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cruise214
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Carnival check in at Miami airport was great, after we finished,we just took the shuttle to the port and went thru security. Around 1pm our cabin was ready, our Stewart was so friendly and knew us by name. We had a small issue with the ... Read more
BB Huey
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have been on 1/2 of Carnival's fleet, from Paradise to Breeze, all shapes and sizes. This ship is awkward. The option to retract the roof ruins the 11th floor view. You can't see the Lido pool area due to the drive mechanism. Random ... Read more
cbspence33
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on 7 Carnival cruises and this is the first I would not give an excellent rating for. We were scheduled for an early check in after arriving in Miami at 8:00 am. They were very late (after 12) getting everyone off the ship so ... Read more
DJL2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise because of the ports of call. Embarkation was the worst thing about the whole trip. People were backed up outside and inside. Did not go smoothly. It was supposed to be a new system with specific times to embark but ... Read more
mfd2210
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was the 4th time I have cruised on Carnival Cruise Line and to be honest I will be back again to cruise with the, Don't know if the next one will be or not, but I will be back. A Fascinating feature of this ship in the center of the ... Read more
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disgruntled Grandma
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose to share long time anniversaries together with another couple. It was the right dates and only a few at sea days which i hate and should be formal on.not excursion days. But why bother. Two tuxedos a few gowns and the rest in ... Read more
bodywork
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Well, we are a family of 5. we have sailed a few times with Carnival but this time the service was not up to our standards. the Check in was a breeze but we waited a good hour and a half at Miami port just to get in the ship. The rooms ... Read more
dilpuri
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We were a group of 20 family members. Joined group from canada, california and india. Very economical package with maximum fun with complete family. Would love to go on cruise every year, may be different locations. Whole show is well ... Read more
lmbcox
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
We went on a cruise with dear friends. We had been on a few cruises before but not on the Carnival Line. The product feel far short of the expectation. We truly enjoyed the shows, the bands and singers. They were all wonderful, ... Read more
boatsnhose
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My friend chose this cruise and I agreed to it only because of the ports. Based on others feedback about Carnival cruises they have been on I should have known better. I was reluctant at first so I wasn't expecting much. After the long ... Read more
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Mark&MaryAnn
Member Since 2005
1 review
66 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Eating We were very pleased with our dining room experience and loved the American Table menu at dinner. Our section of the dining room (Golden Pearl, Upstairs, late dining) was not very crowded and had very good service from an ... Read more
momconch
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We had a group of 25 family members. Ranging in age from 6 to 66. The majority being teens and young adults. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. We were all very happy with that. The ship itself was in nice condition ... Read more
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
jmtzen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We sailed from December 26th to January 3rd, 2017. The route was Turk Caicos, La Romana, Aruba and Curazao. This was fine. But: 1- Poor meal variety 2- No a great quality of shows 3- The new year's eve was boring. The music ... Read more
kconstantine
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I just wanted a cruise that would cross through Christmas and the children suggested we try Carnival.Firstly were left 2 hours late 6pm instead of 4pm so after getting to Miami and staying at a hotel a day in advance to be sure you are on ... Read more
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Fun in the Florida Sun
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We selected this cruise for price and ports. It was very reasonable for an eight night cruise and visited five ports. I just finished a major renovation of my condominium so I did not want to spend a lot of money on a vacation this year. ... Read more
Lilac18
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because of itinerary and price. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. We were a little hesitant about the cabin because it was the bottom deck in the back but it turned out to be fine. The ocean view ... Read more
traveller
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
128 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose the cruise due to cost and days cruising. Had cabin 1410...AVOID this cabin at all costs..the water coming out of the faucet to brush your teeth smelled like sewage...and one of the smaller Karaoke lounges was known as the ... Read more
Lorrelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I went with 4 other people. Our friend did the booking and arrangements. We loved it. Enjoyed the upper decks , laying in the sun. The service was wonderful and we never did without . Our first port stop was Isle Rotoan. My ... Read more
dutt7528
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed December 2016
The cruise ship was ok, it meet our expectations. The color was not bad. I wish they put signs by the elevator for odd and even numbers. I did notice some of the staff were going thru the motions; but most were very nice. The food ... Read more
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leathgirl
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
38 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I choose this cruise because I love Miami and to sail out id the winter at night. I went To Tulum Ruins which was on my bucket list. The Ship was Crazy Pink Decor. But The staff was sooo good and genuine. The food was amazing I would ... Read more
barbzeee
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise on Carnival but our first on the Splendor. Prior to our cruise, I read that this was not your typical Carnival ship and that was very true. It was originally commissioned as a Costa vessel but changed to Carnival ... Read more
Centennial 1
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was the second of 5 cruises we have planned this fall/ winter. After having a fantastic week on the Vista, we experienced our worst sailing ever. Boarding was terrible it took hours. There was a very rude SMS employee ... Read more
Bambi75
Member Since 2016
1 review
Embarkation was a nightmare. I arrived at 11am to ensure I wasn't late for my scheduled time to board the ship at 1pm. I didn't board the ship until after 5pm! the service from some of the bar staff was not good. Some were rude and ... Read more
gjvn
Member Since 2006
1 review
174 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Not many kids on this cruise, the week after Thanksgiving. Got a great price for 7 day cruise $650 pp. for a balcony room center ship, empress deck. Carnival has made some obvious cutbacks on food in the dinning room, and on lido deck but ... Read more
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