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371 Carnival Holiday Cruise Reviews

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rtscruiser
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
40 forum posts
Fascination Christmas cruise 12/24/14 for myself, wife and three daughters. All experienced cruisers. Due to differing work schedules we only had time for a 5-day cruise. We also needed non-stop flights from three different cities. ... Read more
Barbiegator
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
1,230 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Just off Carnival Sunshine where we celebrated a new year with Son and family. I am always comparing Carnival and Royal Caribbean as we sail on both. I will list topics as I review Sunshine. Embarkation -Arrived around 1 and on ship in 30 ... Read more
coba57
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having just come off a 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise in a suite aboard the Norwegian Star, I wasn't expecting much from our 4 day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada in an ocean view cabin on one of the oldest ships in the Carnival ... Read more
Nadiezda
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Recently, my boyfriend and me took a Carnival cruise on the Paradise during December 22-27 , 2014 . I was thinking , it's would be a perfect little vacation getaway. Usually we book balcony cabin, but this time we had inside cabin( booked ... Read more
kpbg20
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
This was our fifth cruise with Carnival so we knew what to expect going in. We arrived at the port in Miami around 11am. You had to find someone to take your luggage, so we were a little disappointed on the small number of porters ... Read more

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sunlite
Member Since 2006
1 review
189 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
This was a beautiful and clean ship. It had everything anyone would want. The guys burgers were very good and easily accessible. The blue iguana burritos and tacos were also very good. The steakhouse was good but a little too fancy for us, ... Read more
Reimann_J
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
Very disappointed in this ship. It was smelly - former smoking areas have not been cleaned of smoke smell - several areas smelled musty. The cruise director acted very unprofessional; he was loud, obnoxious, spoke unclearly, and there was ... Read more
t5825db
Member Since 2011
1 review
Ship information - Elation is one of the older ships in Carnival's fleet (1998) and it shows. Out toilet would not flush one night but was fixed soon after we called. At night you hear groans and noises from the older ship. There was not a ... Read more
gtjrpj
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
My family have been on several Carnival Cruises; however, this is our first time on Victory. The crew was nice, our cabin guy Wilfred was very attentive. Room service was prompt and courteous. We stayed in cabin 1015, which was a balcony ... Read more
tas3086
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
27 forum posts
The Ecstasy is an older ship, even though it had a recent upgrade with painting and carpeting changes. But it is old. Nothing in the cabin lavatory works correctly. toilet does not clear everything, Sink lights are burnt out. No glassware. ... Read more

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arcticfox123
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2014
We had a very enjoyable week. This was our 5th Carnival cruise and most of our expectations were delivered. Firstly we do not use the Spa or the premium steak restaurants so we cannot comment on those. The Sunshine could easily have ... Read more
lakelodge
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
329 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We surprised our grand daughters (whom we are raising) with this as their Christmas present! Emma, age 16 and MC age 8 were ecstatic! We were on our 25th cruise, but only the third with Carnival. Years ago, we went on two short cruises on ... Read more
Jenks008
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
Hi all, just done two weeks on Liberty around the East and West Caribbean. Good information to start the cruise from Carnival and the simple booking in system meant a minimum of delay on getting on board. We did two days in Cocoa Beach to ... Read more
luxurylivingntravel
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2014
I'm usually not one for posting reviews. However, after this cruise I had to give our highlights. My family & I have taken numerous cruise before but this was by far the best cruise we had to date. The main reason....The Entertainment ... Read more
decatsmeow
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
We've been on many Carnival cruises. This was the first on the Carnival Magic. We began our trip at the Hilton Galveston, which offered free parking for the duration of the cruise. The Hilton provides a shuttle to the port, but it fills up ... Read more

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roglin711
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2014
Carnival was not "up front" with it's guests for this cruise. A lot of us didn't realize until it was too late, that the Miracle has been having propulsion problems since early this year, and decided to continue operation of the vessel, ... Read more
cmorales1
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed December 2014
Just got off the Carnival Victory 4 days Western Caribbean (12-18/12-22), our 7 cruise in the last 24 months, 6 on Carnival, 1 on Royal Caribbean. I am a firm believer of having a consistent user experience that is what Carnival has ... Read more
fishrandy
Member Since 2014
1 review
My family and I were very excited to take a cruise that we’d been planning and looking forward to for almost a year. When the day of the trip finally arrived, everyone was excited as we climbed into two large Super Shuttle vans to ... Read more
kcsrailfan
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
This was our 17th cruise and 12th with Carnival. First time on the Valor. Found the whole process exemplary from check in to disembarkation. The valor's public areas and cabins appeared in excellent shape for its age. It appeared well ... Read more
colmartin88
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
This was a family vacation with 8 of us so I realize we are not all going to be happy all the time. I have cruised NCL and RCL the others have never cruised. Embarkation was easy, quick and accommodating, I recommend a passport, do not ... Read more

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ports2call
1 review
We flew into FLL on Friday night, rented a midsize car for $40 with specific drop off location near port of Miami with a free shuttle (location P2F). The next morning about 9am, we did all our shopping at a nearby Target and Sports ... Read more
spartancruisers
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
CARNIVAL GLORY 11/22 - 11/29 Eastern Caribbean - Thanksgiving We are not prolific cruisers, but my wife and I have recently become fans of cruising, having done 3 within the last year or so. The first two were Royal Caribbean and MSC. All ... Read more
summam
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just got back from our Thanksgiving Week cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine and had an absolutely fantastic time! This is our family's second cruise with Carnival (we have previously cruised on Royal Caribbean and Disney). Last year we ... Read more
hockeycoachjim
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
Ok here is my first review so bear with me as I get acclimated to the process!!! I am going to cut to the chase because details are what you are looking for and I have a lot of them. We were on was the New Year’s Eve cruise that ... Read more
TheCriuseDirector
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
179 forum posts
Ok, so this was my families 2nd cruise (2nd with Carnival). We stayed on the same class of ship of our first one. We sailed over Christmas with my Aunt, Uncle, 2 cousins, Grandparents, Mom, and Dad. In total, that makes 9. On this cruise, ... Read more

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