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3,290 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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cruisinterps
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
First things first. You don't take a three night Carnival cruise to Nassau because you're looking for the ultimate in luxury, demand gourmet food, and are irritated by children on cruises. As long as what you're after is a quick getaway ... Read more
Dl1435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. I was very pleased with how everyone treated me, and the other guests. I was called by my first name a lot. I had a balcony room, and it was so exciting. The food was good, and if I had one complaint , it was ... Read more
hokkaido
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I read tons of reviews before leaving for the first-time cruise, but many reviews from Pinterest didn't help. Yes, I was supposed to read more reviews at this site. We purchased Faster to the Fun, so we could get on board early and our ... Read more
Kermarkim
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is my 8th cruise and we love Carnival. It truly lives up to its motto of being the Funship. For all the naysayers that the Victory is outdated and dirty and staff unfriendly and miserable, I'm not sure we were on the same ship. We ... Read more
lissilytle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I traveled with my daughter and we had a good time. I want to let the Cruise Management team about our great experience with Edmund (Housekeeping). Shervin (Saint Lucia), Nongkran (Thailand) and Zarko (Bosnia). These last three employees ... Read more

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Lame_Dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Pro - Staff was very friendly in every encounter in every area of the ship. Pro - Lots of food, no need to ever be hungry Pro - the Cheer's beverage program was all it promised...we never got close to 15 drinks a day. Con - My ... Read more
rtrittel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This cruise was selected due to date, port location and price. Overall, I was very impressed with Valor. The ship was lovely, there were lots of entertainment options, the food was good, the service was excellent and the ports of call ... Read more
Timsanders1251
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
A short cruise to accommodate family but overall a good one. The staff on the Victory were very open ,friendly and helpful. We did the "Faster to the fun" and chech in was a breeze. We boarded just after Platinum/diamond members. ... Read more
DeweysGirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
20 helpful votes
We chose The Magic as it went to ports we had never been to and Port Canaveral is close to home for us. We sailed The Breeze in 2014 and we loved her so with The Magic being a sister ship we expected about the same experience. Our ... Read more
malikdouglas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This cruise was the worse one that we have been on. We had to wait over 3 hours to be served for dinner, we constantly smelled sewage, and the rooms were not cleaned. At one point I asked one of the cabin stewards for a cup to use for ... Read more

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ebliss1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Every company has that one department or division where they seem to dump their employees who just don't get it, or are incapable of performing at an acceptable level, but don't do enough to get fired. For Carnival, apparently that ... Read more
HelgaBean
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We left out of Port Canaveral on the Carnival Valor on June 25. We stayed in a balcony room on Deck 6. We were above the casino and after 17 cruises, we now know to be very careful about booking a room over an area that is noisy. ... Read more
OceanLover1963
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We have cruised 25 plus cruises so finding ships and itineraries that are new is not always easy. We chose the Valor because it was just coming out of dry dock for 2.0 upgrades and have not been on Valor previously. We love Port ... Read more
STLbbfan
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We booked the Carnival Magic last year while my wife and I were on the Sunshine. For me, cruising is the ultimate vacation and booking the next experience while on board is not only exciting - but saves a fair amount of money. This was ... Read more
jennieb1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Hi Everyone! I just got off the 3 night sailing of the Carnival Victory to the Bahamas. Nassau specifically. A little bit about me. I am 39 years old, live locally in Florida and I took this cruise with my 4 year old son. This was his 6th ... Read more

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kdcray
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I have to admit, going into this cruise, I was a pessimist. I had read so many negative reviews about Carnival and Magic that at one point, I refused to read the negative any more. So, for those of you thinking about cruising Carnival ... Read more
Cindysec
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
As a first time cruiser, did not know what to expect. ship is nice and clean. Our steward, Rai on the seventh deck - Empress, was wonderful. He always greeted you with a smile and a sing in his voice. After learning the boat, things ... Read more
galaxieman63
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Just of the 6/19/16 4 Day out of Port Canaveral. I have mixed feelings about the cruise. This is my third cruise with Carnival. The two prior were both 5 day cruises on the Fantasy when it was sailing out of Charleston. I loved both ... Read more
sweetiebabe05
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We took this cruise for our honeymoon. My husband has sailed on Carnival many times before and swears by it. I have only sailed on Princess Cruise Lines and decided to give Carnival a chance because the crowd on a Princess cruise is ... Read more
SRLEONARD13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We decided to take a cruise to celebrate lots of birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones among three families. There were 16 of us traveling, ranging in age from 20-60, so we had both small and large group excursions at the four ports. ... Read more

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Bandman32
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I really enjoyed the ship but the service was really lacking. We purchased an Ocean Suite 7267 and really like the priority boarding. We liked all the port of calls and our excursions were great fun. Overall we found there ... Read more
my two cents
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
This was my wife and my 10th cruise. 8 on RCCL and 2 on Carnival. We also had our 2 sons with us, ages 4 and 8. Overall, it was "good", but we will be reconsidering going on another Carnival cruise in the future IF we can find ... Read more
Seminole88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I sailed the Sunshine back in October, 2015 and was more than impressed with the ship, the service, everything about my cruise was fantastic. My husband and I decided to take my 16 yr old on his first cruise and booked it out of Pt ... Read more
tpfamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The entertainment was limited. Nothing started for the adults until 9. The comedy club was not open for 2 nights in a row, so they were really crowded.....The piano bar is not worth even trying. It was the same style music throughout the ... Read more
mrbrucepritchett
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking for a nice vacation and booked this cruise kind of at the last minute. This is the first cruise we've taken by ourselves in many years (without kids) so that was nice and made it different than other cruises ... Read more

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