since 2014
The embarkation process really sucked. You pass through security and then you go into the great hall and wait for ... Read more
42withkids
1 Review
Member Since 2015
As a Marriott Rewards Platinum status guy, we always took our vacations to Marriott properties. Well on our last ... Read more
DonaIris
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
Overall, cruise was okay. My 6th cruise with Carnival and my first time wondering if I should consider other cruise ... Read more
slfoster416
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

lindnja
2 Reviews
Member Since 2003
29 Forum Posts
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
skiserf
1 Review
Member Since 2015
After reading many reviews lambasting Carnival for their shoddy em/de barkation procedures and abysmal tender offload ... Read more
fundirector
1 Review
Member Since 2010
73 Forum Posts
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
SoCal Flyer
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
allgames
14 Reviews
Member Since 2002
172 Forum Posts
My Background: Over 30+ cruises - All major lines. Positive about the industry. A bad day on the ship is better than a ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

wdwmom
1 Review
Member Since 2005
1 Forum Post
Living only an hour from the port, we look forward to our Christmas Carnival cruise, however this year's cruise may ... Read more
Ms.Albuquerque
1 Review
Member Since 2004
45 Forum Posts
12/14
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
duncan449
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
207 Forum Posts
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
maryhou
4 Reviews
Member Since 2005
869 Forum Posts
12/14
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
Ginger32742
1 Review
Member Since 2014
1 Forum Post
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

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

 
Have you taken a cruise before?
Thank you!

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.