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4,058 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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farmfresh
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarking...2.5 hr to get on ship! Room 9141... Loud overhead banging from 6am-11 pm but Ryan was A+ steward Food was mediocre...tomato soup, chicken taco and Guy's Burger was my fav..the chicken was a joke, flat iron steak was like ... Read more
achriste26
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
38 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I took this cruise, just the 2 of us. It was a celebration for us. We splurged and got an Ocean Suite and thought it was worth every penny. It'll be hard to go back to a "regular" room! This was our 4th cruise, ... Read more
j.smithchild12
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Booked a 4 day with family members to celebrate an early 30th birthday for one member. I did some research and did not want to be on an older run down ship. Sunshine had refurbishment and good reviews. We were all very happy with the ... Read more
starlink1717@yahoo.com
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Well, I am platinum so I did not have problems with embarkation or disembarkation. Good news first, this ship does deserve the Carnival slogan "FUN SHIP". The entertainment on this ship is GREAT!!, activities and music all the ... Read more
lissi06
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
I choose this cruise because of the dates. Normally we don't do much on Memorial Day Weekend so this was perfect. We live close by to the port so it took us about 15 minutes to get there. Once we got there everything seemed to be a ... Read more
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joeljohns
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were looking for a getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary. We picked this cruise because it is a bigger ship than normally sails out of Charleston, SC and it is only a 3.5 hour drive for us. Being our first cruise, we have nothing to ... Read more
Jc3165
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
I am writing this review for those who have either already booked or found a "great deal" and are looking for some good perspective on this cruise. I consider myself a fairly experienced cruiser; I have status with Disney, NCL, ... Read more
epermar
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily because of the departure date and port of Charleston. We had spent a day in Charleston the year prior during our Myrtle Beach trip and fell in love with the city so we drove down two days before the cruise ... Read more
becuna
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise from Port Canaveral and the RCCL ship did not have balcony rooms only suites. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth since we purchased the FTTF package which is well worth the ... Read more
Luv4beach
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first ever cruise and most likely our last. Ship felt dirty, outside lounge chairs where sticky on the handrails and stained from previous guest. Hair was on the deck throughout, found glass by one pool the next morning which ... Read more
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KionaShakesnider
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to visit the Bahamas and the dates lined up perfectly following our wedding. However, when we arrived, we had to wait 2 hours to get into our room after driving 10 hours to get to the ... Read more
US_TRAVELER_72
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We received good reviews on certain aspects of Carnival from friends. So we relied on them. The cost was also a factor in this decision. The cabin space though Interior is compact. Just enough for 4 people to sleep and maybe spend some ... Read more
cruiserbrianj
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise overall and second on the Elation. We traveled with our 3 year old and my parents for this particular trip. We arrived around noon to the port as our check in time was 12:30pm. There was a short line of cars ... Read more
jackieo34
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the dates, balcony and price. It was easy getting on and off the boat. We could bring a 12-pack of soda and two bottles of wine which helped to have in the room. Room service was minimal. We ordered two ... Read more
vanjello
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because our friends were looking at something relatively affordable and not bad of a drive. The ship is older and smaller, but some public areas are nice, especially the promenade, atrium, spa, buffet, and dinning ... Read more
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bsulfridge
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
24 helpful votes
We chose this trip due to being close to Charleston and having been on the Ecstasy in October, 2016. It was also a celebration of our tenth anniversary. When we arrived in Charleston, the line to park cars was non-existent. It went ... Read more
MsParker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We left out of Jacksonville with two other couples and our children. Our ports were Free Port and Nassau. The staff are wonderful and you could not ask for better service. The cruise director is funny and full of energy. We stayed on deck ... Read more
whipzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on 5 previous cruises. 4 of them were Disney and one on NCL. We wanted to see how Carnival was as the port is only 15 minutes from the house. Makes it very convenient for us. Unfortunately we did not have a ... Read more
Barbiegator
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
1,267 forum post
9 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as we like Carnival and wanted to see Little Big Town in concert.Wow, what a show they put on. Worth $50 ticket and would love to see them again sometime.I stood in line 1 hour and ahalf before doors opened 45 minutes ... Read more
CSJM
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Embarking and disembarking at Port Canaveral went very simple and smoothly especially with the Faster to the Fun (FTTF) which was worth every penny. The ship being as old as it is was still in excellent condition and was beautifully ... Read more
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cruznjude
Member Since 2013
1 review
205 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I chose this cruise because it was short and could drive to Pt. Canaveral. It was also a good value for the time and we got a nicer balcony. We didn't do much more than relax and eat. Unfortunately the food wasn't very good. Guy's ... Read more
randynt
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
Don't get me wrong, we had fun, but we had to be flexible and patient and drink a lot of Maria's martini's to do so. We have cruised multiple times before on multiple cruiselines, including Carnival and so we read all the reviews ahead of ... Read more
Lazy in NC
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I had already prepared myself to be disappointed! But to my surprise I had a great time. Yes the rooms are "worn" but still functional! The rooms on my deck, Main, had already been renovated in the front of the ship from 101 to ... Read more
Salem615
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
65 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Just got back from a 4 night cruise on the Liberty. Had a really nice time and thought I would share some thoughts and observations. I was very nervous because I saw some less then stellar reviews but we had a great trip and the ship ... Read more
MamaJ4
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first time on a cruise. We researched it for a LONG time before choosing. We had a budget and with it being our first time we didn't want to be gone too long. I am prone to motion sickness (pretty bad) and was not sure that ... Read more
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