Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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3,762 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews
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RegnierK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
this ship was a-rockin' and not in a good way. The seas weren't overly rough, but the ship rocked constantly. I have cruised before, and I know that this is not the norm. We had no trouble with embarkation, because we waited until 2 ... Read more
WonderGuy77
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my 3rd cruise with Carnival, and my first time on the Sunshine. I really like the "updated" decor of the ship, and the main area near the Alchemy bar. The ship was mostly kept really clean which is a big plus. The ... Read more
njbeliveau
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
We were quite excited to go on the Carnival Sunshine with the new waterworks slides, ropes course and new decor as well as the itinerary, The reasons we chose this cruise did not let us down. We were thrilled with the muted colors, as ... Read more
trosario
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
- Great room...we loved our balcony - Great service...out room steward was incredibly sweet, attentive, hard-working and clever Our dinner waitstaff were wonderful...Renato and Erdie were incredibly competent, funny, and blessed ... Read more
ABQrobin
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1,436 forum post
Sailed March 2017
This was our 2nd time on Magic, but first time with all the 2.0 upgrades. Still a gorgeous ship. Highlights now are Dr E, the cruise director, and Playlist Production shows. Perfect in every way. The ports were all good but maybe a ... Read more
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estillcrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
198 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The Carnival Magic was indeed a magical vacation. I can’t begin to fathom the negative reviews I have read about this magnificent ship. We have been on numerous cruises, and this was our favorite ship thus far. My husband (51), 16 ... Read more
PACSAdmPIA
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I liked the itinerary and the port. We stayed at Country Inn and Suites in Cape Canaveral and love that hotel. (I reviewed it separately). I had heard good and bad about the Sunshine but we decided to give it ... Read more
jeffrypp
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Specifically want to call out the following for their outstanding service and friendliness .... room steward (floor 6) Adul - friendly and attentive; wait staff (Northern Lights, 8:15 seating) Luang and his two team members (sorry guys, ... Read more
trosario3853
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our service was incredible! Pira(spelling?), our cabin steward was wonderful and met our every need. Renato and Erdie, our wait staff at dinner were hard-working, charming, efficient and had a sense of ESP when it came to knowing what we ... Read more
MorenojAeger
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because of the number of sea days. We were looking for a restful trip with not a lot of ports. I only got off the ship once, spend most of my time on Balcony or on one of three of the adults onlydecks. The pool was ... Read more
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TNShadyLady
Member Since 2016
1 review
119 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time on the Sunshine and I loved it! Crew was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Great itinerary, great weather, bumpy start (hour late on sail-away and rough seas first two days) but smooth sailing after that. Atmosphere was casual ... Read more
RachelC33
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We just returned home from 8 days on the Sunshine and we couldn't be happier. This was our families very first cruise and we joined two other families for Spring Break. First and foremost, I want to say that reading some of these reviews ... Read more
GAGirlTraveler
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We read a lot of complaints about this ship but we honestly enjoyed it! This was our second cruise, with the first being on a smaller Royal Caribbean ship. Embarkation- it was a little slow getting luggage dropped off with the porters. ... Read more
diane5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We love to cruise,especiall the flexibility of doing what you want/ when you want to do it. 4 different ports on this cruise and they were wonderful! (The only exception was not having enough time on Grand Turk to even complete an ... Read more
Badbird
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this ship because of the ports it visited. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic was very pretty, shopping at all the ports are pretty much the same stuff with local destination printed on t shirts. Weather was perfect, warm but ... Read more
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lfmountiemom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
March 25, 2017 I chose this cruise line because of such high praise and being my first cruise. I am happy with Carnival but very unhappy with the Sunshine cruise ship. For being updated currently it seems to lack a lot. Day 1 our level ... Read more
Cruiser3121
Member Since 2012
1 review
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise for the specif dates available for a short cruise with a first timer. I have been on several cruises but it was my cousin's first. Overall, the cruise was good. We arrived at the port by shuttle. The embarkation ... Read more
k10_north
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We got on the boat about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Everything went smoothly. They were well organize at the terminal and efficient. When we got on teh ship, our room was ready so we were able to put our carry-on items away before ... Read more
siskom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because as the only siblings left in our family we wanted to do something together. Some of the things disappointing about the cruise were 1) no table clothes on dinning tables, that use to make you feel like you we ... Read more
RiJi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We really enjoyed this cruise. Having the 2 sea days at the end were a real treat and a great time to relax after all the ports. I traveled with 2 children (11 and 5) and they both had a blast, even though they did not attend Camp ... Read more
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CruisingMommyT
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose this ship because the dates worked perfectly for us, it was an EIGHT night cruise, and the price was too good to pass up. Embarkation went very smoothly. We got on a little later than expected, but were able to sit while we ... Read more
Funshiplover1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This cruise went to ports I had not previously visited. We stayed in interior cabins above the Liquid Lounge. If you have problems sleeping don't book these, it turns into a disco after the shows finish. You can hear the thump of the ... Read more
Sherilynn3
Member Since 2017
1 review
53 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my second Carnival cruise, but the first for my husband and kids. I was very discouraged after the switch from Valor to Liberty, and the bad Liberty reviews didn't help at all. Every week I would visit different sites hoping to ... Read more
Momofadultboys
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
I took my sons (28 and 21 years old) with me on our first cruise ever. We had a lot of fun. There is always something going on, so we never got bored. The staff was friendly, rooms clean, burgers were great (dining room -- not so ... Read more
Jtmare
Member Since 2009
1 review
18 forum posts
22 helpful votes
I was part of a large group and Port Canaveral was close to all of us. I wasn't thrilled with sailing on Carnival to begin with. I've sailed with Celebrity in the past which is my favorite and NCL, my second favorite. If it wasn't for all ... Read more
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