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1,334 Carnival New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews
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cwb348
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
49 forum posts
We choose this cruise because it was on the new Vista, because it was a Journeys cruise of 11 days, and because we would be sailing out of the beautiful NY harbor at night. Our only 2 disappointments were: many fewer (6) hot tubs on ... Read more
sjb.illinois
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
275 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family of five sailed on Carnival Vista on the repositioning cruise from New York to Miami 11/16. We were myself (46), DH 49, DD 14, DS 11, and my MIL (75+). This was our third Carnival cruise as a family together, but DH and I had ... Read more
evandbob
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6,108 forum posts
This was my 29th Carnival cruise. If I was blindfolded and placed on the ship, I would not have been able to recognize it as a Carnival ship by the interior decor, which was pleasing and tasteful. But when I saw the plastic trees on Lido, ... Read more
panda242
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Ship information Having cruised on numerous cruise lines (RCL, Celebrity, NCL etc) and other Carnival ships, you can tell the Vista sells itself as a ship for entertainment rather than for exceptional service. The ship itself is ... Read more
Sackville
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Booked the trip over a year ago. Wanted to leave on her first cruise from NYC. I'll start with the good :) The entertainment crew led by Matt were amazing. Cookie is so funny.They all work so hard and are so good at their jobs.A+ to ... Read more
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bob brown
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
5,434 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
After 27 cruises, I finally took this unique cruise opportunity to try Carnival I wanted to sample their newest ship, on this one-time-only itinerary out of my homeport, New York. This was my first solo cruise in a long time,but I did ... Read more
Casino Player
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
3,626 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is cruise number 12 with Carnival which we have taken more than any other cruise line. Overall, this marks our 24th cruise. We wanted to go on the new ship. We have been on more ships in their first year of service with Carnival ... Read more
renaibr
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
127 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Hi I chose this cruise because it left from NYC, so no flying and I was off from work for a few days. It was as a belated celebration for my husband 50th birthday and we left our four kids at home .This was my third cruise on carnival. I ... Read more
Optifire
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
2,128 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I have not sailed Carnival for about 12 years. While doing some research for a group cruise we came upon the Carnival Sunshine out of NYC to Canada for 5 days at an incredible low price. Upon checking the past reviews on ... Read more
mtsnd1900
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
724 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I have been on many cruises, including our three most recent aboard Carnival. We did the Sunshine last year to the Caribbean. For this sailing, we opted for a short, 5 day getaway sailing from NYC and going to ST John and ... Read more
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tomyduece
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Okay, where to begin, let me start by saying this was my second cruise and my wife’s 40th so I am seeing some things for the first time. We paid for the FTTF (Faster To The Fun) and I believe it was exactly that for the better part. ... Read more
mftinvermont
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
After a 11-12 year hiatus of cruising we decided to come back after doing the "Disney Thing" with our son this January with Royal Caribbean. We had such a fantastic Royal Caribbean cruise we decided to take another in October, ... Read more
A&Jfamily
Member Since 2007
1 review
3,006 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was a Anniversary get-away (also combining our birthdays) as well as a first time cruise with dear friends. We love the Sunshine, and especially the Alchemy bar and all the food options from JiJis to Sushi to Steakhouse. We have ... Read more
diffchic
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary. From the minute we arrive I felt like a superstar. I was pleased with everything Free meal at Jiji. They treated us so well. Every time I left my cabin and came back it was ... Read more
johnandtomnyc
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Carnival offers a great trip at a reasonable cost and delivers. The Sunshine is excellent and renovated. My partner and I are Platinum with this cruise line so we are always treated well. No wait to board and a lovely welcome at NYC ... Read more
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Fredwina
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Carnival Sunshine was a very pleasant surprise to a jaded cruiser like myself. I have cruised Carnival before and have been very disappointed, but the Sunshine has inspired me to give the line a closer look! The public spaces, the ... Read more
Sugarbones77
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
Went on this Carnival Canadian Cruise because we couldnt afford the Alaskan cruise lol!-Anyway had a great time-We cruised October 8-13; I went with my husband. 2 adult tickets including prepaid gratuities and port fees came to $1200 ... Read more
davch
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Fun is the Fun Cruise Line. It's been many years since I've sailed on a Carnival Fun Ship. I've cruised a few times on other lines and established a family during the interim. This time I sailed with DW, 10 year old DD, and 1.5 year old ... Read more
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Sugarbones77
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Hubby and I just came back from this Carnival cruise from NY to Halifax and St Johns bay Canada. We always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise , but too pricey, so we did the next best thing--Canada! We had a great time--the interior state ... Read more
lucifee83
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This was my third cruise, all with Carnival. The Sunshine is a beautiful ship, and very nicely remodeled. We did a 7 night cruise from NYC to Bermuda in October. Yes, risky weather, but all in all very good. Cabin - we had an inside ... Read more
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jerseygrl828
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my second Carnival cruise, but the first leaving from Manhattan. Living in NJ, it was very convenient. I opted for car service over the train and it worked well. The first time a I traveled solo and this time I traveled with a ... Read more
carnsun1001
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Before embarking on our cruise, I read a ton of reviews about the Carnival Sunshine and was shocked at how many were negative and sometimes over-the-top negative. It is a shame that those who felt the need to write such negative reviews ... Read more
Dorene1
Member Since 2003
16 reviews
1,165 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I was very happy to sail on the Sunshine, Carnival did a wonderful job. We lucked out this week while others were unsure of their sailing to the Caribbean, Bermuda was beautiful. We did have rain the first day but that was it all other ... Read more
Unshipshape2
Member Since 2014
1 review
45 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It wasn't a hit and run cruise but rather a stay put in one port get to really see the island type of cruise. We found our stateroom to be roomy and clean. We spent many an hour on our balcony. It ... Read more
CruiseAdict218
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,136 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We planned this trip almost a year and a half ago, and choose both Carnival and the Carnival Sunshine for my parents to renew their vows on the ship. Overall, Carnival went above and beyond for my parents the entire ceremony was ... Read more
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