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CruzinfrCarolina
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We booked this cruise for Thanksgiving 2016 and chose the Magic because we were bringing our granddaughters ages 9 and 12. This ship was recommended by many for that reason. I have to say the girls had a great time with the kids ... Read more
theinkykitty
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
39 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was both mine and my husband's first time on the Sunshine. I wasn't quite sure as what to expect, given I'd only previously sailed with Carnival on the Fantasy. The size of the ship was decent. Not overwhelming, nor did I feel crammed ... Read more
franl24fan
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
1,329 forum post
4 helpful votes
I have sailed on the previous Carnival 4 day cruise on the Sensation and the experience was night and day from the Valor. This was my third cruise on Carnival, I have done most of my cruises (25+ ) on Royal Caribbean. I just wanted a last ... Read more
ThienHo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It was our first cruise on Carnival. We chose Carnival this time for its best "value for money" rating. First, the embarkation was easy and quick. It took us about 15 minutes from the check-in terminal to our cabin. We got a ... Read more
911 cruse fanatic
Member Since 2015
1 review
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We started out our vacation spending a few days exploring Orlando prior to the cruise and parked off site at Lots of Honor. It was only a short 45 min drive via 528 toll road with around $5 in tolls and we paid less then half of what we ... Read more
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sillysully11
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
This was a new cruise for us as we had never been to the southern caribbean. We had anytime dinning and were thrilled with the service and wait staff lead by Alejandro and his team waiter Gede. If you are in the southern lights dinning ... Read more
O&P Cruiser
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I will keep my review short. The path we took to get to the southern Caribbean was extremely bumpy. I have been off the ship for three days and am still a little shaky. But that is the ONLY complaint I had. Food was fantastic. I ... Read more
DenimOrchid
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
This cruise chose me. I won this cruise on my cruise last May, playing Wheel of Fortune. The Magic was clean and well kept. We ate at every food venue on board, and everything was good, no complaints. Our room was cleaned every ... Read more
secrets703
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We thought overall it was a very good cruise and well organized. Yes, there were some mis-cues, but once we straightened them out, the mis-cues were corrected and we carried on. I can tell you emphatically that those reviews that thought ... Read more
Jakemeister
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Carnival Valor is probably a great cruise ship for first time cruisers, but I'm not sure if it will impress people who aren't interested in the party atmosphere, have been on a cruise before, or sailed lines besides Carnival. There were ... Read more
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pchoustontx
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was our honeymoon cruise and first thought when seeing the interior of the ship.. It looked like a casino interior with Americana that vomited everywhere. Gold painted eagles on every column in the elevator waiting areas, busts ... Read more
jnally74
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is my 8th cruise (RCCL, NCL and Celebrity) but 1st with Carnival. I am not a picky person and believe a vacation is what you make it. I mean really how bad can it be right? Pretty bad. Let me start with the good because there ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
33 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We sailed on the Valor- needed a short cruise to see if my sister in law liked to cruise before she committed to sailing Alsaka this summer. Had been on the Valor before and was looking forward to returning to her. I have never sailed on ... Read more
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carolynspress47
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
We arrived at the port and got on the ship we went to the lido deck for lunch food was so-so if you like cafeteria food we went to our cabin we never met our room steward never introduced himself dinner in the dining room was good the ... Read more
rosy00
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
my group of 4 middle aged couples loved this cruise, the service was impeccable and the cruise director, Rev. Dr E a young black male that was the funniest director of all my 8 cruises. The cabins were larger than other ships and very ... Read more
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CarolinaGirl2010
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We did enjoy our get away, but Carnival Magic was not as good as our previous 4 Carnival cruises on the Fantasy, Dream, and Liberty. It started out with us having to go to Guest Services just to get our cabin floor swept, since it had not ... Read more
josebetzy
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I went on this cruise. This is our 17 cruise overall and with Carnival our 6th. Carnival at Port Canaveral is an excellent port. It is so easy to drive to. They are very efficient at boarding and disembarking. Incredibly ... Read more
Booop!
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise as a getaway for just the two of us away from our 4 teenage children. We are platinum members but have only departed from Port Canaveral once before. It was very easy to get to the port and ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Carnival conquest class ship, embarkation port canaveral florida. Beautiful day for cruising with friends and family. we started off by having bloody marys at the time out lounge. Ok it’s not only a drink it’s a meal. i ... Read more
richart1965
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 14th cruise with Carnival, and was the most enjoyable. My bride of 50 years, and I were accompanied by our daughter, son-in-law and 6 year old granddaughter . Canaveral was the quickest and easiest boarding we have ... Read more
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crusing48/51
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
943 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked this cruise over a year ago. Traveled with friends. The four of us drove down from North Carolina the day before the cruise and stayed at the Residence Inn. We had the stay, park, and cruise package. So convenient. It includes ... Read more
ronnmaryc
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for two reasons, cost of 11 people and 5 cabins. Our last experience with Carnival in 2010 was extremely disappointing. We chose a park and ride which saved us almost half of on site parking. Embarkation was smooth ... Read more
Lgarth
Member Since 2005
1 review
363 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We live in Central Florida, Port Canaveral is the only port we've cruised out of in 8 cruises. Embarkation is such a pleasant experience, as is disembarkation.... We sailed on the Carnival Victory for the 1st time. Past cruises were 4 ... Read more
bud trike
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
great way to spend a vacation . great staff . could not get over how the waiters and cabin people knew you by name after 1 meeting anywhere on the ship .unbelievable food . and plenty of it. only thing i could complain about was hot tubs ... Read more
kevin63
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We boarded this ship at Port Canaveral. This was a week after Hurricane Matthew so we were somewhat worried about the cruise but glad that we did not cruise a week earlier. We were a bit disappointed because we could not get the ... Read more
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