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3,369 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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CCLRCCL
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise (5 CCL, 1 RCL), but our first traveling with our children (ages 5, 8, & 10). It has been some time since we cruised, so this review will focus on areas that Carnival has (or has not) improved in the last 10 ... Read more
Kitycruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed July 2016
I got free room and the places we went to were wonderful. The staff was great and our stewart Jaime was right on! Everyone on the ship treated us great. Casino staff was the best ever. All the ports St. Kitts, St. Martin, San Juan, Grand ... Read more
Tommyjoe99
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because of the great value that we get from CCL. We are VIFP and enjoy the expeditious embark/disembark procedures. We were on this ship several years ago when it was fairly new. The 2.0 upgrade that it has ... Read more
ocalabunch
Member Since 2006
1 review
27 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Took this cruise with my wife and 12 year old son. My in-laws were with us in their own cabin on the same floor. We have cruised on Carnival exclusively since 2005 and our second time on the Victory. Embarkation went real smooth since ... Read more
hmajewski@sc.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had never been on a cruise and thought this would be a fun family vacation. There were 2 adults and 2 kids- ages 13 & 7. No problems getting on to the ship. Cabins weren't quite ready but we boarded a little earlier too. We ... Read more

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wrenjj
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
First and foremost, the cruise was overall very impressive and I would sail with Carnival again! The Carnival Valor just came out of dry dock earlier this year so the ship looked brand new. There were lights everywhere and the whole ship ... Read more
midwestcrisis
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we are a family of four with 2 girls ages 7 and 14 and we thought this was a good value and good length for us and Port Canaveral was very close to family for us. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this sailing as ... Read more
sunloveratlanta
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
34 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a great itinerary - Five night Bahamas. Atlantis excursion was worth the money. Most beautiful water we saw for the entire cruise was at their beach. Nice water park with slides that all have a little something extra. The ... Read more
astrofan4ever
Member Since 2007
1 review
84 forum posts
9 helpful votes
There was 8 total in our group, it was a college graduation/birthday celebration cruise. We all flew in from Houston, Dallas and Austin the same day as the cruise. used the carnival transportation, yes it is more expensive than hiring our ... Read more
jakesmom1972
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise with Carnival. This was the best one yet! We always choose Carnival because it's affordable and fun! This boat is amazing! So much to do, so much to eat, so much sun to soak up! Embarkation and disembarkation were ... Read more

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Steveanaruss
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
21 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that this was our first Carnival cruise in about 4 years. We took a break from Carnival and sailed on NCL and RCL a few times during that period. We mainly went back to Carnival because of the itinerary of this ship, ... Read more
moniquetravels
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My family and I chose to cruise on Carnival Magic because I wanted to see what the ship was about and how it was improved since being renovated. The remodeling the ship was beyond what I expected it to be. The embarkation and ... Read more
Dee and Bee
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We planned a family cruise for 15 people for over 1 year. We were not disappointed! Maitre 'd, Jurga, was wonderful to us and got us a wonderful table. Forget about the male maitre'd. He was awful. Can't even bother with his name! We ... Read more
ben4u46
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
The ship was nice and the service was excellent. Not good for seafood lovers. I went for the seafood but unfortunately I got none. The pools were smaller than kids wading pools. I an 70 yrs old and wanted to enjoy a cruise for the first ... Read more
dicksond
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Just returned from a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas. This was my 5th cruise, all with Carnival. I cruised each year from 2005-2008. My travel plans and family circumstance took me to other places: local beaches, Mexico, Jamaica, etc. This ... Read more

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fundshe@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
July 17-21, 2016 First Family Reunion on cruise ship and was it disappointing. I've cruised on several Carnival ships and the Victory is the worst experience ever. Ship smelled like sewage the entire 4 days, food was aweful and the staff ... Read more
jefft5301
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
79 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise on the Valor and the first since she came out of dry dock. We've only been on 2 Carnival ships, the Legend being the other. We really like the layout and design of the ship with the exception of the mid ship ... Read more
newNCLcruiser2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our family loved this cruise! It wasn't our first cruise but it was our first on Carnival. We thought the food was great, we loved the main dining room food and our wait staff. Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana were awesome too! My ... Read more
kevcruiser518
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Embarkation from port canaveral on the Carnival Magic seemed chaotic at first but we were actually on the ship within 20 minutes and it went rather smoothly but arrive at the port as early as possible. The ship was great! we really enjoyed ... Read more
Jephph
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Took this as a family cruise...we let our (grown) kids pick it out. There was 6 of us traveling...Wife and me (mid 60's) and kids (30 ish). We are veteran cruisers...have been on Princess, Celebrity, Rccl, Norwegian, Viking, Cunard, ... Read more

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miataman19
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,014 forum post
14 helpful votes
Experienced cruiser and WAS not a big Carnival fan. I choose this sailing because of the embarkation port and the itinerary. This was my 47th cruise and my first as a solo cruiser. I was a little nervous. Drove and parked at the port, 50 ... Read more
cruisinterps
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
First things first. You don't take a three night Carnival cruise to Nassau because you're looking for the ultimate in luxury, demand gourmet food, and are irritated by children on cruises. As long as what you're after is a quick getaway ... Read more
Dl1435@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. I was very pleased with how everyone treated me, and the other guests. I was called by my first name a lot. I had a balcony room, and it was so exciting. The food was good, and if I had one complaint , it was ... Read more
hokkaido
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I read tons of reviews before leaving for the first-time cruise, but many reviews from Pinterest didn't help. Yes, I was supposed to read more reviews at this site. We purchased Faster to the Fun, so we could get on board early and our ... Read more
Kermarkim
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This is my 8th cruise and we love Carnival. It truly lives up to its motto of being the Funship. For all the naysayers that the Victory is outdated and dirty and staff unfriendly and miserable, I'm not sure we were on the same ship. We ... Read more

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