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4,568 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews

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307
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mo the magnificent
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Embarkation was great because we put down 11am to check in but showed up at 12:30. We skipped all the lines and went straight on board. The ship is dated in decor. There's only one pool, and by the end of the day after who knows how ... Read more
Jaclynilene
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise because I could only get away for a few days. Cozumel was amazing. Didn't have enough time in Key West to appreciate. I have been on longer cruises and felt like the 4 day cruise was definitely missing some of the fun ... Read more
84Cheif
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a cruise formy parents (regular cruisers on p+o) myself and my 7 year old daughter on her first cruise. Couple of negatives to start with. Embarkation was slow and long and you queue outside Miami port which is very hot, get an ... Read more
Mnirom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my 7th cruise overall. The previous cruises were 4 with Royal Caribbean and 2 with Princess. The only reason we chose this cruise was because the original ship we booked was still uncertain renovation and dry docked. So the cruise ... Read more
Out of Iowa
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
276 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Good: Sea Day comedian’s show “Family Guy”; we delayed in showing up at muster drill (which resulted in being in the front row at the edge of the marked area, with a/c blowing on us); audience lip sync event in the ... Read more

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AVW103
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I was a first time cruiser and decided on Carnival because it had good value. It's an older ship but for the most part didn't hinder me and my husband's experience. We had a great time. I also get motion sickness easily but surprisingly ... Read more
ScoopVermont
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Looking to visit new ports and this one did not fail. Grand Turk, Domincan Republic, Aruba and Curacao. Carnival many times has lots of children with families but this one was before school's let out and the children were minimal. ... Read more
Tracey/Thom
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
195 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We purchased this cruise on a flash sale the month before, so it was a bit of a rush, but we'd been researching Southern Caribbean, so it all worked out. A few days before we upgraded to a balcony from an interior (someone called us and ... Read more
jrussell69@cfl.rr.com
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
have sailed several times all cruise lines, 3rd and last time on carnival, picked this boat for it's destinations. had balcony room on 8th floor. was fortunate to have some real partiers next to us that would start raising hell at 3 am ... Read more
NEWJERSEYCOP
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
34 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We waited outside at our scheduled time, 1130 to 1200, for about 20 minutes before we got inside. Once inside it took another 15 minutes to get through check in and then get on-board. Our cabin was immediately ready for us. We then ... Read more

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traveling nannie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Getting from the airport to the ship was a bit of an ordeal. We had Carnival transfers but had to drag our luggage across the terminal to the bus area. When we got to the pier we had to drag the luggage from the bus to the pier, with ... Read more
peacey
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
54 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Please note that I rated this cruise 4 out of 5 (which is better than average) but it was the worst Carnival cruise we have been on and this was my fifth cruise with Carnival - first time on the Glory. I did not give it a 5 because it just ... Read more
Kool Kist
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were in Ocean view Cabin 203 on Riviera Deck. We went to Key West & Cozumel. Ship condition was good, older ship. We were pleased with space of cabin for 3 men. Food was okay. Stage shows were much better than expected. They used DJ ... Read more
mcaustin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I booked this cruise for my daughter and I. I have been on a few other cruises and this one was the worst! When we walked onto the ship, you could immediately smell cigarette smoke and it also smelled very musty. This was true throughout ... Read more
tonyaanne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was my first cruise. I had read all the reviews on here before the trip, which made my boyfriend and I nervous that we weren't going to have a good time. Boy was I wrong. We had an excellent time. I understand that Carnival isn't the ... Read more

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NatalieHindley0407
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We went on the Carnival Splendor to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel on a 6 night/7day cruise. I booked a balcony cabin for 4 people - 2 adults, 2 children. As expected, the cabin was small. However, I did not expect the outdated, tacky ... Read more
Freddygirl17
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Went on this cruise with my two sisters and it was something we looked forward to for a year. One of my sisters had never cruised before so it was exciting to watch her reaction to everything. We chose the Eastern Caribbean as we liked ... Read more
justmegem
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We choose this cruise (our first Carnival) for both the value and to visit new ports (Amber Cove and Grand Turk). The cleanliness, pool area, adult area, entertainment (trivia and live music fantastic), cabin size, steward service, etc ... Read more
kar4056@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My daughter, son-in-law & I booked this particular cruise as we wanted to take a short vacation together with their 2 year old & 8 month old. As platinum members of Carnival's VIFP club, our embarkation was smooth & relatively ... Read more
ober134
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
34 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We choose this cruise because the dates coincided with our work/vacation schedules, and included Half Moon Cay which is just beautiful. We were a bit reluctant based on ship class, age of ship, and some recent negative reviews. However, we ... Read more

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CruiseCM1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We were 1st time cruisers and didn't know what to expect. We had a blast! Mat the cruise director was a lot of fun (and Canadian too) while Floyd one of our waiters at dinner was so welcoming we couldn't wait to see him and share our day's ... Read more
AHUEY2
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival but my first on the Sensation. I've also sailed on the Victory, Glory, Fantasy, and Inspiration, The Sensation was a slight disappointment. Before I talk about the con's let me mention the pros. First, ... Read more
tbhess
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband and I cruised this past week on Carnival Sensation for our HONEYMOON!! [Woohoo!] I chose this particular cruise because I have cruised with Carnival in the past, and was looking for a new destination to explore. I was ... Read more
pfccypret
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My girlfriend and I sailed out of Miami to Key West then onto Cozumel. I am an experienced cruiser and this was her first voyage. The Carnival Fantasy is an older ship and in some ways shows it's age. It doesn't have the amenities of ... Read more
Sfish1028
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We love to cruise. This was my 9th cruise and my husbands 7th. We have spent the majority of our cruises on carnival. This cruise we were also taking our 6 year old and my husbands parents who had not taken a vacation in many years. ... Read more

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