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3,379 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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bunnyette
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
497 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I booked this cruise in May as I really needed a relaxing vacation, there were some great prices and the Magic fit my schedule...needless to say I saw some reviews and became rather concerned. Would it be a noisy cruise with out of ... Read more
gpt realtor
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
While on the Carnival Magic we had excellent service in the Southern Lights Restaurant or dining room Poncholo, Ida and Johnathan were the best team I have ever experienced. They not only served, but they were so courteous and were ... Read more
ZCruiser1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
20 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I have been cruising Carnival since 1994. We chose magic because we had never been on it, and it was going to Amber Cove where we had never been, nice, beautiful but pretty much like Gran Turk, San Juan not much to do if you been there ... Read more
ANILOPITA
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We were very excited to go on our family cruise (4 generations) and booked with carnival victory out of port canaveral, our experience at the port of embarkation was poor, because their computer system was down and this situation delayed ... Read more
ladyjoy
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
We typically sail on other cruiselines but thought we'd give Carnival a try based on recommendations from co-workers and friends. We were looking for a short family get-away before our kids (17,13, 6) returned to school. NEVER did we ... Read more

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AlaskaDragyn
Member Since 2006
1 review
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the size of the ship, one of the largest ships doing a short itinerary. The date we required happened to be the cheapest of the year. This was my 7th time on Carnival and i am now questioning my ... Read more
dst
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
10,194 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were on this trip as an annual birthday celebration with friends. This ship is older, which we knew but we expected it to be clean - it is in need of a deep cleaning. Our balcony room and balcony were dirty - cigarette butts on balcony, ... Read more
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uncfuddy1@comcast.net
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
15 helpful votes
8/27 to 9/3/2016 I thought the Carnival magic was one of our best cruises. I have read a lot of reviews, and Carnival must have 2 Magic ships because the reviews are total wrong. The ship is really nice. The cruise director Dr.E is off ... Read more
marcic72
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I have not taken a cruise in 16 years (mediocre trip on RCL). We usually do an all inclusive family vacation every year in the Caribbean and decided to give a cruise another try. We took our two kids, ages 10 and 8. I ... Read more
MisElainieous
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for 1) price of balcony room, 2) length of cruise, and 3) port. We booked online, without selecting a particular room, just a balcony. Was surprised when finally received our room number, it had an extended balcony ... Read more

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missnancy1955
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I were looking for a quick getaway as we live in Florida. Loved the Victory. We have sailed before with Carnival and usually sail on the Sensation but wanted a bigger ship this time. We were very pleased with everything. ... Read more
Firemedic10584
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We went on this cruise as a celebration for a group of us passing paramedic school. Boarding the ship went pretty smooth. Our interior cabin was pretty small, but expected. The crew members were all friendly and helpful. But, I found the ... Read more
fluffy82$
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This is a long review of the entire cruise out of Port Canaveral, FL. This was our 6th Carnival cruise & 1st vacation in nearly 2 years so we were really hoping for a good trip. We are seasoned cruisers with over 30 cruises on ... Read more
GCorrado
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
We chose Carnival Magic because we are a large family group with kids and older relatives. We were led to believe this cruise was perfect for our needs. Embarkation was a bit long and strenuous for our older travelers. It was hot and took ... Read more
northern_hiker
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
We left from Port Canaveral. There was a slight delay at the Alamo Car rental waiting for a shuttle but this was minor. The Port itself is fantastic. Definitely the best port that I have embarked from. We breezed through the check in ... Read more

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Dgrrrr
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We are regular cruisers and have sailed with Carnival before. This ship was rated with 4 or more stars so we thought it would be great. The cruise was poorly organized and managed. It's a really big ship but all of the public spaces felt ... Read more
GermaineChris
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We always travel with Valor, even with the deviations to different islands because of the storms had a grand time choosing and exploring, loved the switch to Nassau really a great island to visit and we were pleasantly surprised by the ... Read more
toolman1953
Member Since 2007
1 review
205 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Was group cruise. Carnival did the best they could considering we lost two ports due to weather would have rather stopped at Carnivals private island rather then Nassau. Only real problem Captain from Italy with thick accent difficult to ... Read more
miss_rach
Member Since 2013
1 review
152 forum posts
4 helpful votes
we selected this cruise based on the ports she was going to make since we were never in St Maarten nor St Kitts and wanted to get there to see those Islands. Thanks to a tropical wave/depression we were not able to get to St Kitts but did ... Read more
kstrimm
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We've been on 10 cruises including cruises on Disney, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Norwegian. This was our 3rd on Carnival, and it was by far, the worst in terms of service, entertainment, and food. We started off by parking at Lots of ... Read more

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denl8177
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
We wanted to give Carnival another chance and they disappointed again. Like many, we had started out as Carnival customers and really enjoyed our first couple of cruises. Over time, we started to see a decline in service, food and ... Read more
RicoMari
Member Since 2014
1 review
47 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Valor is a mixed bag for me, but the good outweighs the bad. The ship is difficult to navigate and (to me) has poor signage, so I often found myself frustrated and in the wrong place. Chalk some of that up to the fact that it was our ... Read more
laurel.finch7@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I sailed on the Victory to Freeport and Nassau from August 14th – 18th, and we had an amazing time! It was my fifth cruise, fourth with Carnival, and my husband’s first cruise. He was already talking about our ... Read more
jerrygfl
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our 14th cruise 12 on Carnival. My wife and I have been to the Bahama's many times before. However we thoroughly enjoyed the destination again. We saw many new places and some of the old from a different perspective. We made ... Read more
oldhonker
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
serafin our stateroom attendant was excellent. our waiter in pacific lower was excellent. His name was Joel. It was his last cruise on this ship (will be on spirit in two months) joel was the best server I have ever experienced. Food ... Read more

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