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5,240 Carnival Miami Cruise Reviews
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jefgrahm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
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
3 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
RoyalTee
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
On March 26th, my sister, mom and aunt set out on the Carnival Sensation to celebrate my mom’s 75th birthday. We had just gotten off another cruise and was ready for another epic adventure. Upon arriving on the Sensation ship we ... Read more
bboy1995
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
176 forum posts
8 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
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Coll1030
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was out 9th Carnival cruise. We left out of Fort Lauderdale Port.The Splendor is one of the smaller ships of the Carnival fleet, but was still clean with things to do onboard. Food was good, really good burrito bar. Our cabin ... Read more
qzyksw
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
4 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
glorialagos
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
623 forum posts
8 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
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Cathy2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
4 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
10 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
12 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
6 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
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sojerseyron
Member Since 2013
1 review
39 forum posts
10 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
7 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
6 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
TpaSwingers
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
6 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
WES143
Member Since 2006
1 review
223 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Been cruising since age of four and with carnival since 1985.. The ship is pretty with several areas to relax and get away from crowds. My room steward was sweet. However, I can tell they are having to clean more rooms with less help ... Read more
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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
6 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
6 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
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
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