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381 Carnival Holiday Cruise Reviews

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Amazing Time on the Sensation TheCriuseDirector
02/14
Ok, so this was my families 2nd cruise (2nd with Carnival). We stayed on the same class of ship of our first one. We ... Read more
01/14
We planned for a family reunion on a cruise ship so no one would have to host Thanksgiving at their house; no cooking, ... Read more
We decided to take the family on a last minute cruise over Thanksgiving, and I had narrowed my choices to NCL Epic and ... Read more
Fabulous sas sally
01/14
Embarkment : no problems and very quick. Room, lovely room with extended balcony, our cabin boy was excellent and have ... Read more
Fabulous sas sally
01/14
Embarkment : no problems and very quick. Room, lovely room with extended balcony, our cabin boy was excellent and have ... Read more

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01/14
EMBARKATION: easy with RTF. OV room nice -Steward good. Weather: stank. I usually get a balcony room but glad I got ... Read more
Great Family Fun! CUONTHECs1
01/14
What an amazing time we had on the Carnival Splendor (Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2013). I would certainly recommend this ship, ... Read more
A Really josiemartinez
01/14
Just returned from the NYE cruise out of Long Beach on the Carnival Miracle. A few impressions: Debarkation: Miserably ... Read more
Port/Embarkation: First, we made a trip to a store to pick up a few things for the cruise that we didn’t bring ... Read more
01/14
We recently sailed on the December 22, 2013 Valor Christmas cruise. This was a family cruise, our family, my sister's ... Read more

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01/14
For more than 12 years, my husband and I would travel to Las Vegas to spend the holidays. This year, another couple ... Read more
01/14
Husband and I wanted a year off from Christmas celebrations: no tree, no lights, no gifts. Church, music, dinner would ... Read more
01/14
I realize people on this site are probably seasoned cruisers but I will write this as a rookie because that's what I ... Read more
A nightmare before Christmas... Breeze dec 22-30th - cruising with kids... Now here I go starting off negative like ... Read more
Still thawing out.. justcruizin12
01/14
Returned several days ago from Carnival Conquest 7 night Carribean cruise which departed from Miami. Overall the ... Read more

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I rented a "Grande Suite"! A surprise for my wallet! $$$!, and one for my daughter on Christmas! We opened the door of ... Read more
We sailed on the Christmas Cruise to a sold out ship. Literally every cabin in the ship was booked. Embarkation and ... Read more
12/13
My wife and I took the Thanksgiving 4 day Bahamas cruise to Freeport and Nassau from Port Canaveral. Wife rides a ... Read more
12/13
Took the 6 night 7 day cruise on the Breeze. Went to Turks, Jamaica and Nassau. Had a wonderful time. Very few lineups ... Read more
This is the 3rd year in a row we've cruised over the Thanksgiving break, and this year easily met the bar set by our ... Read more

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Myself, 46, wife 42, son 13 son 3 decided to spend our thanksgiving cruising. We took this cruise this time of year to ... Read more
Just returned from sailing on the Freedom during thanksgiving week. We booked this week because it fit our schedule. We ... Read more
At the start, let me say that I am a career Hotel manager. I have managed big and small properties, in downtown areas ... Read more
For the 2nd year in a row, we spent Thanksgiving on the 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise. Here is a brief review and some ... Read more
We had 18 family members looking forward to a wonderful cruise. Unfortunately we chose the Conquest. Letting you know ... Read more

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