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Barbiegator
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,262 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We booked this cruise as we like Carnival and wanted to see Little Big Town in concert.Wow, what a show they put on. Worth $50 ticket and would love to see them again sometime.I stood in line 1 hour and ahalf before doors opened 45 minutes ... Read more
CSJM
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarking and disembarking at Port Canaveral went very simple and smoothly especially with the Faster to the Fun (FTTF) which was worth every penny. The ship being as old as it is was still in excellent condition and was beautifully ... Read more
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ncpiggie
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
114 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We went on this ship with another couple. While we had a great time there were other ships I would have rather been on. It seems small and chopped up. The public areas are very small and crowded. The photo area was in a terrible place. ... Read more
aarofar
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Pros: updated ship looked nice, staff was generally friendly and helpful, food quality was as expected, pizza was yummy, interior stateroom seemed a little more spacious than other ships we've been on, embarkation/debarkation was very ... Read more
worcestersam
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
After 14 sailings over three years we decided to try a Carnival cruise to see why so many people say they love Carnival Cruises. After this cruise it will be difficult to find my wife and me on another Carnival cruise. The embarkation went ... Read more
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Ems036
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had been to Bahamas twice and chose eastern Caribbean to do something different. The carnival magic was an excellent choice. From the entertainment, to the restraints, to the clubs ... Read more
cruznjude
Member Since 2013
1 review
181 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it was short and could drive to Pt. Canaveral. It was also a good value for the time and we got a nicer balcony. We didn't do much more than relax and eat. Unfortunately the food wasn't very good. Guy's ... Read more
Salem615
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
56 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got back from a 4 night cruise on the Liberty. Had a really nice time and thought I would share some thoughts and observations. I was very nervous because I saw some less then stellar reviews but we had a great trip and the ship ... Read more
MamaJ4
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time on a cruise. We researched it for a LONG time before choosing. We had a budget and with it being our first time we didn't want to be gone too long. I am prone to motion sickness (pretty bad) and was not sure that ... Read more
Boomermomma
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
323 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Took our daughter and son-in-law and had a wonderful time! This was the first time we have ever gone in the spring, we usually go cruising in the fall. The Western Caribbean was HOT! The best excursion we did was in Costa Maya, and it ... Read more
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sunnyshine579
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 8th cruise and while we still had a good time it was the worst cruise I've been on. I'll start with the good. DR. E!!!! The absolute best cruise director ever. He should be famous! He is so great at his job. He was definitely ... Read more
Deckers4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
26 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After having been on two Royal Caribbean cruises recently and being DEEPLY disappointed in their food offerings (beyond the upscale restaurants), we decided to come back to Carnival. Absolutely the right decision. Traveling with a 5 year ... Read more
SusieG1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my adult daughter and a friend, so there were three women in a cabin. It was a tad tight but we managed nicely. The balcony was a big help giving us some extra room. Embarkation and disembarkation went fairly ... Read more
dweber16
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise due to the itineraries and so glad we did. We travelled with 2 of our closest friends for my 50th. 8 days of nothing but FUN!!! The staff was simply amazing and always accommodating! The ports of call where amazing! ... Read more
67bestcarnival64
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
cruise # 5 for me and my husband ,always on carnival,but thirst time on sunshine,we just got home today with absolutely great experience,good memories and smiles.Fantastic job done by cruise director Emma ,by all crew,including stuard ... Read more
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JLCookie
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise, and most likely our last with Carnival. The food was mostly disappointing, but there were a few exceptions that were quite good, like the melting chocolate cake in the main dining room, and the burgers at Guy's ... Read more
Theballcat
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
I was a little nervous about this ship at first simply because of all of the negative reviews I've read. (Only 58 percent reviewers loved this cruise!!! Really?) My thirteen year old daughter had an optimistic attitude while I was in a ... Read more
Amethyst0218
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
I have been on Carnival before and was hoping for a similar experience, Unfortunately the daytime entertainment was lacking. Evening entertainment was sparse. The variety show was excellent. Wish there was more like that. The only ... Read more
Lizard~N~Grits
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
This cruise was taken based upon a group vote of various cruise lines and itineraries. We had a group of 46 on board, embarkation was fairly quick and smooth. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had an interior cabin on deck just below pool ... Read more
TravelMomma14
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Getting on the ship in Port Canaveral was a simple and smooth process. From the time we gave the porters our luggage to the time we were on the ship was under thirty minutes. We enjoyed a very nice lunch in the Italian Restaurant. Everyone ... Read more
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auscgguysgirl
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
197 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The travel dates and departure port (Canaveral/Orland) met with the spring break travel time we needed to take our daughter on her graduation vacation. Considering that the Sunshine had recently come out of dry dock and been refurbished ... Read more
Manic Mainer
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I had never taken a cruise and friends convinced us to go and bring our kids. We were nervous, we love the beach and quiet time. So it was 8 days and the first 2 days were rough water. We used Dramamine, sea bands, and ... Read more
TravelingFedora
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The ship is laid out well. Highly recommend the spa pkg - enjoyed the heated tile beds and steam rooms. Food was very good. We sampled the following food venues: Tandoor, buffet, Pig & Anchor, pizza, Guys Burgers, dining room ... Read more
ljsunshine
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Carnival lived up to its Ad again (4th cruise) as "Fun Ship". Party of 6 adults balcony rooms starboard side, Aft great spot. Cabin Steward made sure everything was clean, towel animals great. On this cruise did not see our ... Read more
HorseheadsCruiser
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
6 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Hi - I sailed on the Liberty the Monday before Easter with my wife and 15-yr old daughter. We have been on two previous Carnival cruises and one Celebrity, all week-long cruises. We chose this one because the itinerary worked out for ... Read more
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