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4,677 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews

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gena172123
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
As a first time cruiser, I had an amazing time. Embarkation was smooth and easy. Registering online helped a lot. There was a lot of traffic in the Port of Miami, but not many signs giving you directions, so plan to loop in a few circles. ... Read more
NYEDEN30
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because of the price during the time of booking and becasue of the water slides which I knew my 6 year old would enjoy . Cons: It is a small ship outdated. The pool is very tiny and over crowded, its salt water ... Read more
adriagna12
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first experience and it was perfect. The service is outstanding. Thanks to Mary from the Guest Service, Claudia from the Room Service and Dewi from the housekeeping service. We went to Nassau, Bahamas and to Half Moon Cay( ... Read more
pjcag
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We most always use Carnival. We liked the itinerary. So, it was disappointing that Grand Turk was just 4 hours in port! We didn't notice that ahead of time. Aruba, on the other hand, was 1pm-10pm...we thought great..night life in aruba, ... Read more
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Nat_03
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
First off, the cruise itself was brilliant. Good service, good rooms (which by the way, only have ONE electrical output) and great entertainment. There was always some type of event going and the servers were great, especially Rio, Thomas ... Read more

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DJW8385
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
181 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My family and I stayed two days in Miami prior our cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly and so did the disembarkation.The ship was great and the staff did an excellent job maintaining the cleanliness of the Carnival Splendor. Despite ... Read more
bonbask@comcast.net
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
The embarkation and disembarkation where terrible. The food on the Lido with the exception of the Deli and Pizza was not very good. Lines were long and very disorganized. Our room steward was not very good. However, we did find ... Read more
silverpearl25
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Pros: The convenient Carnival check-in desk at the Miami International Airport was fantastic, as was the expedited embarkation at the cruise port. The debarkation process was also very smooth and efficient The food in the main dining room ... Read more
Hungry Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a family cruise of sixteen people. Our cabin was roomy, clean, cool and big enough for eight grandchildren to use as a focal point. The food was acceptable but below our previous experienced cruise. Our first carnival cruise was ... Read more
nabetsi
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. I loved going to Grand Turk, Aruba and Curacao. The days also worked really well for our schedule. Embarkation was very smooth and quick, other than an uninformed employee, we were able to embark ... Read more

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onotazz
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 7 cruise on a Carnival cruise ship and my 14 cruise in all. I went with my 85 year old mom who has been on quite a bit more cruises then me. She was not able to get of the ship at the ports but we still had a great time on ... Read more
Skippy
Member Since 2001
1 review
66 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise for the ports and the price. We sailed to Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao and Aruba. Embarkation: We arrived at the Port of Miami right around our check in time so we were able to head straight into the building ... Read more
nevadadon1
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
75 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Worst cruise I've ever been on in 24 cruises. From the embarkation to debarkation it was very bad. The cabin was nice and roomy and the cabin steward was attentive, but the cabin was right under the Lido deck and their was noise all night ... Read more
luvnatural
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This cruise was a celebration of my turning 50 and my daughter turning 16. This was not our first and with our Gold status we got less rather than more. We use to have chocolate covered strawberries in our room the first night. Last year ... Read more
gbeid@earthlink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
After reading some negative reviews of Carnival, I wasn't sure what to expect. I would have to nit pick to find fault with them. The service was great. The food was excellent. There were times that I observed guests asking for things out ... Read more

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janicemholmes78@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
After going thru quite the ordeal just to get to our cruise we had a wonderful time. Half Moon Cay was a ton of fun and beautiful. All the activities on board kept us going the entire time we were on board. Matt our cruise director was ... Read more
msbookworm425
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with the Carnival Cruise line. I had cruised 3 times before on Royal Caribbean and I can tell you it was a major difference. We were there to celebrate a friends birthday and it was 10 of us. I understood prior ... Read more
cruiseenthusiastic2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Having cruised many times, this was my first Carnival cruise. I chose Carnival because of my grandchildren (11 & 9), thinking they would enjoy it. It was their first cruise and even they weren't particularly impressed. The decor of ... Read more
CARNIVALCRUISE3
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
223 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I always sail out of Miami since I live 30 minutes away from the port. I always cruise with my mother and nephew, but they couldn't make it this time. I got to port at 11:00, and was on the ship at 11:30. This has been the earliest ... Read more
Jema-Liam
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The ship was clean, the staff was friendly and attentive. Our interior cabin was comfortable and well kept. The girls (12 and 16) enjoyed their respective clubs, which gave my husband and I time alone. We all loved dinning at the Fantasy ... Read more

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Flymia
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
A weekend cruise out of Miami is not exactly known as the best type of cruising, especially on an older ship like the Fantasy, but given the price and the fun/relaxation I had it was well worth it. The Fantasy shows its age, but at the ... Read more
mbz500girl
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
the worst experience we ever had so far at Carnival cruises . we had overnight flight and arrived at 6 am , embarkation didn't start until 10 am . the room was not ready until 2 :30 pm . The cabin need upgrading . ( small TV. old ... Read more
rebafischer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have cruised a number of times (about 8) on different cruise lines with and without our children. The programs for the older kids aren't that interesting and our kids (14 and 11) didn't care to spend much time participating. Will ... Read more
rroman
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this becuse a group of 34 friends invited me and spouse. The food buffets breakfast excellent, but the lunch/dinner buffet were a bit of a dissapointment. The lunch time were done by 2:30pm, you could not come back from the island ... Read more
Jasbj
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our fourth time on a carnival cruise. Our last one was seven years ago and a lot has changed since then. One of the things you look forward to when you cruise is the food, and the dining room food was just horrendous. To start the ... Read more
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