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Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Barcelona

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197

Very Good

128

Average

108

Poor

54

Terrible

20

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108 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews


KMR1225 avatar

KMR1225

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

3.5 . Mixed feelings - somethings were outstanding and some things, fell flat.

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Transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to New York City --The main reason for taking this cruise was the itinerary and the cost was relatively reasonable. Embarkation/Disembarkation: In Barcelona we had an ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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oakbender

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very mixed feelings

We spent 24 days on the Horizon. I realize that this was an inaugural cruise and there are many "kinks" to be worked on but Carnival has been in the cruise business a long time and some "kinks" should have been ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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terrydlm

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Med cruise on Carnival Horizon in stateroom 1460

Travelling to the UK. Our taxi turned up early and we got to the airport in good time. Checked in early and the plane was on time. Got to the Bloc hotel in Gatwick all in good time. I know this is how things ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Denver Travel

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice new ship with some issues that must be resolved quickly

We chose the ship because it was new and was going to transition out of the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. It is a nice ship with many new innovations that bring it into the new era of cruise ships. In order of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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magic2708

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent ship, food and service worse than before - GLUTEN FREE DETAILS

After having lived in the US for more than 8 years and doing Caribbean itineraries at first, we did our first European Cruise with Carnival on the Vista in 2016. We have a total of 42 days with Carnival now (VIFP ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Zulu175

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but a few issues

As a family of 4 who had never been on a cruise we decided to start with this new ship for 7 days around the Med. Getting on and off the ship was something I was concerned about but thought this was done well. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Slumberprincess

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service, Poor Design

My husband and I have always sailed Carnival, and this was one of the few Carnival cruises to port in Europe. Let me start by saying overall I had fun not enough to justify the cost of this vacation and not enough ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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bluenosecruiser55

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Inaugural Cruise Disappointment

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the timing despite having reservations about booking with Carnival due to a bad experience 18 years ago. It being a new ship and all we decided to give it a shot. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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work2travel

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Impressed

Our first trans Atlantic cruise and we had a party of 10 friends. New ship with a few months to work out the bugs and get new crew members up to speed, right? While the food was pretty good and the staff worked ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Victoria 123

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mum & Teenager

The embarkation went really well. Once onboard we had a wander round. There was no wow appeal. The cabin was not cleaned properly we had a half eaten snicker in our fridge, a pencil on the floor & a dirty sock under ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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indy200860

1 Review Written

No Elegance

VISTA - No Elegance. Plain, contemporary style décor and furnishings. Only white dining room tablecloths on formal nights. No enforcement of dress code (shorts and no collar t-shirts at dinner). Poor quality ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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SteveandBetty

1 Review Written

Too large, too crowded, awkward floor plans - Not Impressed!

Just returned from our first Carnival experience. Our ship was the Vista the newest ship of Carnival and sad to say was not impressed with the overall experience. We found it too large a ship, the two pools were ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Wildfire72871

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Vista is nice, but Carnival is cutting back.

We have been on 8 different Carnival Cruise ships, we booked our trip on the Vista a year in advance and were so excited to be on the 7th sailing of this new vessel. Overall, the ship is beautiful and the activities ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Tango123

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Improvement Needed

After waiting for over a year we were excited about cruising on the new Carnival Vista leaving Barcelona Spain on Sept 23rd 2016. It start with only two of us but our group grew to twelve quickly. We planned our ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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chachquet

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Fun week - charges for shuttles to leave port outrageous

We chose this cruise because of the ports. It was fun and food was great. I was frustrated with Carnival charging $17 per person to ride a shuttle from port in MArseille. They warned us of crooks there - ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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TEALKITTY

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Music and Staff but Bad Food and Poor Logistics

Chose this cruise cuz it fit a block of time between already booked flights and it was rt barcelona and had a good itinerary and was new and bigger than other carnival ships. Boarding process was a nightmare and the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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dowdy.p@hotmail.co.uk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Money money money

me & my wife went for 10 nights around the med on 13/9/16 till 23/9/16 this ship is all about money 4 cans of beer cost £31 joke there was a 24% tax on everything you brought even if you brought a can of pop which ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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chanlynng

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Excellent Boat- Horrible Room!

We booked this cruise several months in advance, and splurged on both airfare and the room by upgrading. We upgraded our room to the Spa Balcony Suite and chose the one at the front of the boat 14206- we were told ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Ky50

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Ports but disappointing cruise

I wanted to cruise to the Mediterranean and wanted to see several places and this seemed to be the best say to accomplish that . It has been awhile since we cruised with Carnival and for the most part the ship wasnt ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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kristeydog

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bigger is Not Better

First of all I have to commend the staff of the Guest Services desk who were phenomenal. They helped me out since the airline left my bag in New York. They also let me use their international telephone to make ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Shanesmanor

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average and Disappointing First Cruise with Carnival

This was our 30th anniversary cruise we travelled in a party of 12. Embarkation was a nightmare compared to other cruises with RCI . We had balcony cabin on deck 8 which we found comfortable and a good size. Food ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Shaz cruise

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience

We chose this cruise as it was to be a family holiday for my birthday with my wife,daughter,2 grandsons and my daughters friend, having originally booked and being told it was. direct flight we were later informed ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Harry3534

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Good cruise; will not use Carnival again though.

We have only cruised once before and that was with RCI so thats the only comparison I have. The price for the cruise was excellent so we went right ahead. Embarkation was really easy and quick. First impressions ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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SKScruisin

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good and bad

I don't normally write reviews but wanted to share. First the bad,....Embarkation was a disaster in comparison to other cruises. Took over an hour and we had a crying two year old, didn't seem to matter to the check ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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2pretty

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Book Havana

travelling with another couple that hadn't had but wanted a Europe experience so ports of call were important to help give them a 'flavour'. Thought the new ship looked fun and liked the itinerary and the exclusive ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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