Carnival Romantic Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Carnival x
Romantic Cruises x
Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Critic Overview
  • Cruises are for families and fun-lovers of all ages
  • "Fun Ships" offer great value-for-money
  • The world's largest cruise line -- big ships with panache
  • Read full overview >>

1,776 Carnival Romantic Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
860
Very Good
422
Average
261
Poor
140
Terrible
64
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
6,986
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
1,776
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
1,720
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
689
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
chanlynng
Member Since 2016
1 review
We booked this cruise several months in advance, and splurged on both airfare and the room by upgrading. We upgraded our room to the Spa Balcony Suite and chose the one at the front of the boat 14206- we were told it was bigger, and the ... Read more
firefighterman
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
23 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We booked for the first time a guarantee balcony which was taking a chance in getting a good location. Oh to get that cabin number check in online 2-3 days before your departure. The embarkation was pretty slow for us and that was a first ... Read more
Kaybee517
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We won a "free" cruise trip through a raffle and booked our first cruise with Carnival Fantasy to the Bahamas. Our trip set sail Friday and returned monday. Overall we had a good experience as first time cruisers. No sea ... Read more
kyleej89
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I have always enjoyed cruising with Carnival but this last trip has me questioning my loyalty to them. It appears that Carnival changed their standard of "house keeping" of their boats. Our Stateroom was a balcony room and we ... Read more
James Mepham
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Had a great cruse 20 years ago. We always wanted to do it again. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!!! Paid extra for a balcony cabin on deck 9. We had 8 out of 10 nights without sleep. Buffet area is directly above the cabins as is the main pool area ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Billings11
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
long time Carnival cruisers (platinum) but at $6k for this cruise (plus airfare and hotels) we were fairly underwhelmed with the new ship Dinner in the two main dining rooms were a disappointment - unlike even other cruise ship e've ... Read more
Cphilips
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Took this cruise for my honeymoon, my husband and I loved it. The boat is big so I am sure we didn't get to see everything. The service was awesome and the food is equally as good. The bar drinks were very good and bartenders were usually ... Read more
stit60
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise as a gift for my hubby's 60th birthday. He loved it! While we enjoyed the cruise overall, there were a few flies in the ointment you might say. First oops was, they got our boarding pass pictures mixed up with someone ... Read more
limeyosu
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We cruised the Magic last year, so when the Breeze traded out the Magic the choice was clear! the ship is identical as the ships are sister's, but the Breeze is 2 years newer than the Magic. Well the nice thing about traveling on the same ... Read more
Big Tim 4
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We just got back from our cruise to the Caribbean. We were on the Conquest by Carnival. Prior to our sailing, I reviewed the latest reviews not only about the ship but also cruise line. I have to tell you that none of what I experienced ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Gravey3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise for our honeymoon, and we expected it to be fun, but the negative overshadowed the positives on this trip. We carried our own luggage on, and used the only available elevator to get to deck 12. We waited while other ... Read more
cortcase
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Hi there! Thanks for reading my review. Brevity is not my strong suit, so if you just want the bottom line, here it is: This ship is showing its age, but the service, entertainment and food (mostly) make up for it. If you like lots of ... Read more
Hopjones
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had a family gathering of 12 people and one baby. The food was great. and Denton in the dinning room along with his partners greeted us each night and remembered our names. The excursions was great too. It was the first cruise for ... Read more
laura boggs
Member Since 2007
1 review
26 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We enjoyed this cruise more than any other. Brian Bradley was the best comedian and the entertainment was broadway quality. So empressed! Our time was so hard to plan because there was so many things to choose from. We loved the bands ... Read more
gailr5555@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. I am in a wheelchair and was worried about being able to get around, no problems there. People were so nice and considerate. We didn't move around so much, as to stay out of people's way. When we ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Cltphotog
Member Since 2016
1 review
I picked the Carnival Ecstacy cruise ship due the location of the departure being in Charleston SC and the price of just over $400 per person wasn't hard a difficult choice to make. The check in process wasn't to bad compared to the ... Read more
Ky50
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I wanted to cruise to the Mediterranean and wanted to see several places and this seemed to be the best say to accomplish that . It has been awhile since we cruised with Carnival and for the most part the ship wasnt that much different ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Ky50
shrekdot
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The worst ship we have ever been on. Not customer focused, food in mdr was awful, service was poor, Lido dining was always a mess, not enough seating, long lines. They refunded the bubbles program which was extremely disappointing as my ... Read more
mizLORInj
Member Since 2008
23 reviews
6,085 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had not been on a Carnival ship in two years and were happy a new-to-NYC Carnival ship was here to try out. We arrived at the pier around 11:15am and easily found a parking space. We did think it very odd that people were still ... Read more
bunnyette
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
494 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Port of Tampa
Member Since 2016
1 review
150 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation was great we had priority boarding and were on the ship within 10 minutes. We stayed in a Grand Suite and it was huge, lots of closets, drawers, three sinks, etc... Room Stewart was fantastic...somehow knew our schedule and had ... Read more
cruisequenn
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
23 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because able to drive to Charleston. We have sailed out of Charleston before and knew the routine. Embarkation was behind schedule because previous cruise arrived later because of tropical storm. Thankfully we are vip ... Read more
Seanna
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
I chose this cruise for my Birthday and after 16 cruises this would be my first where I would actually have a cake and celebrate it on the day. I also chose Carnival as I had in the past had such great times. Embarkation was smooth ... Read more
GoItaly2011
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of a great experience we had on a CARNIVAL cruise many years ago and because of the price. We have been on several cruises; some on Mega Ships and some on smaller Ships. We prefer cruising on the smaller ... Read more
mmatwood7
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
As someone who has lived in Charleston for five years, I often saw the Carnival Ships at port and was so curious. I finally decided to book one with my boyfriend, for our anniversary. Embarkation went smoothly and quickly. We purchased the ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?