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495 Carnival Spring Break Cruise Reviews

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Vettebuf
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
2,923 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I just came back from my 24th and BEST Carnival cruise. The ship left from Fort Lauderdale. We went to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The Conquest is definitely a Fun Ship and I made lots of new friends! We loved CJ Jones in the ... Read more
kfamily4
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
I have to admit after reading all the negative reviews I thought twice about booking on the Sunshine. I'm glad I ignored them. You get out of a cruise what you make of it. The new décor with the refurbishing was much more ... Read more
mrsfrisby
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was the 6th Carnival Cruise I have been on, and might be the last. I've cruised the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean multiple times, and have always been pleased with Carnival. This cruise might have been so awful due to the spring ... Read more
katter24
Member Since 2006
1 review
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation was a breeze....all of 10 minutes....food at the lido was mostly good...there is always something you can find to eat that you like. The rooms were ready by 130 and were clean. We met our steward that first night and and he ... Read more
Mr.Blender
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Utilized the offsite company Park & Fly just outside the port. The shuttle picked us up right at our vehicle and the driver assisted with the luggage. They must use a special entrance since we ... Read more

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nicmthr@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
It's been a while since I've been on a cruise and was excited for this trip, although I didn't have very high expectations. Overall, it was a fun time, but we were very happy to disembark. Pros: The staff and crew were all very ... Read more
sandij
Member Since 2001
1 review
1,773 forum post
1 helpful vote
This is a lovely ship, probably the largest we have sailed on in our 30 plus years of cruising. We always go in the spring time and the spring breakers have never bothered us, until this year. And it wasn't the college students you ... Read more
tjn
Member Since 2005
1 review
415 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our cabin was beautiful, plenty of room for 2 adults and 1 "child" (he is 14, but 6'2"!) We enjoyed the sports deck and the multitude of things to do each day. The food, as always, was excellent. I have never had a ... Read more
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Minnesota_Gran/Gramp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Clean,good safe ports, excellent service.The kids loved the ice cream machines. The lemonade and coffee was always good. Enjoyed Fish and Chips. Found it the last couple days. Didn't wait to eat at late seating dining room. 8:15 was too ... Read more
jerryt
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I’ve cruised several times before, but this was my first time on the Fascination. Also my first time on Carnival (previously sailed with NCL and Royal Caribbean.) Work has had me in Jacksonville for a few years now, so I thought I ... Read more

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cruise1013
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We've cruised on Celebrity, Disney and Royal Caribbean and this was our first cruise with Carnival. The positives of the ship were fun night life, plenty of lounge chairs for sunning, excellent piano bar entertainment, nice selection of ... Read more
lmcnabb67
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After being on other cruise lines, I would recommend this cruise to those who have limited funds: college students, teens, young 20s or families on budgets. The good--Staff was excellent. Really cared. Nice, approachable and mostly ... Read more
Lmac11
Member Since 2015
1 review
39 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Background: This was our fourth Carnival cruise, and we have also cruised with Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. We are a family of four - mom, dad, two teenagers. After reading all the reviews, our expectations weren't that high, but don't ... Read more
nessz79
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
727 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We have been on many a Carnival cruise and this was our best one yet! The ship is new and has the most thrills of any Carnival ship (not counting Vista soon to be sailing). I'm going to break it down into the sections that are important ... Read more
skylane182
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
12 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Just off the Carnival Fascination for a quick Bahamas cruise. The weather was fabulous this time of year and the service on board was excellent. The only downside for cruising this time of year was that it overlapped with spring break, ... Read more

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jennieb1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
32 helpful votes
Hi Everyone: I just sailed on the Carnival Sensation from Thursday, March 10th - Monday, March 14th. This will be a pretty detailed review so I hope it helps someone. About me: I am a single 38 year old woman. I have a 4 year old son ... Read more
skemlov
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
They say you get what you pay for, we paid for a great time and got it. My husband and I have cruised twice before, but this was my girls (18 & 20) first time. We needed something inexpensive and able to fit into our spring break ... Read more
cruisegirl46
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was our 20th cruise on CCL. The Breeze was definately my favorite ship. I loved the layout & use of deck space. We sailed March 6th. We were happy to hear there were only 580 children under 18 on board. The food was good. We ... 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
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

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tkportersat
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
5,069 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Prior to the cruise we stayed at the Hampton Inn Harvey. Had a nice dinner at New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company and then pretty much hunkered down in the room for rest after our 8 hour drive from Texas. The Hampton was clean ... Read more
kristinequeen
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I will start off with the only positive about the Carnival Dream. They have on sea days a late breakfast in the tacky dining room from 8am-1pm. Do not go on this cruise if you do not smoke. Casino and night clubs are full on smoking but ... Read more
rebekah.woodford
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The Carnival Breeze is a beautiful ship, well laid out and highly enjoyable. The staff are top notch! This is one ship I'd love to sail on again. Although my trip was riddled with bouts of sickness, fever and loss of my voice, the crew ... Read more
cruisedogatl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our cabin, 6444, was directly above the Calinte Night Club. The pounding sound from the subwoofer started every night at 10:30 and would continue non-stop until 2 or 3 a.m. the following morning. Don't ask me why they don't have the ... Read more
Jcurryflyfisher
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was my third cruise, all on Carnival. Last was on Magic out of Galveston last January. Same ports, Roatan, Belize, and Cozumel. Chose balcony cabin 8383. Starboard side. Ate in Crimson dining, steward was Louie. Had fttf this ... Read more

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