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3,645 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews
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DenisK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I just returned from a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. This was cruise number 17 and the second time on the Sunshine. We had a great time, always wishing we would of done more. As far as being a long time cruiser we have ... Read more
nikkers15
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We just got back from the 5 night Bahama cruise on Sunshine with our 2 children, ages 10 and 13. We have previously cruised on NCL and RC. This was our first Carnival Cruise. We chose Carnival because we wanted to leave out of Port ... Read more
mwb0230
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
From the time we boarded the Carnival Sunshine we were impressed with the staff, the food and the entertainment. Our cabin steward Daryl was great and our dining room staff was outstanding. My favorite staff person on the ship was Pande ... Read more
Magic4four
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Drove down to Port Canaveral from New York during February break. Tenth cruise, nine on Carnival, one on Royal Caribbean. We are a family of four and were traveling with four other families. All first time Cruisers. Chose the Magic because ... Read more
cruisebabe_2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 25th cruise, 7th on Carnival. We are an active couple in our 60s that enjoys cruising but we still feel Royal Caribbean is better. We chose the Magic because our friends booked it first and the price was good for us to join ... Read more
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clwelch79
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have been Carnival fans for quite some time... telling everyone who asks that Carnival is the way to go. In the past, we had GREAT service on Carnival. Which is why we were so incredibly disappointed that Carnival is cutting staffing by ... Read more
Chewbac
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked in Nov.,,,,not a lot of choices during the northeast winter break. Cost $7800. including airfare. First time cruise for my kids and grandkids. They wanted to jump overboard! No entertainment except ear piercing rap music ... Read more
MJ Traveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are retired and have cruised Carnival many times - this was one of the best ever! The crew was great from stewards (Mochammad and his assistant!) to waiters and chefs to bartenders to Captain. The heart of the cruise, though, though, ... Read more
kevinsta
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Great cruise. The cruise director, Reverend Dr. E made a huge impact. The best cruise director on any cruise that I was on. He was hilarious and got people involved. Everything he did was entertaining. He even made the muster ... Read more
Luckidawg29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2017
Sail date fit my schedule.The Bottomless Bubbles needs some revamping. My 10 year old son had to go to the bar just for a soda. Really not happy about that. Not worth the $225.00 for the family of 5. I would have been better off to just ... Read more
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Bwk31525
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
15 forum posts
20 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers who enjoy being on the ship. This cruise was a quick trip to the Bahamas that was inexpensive. We are able to drive down to Port Canaveral in about three hours so it is convenient. Our embarkation was ... Read more
Wolfshair
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
139 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the second leg of our back to back. The first leg had been on the Norwegian Epic. We liked the Sunshine a lot and had a really enjoyable trip. The ship was pretty. I did not think it showed it's age and I thought the Serenity area ... Read more
Counsel
Member Since 2009
1 review
278 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Carnival seems to be shooting themselves in the foot with their cutbacks - the staff shortages were evident on this cruise, and IMO affected the overall "experience". We arrived at the port at our designated time, and the line ... Read more
labpup16
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We got in on a special pricing deal. It was scheduled a year in advance. In the past, we have sailed on four different cruise lines and they were all special in there own way. Literally my only complaint, through my bad choice, was our ... Read more
VacationgirlSandy
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine in February 2017. This was our 4th Carnival cruise and 9th cruise overall. Was this our best cruise? No. But it is very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. We found it relaxing ... Read more
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Karensbud1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
This was a 30th anniversary cruise. This is our 4th cruise. We enjoyed the stops and the friendliness of the crew so much that we booked another cruise for next year. We had a great wait staff. Our steward was charming. The whole boat ... Read more
kayrox
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
We had been taking yearly cruises until the last one in 2014. Happily we could go again and signed up The Magic. It is the sister ship of the Dream in which we took in 2012 and enjoyed. Embarkation and disembarkation went well. We ... Read more
etsugrad2000
Member Since 2012
1 review
115 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
February 11, 2017 - Port Canaveral Good itinerary - great weather - didn't realize this was a "gamblers' cruise" and we're not gamblers. I'm sure they enjoyed it. We like Carnival's Sports Bars - get to keep track of U.S. ... Read more
sasha4906
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
We have been avid cruisers since 1995, and have seen a steady decline in the way cruise ships operate, treat their passengers, and the passengers' comportment as well. Maybe this has resulted from "any time" or ... Read more
billdog1983
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had done previous Caribbean cruises and wanted to return to St. Thomas and San Juan. Had not been to Grand Turk or Ambur Cove (DR). I like the size of the ship (not too big but not too small). Overall embarkation went very quickly ... Read more
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mmackin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was the superbowl cruise of the western caribbean. The first time 18 of us went. First time on the carnival magic for most of us. Dining was super disappointing. The food was wonderful but the service was horrible. Half our table (9) ... Read more
GSYogi9
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
This was our 40th anniversary celebration cruise (and our 9th cruise overall). We read many poor reviews lately, but wanted to do this anyway. The Carnival Liberty is not a brand new boat, so don't expect it. It looks like any other ... Read more
twicewise
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my 8th cruise, 4th with Carnival. I love cruising. We went on a quick 3 day from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas. The overall experience was unpleasant. We had fun, don't get me wrong, we enjoyed the 2 shows - they were great! ... Read more
E Dresser
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The price and time were the main reason for this cruise. My sister was down from New Hampshire and needed some R and R. The medical staff was great . My sister was dizzy soon after we got on board. They got her a wheel chair , took her ... Read more
Goldenrule5333
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Took this short cruise just to get away for a few days. Port Canaveral is a nice port and embarkation is usually fast. This time we arrived about 11 AM since that was the first shuttle our hotel had, so they were already doing embarkation, ... Read more
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