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3,787 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews
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dwdonaldson
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had a bumpy start to our vacation when our SUV burned to a crisp on the way to Port Canaveral; however after getting onboard everything was perfect! The ship was very nice, the staff was excellent and our dinner table mates were ... Read more
TropicalBeachGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
In my opinion Carnival is an "entry level" cruise line. If you have never sailed before you might love it (nothing to compare it to) but if you have sailed other lines you will notice the difference. This ship is fairly new so ... Read more
Boomermomma
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
323 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
sunnyshine579
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
5 helpful votes
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
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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
amygail87
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
It started within an hour of being on board; we came to our room and saw that my luggage had been broken, again actually. On my last cruise in January, my mother’s luggage was so tossed around the handle was jammed and could not be ... Read more
hm418
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
To give a little background this was my 4th cruise. I've been on Celebrity, Norwegian and another carnival ship in the past. I went with my husband and kids and the kids really had a great time. They have a lot of activities and camp ... Read more
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dweber16
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
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
4 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 April 2017
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
SailAway05
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary, the three stops in the Bahamas were wonderful. The Embarkation process was relatively painless. We did not wait very long in line for security or for our boarding zone to be called, maybe about ... Read more
Theballcat
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 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
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TravelMomma14
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
auscgguysgirl
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
208 forum posts
3 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
4 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
8 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
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HorseheadsCruiser
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
6 forum posts
18 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
teachercruiser94
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Just got home from an amazing experience on the Carnival Liberty! Myself and another teacher from my school decided to get out of dodge for spring break. From the airport transfer driver to the time we made it on to the ship, every ... Read more
Medic9701
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
27 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Background. We set sail on the Carnival Liberty while our four elementary school aged kids were out on Spring Break. We planned the trip in advance and took advantage of the Early Saver rate, so three of us per inside cabin amounted to ... Read more
Donna Ch
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
You know... I was told to look on cruise critic to see what previous passengers had to say and I was a little worried. Why people said what they said about the Liberty is beyond me. I was on level 1 which is probably the least ... Read more
Chntebbt
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I really appreciated the meet that CruiseCritic set up that was "official" and wish there was a way to encourage more people to actually SHOW UP for it. With Cruise Critic we got to meet the Captain and crew, there were snacks ... Read more
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