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1,541 Carnival Los Angeles Cruise Reviews

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Cuyjetonboard
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Travel agent recommended it. I am not likely to ever sail Carnival again unless a real steal. Carnival does not understand the definition of Serenity. It was as loud as the other pool areas where adults and children swam and played. ... Read more
Hilary P Jones
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Easy cost effective get away from Los Angeles. The room attendants knew everyone's names as did the wait staff in the dining rooms. The food was excellent. Fresh and delivered to the table promptly. The people who work on the ship are ... Read more
Amf1pe@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We were pleasantly surprised by this cruise! Service was good, food was good and the Camp Carnival staff was super! Always a plus when you are traveling with just one child. We had previously cruised on Carnivals's three night trip ... Read more
dancrr
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Just got back from a week on the Carnival Miracle sailing from Long Beach California to Puerto Vallarta for two days and Cabo San Lucas for one night. This is my 7th cruise, second on the Carnival Miracle. This was one of the best times ... Read more
Kenwsf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
The worst, most inedible food I have ever tried to eat. We were a party of 3. Took my mother for her 87th birthday, since she loves cruises and previously has been on 6 cruises. ( no Carnival cruises) Ship boarding in Long Beach ... Read more

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walker777
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was the only cruise line that did a short trip in June. We purchased the extra fast to fun package because I use a walker and we could avoid long lines. Embarkation and debarkation were really with no lines and very little waiting. ... Read more
sandybach
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I needed a one-week round-trip Los Angeles cruise on June 11th when my 2 LA-area mid-teen grandkids were available. To my surprise, Carnival was the ONLY cruise. While I frequently cruise, I had not been on Carnival in decades. I was ... Read more
Wella
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival. I love cruising! My son-in-law booked and decided on Imagination. The quality of the food and the entertainment have diminished since my last travels with Carnival . My senses have experienced ... Read more
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CrabbyMe
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Needed a quick getaway after a tough school year for a teacher! Hubby would always take a break! The food was just okay, the port (Ensenada) was AWESOME! We had spent our honeymoon there and really enjoyed being there again. Guy's ... Read more
cantbeme55
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have used Carnival Cruise lines several times before and loved them. This time it wasn't nearly as good and even to the point that we don't know if we will use them again. To begin with we usually get such wonderful service that we ... Read more

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salzalicia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
WIFI during your cruise: Let’s face it, wifi on the ship is SLOW and expensive, walk by the computers and you’ll see NO ONE. Like many, I rely on checking my email and Facebook frequently so… I started asking around. ... Read more
Addocdmommy
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
109 helpful votes
Ok…this review turned out really LONG! Hopefully someone will find some value in it! Below I give my thoughts on the Miracle, Cabo San Lucas and Las Caletas in Puerto Vallarta. If I missed anything, I will try to answer any ... Read more
SByrd1118
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was a first time cruise for me and my daughter. We were with another mother and daughter, it was their birthdays the week prior and this was a vacation we had all planned in advance to celebrate. We booked directly with Carnival ... Read more
crAZytwinmomma
Member Since 2010
1 review
155 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Carnival Miracle Mexican Riviera Review: Greetings. I wanted to write this review to be helpful for others looking to take the cruise on the Miracle out of Long Beach, CA. We had one that was overnight in PV. First I will start ... Read more
tina.pauly@cox.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Absoluely loved the Carnival Miracle cruise ship! It was my 10th cruise, i am a cruise lover. When we first arrived we parked in the parking lot. I thought we were early arriving at 1:00pm, however, the parking lot was pretty full. We ... Read more

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ak5504
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just came back from the Miracle, 2 days to Cabo and 1 day in Puerto Vallarta, and it was amazing! We took this cruise two months ago in March, but the weather was so bad, all our shore excursions were cancelled. This time, the weather ... Read more
luckymin@hutchtel.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My daughter in law chose this cruise because it coincided with her 30th birthday. I've cruised many times (at least 20) and generally find Carnival to be just fine. This was generally just fine too. Pros: good food, nice staff. Cons: ... Read more
K&JfromPDX
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
27 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Embarkation was the typical dis-organized chaos. Lots of lines, but no Carnival staff knew what any line was for - just pick a line and stand in it. When I entered the Atrium I immediately noticed how small the ship was. I was sure I ... Read more
barbierahrah
Member Since 2010
1 review
61 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose the 4 day Carnival cruise to Catalina and Ensenada because it was close to home and required no airline flight. Stayed at the Maya Hotel in Long Beach the nite before for a fairly priced park & cruise rate, although they ... Read more
JustMe425
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First time cruise for me. Sleeping quarters: Our cabin R118 was fine, but only one (out of two) outlet that worked. Very clean and comfortable. Entertainment: Comedians were okay - but too many sexual innuendo jokes. Some of ... Read more

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Laurakarl@rocketmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Carnival Imagination was a fun ship for first time cruisers! We did the 4 day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada Mexico. You can tell the ship is a little outdated, but was kept very clean and the staff was very friendly. We got a ... Read more
NICULisa
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We booked this cruise through a voucher for a free cruise for 2 given to my husband from the El Dorado Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana. I selected the Miracle because we have never done that itinerary and we wanted to stay in Los Angeles ... Read more
msvickyes
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We had 6 people and 3 balcony staterooms. This was my first Carnival Cruise. I have only cruised Royal before but my nephew talked us into joining them. It was a great cruise. I was very impressed with Carnival. Cabins were basic and ... Read more
danelover
Member Since 2004
1 review
29 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I will begin by saying I did not have great expectations of a Carnival three day but had seen some good reviews .We have had some decent experiences on Carnival so decided it was a cheap weekend and what the heck. Our first clue was ... Read more
coldiaz
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
17 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Quick last minute getaway out of the port of Long Beach on the Carnival Inspiration. I had been on the Imagination twice and this ship offered a few pleasant upgrades from the Inspiration, such as the upgraded Alchemy Bar and and newer ... Read more

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