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4,811 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews
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ajaxswan
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This is our first Carnival cruise and we enjoyed it very much. I am very impressed with the entertainment team and vibe they generate for the whole trip. We had dinner at the main dining room every night and the food was as expected. ... Read more
raywilson
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Wife wanted to go on her first cruise. So we decided to split the vacation. Sort cruise out of Miami then some time down in the Keys. Cruise started out bad with long 4 hour delay with everyone stuck in the port waiting building. Not ... Read more
abhideutsche
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
Good part: - Decent size ship with nice / friendly crews - Dining experience – can’t complain ….we requested for Indian cuisine and they provided Indian food which was superb! Our table was looked after by a ... Read more
buster66
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Choose this cruise because it was going to Jamaica. Don't ever get on Carnival Splendor! The service totality sucked and you couldn't eat what you wanted and when you wanted too. They even dished out the bacon which made my hubby very ... Read more
cruiseneveragain
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
The cruise had terrible sewer gas smell in cabin and on deck. 1st told that there was no problem, then continuously they are work on problem. But issue was never solved. The food was never served hot, just warm, the lobster was rubber, ... Read more
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underwolf1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
If you have been on a Royal Caribbean cruise before, then this may not be the cruise for you. I found myself comparing everything, and the Carnival Sensation lost at everything. The ship was clean, but not modern. There is only one small ... Read more
mike florida
Member Since 2016
1 review
61 forum posts
Balcony, drink package ,faster to the fun... Food was very good, gained 10 lbs drinks were very good worth getting the drinking package Service was very good, cabin,dining, bars ect all good cabin very good ... Read more
PPsammy
Member Since 2012
1 review
146 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I thought I would take a Carnival cruise because i wanted to take an inexpensive cruise in between a couple RCI cruises. Another couple joined us. They never took Carnival and I only took a 3 day that didn't turn out well. Well, we were ... Read more
dcross1244
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We did the 7 day, Cayman, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel on Carnival Glory. It really was a wonderful trip. The ship was your typical Carnival cruiser, everything worked fine, was well maintained, staff was unbelievably friendly and attentive, ... Read more
krazy2621
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I haven't been on a carnival cruise in a long time because my last cruise with them was really bad. This time I went on carnival because the group I went with wanted to go based on the price. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it so ... Read more
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marci4tony
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
876 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The itinerary was the reason for booking this particular cruise. Aruba is on my bucket list, and I was in dire need of a vacation. Coming from Montana, we took the red eye (affordability factor) and flew in a day early. We were ... Read more
cmorris
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was my husbands and mine first cruise and first vacation alone together after 12 years. The cruise ship smelled horrible like sewage .The food was absolutely horrible. We pretty much lived off of scrambled eggs and ice cream for 5 ... Read more
Marshall cruiser
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I chose this cruise based on price and destination. I am not a big fan of Carnival because the boats are smashed full of people. However, I will say that Carnival keeps people returning based on price and delicious food. That is why I ... Read more
Trvlr37
Member Since 2001
13 reviews
2,581 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed Carnival a few times and we wanted to try Splendor for her thermal suite/t-pool. I am happy to say that we completely enjoyed the Thermal Suite in the spa - temperature was probably a little too warm for me, but my ... Read more
DOTTIESKIP
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The Splendor was great. Beautiful ship, very clean. Balcony room was very spacious, with lots of storage. Bed was more comfy than ours at home. Room steward was the best we have ever had, and went above and beyond to make it our home away ... Read more
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j5taylor70
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I surpassed the 100 cruise day mark on this cruise, and are Platinum members with Carnival. For the last few years every time we have cruised Carnival they have discontinued small things that separate the top of the line ... Read more
qz889l
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival. Our first in 2010 was awesome. The last two have seen a steady decline in food and service. The dining room menu is uninspired, with good service, but warm to cold servings. The food tasted ... Read more
rb80
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
7 helpful votes
My wife and I cruised on the Carnival Sensation October 29 through November 3rd. It was a five day cruise out of Miami with ports of call being Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival. This is a ... Read more
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dwveale53
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
This was our 8th cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines and we enjoy the "Fun Ships" approach to vacationing. Overall the cruise was well worth the money and we did have a lot of fun. Embarkment was delayed due to customs taking ... Read more
ethurston
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I surprised our 3 kids with this cruise. My cousin and her husband and 2 kids also took the cruise. This was their first cruise, as well as our own kids first cruise. It started out with leaving port 2 hours late as we ... Read more
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POTOMACRUISER
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
265 forum posts
Hey, I keep taking Carnival; pound for pound, it's as good a (proportional) value as the high-end lines. I never find a lower price and they go where I want to go. After that, well, that's where the "good" starts sliding ... Read more
Prairie Wolf
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 7th cruise on Carnival and we don't feel Splendor measures up to the other ships we have been on. We had more trouble getting around on this ship. More detours, less direct paths. Embarkation - Although we arrived at our ... Read more
travlngirl
Member Since 2007
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We felt we did not have enough to do on a sea day. If your not a sun worshiper, or drinker there wasn't much to do.We could have used some trivia and or a movie. Carnival No longer offers a midnight buffet, or high tea. Kinda sad as I ... Read more
Kendollzz
Member Since 2016
1 review
Carnival Splendor Cruise was very enjoyable. I traveled with my mom (Jackie) along with the Church Group (Jubilee Cathedral). The cabin was excellent and had great service from our Stateroom Steward Astika (Aye!!) He was awesome, ... Read more
WaynoVike
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This vacation was just the DW and I looking for some relaxation and fun to celebrate our anniversary and we had a great experience! We flew into Miami on Saturday the evening before our Sunday embarkation and stayed at the SpringHill ... Read more
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