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Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Ship
Destination
Barcelona

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Excellent

197

Very Good

128

Average

108

Poor

54

Terrible

20

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54 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews


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EMW-sun

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Disappointing

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PROS: The ship itself was very nice, Never felt crowded. Getting on and off the ship was very smooth for arrival, for departure, and for all ports, we enjoyed the Ping Pong tables which were in doors as opposed ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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lizwoods

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not Sure Where to Start!

We chose this ship because we were doing a transatlantic from Ft. Lauderdale to Rome on Celebrity Reflection and and we could fly to Barcelona for a couple days and catch the Horizon back home. Being a new ship we ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Cammy8

8 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Ship unable to handle 4000 passengers

ELEVATORS - You can’t just jump on an elevator because there are no buttons inside to select your floor. You must select a floor BEFORE entering, so 2 elevators arrive, you miss them both while programing your ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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dmacart

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mediocre - but sub-standard for Carnival

Pros: Embarkation and Disembarkation were well organized Shore excursions were well organized Itinerary (Ports of Call) were amazing Main Entertainment (feature shows with Singers and dancers) were quite ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Rml92627

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad Experience

I chose this cruise based on the itinerary. I have not been on a Carnival ship in three years. This is my 21st cruise, so I have some perspective. The technology was great. I have also never embarked so fast. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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legacy1967

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Limited Food Selections, Poor Dining Room Management

This was the 3rd cruise trip my sisters and I had with Carnival. We were very excited about our trip to Europe and be on Carnival's new ship Horizon. The ship has a new elevator system. The high tech system was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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ppatty

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Total Disappointment Carnival Horizon = Diamond Member Review

We chose this cruise for the inaugural voyage and mediterranean itinerary. Pros: - Excellent Staff - although VERY SHORT HANDED - Cove Balcony Rooms EXCELLENT - Debarkation was easy - Veterns ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Barnados boy

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Rip off Carnival with hidden extras.

Went to find some April sunshine. Good points first: Never found the ship overcrowded even though almost 4000 passengers on board. Plenty of sunbeds and comfortable beds in the cabin. Bad Points: VAT on drinks!!. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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g cooper

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Vista is not a luxury ship!!

I chose this cruise because I've always enjoyed the other cruises I've taken with Carnival. A few weeks before we sailed, the cruise line called and asked if I would like to upgrade to a balcony cabin and of course ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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BuzzVerb

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor Service

I am particularly disappointed by the Lido deck and the ability of the staff to keep coffee and coffee cups in adequate supply. During the peak of early morning breakfast, the coffee pots would go empty and cups ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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mcmuffy70

1 Review Written

Carnival Sunshine

Having never cruised with Carnival before, we chose the newly refurbished Sunshine, formerly the Carnival Destiny, because of the itinerary. After spending three wonderful days in Barcelona, we set out to board the ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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pellbay

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Vista Very Disappointing

Take plenty of money if you are on Vista. It was the worst Carnival cruise we have done. Can you imagine you pay extra 6 bucks for fish and chips for lunch. We never met our cabin staff and the reflections ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Mary P

1 Review Written

A huge disappointment!

We enjoyed our Breeze cruise so much, and the Vista was so hyped as the flagship, that we booked this two years ago. Much was made of the new Havana Cabanas and all of the amenities. Here are some things you need ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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29rintoul

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruise Mistake

Chose this cruise as it was a new ship and we thought the price was good. The ship, food, entertainment and service was a big disappointment to both of us. This was our eighth cruise, our first and last with ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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kjkemp22

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever. Poor quality, appalling staff and unwelcoming children's club

Let me begin by saying this was my first time cruising with Carnival and I will NEVER cruise with them again. Our holiday was ruined by so many things that it turned into something of an endurance test until we got ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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shrekdot

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Don't bother, the worst Carnival ship of all.

The worst ship we have ever been on. Not customer focused, food in mdr was awful, service was poor, Lido dining was always a mess, not enough seating, long lines. They refunded the bubbles program which was ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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jengaggie92

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Think twice before you book the Carnival Vista.

We had been looking to do a European cruise for a couple years to celebrate milestone birthdays and when the new Vista was announced, we jumped on it for several reasons.. (1) The new ship looked to be amazing with ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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ban gratuities

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Magic V Vista

In 2011 we sailed on the Carnival Magic on her second cruise. The ship was marvelous, the service was excellent as crew were continually asking if we needed anything (particularly from the bar), the cabin was ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Sugarrasberry

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Deception Vista in Europe

We tough that with a new ship it would be great Deception. Decoration no Decorum no No swimming pool for adult only No tablecloth in the main dining room Waiter unsmiling and personnel rude Food ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Fatcatcakes

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

DREADFUL EXPENSIVE STRESSFUL WEEK!!!

SO DISAPPOINTED!!! booked this cruise for the activities for my 10 year old son and that turned out to be fine but that was where the positives end. Embarkation was hideous, we had to join four different ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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sparklingshiraz

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

So Disappointed at the Poor Service

For our first cruise we chose a brand new ship the Carnival Vista and sailed out of Barcelona to avoid Bay of Biscay to reduce the risk of a big swell. Our party consisted of 7 ages 51, 48, 25, 19, 18, 11 & a baby ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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kittykkr

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

My first review of a new ship

I love new ships and couldn't wait for the Carnival Vista. My difficulties with the ship are really ship specific. Between the forward elevators and the atrium there is a significant hump, approximately 4 inches ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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dws1968@gmail.com

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Low Rent, Low Value

This is our fifth cruise and third on Carnival - all in all, it was a 6 on a scale of 1-10 and here is why: The food was mediocre at best. Very much like a hospital cafeteria. You can get GREAT food but you have to ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Fontanman2016

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Worth the Hype

The new Carnival Vista is really not much different than other ships despite the hype and the'new design". Many spaces not functional and a waste of space or alternatively overcrowded. No central atrium but rather ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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SailerMoon5000

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Horrible, Horrible, Horrible!!!

I took this cruise with 13 other of my family members. I am very happy to have a great family because they were the only good part of the entire cruise while on the ship. To start the lines for food were ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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