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kittysnme
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
217 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Just came back from the Mexican Riviera cruise on the Carnival Miracle. This was my first time on a Spirit class ship and I'll have to say it's now my favorite. This was a New Year's cruise leaving on December 31st. Embarkation was ... Read more
CrabbyMe
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have gone from balcony to junior suite to ocean suite. This was probably the quietest cabin we've had- except for the young elephants running down the halls, and a kid next door who loved to sing loudly on the balcony. Our steward Asih ... Read more
rdrakehhi
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We love, love, love Carnival! This was my 8th Carnival cruise since 1996. I have never had a Carnival experience I didn't really like! So far it is my brand. I have also cruised with Royal Caribbean on the Oasis twice. This ... Read more
asksuzie
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship is older than others i've traveled on, but it was clean. The cabin stewards are friendly and efficient. The entertainment was mixed- good shows;however the comedians weren't great. The band was excellent, but the solo performers ... Read more
hotlipsblondy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was the absolute worst vacation of my life. I have taken several cruises in the past and this was by far the worst ever. Room was filthy - had to call housekeeping 3 times to get it clean and point to the filth and ask for it to be ... Read more
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Jaeddog
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised numerous times over the past 20+ years on different cruises lines, NCL, Princess, Celebrity and One prior cruise on Carnival last year so I am comparing this cruise against all our cruising experiences. First the good, the ... Read more
CaliforniaCruisers8
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
First timer looking for a quick cruise experience. This is a nice short one. Ship was full for the Holidays with lots of families. The staff was professional and made the cruise run smoothly. It was just not the right time of year. ... Read more
LVNV Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it sailed over Christmas. We wanted to take a Christmas vacation this year instead of spending it at home, and Carnival Inspiration filled the bill. We live in Las Vegas so a Long Beach, CA departure was as ... Read more
mc168
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my 2nd cruise with Carnival Imagination with prior experience on Grand Suite. This December I decided to take my family member of 4 and relatives of 3 to cruise on this ship again from Dec 22nd and back on 25th for Christmas ... Read more
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glen8p
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
I chose Carnival for the price, finally receiving a special that allegedly included all the port, taxes, and any "air filter disposal fee" kind of bs nickel-and-dime hidden costs. For the most part, that was correct. THE ... Read more
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Leigh.metzler
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We picked this cruise because my son wanted to try Carnival. He's 14. In the end even he preferred NCL. Our room had stained carpet and upholstery, the door to the frig was broken, many dings and broken elements to the suite. We had a ... Read more
Pbaker103
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our family's first cruise. I read the reviews and didn't really expect much based on the ship we were sailing on. Carnival likes to charge for every little extra that they can. They charge extra for sodas and any alcoholic ... Read more
afamnheidi
Member Since 2013
1 review
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My in laws missed our wedding five years ago because my father in law was very ill, so we decided to renew our wedding vows on our five year anniversary this year and invite them along so they could actually see us get married this time. ... Read more
borntotravelbrit
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We wanted a mother and daughter getaway and the hot tub she had bought me came either with a 2 night trip to Vegas or 4 night cruise on Carnival. So naturally we chose the Carnival cruise as we had cruised Carnival before. We had an ... Read more
brucesta
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Wow! What a fun cruise for the price. The perfect quick getaway to get you in the holiday spirit. My son just turned 6 months old so we wanted to start him young. He is the son of a son of a sailor. I had not been on Carnival since my ... Read more
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IslandBoyKeoni
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I will say from the get-go, I enjoyed getting away on this short cruise from everyday life so with regards to that, it was an worthwhile cruise. Embarkation: Since I was staying in a suite, We did not wait at all to board, got on the ... Read more
tgilevich
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We have sailed on Celebrity and Norwegian and they have been great or exceptional. I knew that a 4 day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada on the Inspiration was not likely to match those trips. I was right but give the cruise a ... Read more
Charmcarm9
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first experience with Carnival . My daughter asked for a cruise for her 30th birthday. My only stipulation was no airfare, so that meant Carnival out of S. California . To my surprise she found one the day after her birthday . ... Read more
ToddSD
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
After 50+ years of avoiding cruise ship travel (like the plague), I finally broke down and gave it a shot... sadly, over the 2016 Thanksgiving 7-day cruise aboard the mid-class Carnival Miracle. As a seasoned world traveler with many, many ... Read more
TrishandChris
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We were on this cruise for Thanksgiving, figuring we'd try something different from our normal tradition. It was great. We learned so much! We left Long Beach with smooth sailing, enjoyed exploring the vessel, had our first dining ... Read more
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missria
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I picked this ship because I've been on The Imagination already and wanted to compare them. I like this one better because the entertainment was really good. Shows were great, the comedian, Jailyn, was hilarious, music was really good in ... Read more
Lockyer18
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had cruised before on the carnival dream a much bigger ship but had just a much of a good time food and cleanliness are of upmost important and of course price, this was fantastic good for my smoking buddies too we were not made to feel ... Read more
FloridaSuperCruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We Took the Carnival Miracle to the Mexican Riviera for our annual anniversary cruise on the November 12 sailing. It was both our first time out of Long Beach and our first time on the Miracle. This one of the best cruises we have ever ... Read more
24acruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We were very excited for this cruise....new ports, ship and great weather. However, we only found one staff member that was not only friendly, but attentive. And we made a point to find this waiter each day. Our housekeeper it appeared ... Read more
dakotateri
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise when I received a great past guest offer. This time we did a balcony which was the best decision ever, enjoyed being out on it all the time we were in our room. We chose deck 7 in middle which was very comfortable ... Read more
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