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Galveston -> Cruising -> Progreso -> Cozumel -> Cruising -> Galveston
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P&O Australia is what it is, a budget cruise line so my expectations are lower and in general they do a good job, its obvious that the Pearl is past it and has not received the upgrades that the others have as it is retired next year but why is ... Read more
07/16
First things first. You don't take a three night Carnival cruise to Nassau because you're looking for the ultimate in luxury, demand gourmet food, and are irritated by children on cruises. As long as what you're after is a quick getaway for some ... Read more
Exceeded Expectations JMURRAYSEDDON
07/16
Staff were almost all lovely, especially those that we interacted with often. Good range of bars and evening shows were quality. Pools are small and poolside space limited at peak times, as expected.I didn't enjoy the Lido dining as it was too big ... Read more
07/16
chose Carnival for a July 2016 cruise to celebrate daughter's graduation from high school. I prefer HAL or Celebrity but wasn't able to find a cruise that met my requirements. Had a balcony cabin with my wife, daughter and one of her friends. ... Read more
07/16
Upon checking my account on the second day I noticed an involuntary donation to a charity of their choice which really annoyed me. I managed to have it reversed. The amount didn't concern me just that it was in the conditions we had to sign when ... Read more
Carnival Fantasy- 4 night to Key West and Cozumel This ship is OLD and LACKS many of the amenities most of the new ships offer. We were a family of 4 with two kids ages 11 and 17. Activities: There was not enough to do for older kids ... Read more
BUYER BEWARE Georgestark61
07/16
Do Not Book this Horrid Ship This is the reasons 1. We where in cabin 8064 hall smelled like raw sewage the entire cruise. 2. Poor Maintenance Rust around the Pool Rust on Bath Vanity screws falling off door handles 3. Food quality went ... Read more
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