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3,322 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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Jephph
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Took this as a family cruise...we let our (grown) kids pick it out. There was 6 of us traveling...Wife and me (mid 60's) and kids (30 ish). We are veteran cruisers...have been on Princess, Celebrity, Rccl, Norwegian, Viking, Cunard, ... Read more
miataman19
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,012 forum post
14 helpful votes
Experienced cruiser and WAS not a big Carnival fan. I choose this sailing because of the embarkation port and the itinerary. This was my 47th cruise and my first as a solo cruiser. I was a little nervous. Drove and parked at the port, 50 ... Read more
cruisinterps
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
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
9 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
16 forum posts
6 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

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Kermarkim
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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 For all the naysayers that the Victory is outdated and dirty and staff unfriendly and miserable, I'm not sure we were on the same ship.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
crb6689
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 14th Carnival cruise. Service was good but not near what we are used to. This includes room steward, waiters, and casino.This was in all areas except Guest Services. We had several issues, could not get internet in our ... Read more
repodude
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was my 10th cruise. My in-laws are platinum members and this was for their 50th Anniv. This was my 2nd cruise with Carnival and the longest I have been on. The ship Valor was a good sized boat and in decent shape and clean for the ... Read more
lissilytle
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
Lame_Dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
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

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buckeyebevan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first cruise, but definitely not our last! We chose to visit Bahamas and sailed on the Valor, an amazing ship that had a recent upgrade, met all our expectations, and exceeded in a few. The staff could always be seen catering ... Read more
rtrittel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
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
Susn Stewart
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Nobody warned us about the pool deck being so hot you couldn't walk on it without shoes. Grandson burnt his feet just walking from a chair to the pool area. The food was horrible at the dinner. Steaks were really tuff and overcooked ... Read more
lovethebeach1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We like to explore and 4 ports in 4 days was right up our alley! The boat itself is in great shape with plenty of things to do (pool, slides, ropes course, miniature golf and plenty of ... Read more

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DeweysGirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
28 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
10 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
ebliss1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
16 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
9 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
14 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

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STLbbfan
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
21 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
13 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
kdcray
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 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
5 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
25 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

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