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646 Carnival Spring Break Cruise Reviews
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getsemani1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This is the second time I cruise out of Long Beach to Catalina Island and Ensenada, the first time being on the Ecstasy. This time I went with my best friend who is wheel-chair bound. Her father dropped us at the Long Beach cruise ... Read more
redsoxforlife
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a girls trip for Spring Break, a much anticipated week of relaxation away from work and our husbands. Unfortunately, Carnival did not deliver. *Carnival HUB Chat didn't work most of the week *Several areas of the ship ... Read more
msbreya09
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise due to the sailing dates and the ports of call. I liked the ship, but it carried a horrid sewage smell throughout the entire cruise. The entertainment was outdated and geared more for the older crowd. I would not ... Read more
vaddco
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first Carnival cruise and it exceeded our expectations. Previously, we had cruised on NCL quite a few times along with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. We chose Baltimore because it is within driving distance and significantly ... Read more
teachercruiser94
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just got home from an amazing experience on the Carnival Liberty! Myself and another teacher from my school decided to get out of dodge for spring break. From the airport transfer driver to the time we made it on to the ship, every ... Read more
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Medic9701
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Background. We set sail on the Carnival Liberty while our four elementary school aged kids were out on Spring Break. We planned the trip in advance and took advantage of the Early Saver rate, so three of us per inside cabin amounted to ... Read more
juno39dog
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We did not have a say in selecting this cruise. Our daughterinlaw set it up as a family group cruise. We were generally "satisfied" but I'll elaborate. Our last two cruises were on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. Carnival ... Read more
Kcheine
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Carnival is a great value and we wanted to try the new Vista. We loved it. It was totally handicap accessible for my son who is 16. He was able to get up to the Sports and Waterpark Deck on 12 which was great. We loved all of the ... Read more
aamato27
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Was the cruise perfect, no, but did we have a great time? OH YAH! I was worried because Carnival did not get the best reviews. We had a great time with a great experience. The dinning room food and the buffet was the most disappointing. ... Read more
parkerwilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my families first cruise together and I wanted to make it special. I had cruised on NCL before but was in an inside suite. After having that interior experience, I opted for a balcony cabin. I also chose 6th floor and in center ... Read more
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Melissalcsw
Member Since 2016
1 review
88 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Let me preface my review by sharing, that I’ve cruised a couple of times. This was a first for my SO and 2 children ages 15 & 9. I read many reviews prior to this trip, and read many negative reviews; but with that in mind I ... Read more
KandiKane
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and for the fact that it was not a mega ship. We prefer a smaller ship. We never stood in line for anything. Service was A-one. The food was always hot and fresh. While the state rooms are ... Read more
On a Cloudy Day
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I picked this cruise based on the overall price, the fact that it fit my criteria in terms of dates and the destinations. Also, it seemed like it would have a nice mix of things to do. Overall, I was happy with our vacation. I'm a single ... Read more
jefgrahm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Full disclosure: My wife and I avoided Carnival like the plague. Then my daughter kept up her grades and remained on the honor roll all throughout high school. We promised her a cruise of her choice and she chose Carnival's Sensation, ... Read more
pacrat
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
175 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Did a five night cruise on the Triumph and had an excellent time. Did the Chef's Table, which was awesome. Had read several of the reviews about bad smell and how bad the ship state was in. I roamed the ship and yes the ship is a little ... Read more
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radolphson
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary (8 night cruise to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk). We didn't have high expectations about the ship based on reviews I had read. Embarkation was awful...we got to the pier at ... Read more
nickb44
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I went with my family of 4 and 9 other friends. It was my first Carnival cruise and my wife's second. I hadn't heard great things about Carnival. I heard it called the Motel 6 of cruising. My expectations weren't high for the cruise. ... Read more
nannysweet01
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our budget, and when we got on the elation, WOW, we had a grand time. The cruise director Kevin , was the best, our Waiter Christian, he was super. He knew what we wanted to eat, before we knew. food was fabulous, Oyr cabin was roomy, ... Read more
Devonna74
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival and 1st time bringing our kids. We picked up my dad and stepmom from Fairhope and made an easy 20 min drive to Mobile. Prepaid parking was the way to go. Our boarding time was 11 am, but we had ... Read more
abeason2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
When disembarking off of the cruise ship, me and my husband summed up the trip in one word: disappointing. We have sailed with Carnival before--him one other time; me two previous trips. Both of those were amazing.The ship overall ... Read more
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Bunnygal
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
51 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
My cousin and our two mothers chose this particular cruise due to the ports proximity to my mother's house in Foley, Alabama and it being during spring break, when I'm off of work. I knew the ship was old, but was shocked that it was ... Read more
ModSquadFan
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I departed from LA and the cruise had a Day At Sea, and stopped in Catalina, California, and Ensenda, Mexico. I didn't explore LA cause I've been before but its a fun place. As for both Catalina and Ensenada I debarked both days and ... Read more
bboy1995
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose a cruise that had decent destination ports. We hoped that Carnival had enough experience in the industry to provide good entertainment and service during the transportation to these ports... we were wrong. During the cruise, it ... Read more
Cruisermom2005
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
This was our first 7 day cruise. Our second family cruise for spring break. My husband, myself and our two kids(14,12). First of all loved the ship. My kids actually really enjoyed the kids programs, they didn't come to room until 1AM ... Read more
cdm289
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
My 2 sons (12 and 14) travelled on the Breeze March 26. This is my 14th cruise (10 with Carnival) and my sons’ 9th cruise (8 with Carnival). We loved this ship and the entire experience. The downfall for us travelling out of ... Read more
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