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1,695 Carnival Romantic Cruise Reviews

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TRULYDETERMINED
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Carnival Cruise Itinerary and ship drew our interest for my husband birthday cruise. We spent three days in San Juan, Puerto Rico exploring the city before embarkation on Sunday afternoon that was smooth and efficient with accomodating ... Read more
soonerfan496
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
This was one of the best vacations my wife and I have ever been on. This was our first cruise...and won't be our last. There were just a couple of hiccups, but, overall it was amazing!! Carnival may be one of the cheaper lines, but the ... Read more
BaldEagleAl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The boarding and debarkation was super smooth. The Carnival rep called me a few weeks prior to the cruise to upgrade at a super discount, so I got a Grand Suite for a steal and was it ever worth the few extra dollars. The staff were ... Read more
JW50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Really enjoyed this cruise! The atrium was a bit of a letdown as normally when you first walk on the ship that is the first thing you see and is normally quite grand. This was quite small and nothing exciting. Service was great as usual ... Read more
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Finshell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Worst cruise ever. I have been on a few cruises and this was the worst. Our main gripe was the noise, we stayed in room 6241 Fwd avoid this area. After the shows, 6 nights out of 8 a DJ set up his equipment and we had to endure boom boom ... Read more

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Pbogart
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
There is no way,l that i would book another cruise on this liner, if i was you, i would spend the cash for a classier liner, i was in the us navy 10 years and the ship needed major rehab, the rails were painted over way to thick, they ... Read more
tool maker
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Me and the wife sailed on the Carnival Fantasy before and enjoyed it so we went back for our honeymoon using a balcony room. It is almost the EXACT same boat as the Fantasy. My biggest complaint is sometimes the staff were a slight bit ... Read more
2docsnowaiting
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We've cruised about 15 times total, with several lines (HAL, X, Carnival, RCI) and chose this wedding anniversary cruise for the 9 day duration (=more than 7), as well as the husband's favorite stop in St. Kitts. Embarkation - due to ... Read more
FiremedicMike151
Member Since 2012
1 review
41 forum posts
25 helpful votes
This was our third cruise, all with Carnival, and by far our worst to date. I'll start with the good first, then get into our issues with it. First, the ship was extremely stable and motion was not an issue at all for either of us. ... Read more
dvond
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
620 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We decided to try a cruise out of Texas as we always go out of the east coast to try something different. Overall we had a very good cruise, here are some highlights; Embarkation took 15 minutes, very easy We had a inside cabin, ... Read more
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wmarsh9280
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation: Huge lines of passengers queued up (large amount of high school and college age). The process was slow and the staff was not kind. Treated like cattle. The ship: The Paradise is a very old boat and it shows. Many of the ... Read more
Angelnjorge
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was over our anniversary and a quick weekend getaway...The embarkation and debarkation process was efficient, the dining room staff was friendly. That's the only good thing we can say about this cruise. We ... Read more
Crimes13
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise because of the destinations, Bermuda was beautiful and Amber cove was interesting. The shows were excellent food was good staff was very pleasant. Alll in all I had a great time. Chloe the cruise director was ... Read more
SonOfSailor
Member Since 2012
1 review
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We sailed on the Carnival Journeys 9 Day Cruise on the Splendor. We sailed from Miami to Bermuda, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic North Shore). We had a great time! We had a total of 10 in our group. Some of us drove, and ... Read more
beachseeker72
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It was on my husband's bucket list to go to Alaska, but never on mine. I was looking forward to seeing the scenery Alaska had to offer but really didn't expect to enjoy the trip that much. I was SO wrong. We are from Oklahoma so we flew to ... Read more

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misterkevin
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
34 forum posts
23 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise on Carnival after loving my experience on the Dream class ships and this experience did not disappoint! I am a spa cabin aficianado, so I booked a spa balcony on the starboard side on deck 14. It was great. There ... Read more
caboodles
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose the legend because of the Glacier Bay Sail. Wish i would have not. The ship set sail 2 hours late. the first port Skagway we tethered but was 2 hours late starting Excursion we boarded straight to boat the for excursion the guide ... Read more
beachseeker72
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Seeing Alaska was a dream of my husbands and I'll admit that I was not nearly as excited as he was. I am more a hot weather, beach girl. I was SO wrong about this cruise. Alaska is nothing less than magnificent. We flew into Seattle a day ... Read more
Kiwitomo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
My wife (28) and I (27) took this crusie as part of our honeymoon. We booked this cruiseline knowing that Carnival target families, but had hoped that being well out of School holidays it wouldn't be too bad. Unfortuantely, there were ... Read more
dputland
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Legend and it has been redecorated. We liked the decor! Embarkation was fine except my daughter left her passport in her suitcase. So we were put into the "trouble children" pen. (LOL) It was a ... Read more

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chino29
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the convenience of just driving downtown Tampa and parking to get on the ship. This is however my first time on carnival since 1980 and it is no comparing them to Royal Caribbean or Princess lines that overall cater ... Read more
bilvon
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We went to the following ports: Carnival's Private Island, Half Moon Cay. Was very nice and relaxing. BBQ was good. Amber Cove, Dominican Republic: Very pretty, we didn't take any of the "planned" excursions, toured it on ... Read more
ajenkinson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We sailed on the Elation on May 21, 2016. This was our very first cruise, ever! My husband and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on the day we sailed. Although we had nothing to compare it to, this was a wonderful vacation. We ... Read more
tmapp002
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of it fitting in prior to another cruise sailing on 5/27/16. We have sailed Carnival before and this was the worst ship yet. Employees seem unhappy and agitated. Bar tenders are rude if you correct them on a ... Read more
Luvs2CruiseWChob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first time cruising, so maybe I'm biased because I have nothing to compare it to. However, this was the best vacation I've ever been on! It is constant fun (hence why Carnival calls it your "fun cruise"). I was ... Read more

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