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5,175 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews
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Family Dude
Member Since 2017
1 review
We arrived at port at 12:15 pm for a 1-1:30 pm boarding time. It seemed Carnival's embarkation system was in somewhat disarray. You had anxious travelers arriving via Uber, bus, and dropoffs waiting to get on board. Travelers were ... Read more
dvond
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
680 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We wanted a cheap cruise to get away for spring break with my 14 year old son. We knew it would not be the best ship due to age and price so had reasonable expectations. The shop overall is very easy to navigate and is in pretty good ... Read more
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msbreya09
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise due to the sailing dates and the ports of call. I liked the ship, but it carried a horrid sewage smell throughout the entire cruise. The entertainment was outdated and geared more for the older crowd. I would not ... Read more
IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
210 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Service was not up to the usual smiling friendliness I have become used to on Carnival, or maybe I'm paying more attention to all crew. Cruisers have complained about the pink overload/décor but to me it's typical "fun" ... Read more
RickinFL
Member Since 2005
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Went with 12 family members and price was good for this itinerary. Embarkation was smooth with no issues. Over all cruise was good. Had a ocean view room on main deck which was nice. Room was clean and was kept that way during the entire ... Read more
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mariegi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked very last minute. My husband has wanted to cruise for years but we've been waiting for the kids to be big enough (6&7 now). We loved it! We were on deck 2...not luxurious but the very last room for 4 with windows and we were ... Read more
Kcheine
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Carnival is a great value and we wanted to try the new Vista. We loved it. It was totally handicap accessible for my son who is 16. He was able to get up to the Sports and Waterpark Deck on 12 which was great. We loved all of the ... Read more
KyndalEssence
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I booked this cruise along with one of my friends and their family members. This was actually my second time cruising, but my first cruise with Carnival. My overall trip was okay, but it definitely wasn't that great for me to want to ... Read more
NSnJW
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise for the dates available and the destinations. It was a first cruise for my son and 2 grandsons. Between the pools, water slide and the Circle C club, the 12 and 13 year old cousins found plenty to do on board. ... Read more
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sbmommaut
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a first cruise for us and we are HOOKED! The ship was beautiful and the crew were fantastic. I know some people have commented on the amount of PINK on the ship, but I really liked it. It is an amazing vessel. It was over ... Read more
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colbranpar
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation very easy - did not pay for any extra treatment. We boarded at our given time of noon and never had to stop and stand. (This is my 17th Cruise and a cruiser of many different lines.) Balcony room was ready when we arrived ... Read more
bluocean
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the Vista because it was a newly added ship to the Carnival fleet. We are avid cruisers with Platinum status and have taken over 50 cruises, 35 of these being on Carnival. We traveled with my family, ages ranging 19 years to ... Read more
nuttygal4
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Before heading off on my first ever cruise, I did what I always do and read many reviews on the cruise. A lot people had negative reviews which had me a little nervous on whether I made the right decision. After embarking on the cruise I ... Read more
jefgrahm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Full disclosure: My wife and I avoided Carnival like the plague. Then my daughter kept up her grades and remained on the honor roll all throughout high school. We promised her a cruise of her choice and she chose Carnival's Sensation, ... Read more
amar_07
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my very first trip on Carnival and possibly my last. I was told to try other Carnival ships before avoiding them all together but I don't know if I want the hassle. The people and vibe on the ship was great, but...... First off, ... Read more
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bboy1995
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose a cruise that had decent destination ports. We hoped that Carnival had enough experience in the industry to provide good entertainment and service during the transportation to these ports... we were wrong. During the cruise, it ... Read more
samsnj
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
175 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Wanted to go on a short cruise to visit a Key West and Cozumel. Weather was superb for this 4 day cruise. Cruisers were nice. Deck party was lively however Carnival doesn't serve any carvings of fruit or food anymore for their deck party ... Read more
qzyksw
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
I choose this cruise b/c it was a Spring break time frame and it went to a couple places we have not been. I have to say check in and the wait was fair. We had 11-11:30 check in and I think we were on board by 12:30-1. I went to ... Read more
texascharm
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a retired couple from Texas. We arranged two cruises in Florida before we stayed with family on spring break there when we returned. Seemed to make the long drive more worthwhile! We left the Conquest in Ft. Lauderdale and ... Read more
Scottp13
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Great time as usual on Carnival Glory. My thirteenth cruise with Carnival, and they did an excellent job once again. Everyone was friendly and tried to make our experience the best. My wife had a couple of massages and was very pleased ... Read more
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glorialagos
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
615 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This cruise fit our spring break schedule and air travel worked. We had been to 3 of the 4 ports and knew we liked them and were excited to see the Cayman Islands which were new for us. Not that it matters at all to enjoy a cruise but, ... Read more
Cathy2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first time sailing with Carnival Vista. The line ups were so long you almost didn't want to eat. The Carnival entertainment singers were terrible, I can sing better. The pools were overrun with kids no adult area unless you ... Read more
krissyandenzo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. Had a wonderful time. All of the employees on the ship were super friendly and helpful. People were always cleaning and I did not find the ship to be dirty at all as stated in ... Read more
Leni13
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We booked a Balcony Spa cabin, because the Suites and Havanas were sold out. We talked to several fellow cruisers and to snatch one of the Havana Cabins you need to book like 1.5 years in advance, simply not possible for us. We can only ... Read more
Billg1573
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have been on a number of cruises in the past all Carnival. We chose Vista because it was the newest ship. I went with my wife and 2 teenage kids. I had read all the reviews starting 5 months from booking. I do this for every trip I ... Read more
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