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Carnival Miracle
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Carnival Miracle
Ranked #1 of 26 Carnival Ships
81% 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 26 Carnival Ships
79% Loved It
  • Great choice for first-time cruisers
  • Port-heavy Caribbean itinerary
  • Bell laughs at the comedy club
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,984
Carnival Legend
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Carnival Legend
Ranked #3 of 26 Carnival Ships
79% Loved It
  • Adrenaline rush guaranteed with thrilling Green Thunder waterslide
  • Great family experience with Dr. Seuss for kids and game shows for all
  • Good food in a variety of outlets from casual sushi to fine-dining
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Freedom
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Carnival Freedom
Ranked #4 of 26 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 26 Carnival Ships
79% Loved It
  • Huge refurb in 2011 added bars, eateries, comedy
  • Build your own burgers at Guy Fieri's burger joint
  • Features Seaside Theater by the pool
  • Launched: 2005; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Conquest
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Carnival Conquest
Ranked #6 of 26 Carnival Ships
77% Loved It
  • First ship in Conquest-class series
  • Great for kids, featuring family cabins and a teen disco
  • Impressionist-themed decor with Carnival's neon flair
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Glory
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Carnival Glory
Ranked #7 of 26 Carnival Ships
75% Loved It
  • Part of Carnival's Conquest series
  • Range of cabins, including designs for families
  • Separate clubs for kids, tweens and teens
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Inspiration
Ranked #8 of 26 Carnival Ships
74% Loved It
  • Ideal for first-timers
  • Casual dining options include pizza, deli, sushi
  • 12 bars and lounges, with music and midnight comedy
  • Launched: 1996; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Elation
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Carnival Elation
Ranked #9 of 26 Carnival Ships
74% Loved It
  • One of Carnival's Fantasy-class ships
  • Great short getaway option for families, couples, pals
  • Adults-only Serenity sun deck
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Triumph
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Carnival Triumph
Ranked #10 of 26 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 Pride
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Carnival Pride
Ranked #11 of 26 Carnival Ships
73% Loved It
  • 11 bars and lounges, 4 pools and 5 hot tubs
  • Outdoor and indoor play areas for kids
  • Steakhouse features high-quality cuts of meat
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Spirit
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Carnival Spirit
Ranked #12 of 26 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 Fascination
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Carnival Fascination
Ranked #13 of 26 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Sails year-round from Jacksonville
  • Camp Carnival kids' program one of best in cruising
  • Great ship for first-time cruisers
  • Launched: 1994; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Magic
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Carnival Magic
Ranked #14 of 26 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Adults-only Serenity area covers large area
  • Carnival's first at-sea pub with private label beer
  • WaterWorks aqua park features two waterslides
  • Launched: May 2011; Passengers: 3,690
Carnival Dream
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Carnival Dream
Ranked #15 of 26 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Adults-only, two-level outdoor Serenity area
  • Two-week dry-dock in October 2012
  • Adult-only, two-level outdoor Serenity area
  • Launched: 2009; Passengers: 3,646
Carnival Victory
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Carnival Victory
Ranked #16 of 26 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 Ecstasy
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Carnival Ecstasy
Ranked #17 of 26 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 26 Carnival Ships
70% Loved It
Carnival Breeze
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Carnival Breeze
Ranked #19 of 26 Carnival Ships
70% Loved It
  • Loads of casual eats: Indian, Italian, burgers, burritos
  • Aqua park with waterslides, water features
  • Huge adults-only Serenity area to cover two decks
  • Launched: June 2012; Passengers: 3,690
Carnival Fantasy
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Carnival Fantasy
Ranked #20 of 26 Carnival Ships
69% Loved It
  • 20-year-old ship with a multi-million dollar facelift
  • Only ship to sail roundtrip from Charleston
  • Dining options: patisserie, sushi, Mongolian, pizza
  • Launched: 1990; Passengers: 2,056
Carnival Imagination
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Carnival Imagination
Ranked #21 of 26 Carnival Ships
68% Loved It
  • Great value for money, first-time cruise choice
  • Sails short Caribbean cruises from Miami year-round
  • Get wet with the water park's slides and sprinklers
  • Launched: 1995; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Splendor
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Carnival Splendor
Ranked #22 of 26 Carnival Ships
68% Loved It
  • Sails out of NYC to the Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas
  • An original -- only ship in its class
  • Pool deck has retractable roof and hot tubs with views
  • Launched: 2008; Passengers: 3,006
Carnival Sensation
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Carnival Sensation
Ranked #23 of 26 Carnival Ships
67% Loved It
  • Offers year-round Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral
  • Awesome aqua park boasts 300-foot-long water slide
  • Don't miss the Grand Gala Midnight Buffet
  • Launched: 1993; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Paradise
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Carnival Paradise
Ranked #24 of 26 Carnival Ships
66% Loved It
  • Great for multi-generational groups
  • Sails short "sampler" cruises
  • Hidden sun deck for adults only
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Sunshine
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Carnival Sunshine
Ranked #25 of 26 Carnival Ships
61% Loved It
  • $155 million extreme makeover
  • New bars, restaurants, top-deck features
  • Refurbished and expanded kids club
  • Launched: 1996/2013; Passengers: 3,006
Carnival Vista
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Carnival Vista
Ranked #26 of 26 Carnival Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Carnival largest-ever ship debuts in March 2016
  • Features: IMAX theater, a 450-foot waterslide, "SkyRide"
  • 20+ dining and drinking options, including an at-sea brewery
  • Launched: 2016; Passengers: 3,954
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Carnival Member Reviews

73% Loved It

This is going to be an odd review for me to write. I have sailed now with Carnival 4 times and am completely loyal to them, so kicking them a ... Read more

by asmodeon

My friend and I sailed the Sunshine February 7-15, 2015 and we'd do it again in an minute.

We arrived at the port around 2:45pm due to our ... Read more

by Waddy

Transfer to dock went smoothly and fairly quickly. Embarkation process is very organized and got through quickly. This is where you receive your ... Read more


We booked this cruise as a much needed family vacation, and these were ports we had never visited.

We had aft balcony 7351, which was ... Read more

by BK512

Embarkation: Used offsite parking at nearby hotel. There was a 20 minute wait for the shuttle. Embarkation was efficient.

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by flgrrl27
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