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21,832 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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1,797
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kondy1961
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
jaxport experience was horrible . waited in line under awning for over hour in 85-90 degree heat before were went into building for security check . then had to go through several winding snake lines in 85-90 degree heat to get scanner . ... Read more
KimPossible1
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise for its' itinerary. This was my 8th cruise and second time with Carnival. There were so many things wrong with this cruise...the buffet is not designed well as there are long lines of at least 40 people all the time. ... Read more
paloma09
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
It was my first experience on board. We felt that everyone worked hard to make us feel good and that everything worked perfectly, the waiters learned all our names and served us with kindness. Incredible food and service at Atlantic ... Read more
ryanq
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Wanted to give everyone a quick look of what I thought of each of the activities on/off the ship. Just a little background: I'm 36 my wife is 40 and my two sons who were 6 and 10. We traveled with my parents as well. Embarkation: ... Read more
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Ssloan
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because my wife and I had never been on Carnival but had been on several other cruise lines and we wanted to try the Carnival Dream. I look at the ratings up above and have to laugh. This was by far the worst experience ... Read more
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StephfromPa
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This is our second time on the Carnival Pride - we took this ship five years ago on a different itinerary before some of the additions were made. We liked the Guy Fieri Burgers and the Mexican additions. We all found the food to be quite ... Read more
hs70113
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose the Vista thinking that it would offer plenty of activities to entertain our two kids (12 & 7 years old). We were very mistaken!!!! Since reviews can sometimes be a bit emotional/subjective, I've tried to compile a list of ... Read more
diane aus
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I just returned from a very enjoyable 4 night cruise on the Carnival Liberty. I will break down from embarkation to disembarkation how are trip went. Embarkation----Went very smooth, we got to the cruise port at our assigned time with ... Read more
Donzey560
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
So this is my sixth cruise, fourth cruise on Carnival and third time on the Splendor. I chose this itinerary because I love Aruba and wanted to see what Curacao was like. Grand Turk has become so commercialized. The locals are selling ... Read more
Avalanche1
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Not my first cruise but my first cruise with Carnival. The layout of the ship was awful. The casino is on deck 5 in the middle surrounded by clubs. So to get to any of the clubs you had to walk past the casino and all the cigarette smoke. ... Read more
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KCMOCruisersteresa45
Member Since 2017
1 review
This 7 day cruise is just what my wife and I needed to get away from hectic jobs and city life. The crew of the Freedom is top notch, everyone is very nice and always greeted you when they pass you by. I have to give a shout out to our ... Read more
IndyAnna
Member Since 2017
1 review
Man, I wish I could give Carnival a better review. This was my first vacation in 2 1/2 years and was REALLY excited. My previous cruise was with Carnival as well in 2015 and it was quite good. But this one? Yuck. First of all, the Triumph ... Read more
corbratsche
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My husband, 15-year-old daughter and I took the shorter cruise on Carnival Valor to Cozumel. We had a really outstanding time. We're not 'crowd' people and were concerned about our ability to deal with 3000 of our fellow human beings but ... Read more
fadeawayy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The food was horrible from the breakfast to dinner! Our waiters at dinner just couldn't seem to get it right we had to keep sending food back The buffet seem like they were just putting out food no seasoning or any effort put into ... Read more
PennStateFam
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
Traveled with hubby, 14 year old and 20 year old. Bought Faster to the Fun. It was well worth it. We didn't have to wait very long to embark; although our port was Baltimore, MD and I've read it's one of the more organized ports from ... Read more
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werpnst889
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this ship because it went out of Baltimore which was incredibly convenient. Would love to go out of this port again for its convenience and efficiency in parking/boarding. However... this was not the best ship I've been on and it ... Read more
doubleduty
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
82 forum posts
2 helpful votes
i chose this cruise because I thought it would be one my 7 year old granddaughter would like and the departure port is convenient for us. She did like it but there were some issues I had with the overall cruise. First, about the cabin - ... Read more
mosielou
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We typically go to the beach or fly to an all inclusive island resort in the Caribbean. However this year we decided to "change it up" and take a cruise. We chose Baltimore as our origination point to avoid having to fly. ... Read more
dmavroleon@aol.com
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family and I chose the Carnival Vista leaving out of Miami, because is was a new ship and a very big ship. We have been on Carnivals smaller ships and now we wanted to try the bigger ship. Also, we chose this ship because of the ... Read more
cnj2229
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for the new ship as we've sailed on many other Carnival ships with a Platinum status. We wanted the biggest and newest ship and the itinerary was appealing for our 20th wedding anniversary. I mention the Platinum status ... Read more
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micnmat@comcast.net
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
If you love to relax and enjoy your own space, a cabana is the way to go while at Amber Cove. We rented an ocean cabana and had cabana #1. It was so nice to have our own personal waiter and snacks while enjoying the sun on our private ... Read more
Motherdukes54
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to go to the Aruba we loved this cruise. The ship was fantastic we had a cabin with a balcony and the service was great. We were on the 8th deck and Homad was our steward he was so helpful. The food was great loved going to the ... Read more
Wattfamily5
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My family wanted to have a special family trip, and were very excited about trying this type of vacation. Galveston was a convenient port for us. I had checked the website about parking, and also asked the travel agent for advice on the ... Read more
Ashren_33
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family and I have traveled with Carnival Cruise Lines Several Times! The Carnival Vista had amazing staff members and ultimately made the difference in my review today! Here are some staff highlights for you! Casino Area: Jalena, ... Read more
travelingsoutherner
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
I have been on 6 cruises - 2 Carnival (this was my 2nd time cruising Carnival), 1 Princess, 1 Celebrity, 1 Norwegian, and 1 Royal Caribbean. I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. I had read many poor reviews on Cruise Critic about ... Read more
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