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ekellyf
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our flight was delayed getting in to Miami and we called Carnival to notify them. As a result, they were ready for us when we arrived which was a relief! It was a 40th anniversary trip that left on Dec. 26. We visited four ports ... Read more
cloudninecat
Member Since 2016
1 review
197 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising. We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and it was our first time taking a vacation without the kids since our honeymoon. Overall we were very happy with our time on board and only had one small ... Read more
CH2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First off, I feel bad for those who had a less than enjoyable experience on the Triumph. This was our 3rd Carnival cruise and our 1st on the Triumph. Our previous Carnival cruises were great, that's why we stuck with them in booking this ... Read more
Indian River Guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Cruised as it was a Christmas Cruise for 8 days returning on 12/26. Sailed Sunshine two years ago to Mexico and loved it! This is still a nice ship that has been remodeled nicely. About three thousand people which for us is a great ... Read more
Larry6905
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were a party of 4. Grandparents with teenagers. Flew into Miami stayed at Sheraton near port. Getting to ship was easy and boarding went smoothly. We had a balcony room. Which was beautiful. Even with two teens it was nice. Large TV, ... Read more
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allenray
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Jacksonville is a convenient drive-to port, and we had not been aboard the Carnival Elation previously. Booking our first back-to-back cruises, total 10 days, we were optimistic that we would not be bored. As 80+ though active ... Read more
socrog
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
well...started of the adventure with our luggage not reaching us....thru Southwest, but they did a good job in making it right. but wife had a carry-on with some workout clothes...and i had one extra pair of shorts and t-shirt. the the ... Read more
Sharpe74
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
53 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Went on Cruise for the Islands. Loved San Juan the old city and the fort is Interesting. Grand Turks is very beautiful. Loved Jimmy Buffets grounds and pools. The ship needs some updating in the buffet. The food , the meat is very ... Read more
riffatsea
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
6,933 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the shortest cruise we have ever taken but by the end of it we were ready to go home! We usually cruise out of California but decided to come to New Orleans to relive our honeymoon and cruise on a different ship for a change. ... Read more
LSauls7537
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
521 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We loved the Destiny, so finally had a chance to book the Sunshine. We booked 18 mos ago because I wanted an aft wrap. We had cabin 5430. We didn't know with the remodel that the "wrap" was missing. Oh well, not a big deal. ... Read more
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lostsoulcruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
27 forum posts
7 helpful votes
On the Dream from 11/27 to 12/4/16. It was a good cruise, fun, but you can tell Carnival is taking costs out of the cruise, it shows. Our cabin steward came by only once per day however we told him not to show up until after 10 AM and he ... Read more
Jolly Fishermann
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
For our second cruise to the Bahamas we chose to again sail from Charleston SC because it is convenient to our golf condo. it is easy to get to the port in Charleston and the procedure for embarking is rather straightforward and simple. ... Read more
andybruce
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
This was our fourth cruise with carnival. We really enjoyed our royal caribbean cruises but don't think the extra $$$ers are worth it so we go carnival as they are much more affordable for our income. Always wanted to visit pearl harbor ... Read more
Florida Library Lady
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
247 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose the cruise for the itinerary as we'd never been to Belize. It is also only an hour from where we live and we looked forward to the short drive. I think my 'booking agent' (husband) said he got a pretty good price on a suite. Only ... Read more
DebJ14
Member Since 2000
6 reviews
4,512 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
After Carnival announced changes to itineraries on the Liberty out of Galveston we started watching prices. The cruise we took went from sold out to wide open in a matter of days and we were able to pick up an 8E cabin on Lido deck for a ... Read more
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gar208
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This being my 15 Carnival cruise, I thought it was very good. For being an old ship, I even liked the décor better than newer ships like the Splendor. The dining room staff and our cabin steward, were very accommodating, as I ... Read more
Larry6905
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
24 forum posts
We left from New Orleans, a short 2.5hr drive. Getting on and off was easy. We had inside cabins and they were roomy and nice. We cruised the western Caribbean. Stopping in Ocho Rios, visiting humming bird sanctuary. Got to feed them. ... Read more
Seasoned firefighter
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
864 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was going to be our introduction to the New Carnival Vista, but after getting a great deal on the TA, this was our second trip. The embarkation was a mess in NYC. What I heard later was that 250 Travel agents were given the ROYAL ... Read more
cwb348
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
55 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because it was on the new Vista, because it was a Journeys cruise of 11 days, and because we would be sailing out of the beautiful NY harbor at night. Our only 2 disappointments were: many fewer (6) hot tubs on ... Read more
franl24fan
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
1,340 forum post
5 helpful votes
I have sailed on the previous Carnival 4 day cruise on the Sensation and the experience was night and day from the Valor. This was my third cruise on Carnival, I have done most of my cruises (25+ ) on Royal Caribbean. I just wanted a last ... Read more
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MaggiJW
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was an add on to our holiday in New Orleans. There was an issue with my not having my ESTA at hand on embarkation, I felt that I would not be allowed to board the ship without proof that I actually possessed one. Although I ... Read more
mike florida
Member Since 2016
1 review
61 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Balcony, drink package ,faster to the fun... Food was very good, gained 10 lbs drinks were very good worth getting the drinking package Service was very good, cabin,dining, bars ect all good cabin very good ... Read more
GoneSalin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Reservation/help desk was very helpful and really cheerfully answered ‘any further questions’. Two seniors sailed on the smaller friendly Carnival Freedom. This review is not for their bigger ship sailing the same day. ... Read more
Trvlr37
Member Since 2001
13 reviews
2,586 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed Carnival a few times and we wanted to try Splendor for her thermal suite/t-pool. I am happy to say that we completely enjoyed the Thermal Suite in the spa - temperature was probably a little too warm for me, but my ... Read more
Gailie girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
liked the itinerary, departure port and date. Lovely staff, energetic cruise director. Food was good. It was kind of a bummer that there were nights that multiple great entrees were offered on the same night-like prime rib and ... Read more
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