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3,470 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews
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alvinthegator
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
The food was terrible in the dining room. The last night there was nothing appealing on the buffet. We purchased the faster to the fun and was suppose to board at 11 am, finally got to board at 1:15 pm 15 minutes before the rest of the ... Read more
iCruiseTooMuch
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Getting on the ship was delayed but the staff made us fairly comfortable. I've been on 23 cruises and this time it only took us less than 30 minutes to disembark and get from our cabin to our car. We had been on this ship 3 years ago and ... Read more
mickeyarthur
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
For the amount of people involved in embarkation and debarkation I thought Carnival did a good job. Lines were short and counter people were experienced and very professional. Once on board we found our upgraded cabin in the stern of ... Read more
sallyhitt
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We had a group of 13 people from ages 4-54 & we all had a great time! I read plenty of reviews before we left about Victory & was a little worried. There are several comments on here about Victory being an older ship but we didn't ... Read more
Tacobet
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
What a great cruise! – We were watching the weather closely before we left to see if Hurricane Matthew would impact our trip. By going to the Carnival website we were able keep apprised of their plans – the only change ... Read more
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Techycruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
80 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
SHIP The ship was absolutely beautiful. I loved the decor, very tasteful, not gawdy. I found the ship to be huge and got my exercise daily. We made the decision to cut through deck 5 to reduce the feel of the long walk from one end of ... Read more
BonnieSeas
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are retired and take 2 or 3 Carnival cruises a year. We chose a Premium Vista Balcony cabin. This cabin was more expensive than the standard one and would appeal most to those who prefer to enjoy the outdoor space in a private setting. ... Read more
John from PSL, Fl.
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
First off, I want to say. we enjoyed the cruise but with any cruise there are pros and cons. start off the pros. The ship was relatively clean and all the crew were mostly helpful and polite. The stewards and those in house cleaning were ... Read more
AJCOX
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
After sailing several times with my husband, this was our first time as a family. My 2 teenagers were excited about the trip! I was excited for them as well, but was quickly disappointed. Everywhere we went we surrounded by partying and ... Read more
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tfalls515@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I've been cruising for some time now and after my last cruise with Carnival I vowed "never again." Well, we got suckered into a time share spiel and it came with a "free cruise" so, here we are. Carnival obviously ... Read more
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phillipmarshall
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Who Cruised : My Fiancee, Myself, My mother, My sister, and 4 friends. Cruise Purpose : Wedding and Honeymoon Cruise Dates : 9/24/2016 - 10/1/2016 Departure Port : Port Canaveral Ship : Carnival Magic The Wedding ... Read more
SEXY NANA
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This Cruise was chosen based upon destination ports. Carnival was chosen due to the great experience we have had with them in the past. We sailed Sept. 23- Oct. 1 The cruise director Reverend Dr. E was the best director we have ... Read more
Noireevb
Member Since 2012
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I just needed a short get away. Plus I just wanted to celebrate my birthday differently. I am still not sure if I like the American Table. There was no lobster because it was a short cruise, but that is not an issue for me. I am not ... Read more
pibbman316
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
35 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was great overall. Enjoyed both comedians, however found no other activities or events desirable or enjoyable. The Promenade Deck 5 was basically a smoking lounge and I found it hard to spend ... Read more
tati_uru
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
It was my first time on a cruise and it was everything I was expecting and more. The ship may need some updates especially in the cabins but it looks like they are planning on doing that soon. Food was great, nice selection at the ... Read more
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whitelimo
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was my and my wife's second cruise ever, both this year! The first was on the Emerald Princess, so it was interesting to see the different focus of different lines. Princess is a lot more traditional and old-school - even their ships ... Read more
Wally Alligator
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a post-"Vista in the Mediterranean" wind down cruise. Med cruise was very port intensive with lots of early waking up and miles of walking each day. This was to be a relaxation cruise. Relaxing is what it was. Wife ... Read more
Jvert7
Member Since 2011
1 review
88 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Overall this cruise was very good. We chose this cruise for our anniversary and were given a couple perks for doing so. Thanks Carnival! The embarkation was a breeze. We arrived to the port around 1130 and we were on the boat by ... Read more
Donna Wallace
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
54 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was our 5th Carnival cruise and have never been disappointed. Carnival gives you a lot of bang for your buck. We are 2 senior ladies who travel together often and are not looking for late night parties. We had no trouble finding ... Read more
tammynoahpark@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 7th Carnival cruise. There has been a group of about 8 couples who have been trying to make this an every 2 year trip. My husband and I have made it a little more often with some or all from the group. We really noticed the ... Read more
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jmtrollop@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Embarkation went smoothly and our room was ready at 1:30 and our luggage was delivered early evening. The elevators were crazy jam packed and hard to get for the first 24 hours and then it smoothed out. Debarkation at each port was a ... Read more
Feisty01
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our family's first cruise. It was myself, my husband, and our 10 year old son. We flew into Orlando and booked the Carnival shuttle bus to the port. Everything went smoothly for us. We had friends that waited in the embarkation ... Read more
corybru3
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My Fiance and I booked this cruise about 8 months in advance for our Honeymoon in September. We got a great deal at only about $650/person for an 2F Oceanview room. Embarkation out of Port Canaveral went smoothly although traffic was a bit ... Read more
Sirknight
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
218 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Got a great rate when we booked this cruise.....after the week...it may be a while before we sail Carnival again...just way too many drunks! I enjoy a cocktail or 3, but when people get on board and spend the entire week drunk, it's just ... Read more
firefighterman
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked for the first time a guarantee balcony which was taking a chance in getting a good location. Oh to get that cabin number check in online 2-3 days before your departure. The embarkation was pretty slow for us and that was a first ... Read more
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