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773 Carnival San Juan Cruise Reviews

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TravelingAPor
Member Since 2013
1 review
232 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary to the Southern Caribbean. We arrived early and the embarkation was fast & easy. Since the ship didn't leave San Juan, until 10 pm, we dropped our bags, got something to eat and went out ... Read more
Tecnobob
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our first Carnival cruise, and happily surprised, as we expected more issues based on the reviews. Embarkation was incredibly fast without the package as we got there early, and were leaving to explore Old San Juan with Keycard in hand by ... Read more
skloeckener
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our 4th 7-day cruise and our first with Carnival and the port of San Juan. We purchased the Faster To The Fun package and were in our room within 15 minutes of getting to the port! We also purchased the transfer from the airport ... Read more
cruisinggirls
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to explore the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Last year we had a great experience on the Carnival Breeze visiting the southern Caribbean and so decided to book with Carnival again. Although the islands were ... Read more
bobjps
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
We planned a family cruise for our 5 adult children, their two spouses and a girlfriend, so their were 10 of us. My wife wanted to make sure our kids had a chance to experience the Southern Caribbean. We booked in November. Frankly, ... Read more

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pur24karet
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I Suggest You Find Another Ship or company that sails to these ports! This ship is old and very broken down! After finally getting the time away to take a cruise. I was so excited. I had been wanting to do one for some time. Then, I ... Read more
justustwo826
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise vacation and I am not sure what I expected so it is difficult to state if my exceptions were met or exceeded. My husband and I cruised on the Carnival Fascination out of San Juan. We chose this specific ... Read more
a guy
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to take a trip to the Carib. whith out paying an arm & leg so my wife and I (mid. 40s) chose to sail on the Fascination. It's an older ship that really needs to be upgraded or replaced. There was construction going on while ... Read more
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cravingacruise
Member Since 2010
1 review
94 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Background Info This was my 10th cruise, and I have cruised Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian. I am a cruise addict and cruising is my favorite way to see the world! I must admit I was a bit reluctant to book this ... Read more
Newtx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise specifically because of the ports. Getting older in years (I turned 50, he turned 49, during the cruise) we decided to get some beach time in before we deemed ourselves too old to participate in water ... Read more

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twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
29 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship itself was the VERY ... Read more
Southernfried4
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was our third cruise and the ports were by far the best. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was unique in its differences with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship ... Read more
TRULYDETERMINED
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship itself was the VERY ... Read more
St Aug Terry
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
We originally tried to do this Southern Caribbean cruise in Sept, 2015, however, the first port was our last, as the engine room of the carnival Liberty caught fire and the cruise was over. Carnival flew most passengers home and refunded ... Read more

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KadeyLane5
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our very first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. We chose the cruise for it's destinations and for the fact that we would be on shore all day. i must say we had a fantastic time. The staff were excellent right from our ... Read more
fitoldguyinspeedo
Member Since 2015
1 review
88 forum posts
18 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
chrryslsh
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
58 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise for the destinations. we were a little worried because of the size of the ship. we are used to bigger ships. we have sailed on the breeze and the glory among others. This ship we thought would feel tiny. we had ... Read more
kenlmhc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
The Elation is a somewhat dated ship, and some of the amenities on other Carnival ships are not present on the Elation. Things such as more intimate dining, and some other eateries. As always, he staff were excellent. This was a longer ... Read more
abby1257
Member Since 2016
1 review
42 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Was not very elated with the Carnival Elation. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, 4 ports we had not been to yet. Embark was quick...and pretty painless. They need a new cruise director that might add some lido sea day ... Read more

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colewade
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My partner and I have done 10+ cruises on several other cruise lines including Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and a few others. This Exotic Sothern Caribbean itinerary took us to ports I had never visited. I set my ... Read more
YoYoCruzin
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Carnival Elation is not as bad as everyone keeps saying. Yes, it is older, smaller, a little worn, a few outdated styles & can feel the waves a bit more than the bigger ships, but I enjoyed the smaller ship with less people on it. ... Read more
maine54
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Took a western Carribean cruise and both my wife and I became sick just after getting off the ship. Both have viral infections and have missed worked since arriving back home. There was no conscious effort as there is with other cruise ... Read more
RCCL Cruisers
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
92 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Spent 3 days in San Juan prior to the cruise had a great time in old San Juan. It was our 5th Carnival Cruise, we picked it as we have heard in the past Carnival goes all out for their so called Journey Cruises and it had a good itinerary. ... Read more
Gladitsover
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our destinations were the only attraction! Our days off the ship were amazing! Our days at sea?.. The Diamond Steak House should be the standard of quality for every meal! Guys Burgers...Awesome ! Servers All friendly, and eager ... Read more

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