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Carnival Valor
Carnival Valor
Ranked #1 of 26 Carnival Ships
81% 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 #2 of 26 Carnival Ships
81% 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 Miracle
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Carnival Miracle
Ranked #3 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 Freedom
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Carnival Freedom
Ranked #4 of 26 Carnival Ships
80% 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
78% 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 Pride
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Carnival Pride
Ranked #7 of 26 Carnival Ships
77% Loved It
  • Homeports in Baltimore year-round
  • Waterworks offers steep Green Thunder waterslide
  • Alchemy Bar features expansive, polished lounge area
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Triumph
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Carnival Triumph
Ranked #8 of 26 Carnival Ships
77% Loved It
  • Pros: Lack of pretension and solid dining and entertainment; great for first time cruisers
  • Cons: Outdated hardware and tired color schemes
  • Bottom Line: Triumph delivers a classic, fun cruise experience that allows passengers to let loose and relax.
  • Launched: 1999; Passengers: 2,758
Carnival Elation
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Carnival Elation
Ranked #9 of 26 Carnival Ships
77% 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 Victory
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Carnival Victory
Ranked #10 of 26 Carnival Ships
77% Loved It
  • Casual eats: deli, pizza, sushi
  • Entertainment from karaoke to production shows
  • Generously sized standard accommodations
  • Launched: 2000; Passengers: 2,758
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Inspiration
Ranked #11 of 26 Carnival Ships
77% 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 Spirit
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Carnival Spirit
Ranked #12 of 26 Carnival Ships
76% 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 Glory
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Carnival Glory
Ranked #13 of 26 Carnival Ships
76% Loved It
  • Pro: Plenty of complimentary dining and entertainment options; spacious standard cabins
  • Con: Crowds at the buffet, pool deck and shore tours; constant announcements
  • Bottom Line: Family-friendly cruising for travelers of all ages, interests and budgets
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 2,980
Carnival Fascination
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Carnival Fascination
Ranked #14 of 26 Carnival Ships
75% 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 Dream
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Carnival Dream
Ranked #15 of 26 Carnival Ships
74% Loved It
  • Adults-only, two-level outdoor Serenity area
  • 19,000 square feet of dedicated kids' facilities
  • WaterWorks aqua park has four-deck corkscrew slide
  • Launched: 2009; Passengers: 3,646
Carnival Destiny
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Carnival Destiny
Ranked #16 of 26 Carnival Ships
74% Loved It
Carnival Magic
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Carnival Magic
Ranked #17 of 26 Carnival Ships
74% 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 Ecstasy
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Carnival Ecstasy
Ranked #18 of 26 Carnival Ships
73% 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 Breeze
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Carnival Breeze
Ranked #19 of 26 Carnival Ships
73% 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
72% Loved It
  • 25-year-old ship with a multi-million dollar facelift
  • Casual dress codes -- jeans are OK at night
  • Dining options: patisserie, sushi, Mongolian, pizza
  • Launched: 1990; Passengers: 2,056
Carnival Paradise
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Carnival Paradise
Ranked #21 of 26 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Great for multi-generational groups
  • Sails short "sampler" cruises
  • Hidden sun deck for adults only
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Imagination
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Carnival Imagination
Ranked #22 of 26 Carnival Ships
72% Loved It
  • Great value for money, first-time cruise choice
  • Sails short Caribbean cruises from Los Angeles year-round
  • Get wet with the water park's slides and sprinklers
  • Launched: 1995; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Sensation
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Carnival Sensation
Ranked #23 of 26 Carnival Ships
71% Loved It
  • Offers year-round Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral
  • Awesome aqua park boasts 300-foot-long water slide
  • Great for first-timers and families
  • Launched: 1993; Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Splendor
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Carnival Splendor
Ranked #24 of 26 Carnival Ships
70% 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 Sunshine
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Carnival Sunshine
Ranked #25 of 26 Carnival Ships
62% 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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75% Loved It

Maybe I was just spoiled on the Legend and Valor but I did not enjoy my time on the Conquest nearly as much. The lines were long for everything. We ... Read more
by 08DesertRat
I was very pleased with Carnival Imagination as my first solo cruise. This was my third cruise on Imagination and I find it very relaxing. A new ... Read more
by shellygalaxy
I have been on 5 cruises. I had stayed away from Carnival because I had heard it was a second tier cruise line. I was lured in by an inexpensive ... Read more
by Wakie0
When selecting a cruise I was looking for an affordable trip for myself (single dad) and my 13 year old daughter. I wanted to include stops in San ... Read more
by dbhwyman
This was our first cruise. We have 2 sons - 19 & 16. They enjoyed it as well. There was some initial frustration that we couldn't figure out ... Read more
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