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5,085 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews
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THALL
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
I've been on many CCL cruises. I always loved the Breeze. My son and I took this cruise for 4 days. Worked out perfect for his spring break. What a great time. Our cabin was a Balcony 8405. Great location, and a month ago they ... Read more
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Calibra17
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 10th Carnival cruise out of 14 total. The others being with RCL, Princess, Celebrity and Costa. Cruising since our mid twenties and we live in Florida! After reading a lot of negative reviews on the Splendor, we were a ... Read more
CloudPirate
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We thought we would try Carnivals newest ship the Vista. This is not a feedback to "trash" Carnival rather to simply forewarn what to expect (we are in their Platinum level and have been dedicated until now... this was our last ... Read more
NYCruiserTwo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the itinerary and price. We were looking for a short cruise, not going to the Bahamas. The preferred cruiselines were going to similar destinations for a shorter time, but for more money. We took a chance.. For ... Read more
Luckylibra
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had originally been scheduled to go to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Grand Cayman. Due to engine issues with the ship on the cruise prior to ours we were emailed and advised the itinerary would have to be altered to going to Nassau ... Read more
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chrisg77
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
PRE-EMBARKATION I’ll begin by saying this is one of the most difficult reviews I’ve ever composed. The time the review covers spans about 10 days with preluding injections outside of that window of service. I started ... Read more
Crazpony
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We choose this cruise based on the itinerary, Belize, Routan, Cayman, Cozumel, ended up in Nassua and Freeport, not exactly what we wanted because of ship's engine issues. I've heard prior to cruise Carnival is a "Chicken Nugget ... Read more
Majik
Member Since 2000
1 review
463 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise for the itinerary which was changed at last minute. Still decided to go on cruise because Carnival offered some good refunds and future credits. The food however was not as spectacular has in the past, and was slow at ... Read more
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sarahfaith99
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The Vista was amazing!! There were many food choices and the service was always great! Sometimes there was a little wait to get drinks though. The ship overall was very entertaining, there was always things to do.(shows, comedy club, ... Read more
Kearhartkbds
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Carnival vista is the newest largest carnival ship...ship is not fancy but great features. The Sky ride/bicycle and rope up high is a challenge overlooking the ocean. The lines are huge and not open a lot so if you want to ride those ... Read more
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mmdteach
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I traveled with my husband and two children ages 12 and 9. We took this 3 night cruise to test the waters ( pardon the pun ..lol) We had a wonderful experience. The food was great. The service was great! The cabin was great! The ... Read more
Kvenis
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Good value for the money. We got an email the day before the cruise that ship would be boarding and departing late due to loading of materials. Boarding wouldn't begin until 1:30pm and departure wasn't until 6pm. We were also notified ... Read more
kycruiser307
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because 2 other couples that are our friends had already booked this cruise. We wanted a balcony room ant the only one left was Cabin U224 which is a modified handicap room located on the Upper deck level 6 at the ... Read more
Sun and Fun expert
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The Sensation was perfect size for my friends first cruise experience. Interior was quite dated and overly purple but....clean and well kept. Cruise director Mat is the Olympic Gold Medal winner of cruise directing. Bravo!! Grand Turk and ... Read more
tidas22
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just returned from a five night cruise on the Carnival Sensation! The ship is older, but in good condition! Most of the decor is very outdated! We had two rooms and they were pretty comparable to other ships we have been on. Our rooms ... Read more
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MrChocoholic
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
95 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the worst and the best of cruising on Carnival. First, PLEASE believe me that I always go into every situation hoping for the best but...somehow, some way or someone turns my attitude sour. From the beginning when I got that ... Read more
Katcruiser69
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As most of you have probably heard The Splendor had a mechanical issue on the 2/26/17-3/5/17 voyage. Things happen and Carnival made things right (in our opinion). As for the ship and amenities - wonderful. Been on a number of Carnival ... Read more
Banditswife
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3,218 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it had 3 ports we had not visited before, the price was decent & we had never sailed on the Splendor. My 90 yr old mother & sister joined us for this cruise. Mom had only sailed a couple of times ... Read more
sweetiefeetie
Member Since 2005
1 review
21 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked on Carnival Vista because it was a new ship and like the ports.  This was my 5th Carnival cruise and have also been on Holland, Royal Caribbean and Princess, so I have been on enough cruises to compare.  Was disappointed ... Read more
NJNCGrandma
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After reading all the negative comments about Vista, I have to admit we were hesitant to board it. However, from the start, the trip was smooth sailing. We checked in at the airport and took the bus to the port. We had to wait less than ... Read more
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MerryBee
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
22 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
2/25/17 – 3/5/17 Cruisers: 40ish parental units and the 13-year-old unit 8A Stateroom: 6242 Embarkation We traveled into Orlando on February 24 in order to attend a Disney DVC Moonlight Magic Event that evening (great by ... Read more
LisaH
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
3,218 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Carnival Vista (RT Miami) 2/25/17 – 3/5/17 Havana Cabana Suite: 5233 Ports visited: Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten One day at sea before Grand Turk and 2 sea days after St. Maarten back to Miami My ... Read more
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kimba6539
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,619 forum post
4 helpful votes
We had anytime dining because we were waitlisted for early dining. Service was inconsistent and dinner took longer than what we are used to. I think the staff are taking care of too many tables. It took several times one night for my ... Read more
gogirl2017
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We paid an extra $1,200 for a last minute upgrade to the owner's suite (it was a quick birthday weekend away). What an outrageously expensive mistake. It was a big room but horrible layout, dark, no privacy (we knew it overlooked the pool ... Read more
KipperThe skipper
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Just returned from a short weekend getaway from Miami to Grand Turk and return. Let me state that we have cruised 12-15 times so we are knowledgeable and reasonable in our expectations.Our group had a total of 24 passengers. Hard to ... Read more
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