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Chavezclan5
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is our first cruise as a family so I do not have a comparison cruise. I chose the 7 days cruise with 4 sea days and port of call at Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Grand Turks. I was pleasantly surprised by the ship and her crew after ... Read more
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
rideev
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
144 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because we were taking our 13yo grand-daughter. It was her spring break and her first cruise. We are an 8 hour drive from Charleston (closest port to us). Disclaimer: my wife and I are not the beach people, but ... Read more
aeluna
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise because it lined up with spring break and was a decent price when we got it. There are 4 of us, 2 18's and 22, 25. We drove to the port and didn't book any excursions because they sold out. Good think we didn't though ... Read more
maritzaortiz25
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
SORRY FOR THE LONG MISSPELLING and VERY LONG REVIEW.. Also, before you read we had a couple of amazing empolyees on board that were awesome and actually had said hi and started good conversation with us every single time we stopped to ... Read more
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Terre
Member Since 2001
16 reviews
4,523 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Captain: Leonardo Contarino Hotel Director: Dave Drier Cruise Director: Benjamin Lambert Cabin: Category 4E, cabin #E141 Sail Date: March 10, 2017 – March 15, 2017 Our Cruise Experience: 37 cruises total; 14 with ... Read more
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Bella Swan
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I went on this cruise with my mom and sister and we had a great time. Leaving out of Charleston was very convenient. The port staff was great as were the drivers to the the ship. We were able to go straight to our room which was a first ... Read more
bcardos
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my birthday cruise for turning 65. We had planned to do a European River Cruise this year but life got in the way and on the spur of the moment we decided to try something close by - Charleston, SC for a quick 5 day break to the ... Read more
deborah9
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so we were not sure what to find , only went by what other people told us. I booked with a travel agent that was fine . the food in the dining rooms was very small portion and coffee cold , I thought people ... Read more
Green water junkie
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We like cruising out of Charleston because it's only a 31/2 hr away from Charlotte, NC. Parking at the port was quick, and both embarkation and debarkation the same. The ship was well run and clean. Our cabin (M211) was well maintained ... Read more
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smokeyglenn
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This cruise is for people who are more concerned with value than luxury. This ship is older and needs to be updated. The crew was very nice and courteous and the people on the ship were very friendly. unfortunately, the food wasn't very ... Read more
Specialist001
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I chose this cruise because my boyfriend and I wanted to get away for his birthday. He does not yet have a passport, so it was the perfect opportunity to travel out of the country and he not need one. This was his 1st cruise, but my 3rd, ... Read more
Pinkyoshi1
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I always have cruised with Carnival and I have been on this ship 3 times now. I hardly write reviews but we felt like this is worth one. We sailed last year on a 5 night cruise and it was different this time. First off the music that was ... Read more
Bmit
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
I was given this cruise as a gift. I enjoyed every last second of my trip! I would definitely go again however, I traveled with 1 16 year old and would take another teen with him next time to give him some company. There wasn't much on ... Read more
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macarole
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Faster to the Fun, good value, 1 price per cabin, got on quickly, got priorities to get to shore Room was ok, I booked an indoor room, no window, plenty of room for 2 people, queen bed was made from 2 twin beds, comfortable, who stays ... Read more
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BrianP.
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
2nd cruise out of Charleston(Awesome city!!). Cruise port is only a few hours from our home so that is the primary reason for choosing Carnival and Charleston. My wife and I really wanted to enjoy this cruise but there were aspects that ... Read more
gunnytammy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Arrived at port and turned in luggage, no problems Went threw check in, yes they do take the drinks out of the 12 pack and then repack and tape shut, silly and a waste of time if you ask me. Unlike newer Carnival ships you board on the ... Read more
lynnc2015
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because it sails out of Charleston S.C. And we are so glad we did. My husband and I stayed in an outside stateroom and were traveling with another couple. We enjoyed the cruise very much. We especially enjoyed ... Read more
tmrothman
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
The boarding process took us about an hour once we parked our car. A good tip is to arrive at 10:30 a.m. and drop your bags with the bag drop folks. You have to wait about an hour until they allow you to park your vehicle. Once you park, ... Read more
justpiddlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Convenient sailing from Charleston SC. New procedure for boarding, staggered time. They don't let you on the ship as early as in the past. Could not park until 11:30a.m. So you sit in car, could be hot for summer cruises. Hopefully they ... Read more
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MissLuLu
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! My husband & I went with 40 other Realtors from NC & SC for a Continuing Education trip. We were supposed to be on a 5 day Bahama cruise but we were informed Tuesday night/Wednesday morning that the ship was ... Read more
kaylacrigler
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We decided to take this cruise out of Charleston SC because we have two children and being from North Carolina it was easier for us to get to..... That being said i think thats the only positive. We recieved a phone call from carnival ... Read more
AJJ090
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Where do I begin with all the issues we encountered on this cruise? First of all, the cruise was delayed by 6 hours (should have sailed 4:00 p.m.) did not leave Charleston port until 10:00 p.m. Carnival called us but did not leave a ... Read more
ncpiggie
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
111 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This ship was delayed in Freeport coming out of dry dock due to storms. It is a long story but it was a mess! We were to leave Charleston, SC at 4pm, It was about 10 pm or a little later that we departed the dock. I actually purchased ... Read more
thisisnotright
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
While this cruise/ship is not the most elegant, it certainly is a lot of value. Our cabin was quite adequate (an inside cabin) as we spend very little time in it. The food was quite good, especially in the dining ... Read more
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