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755 Carnival San Juan Cruise Reviews

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falcon1961
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Starting back when this ship was called the Destiny, this is our third time sailing on the same vessel. I have to admit that this time I was not overly impressed. We missed the opportunity to book "Faster to the Fun", but were ... Read more
fishingfreak
Member Since 2011
1 review
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The Journeys cruise itinerary was good. Nice to go to some islands we had never been to. Overall an average cruise with Carnival. Food was good but not great. Guy's burgers were very good. The buffet was lacking on some days but good on ... Read more
Cap'nLou
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We took the 10-day Journeys cruise from San Juan to Port Canaveral on December 9. We selected this cruise specifically for the Journeys itinerary and added on-board activities, which for the most part were a nice addition. Embarkation ... Read more
Tampamatchmaker
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I really enjoyed this ship. Boarding was easy in San Juan, the room was ready when we arrived (usually you have to wait hours), luggage came before dinner. The staff friendly and welcoming. I love the variety of restaurants, from Guy's ... Read more
figgins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I sailed on the Carnival Sunshine with 3 other couples out of Puerto Rico December 9. We flew in the day before and boarded around 1 p.m. There were no lines and it was the fastest boarding we have experienced in the 12 ... Read more

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Kcar32
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After reading a few reviews of this particular cruise on the Carnival Liberty, I was a little bit apprehensive. However, overall my finace and I had a wonderful time. I found the food, entertainment, and bars to be top-notch (granted, we ... Read more
moniquet
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1,496 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are a couple from UK. And flew in from London the day before. Stayed at the Caribe Hilton which was good. we arrived at the Port around 12.30 and there was quite a crowd so we left our luggage with a Porter and strolled around San ... Read more
bcsurvivor05
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
109 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall it was a great ship. In my review, I don't plan on it being day by day but rather an overall. Again, there are so many recent Liberty reviews I don't want to be repetitious and want to hit upon concerns and topics that were ... Read more
AndrewO
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We cruised on the Carnival Liberty out of San Juan Nov 15th - 22nd 2015. This was our 3rd Carnival cruise in 4 years. While we enjoyed the Liberty, we will not cruise out of San Juan again. While the Liberty seems dated, we did ... Read more
Golferlel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are baby boomers -- I had cruised on various cruise lines but he had never cruised before. We flew into San Juan the day before and stayed at Chateau Cervantes, in Old Town, just one block from the pier -- walked to the ship the next ... Read more

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sc6654
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
262 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We landed in San Juan at 12:20 and got a taxi to port for less then Carnival transfer. Bags were tagged and taken away. We were on the ship eating fish and chips by 1:30. Ship is vary clean and service is great.. We love this cruise it ... Read more
shs58eb@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We just took our 3rd cruise on the Liberty this year. Our first was in Feb, with our family of 10. I have 2 granddaughters in wheelchairs with disease similar to MD. We had a waiter named Anselmo Miranda Gutierrez . He was fantastic! He ... Read more
globetrotter921
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We joined the Triumph in San Juan and sailed back to Galveston. This is one of Carnival's Journey Cruises which are offered occasionally and are different than their normal itineraries. We arrived in San Juan a day early and really enjoyed ... Read more
Henryhorn
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A mixed review but as the title says, this is a cheap cruise compared with perhaps Celebrity. We boarded effortlessly and by the time we found the stateroom our luggage was waiting outside the door. This caused a problem for those ... Read more
Peter654
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise out of San Juan and as in the 1st over half the passengers for San Juan, have never been with such rude, loud, and obnoxious people on any other cruise. Now for the ship, we did the western on the Liberty 2 years ... Read more

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Wags2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have taken a number of cruises, this one being the second on Carnival. We booked this cruise over a year in advance. From the very second we stepped foot on the ship through the duration, the feeling was very subdued, by the employees, ... Read more
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Boopy1226
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I have traveled on Carnival on quite a few cruises. This one aboard the Liberty was one of the worse ones! On all of the cruises I've been, the Cabin Steward is the first person to greet you when you board the ship. Everyone was ... Read more
geonurse
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We chose this cruise for our 25th Anniv trip and were very excited that it sailed to places we had never visited- with no sea days! We also had wanted to explore San Juan for quite some time, so we booked two full days at the Condado ... Read more
TiggerJeffrey
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had a great time, found that the food was good BUT I wasn't a fan of the maitre d'. Likely the attempt at a floor show and entertainment is to induce us in the early dinner seating to move along. That was successful if not annoying. Food ... Read more
Sherman793
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
236 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well I know inquiring minds want to know about the new Journey cruises, so I will share some highlights. This is our first Carnival cruise in 6 years and just my husband and I, (56 and 46 yrs old) cruised. We have been cruising Royal for ... Read more

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dicap99
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
86 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Even after a great price break, I would not recommend this cruise / ship to a friend. Pros * staff attitude and service orientation (excellent) Cons * Embarkation - the worst I have ever experienced (being silver or ... Read more
Jackievi
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just cruised on October 11th on the beautiful Liberty. Loved the decoration on this ship, had lots of awesome places to eat, like Guys Burgers and Blue Iguana Burrito bar and the Steakhouse was to die for!!! The itinerary was ... Read more
mss22859
Member Since 2007
1 review
413 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the 6th cruise for me and my DW, all on Carnival. Her DS and BIL joined us (their 1st). We had adjoining Balcony cabins, 8263 and 8265. We are all in our mid-50's-late 60's. Pre-cruise: We flew from Syracuse, NY to San Juan the ... Read more
kimmy1012
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our 6th cruise with Carnival. Although DH wasn't hindered by it, I was. He had read about all the reviews of all the changes Carnival had made, I had not. We brought my sister and her husband on this one and this was their ... Read more
Amy83
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are avid travelers; we have traveled to multiple countries and on many different types of vacations. We have cruised once before this particular cruise; we went on a Mediterranean cruise with Celebrity Solstice (which we ... Read more
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