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Carnival Ship Reviews

Carnival Miracle
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Carnival Miracle
Ranked #1 of 25 Carnival Ships
82% Loved It
  • Fourth ship in Carnival's Spirit class
  • Get wet with four pools and a twisty waterslide
  • Nick & Nora's Steakhouse exudes romance
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Valor
Carnival Valor
Ranked #2 of 25 Carnival Ships
80% Loved It
  • Great choice for first-time cruisers
  • Selection of daytime fun and games, live music at night
  • Teens have their own dance club and lounge
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Legend
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Carnival Legend
Ranked #3 of 25 Carnival Ships
80% Loved It
  • First Carnival ship to offer flexible dining
  • Mid-sized ship with contemporary amenities
  • Most cabins have views; many have balconies
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Freedom
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Carnival Freedom
Ranked #4 of 25 Carnival Ships
79% Loved It
  • Pro: Free dining options and age-appropriate activities, including Seuss-themed events
  • Con: Layout forces passengers to climb stairs to access other main areas of the ship on the same deck
  • Bottom Line: Tremendous value to passengers and families, with fun-for-all-ages atmosphere
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Liberty
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Carnival Liberty
Ranked #5 of 25 Carnival Ships
79% Loved It
  • Huge refurb in 2011 added bars, eateries, comedy
  • Build your own burgers at Guy Fieri's burger joint
  • Pool deck boasts two bars and a burrito station
  • Launched: 2005; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Conquest
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Carnival Conquest
Ranked #6 of 25 Carnival Ships
78% Loved It
  • First ship in Conquest-class series
  • Great for kids, featuring family cabins and a teen disco
  • Major refurb in October 2012 added dining, bar options
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Glory
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Carnival Glory
Ranked #7 of 25 Carnival Ships
75% Loved It
  • Part of Carnival's Conquest series
  • Range of cabins, including designs for families
  • Great nightlife options with 22 bars and lounges
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Inspiration
Ranked #8 of 25 Carnival Ships
74% Loved It
  • Ideal for first-timers
  • Casual dining options include pizza, deli, sushi
  • Aquapark and slides for kids; adults-only sun deck
  • Launched: 1996; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Elation
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Carnival Elation
Ranked #9 of 25 Carnival Ships
74% Loved It
  • One of Carnival's Fantasy-class ships
  • Great short getaway option for families, couples, pals
  • Hangouts for kids, tweens and teens
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Pride
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Carnival Pride
Ranked #10 of 25 Carnival Ships
73% Loved It
  • 11 bars and lounges, 4 pools and 5 hot tubs
  • Outdoor and indoor play areas for kids
  • Mid-sized, Spirit-class ship with modern amenities
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Triumph
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Carnival Triumph
Ranked #11 of 25 Carnival Ships
73% Loved It
  • Typical Carnival big-ship fun with tons of activities
  • Great nightlife options with lots of live music
  • Funship 2.0 upgrades added in 2013
  • Launched: 1999; Passengers: 2,758
Carnival Victory
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Carnival Victory
Ranked #12 of 25 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Casual eats: deli, pizza, sushi
  • Entertainment from karaoke to production shows
  • Generously sized standard accommodations
  • Launched: 2000; Passengers: 2,758
Carnival Spirit
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Carnival Spirit
Ranked #13 of 25 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • 80 percent of spacious cabins have ocean views
  • Camp Carnival has play areas and clubs for kids 2-17
  • 12 bars and lounges for adult fun
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Dream
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Carnival Dream
Ranked #14 of 25 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
Carnival Fascination
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Carnival Fascination
Ranked #15 of 25 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Sails year-round from Jacksonville
  • Camp Carnival kids' program one of best in cruising
  • 12,000-square-foot spa features latest treatments
  • Launched: 1994; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Magic
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Carnival Magic
Ranked #16 of 25 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Adults-only Serenity area covers large area
  • Carnival's first at-sea pub with private label beer
  • Fitness and adventure options at SportsSquare
  • Launched: May 2011; Passengers: 3,690
Carnival Ecstasy
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Carnival Ecstasy
Ranked #17 of 25 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Pro: Short, fun itineraries to Bahamas and Western Caribbean
  • Con: Older ship missing modern bells and whistles
  • Bottom Line: A fun, inexpensive option perfect for families
  • Launched: 1991; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Destiny
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Carnival Destiny
Ranked #18 of 25 Carnival Ships
70% Loved It
Carnival Breeze
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Carnival Breeze
Ranked #19 of 25 Carnival Ships
70% Loved It
  • Loads of casual eats: Indian, Italian, burgers, burritos
  • Aqua park with waterslides, water features
  • High-energy ship good for families, extroverts
  • Launched: June 2012; Passengers: 3,690
Carnival Fantasy
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Carnival Fantasy
Ranked #20 of 25 Carnival Ships
70% Loved It
  • 20-year-old ship with a multi-million dollar facelift
  • Only ship to sail roundtrip from Charleston
  • Camp Carnival and water park are great for kids
  • Launched: 1990; Passengers: 2,056
Carnival Imagination
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Carnival Imagination
Ranked #21 of 25 Carnival Ships
69% Loved It
  • Great value for money, first-time cruise choice
  • Sails short Caribbean cruises from Miami year-round
  • Adults' Serenity deck has best lounge chairs around
  • Launched: 1995; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Splendor
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Carnival Splendor
Ranked #22 of 25 Carnival Ships
68% Loved It
  • Sails out of NYC to the Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas
  • An original -- only ship in its class
  • Relax in Carnival's first spa cabins
  • Launched: 2008; Passengers: 3,006
Carnival Sensation
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Carnival Sensation
Ranked #23 of 25 Carnival Ships
67% Loved It
  • Offers year-round Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral
  • Awesome aqua park boasts 300-foot-long water slide
  • Relax kid-free on the Serenity adults-only deck
  • Launched: 1993; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Paradise
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Carnival Paradise
Ranked #24 of 25 Carnival Ships
66% Loved It
  • Great for multi-generational groups
  • Sails short "sampler" cruises
  • Expansive kids' programming and facilities
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Sunshine
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Carnival Sunshine
Ranked #25 of 25 Carnival Ships
61% Loved It
  • $155 million extreme makeover
  • New bars, restaurants, top-deck features
  • Triple-deck adults-only Serenity area
  • Launched: 1996/2013; Passengers: 3,006
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Carnival Member Reviews

73% Loved It

Husband and i enjiyed the cruise but bit long as we have never cruised before and had no idea what to expect

The staff were very friendly ... Read more

by Deidrek

Just returned from a great week on the Carnival Freedom. This was our 2nd cruise with Carnival and enjoyed the Freedom very much. The Cruise ... Read more

by lei_s

Our family just celebrated my husband's 70th birthday. We are world travelers and have been on over 40 cruises. It's difficult to gather together ... Read more

by liketotravel

The ship was lovely, this was our second carnival cruise. In addition to the suite we chose faster to the fun as well. You should definitely check ... Read more

by i8ahonda

Enjoyed a relaxing 16 day repositioning cruise from Vancouver, BC around Hawaii and back to Long Beach, Ca. Cruised with 3 other couples, all 60's ... Read more

by bigmoromom
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