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3,699 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews
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Good-Cruiser
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My family and I sailed on the Carnival Liberty out of Port Canaveral and returned this morning so I thought I'd write a review before the details become too fuzzy-wuzzy and, yes, he was a bald bear. Anyway, we started out arriving at ... Read more
Libra Breeze
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival.We have previously sailed on the Glory & Conquest. This time we sailed on the Magic. 2-25-17 Overall very happy with what this ship had to offer. Only drawback our balcony stateroom 9309 ... Read more
SOMBRERO6
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
729 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
See cabin review below....6205, not enjoyable at all!... WORST CABIN EVER! Do not book this for the so-called Balcony....far to windy to use it! Dining, we were very happy with the food. The Pig and Anchor was good. Guys Burgers ... Read more
galaxrex
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
36 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We cruised late February on an Eastern Carribean itinerary on the Magic. Fog delayed docking by several hours but Carnival handled it well, even though we received the delay email when we were almost there. My wife and I both agreed that ... Read more
KCinBAMA
Member Since 2013
1 review
99 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our 10th cruise (7th with Carnival) and our first to embark out of Port Canaveral. We stayed in Kissimmee (Orlando), the night before and had a great time. The drive to the port should have been better planned by me the next ... Read more
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jfangman124
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our second cruise. Both on Carnival. I'll admit, I was a little nervous about being on the Sunshine after some of the reviews I read. But after our cruise, I have to say it was overall a very good cruise and the ship was better ... Read more
lancaster48
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We heard a lot about the revamped Destiny, now called the Sunshine but were totally disappointed. To make room for more passengers, the shops, Casino, rooms and pool area were small. There was not enough room on deck, including the ... Read more
OrlandoFamily
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
I am a relatively new cruiser and this was my third cruise in the past 2 years. The first two were on Royal Caribbean (Freedom and Enchantment). I am a relatively conservative middle-age professional and was warned that Carnival can be a ... Read more
ANGlady
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
177 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my 11th cruise with Carnival. I brought a close friend on this trip, and it was her very first cruise. We were just looking to relax with some drinks by the pool and enjoy each other's company as we don't live close to each ... Read more
dhutto
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
If you haven't been aboard the beautiful, Carnival Sunshine, then I suggest you book a trip soon. The ship has some extremely nice amenities, and wonderful food. The staff is very helpful, and they all go out of their way to make your ... Read more
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DenisK
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I just returned from a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. This was cruise number 17 and the second time on the Sunshine. We had a great time, always wishing we would of done more. As far as being a long time cruiser we have ... Read more
nikkers15
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We just got back from the 5 night Bahama cruise on Sunshine with our 2 children, ages 10 and 13. We have previously cruised on NCL and RC. This was our first Carnival Cruise. We chose Carnival because we wanted to leave out of Port ... Read more
mwb0230
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
From the time we boarded the Carnival Sunshine we were impressed with the staff, the food and the entertainment. Our cabin steward Daryl was great and our dining room staff was outstanding. My favorite staff person on the ship was Pande ... Read more
Magic4four
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Drove down to Port Canaveral from New York during February break. Tenth cruise, nine on Carnival, one on Royal Caribbean. We are a family of four and were traveling with four other families. All first time Cruisers. Chose the Magic because ... Read more
cruisebabe_2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 25th cruise, 7th on Carnival. We are an active couple in our 60s that enjoys cruising but we still feel Royal Caribbean is better. We chose the Magic because our friends booked it first and the price was good for us to join ... Read more
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clwelch79
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have been Carnival fans for quite some time... telling everyone who asks that Carnival is the way to go. In the past, we had GREAT service on Carnival. Which is why we were so incredibly disappointed that Carnival is cutting staffing by ... Read more
Chewbac
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked in Nov.,,,,not a lot of choices during the northeast winter break. Cost $7800. including airfare. First time cruise for my kids and grandkids. They wanted to jump overboard! No entertainment except ear piercing rap music ... Read more
MJ Traveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are retired and have cruised Carnival many times - this was one of the best ever! The crew was great from stewards (Mochammad and his assistant!) to waiters and chefs to bartenders to Captain. The heart of the cruise, though, though, ... Read more
kevinsta
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Great cruise. The cruise director, Reverend Dr. E made a huge impact. The best cruise director on any cruise that I was on. He was hilarious and got people involved. Everything he did was entertaining. He even made the muster ... Read more
Luckidawg29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2017
Sail date fit my schedule.The Bottomless Bubbles needs some revamping. My 10 year old son had to go to the bar just for a soda. Really not happy about that. Not worth the $225.00 for the family of 5. I would have been better off to just ... Read more
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Bwk31525
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
15 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers who enjoy being on the ship. This cruise was a quick trip to the Bahamas that was inexpensive. We are able to drive down to Port Canaveral in about three hours so it is convenient. Our embarkation was ... Read more
Wolfshair
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
146 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the second leg of our back to back. The first leg had been on the Norwegian Epic. We liked the Sunshine a lot and had a really enjoyable trip. The ship was pretty. I did not think it showed it's age and I thought the Serenity area ... Read more
Counsel
Member Since 2009
1 review
278 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Carnival seems to be shooting themselves in the foot with their cutbacks - the staff shortages were evident on this cruise, and IMO affected the overall "experience". We arrived at the port at our designated time, and the line ... Read more
labpup16
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We got in on a special pricing deal. It was scheduled a year in advance. In the past, we have sailed on four different cruise lines and they were all special in there own way. Literally my only complaint, through my bad choice, was our ... Read more
VacationgirlSandy
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine in February 2017. This was our 4th Carnival cruise and 9th cruise overall. Was this our best cruise? No. But it is very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. We found it relaxing ... Read more
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