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102 Carnival Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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Garden Party
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed November 2013
I'm an avid cruiser platinum with Carnival and many other lines. On Sunshine tranatlantic cruise from Barcelona to New Orleans, If you were a first time cruiser you might think everything was ok,or if you just cruise to drink and don't ... Read more
drrobg
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2013
I want my old Carnival back, I just got off of the Sunshine on it's transatlantic 16 night cruise. In one word HORRIBLE, and I will detail most of the things that went wrong. You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, this kept coming ... Read more
stupotmax
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Not rated Sailed November 2013
Travelled on the Carnival Sunshine Barcelona to New Orleans 1st of November to the 17th of November. Cabin 8315 balcony very nice cabin, roomy and clean. We chose anytime dinning; we dinned in the sunrise restaurant. First night we were ... Read more
laks6105
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
191 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
Pros: 1) Service--Overall the service was outstanding especially in the bars and MDR. 2) Cheers Package--The drink prices were very high, so we benefited from buying this package that allows you to try a variety of drinks (under $10) ... Read more
Victor L
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Cons - The renovation on the Sunshine has not been completed due to the large number of water leaks on the ship. The leaks are plumbing issues. They have removed all seating on the Promenade deck, for relaxation most folks had to seat in ... Read more
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Philcsag1
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
This was our 16th Carnival Cruise, the third in Europe. The we have sailed on several Carnival Sprit Class ships over the past 10 years The Pride, The Miracle and The Legend prior to this voyage. The ships are not so big, but are not so ... Read more
Susan Smily
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed September 2013
I'm still coming down from a glorious transatlantic cruise - Dover to NYC, Sept. 25-Oct. 10th. In addition to the marvelous itinerary, which is what attracted me to the cruise in the first place, I was cared for and pampered by an ... Read more
DHamilton
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
We embarked at the port of Dover after a flight from Toronto Canada. We selected this particular cruise because of the range of the ports of call. The weather plays a great part in any cruise and in that respect we were very fortunate. ... Read more
Tybro
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
133 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
I chose this cruise for the itinerary, not the ship, and was not expecting much based on previous Carnival cruises. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The ship was very nice and also appeared well cleaned. Public areas are nicely ... Read more
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thebeadladiescruiseagain
1 review
1 helpful vote
we have sailed Carnival many times, Celebration, several times and Royal Caribbean a few times. but we happened upon the best cruise we have ever taken last October when our travel agent from Carnival, Jackie Dyson, mentioned a re-po ... Read more
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Mountain Salt
Member Since 2013
1 review
The ship itself was very nice, a bit on the opulent (like Vegas) style which I thought was very nice but some thought was a little "over the top". Despite some of pre-cruise issues with propulsion system it ran flawlessly and we went ... Read more
squigman
Member Since 2012
1 review
Not rated Sailed November 2012
Who would not love the opportunity to sail from Barcelona across the Atlantic to Miami? It was an absolutely incredible vacation!! Barcelona is fabulous. The Carnival Breeze is a bright new modern ship. The weather was perfect! Carnival ... Read more
bermuda conch
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed November 2012
We have been loyal Carnival customers for 16 years. We are VIP. In other words it would be very hard to make us un-happy. Well cangratulations Carnival you did it. This was the worst Carnival cruise we have ever taken. To begin at the ... Read more
sancarn
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
I am comparing my experience to the review written by glomarrone. The description of the decor is quite accurate - a change from the often loud and sometimes distracting decor on other Carnival ships. The design of the Buffet was a ... Read more
PalmCoastscoop
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
While I would agree with several other reviewers on the beauty of the ship, my food poisoning and ensuing quarantine ruined what might have been a more favorable review. And, I think the lack of customer service, coupled with food ... Read more
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marklarson
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 forum posts
Fairly new to cruising having taken our first cruise just under two years ago, but we have caught the bug and this was our seventh cruise now in this timeframe. Our second with Carnival. Our other five were with Royal Caribbean. Our first ... Read more
Little sue
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
51 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
We are loyal Carnival cruisers but were a little disappointed with some things on this cruise. The ship is beautiful with the decor completely changed from other ships. The layout mistakes on the Magic have been corrected and the ... Read more
glenstair
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
We booked a five day stay in Barcelona at the H10 Universitat Hotel. We had an inside room that was very small but the price reflected the worth of a place to just rest your head. It was clean and efficient and for 12 euros extra per room ... Read more
yemaya03
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
After looking forward to this Trans-atlantic cruise, I was very disappointed. The pluses should always be first so: *the decor is a great improvement over the glitzy Vegas decor of other Carnival ships *the multiple eating venues are ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
336 forum posts
Our party of four arrived in Barcelona around 12:30 PM the day of the cruise - November 6, 2012. We were three hours delayed in arrival due to an unresolved problem with an upgraded navigational system installation on our aircraft. We ... Read more
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50yrcruiser
1 review
My husband and I did the 12 day Cruise of the Med and stayed aboard for the Transatlantic. I have never been as disgusted at the lack of professionalism and common sense of the cruise staff. It appears that the ship is just too big and ... Read more
tmaenpaa
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
This site's summary for Carnival is "High-energy ship good for families, extroverts". Unfortunately on this cruise, Carnival lost the recipe. Passengers would have been totally bored if they didn't read, play games and/or cards, or ... Read more
waveriders3
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
It's 9 am on a bright and sunny Wednesday in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on the Carnival Breeze. You're sitting outside on the Lido deck , eating tepid scrambled eggs (strangely blended with flour, i think) and drinking weak coffee. ... Read more
weed1327
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
97 forum posts
I had never cruised with Carnival America before. It took quite a long time to board this ship, lots of elderly passengers having to wait in long lines to board the ship. I'm not used to having to give up my passport to a cruise company ... Read more
Darshan1
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Magic should, theoretically, provide more fun things to do than a smaller ship because there should be tons more space. Well, no. A lot of that free space is taken up by many more cabins and two more "premium" restaurants for a total ... Read more
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