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1,610 Carnival Romantic Cruise Reviews

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Doctor Bob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 12th cruise and perhaps never again on Carnival. We arrived at the port at 12:30 and waited outside in the sun until 2:30 before we moved inside. Control of the lines was poor so that people showing up at the last minute ... Read more
mccabeab
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my 5th cruise and my husband's 6th. By far, the Carnival Dream was our favorite ship! We had an interior state room and for the 2 of us it was perfect. There was plenty of closet space, the bathroom was the perfect layout and the ... Read more
Tracey/Thom
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
184 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We purchased this cruise on a flash sale the month before, so it was a bit of a rush, but we'd been researching Southern Caribbean, so it all worked out. A few days before we upgraded to a balcony from an interior (someone called us and ... Read more
toshasmith363@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
To say my husband and I were highly disappointed is an understatement. The lines were long getting on the ship even though we chose a check in window. The food at the buffet was absolutely horrible and it wasn't even warm maybe if it had ... Read more
codyperry24
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The food on the triumph wasn't the greatest. I remember one night having to give up on a piece of roasted duck. I say this to lead you into the following; the people and experiences were amazing. Every single person on the ship was, ... Read more

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Katriamp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my 48th cruise. I absolutely love Carnival, but this was only the 3rd trip out of Port Canaveral for the Magic, coming from Galveston. They have some work to do. Attitude seemed poor from about 30% of staff. Lack of attention ... Read more
tonyaanne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my first cruise. I had read all the reviews on here before the trip, which made my boyfriend and I nervous that we weren't going to have a good time. Boy was I wrong. We had an excellent time. I understand that Carnival isn't the ... Read more
michealwhitesr@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Wow!!!!! Our very first cruise and we had a great time from the boarding until the disembarkation. The Cruise Director Cory was awesome and we made it a point to be where ever he was to party with him. Our balcony stateroom was ... Read more
fitoldguyinspeedo
Member Since 2015
1 review
87 forum posts
8 helpful votes
May 1st 2016 Sailing from San Juan - First off let me state we're not full time cruisers like some so this will be short. This is our second cruise in nine years with the last being on the Glory out of Port Canaveral in 2007. Cruising ... Read more
dgeanette
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have to say I really disappointed right from the beginning of this cruise. If you can at all please avoid going out of Charleston. From the time we arrived in the parking lot to the time we got to our room it took over 3 hours. Getting ... Read more

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tchoney
Member Since 2005
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Arrived in Charleston and was advised by security to drop off our luggage and come back out of the port to park for an hour. Upon re-entry we were told because we had Faster to the fun, we had priority boarding and should proceed to lane ... Read more
Loudal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Hi, Just some word of advice, you need to be very careful before you decide to cruise with Carnival. The Spirit is in poor shape, in cabin furniture falling apart, gym equipment not working, mini golf course in tatters, broken doors and ... Read more
Ty9091
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Although the ship appeared slightly outdated compared to many of the newer ships in the Carnival fleet, it had all the necessities that we expected. The ocean view cabin with a king bed was clean and adequate size for my wife and I. ... Read more
V1ct0r
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I am a longstanding VIFP Club member but this ship was the worse I have seen. The suite 1233 had the wallpaper pealing and the desk laminate was peeling also. The small analog TV was to small and distorted to watch. These items were fixed ... Read more
CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Carnival has continually made cutbacks and no longer offers a good vacation for a good price. Carnival has lost a loyal customer who grew up cruising with their family. The Carnival Sunshine is a rust bucket. It truly is rusting and ... Read more

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binbon
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed at the Hilton on Cocoa Beach and choose the park and cruise package with one night stay. It was great being right on the beach. Embarkation went very smooth as it was last time we went to that port. The ship was ... Read more
FITFABULOUSFORTY8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My partner & I cruised on the Elation from Jacksonville, FL on 4/23-28 and I must say I had an AMAZING time! I read 100's of reviews before we left as this was to be my very 1st cruise and I'm grateful that I'm the type of person that ... Read more
tapickne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had an overall wonderful vacation! Our breakfasts and dinners were fantastic every day because of our wait staff. Headwaiter Michael, Team Waiter Made, Asst Team Waiter Jayson, and Team Bar Waiter Patrick were super and treated us like ... Read more
Teegoeins2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I picked this cruise because it sailed on my husband's birthday and was coming out of Cape Canaveral. Getting through the port was easy and we were signed in and on the ship in less than 1/2 hour. Deck #9 (Lido deck) was where the main ... Read more
pansarah1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise somewhat last minute. We had been booked on the 4/23 sailing on the Magic for a year for the Eastern Carib. but added this as a fun Mom and Dad getaway before the kids joined us on 4/23. We were, ... Read more

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Shipbeaux
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Veteran Cruiser – Honest Review In summary: the Carnival Magic is a really nice ship. She is huge (130K tons) which is a departure from the older and smaller ships that normally take the 3 or 4 day Bahamas run from Port ... Read more
mrsjoey
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
108 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because we like to sail for our anniversary that is in April. And we live in Texas and it is very easy to drive to Galveston. We have done all our cruises out of Galveston. I have taken 5 RCCL, 1 Princess, 6 ... Read more
Tropicalvacay
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation was a breeze, disembarkation was a breeze. Did not have FTTF, and it still was very organized, and we did not wait long at all to embark or disembark. We choose to have the cruise line take our luggage the night before, so we ... Read more
UKGIRL13
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 5th Cruise with Carnival - 2nd time on the Victory (1st time was 6 years ago) - just the 2 of us this time - no kids to worry about. We did Faster 2 the Fun, we have found this to be worth the $50 - you get priority boarding, ... Read more
Ariscitacruising
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
April 16-April 24, 2016- My husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and chose this cruise on the itinerary and price. This was our 9th cruise with Carnival and Carnival did not let us down. We enjoyed every moment. ... Read more

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