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21,808 Carnival Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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HotMama53
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I took my daughters on this cruise out of San Juan to explore the city and destinations in hope shore excursions would be fun entertaining and educational. On arrival the ship had a disgusting nauseating sewer smell everywhere that lasted ... Read more
oldschool1
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our first time on a cruise and we all had mixed reviews. My 12 year old loved everything about it and I think this Cruise really caters to the pre-teen crowd. Pros (Things we Liked/Loved): Service-Everyone on this ship ... Read more
horriblecruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Most horrible customer service the staff did not care about your complains. All they say we are sorry but there is nothing we can do. We spent the first 5 hours on the first day trying to have the steward change the configuration of the ... Read more
cfinnrun
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
In a nutshell, we had a great time and would go on this cruise again if the opportunity presented itself. It's not a perfect cruise, but considering the relatively low price, we were more than happy with what we got. Here are some ... Read more
missy
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a wonderful experience for my Family....the Children experienced their first cruise and were able to take advantage of all of the things that were fun for them. The diversity of programs throughout the day were the best! Sitting ... Read more
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4stanleys
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We planned this cruise over 20 months in advance. We were cruising to celebrate our 20 Year anniversary, our oldest son's high school graduation, and our youngest son's 15th birthday. This trip was perfect. We arrived at 11:00 to Port ... Read more
aggiefox95
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have cruised 9 times with Carnival and NCL on many ships. Freedom is one of my favorite ships for amenities offered, layout, and the Cruise Director and his team. From Guys Burgers and Blue Iguana Cantina to Red Frog Pub, from Camp ... Read more
wendyinohio
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
20 helpful votes
We have cruised on Carnival three times and Royal Caribbean once. Until this cruise, we had preferred Carnival, but I think we'll probably consider another cruise line for our next trip. This ship simply didn't live up to our expectations ... Read more
flynship11
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
Overall great experience! This was our 4th cruise with Carnival, probably the best one to date. This review is lengthy. Allow 8-10 minutes. We arrived for embarkation early. About 11:10 and went straight through security to the ... Read more
Bgolden16
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We went to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan PR and Grand Turk. Can't say enough about how enjoyable this was from start to finish. If you ever book a cruise and see that MARQ Anthony is your Cruise director you are in for a treat. He loves ... Read more
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bford13013
Member Since 2003
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We have been on 13 CCL cruises and other lines as well. Our son and his friend graduated high school and asked for their gift to go on a cruise. They chose Carnival Magic. Embarkation was a 20 min wait upon arrival (used park & ... Read more
dancing50
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was my husband and kids 1st cruise experience and overall it was very good. The crew on the ship were very nice, respectful, helpful and informative. Our room was clean and seemed newly updated. I was very happy with our cabin. ... Read more
damesny
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I have only been on two cruises both on the Paradise. The ship itself seems dated but the staff is very friendly and helpful. The thing that I valued about the Paradise compared to what I heard about other cruises is that it never felt ... Read more
georgia89
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Triumph for our first cruise experience, but I had some hesitations at first because I had read so many bad reviews about the ship. DO NOT LISTEN TO PICKY VACATIONERS! The Triumph itself, as well as ... Read more
kappagirl222000
Member Since 2017
1 review
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was mine and my husband’s first cruise and it was absolutely fantastic! While I could write a novel about our experience but I will try to condense it down. We were able to get right in our room with no problem and met our ... Read more
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ucantravel2
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We were in cabin R145 which was the lowest floor for guests. I had read the reviews, which were not very good, and had prepared myself for the worst. We self parked and the walk with our luggage to the port was not bad at all. We did ... Read more
JLO_1212
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I chose this cruise mainly because I wanted a reasonable priced cruise that would be good for kids. Last year we sailed the Norwegian Getaway for a week which was awesome but this year I didn't want to spend nearly that much, so I opted ... Read more
CSTAL
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was our first cruise and I was a bit worried looking at previous reviews, however I shouldn't have been because we really enjoyed our cruise. The room 6355 & 6359 were excellent, I understand the the ship was refitted last year ... Read more
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another_journey
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
45 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate my granddaughters high school graduation. I was looking for a short four day cruise that was not too expensive and suitable for a young lady having a good time. Carnival is not one of my favorite cruise ... Read more
travellingAnt
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall, a huge cruise success. I've taken 4 now - 3 carnival, 1 disney. Enough to know what's important, yet not enough to be snobby about it. Here's my honest assessment.(coming from a 47 year old dude.) The Magic is the perfect ... Read more
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catlady99
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was our 6th cruise (3rd with Carnival.) And our most disappointing. The food and service in dining room was nothing to get excited about and we ate in the buffet more than on any other cruise. And although there were signs asking ... Read more
KatyDawn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I'm a first time cruiser, so I have nothing to compare my cruise to. Having said that, I have not a single complaint. The Breeze is clean and beautiful. My room steward, Sam, was attentive and warm. Embarkation and disembarkation went ... Read more
tiggerlvr
Member Since 2011
1 review
120 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Even though we had done this itinerary before, it was one we were ready to do again-with a couple of days in Barbados! Because we embarked in Barbados, it was very easy. Carnival was ready for the couple of hundred people who were ... Read more
1776Lisa
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Embarkation was a breeze with the Faster to the Fun option. We were some of the first to get on board and our luggage was there and our room was ready. Others had to wait for hours dragging their carry on bags with them everywhere. The ... Read more
Sharkyshark
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. There were four of us - my husband and I and our two daughters, ages 9 and 14. The food was good, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating (with the notable exception of the pool bartenders), and ... Read more
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