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5,177 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews
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Billg1573
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 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
Sammymich
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We just got back - overall great, but a few things to note. Rooms - standard Carnival - all good, but seems to be less room to unpack. Never a good space to dry out bathing suits! Dining - always a great experience in the dining room ... Read more
sojerseyron
Member Since 2013
1 review
39 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Just about every cruise line has an area that is more select than others. Celebrity's aqua class; MSC yacht club, Carnival Vista Havana area, etc. Compared to some of the things I've read; we had a great cruise ; with great guests; and ... Read more
Lilifree
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We cruise several times a year and have cruised over 15 times on various lines, with gold status on Carnival. We chose this cruise due to the itinerary to to experience the new Vista. We were not ready for the lines, the overcrowding and ... Read more
MzShae
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I love Carnival & haven't tried any other cruise lines & really have no plans to do so. This cruise was one of the best I have been on. This is our first time leaving our of Miami and we were so tired from the trip down, we really ... Read more
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TpaSwingers
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I know carnival is a cheaper line, but I did cruise on carnival about 5 years ago and have seen a big difference. I think it is due to the people that cruise on their ships. We have been on Celebrity and RCI and seen big differences. ... Read more
Sunny1013
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have been on 3 other Carnival Cruises prior. This was the best so far! The reason hands down was the Havana area! The Embarkation took less than 10 minutes! The ship was nice and clean. Lots to do but everything was crowded so ... Read more
redsox9904
Member Since 2010
1 review
38 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this ship because it is new and had some great features we wanted to explore like the Havana area. We were in a suite so had priority boarding. That was amazing. On before the huge crowds. Had a Guys burger-first in line for ... Read more
stashandme
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Four couples; no kids with us. We totally enjoyed our cruise! Smooth embarkation and debarkation in Miami. Our first cove balcony, and we loved being closer to the water and sheltered from the wind. Enjoyed the serenity deck, the ... Read more
Ctccdaisirose
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Food service needs improvement. Wait staff charged us for sodas even when she took our Bottomless Bubbles card, I was told at dinner one night I had to wait for my second salad till after dinner, at breakfast in the MDR on the last Sea ... Read more
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daskathaus
Member Since 2012
1 review
21 forum posts
10 helpful votes
After walking into the atrium at embarkation and being totally unimpressed with the "cone of light" I found myself thinking that the ship looked like it was finished but was waiting for the decorator to show up. The Vista, unlike ... Read more
joyus
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
226 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Just off the Vista. The cruise and staff were great. The atrium was underwhelming. I'm accustomed to boarding a ship and feeling excited, but walking straight into a bar was disappointing especially for someone like me who does not drink ... Read more
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MSlider
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise, we have been on a lot of. Rushes and the shows were wonderful during this cruise. I have to say the only disappointment is the punch line lounge, every comedy show had lines out the door and down the hallway, ... Read more
FloridaCruising
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a wonderful cruise on tis beautiful ship. We sailed out of Miami and everything went smoothly. The crew and staff were so friendly and outgoing. We never had a bad experience, which was impressive given that we were traveling ... Read more
Miss_alainyous
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I was reluctant to book my cruise on the Vista because of some of the reviews and I am so happy I went for it anyway. I just got back from a 6-day cruise that ported in Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The ship is perfect, the crew ... Read more
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OshawaJane
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise. Our first one, we were impressed with all of the list of activities. We thought the public areas were crowded, but after awhile we learned there are busy and quieter places on the ship, we just had to ... Read more
Weebeegone
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
While I am a Diamond Plus member with Royal Caribbean, I wanted to give Carnival a chance -- however, the motto still stands: "Carnival is all Flash" and "Royal Caribbean is all Class"! Definitely will not do Carnival ... Read more
Coffee Tess
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This is my third cruise with Carnival. I'll start by saying that either you love the value in Carnival or you don't. If you expect gourmet food you are on the wrong ship. I love regular food so I am a fan of their burgers, burritos, wok, ... Read more
purplesped
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 helpful votes
We wanted to try the newest ship and go to 2 of the stops that we hadn't yet visited. I am handicapped, our room was the farthest forward on deck 6. Every time the waves hit the ship, it sounded like a hammer hitting metal and the floor ... Read more
shaupert
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I have a lot of travel points with Carnival and there were no available cruise offers for me on my usual Mexican Riviera cruise. Therefore, my friend and I chose the Eastern Caribbean. The ship appeared worn and dirty. It looked like ... Read more
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bliss76
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The overall cruise was the typical Carnival experience. Nothing negative to note. Yes, the construction was still going on, with all the previous complaints Carnival made sure to give us ample opportunities to get a full refund. Each ... Read more
csmeleg
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I tried carnival cruise line again after a 10 years of sailing Royal Caribbean. I was attracted to the lower price and curious if the lower price was worth a "potentially" lower level offering. This ship is old...even fresh ... Read more
KennyM
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I really like this size ship, and have been on the Fantasy and Ecstacy before and enjoyed them. However I think I had higher expectations for the recent refurbishment. They obviously only did a few public areas of the ship. I would ... Read more
sweeneydj
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this based on price, itinerary and size of ship for my dad who was a first time cruiser. I found the service on this cruise severely lacking. You waited at the bar for a LONG time for a drink. If a server came to you one time ... Read more
cruise1206
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Having sailed with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian many times before, we tried to book a last minute cruise during spring break but could not find a cabin that would accommodate 2 adults and a child. With Carnival being the last/only option ... Read more
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