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797 Carnival San Juan Cruise Reviews
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Newtx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
33 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
3 forum posts
9 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
7 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
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St Aug Terry
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
19 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
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
13 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
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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
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
31 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
93 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
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Gladitsover
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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
sc6654
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
275 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have been on the Liberty 2 times before, nothing was unexpected. This was a 12 day cruise out of San Juan to Galveston Tx. We used JetBlue from Seattle to San Juan, left at 11:00pm on the 5th going through JFK and arrived at 11:40am ... Read more
glad2go
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
350 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a 12 night repositioning cruise from San Juan to Galveston and it just flew by. We spent 4 nights in San Juan prior to sailing and stayed at the Coral Princess. The hotel was in a great location, reasonable and had a very ... Read more
Seasoned firefighter
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
845 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We're Platinum on Carnival and retired from our jobs so the longer trips are more appealing to us. We had never done a Journey cruise so that also was a positive thing, never been on the Liberty, another positive, and finally there were ... Read more
RJPerque
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
14 forum posts
15 helpful votes
First for this itinerary.....loved, loved, loved it!! Sure the boat is showing some signs of wear, who isn't and does it really stop you from having a great time!?!? Lots of fun, great service, enjoyed the food, booked all Carnival ... Read more
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iambibs
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
156 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We flew out of Indianapolis the morning of a blizzard. We were one of the few planes that got out that day and arrived in sunny San Juan 3 days prior to our cruise. San Juan is wonderful and we had a great time there. We stayed at the ... Read more
Willi4u
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
13 of us just returned from a 7 day southern caribbean cruise on the carnival liberty. It may not be possible for there to be a worse cruise line or ship on the seas! The only plus was guys burger joint and our room steward Defri! The ... Read more
CUJO5150
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
642 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We like cruising out of San Juan. It's real easy to get on the ship and the Old Town section is right across the street from the pier if you want to check out San Juan after dropping off the luggage. If you have priority boarding ... Read more
London Bridge
Member Since 2008
1 review
112 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I traveled with two other couples on a southern Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Liberty. Our very first cruise was on the Carnival Mardi Gras in 1977 and we didn't cruise again until the late nineties with our three kids on ... Read more
sabrejobs
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Carnival gets kudos for their itinerary. We took 2/21/16 from San Juan for 7 days. Their Southern Caribbean trip has some great ports and a lot of variety....love the 5 ports in 7 days. Their dining room staff is exceptional, esp. their ... Read more
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