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bford13013
Member Since 2003
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Sailed three weeks ago
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
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
kappagirl222000
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
JLO_1212
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
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dogdancer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
we have been on many carnival crusies in the past and enjoyed with little problems. this on started with problems once on the ship. The app almost never worked, and need the app for almost everything to keep track of spending to ... Read more
NYC123
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
21 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cruised with a group of 6 friends/family. Because I consider Carnival cheap and cheerful, I had realistic expectations. There's lots of fun to be had, plenty of activities (good cruise director and staff), and while the ship does hold ... Read more
another_journey
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
45 forum posts
5 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
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
sprite.4
Member Since 2013
1 review
61 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This is our 6th Carnival cruise and the 4th on the Pride. We love the Carnival Spirt Class ships. From the layout to the capacity. This cruise was sold out and we never felt crowded or have to wait long for anything except Muster and ... Read more
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catlady99
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sharkyshark
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 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
GroovyyCruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I thought I would right a review about this cabin 11266 since I did not find one before I booked it. ( We were always polite to customer service we never complained just asked for them to fix the a/c politely ) First off this cabin is very ... Read more
debiggs
Member Since 2013
1 review
73 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I called Carnival today with numerous complaint. FTTF lost our luggage , two rooms , We paid 250.00 to go to steak house in stinky , sweaty clothes and was miserable the first night. The Luminous Ruins excursion should have been cancelled ... Read more
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joebess1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our fourth cruise on our fourth cruise line. I have now cruised with Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and now Carnival. Of the four, I would recommend Carnival over the others. The Carnival Magic was spectacular, ... Read more
kerry18
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a surprise trip from my family. Can't fault the staff on board excellent service in all areas. We had breakfast and dinner in the dining room which was a wonderful experience and the 3 guys, Gary, Geoffrey & Lomel who looked ... Read more
Kateva
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We went on this cruise as a family group of 10 ranging in age from 2.5 years to 73. As noted in other reviews, this ship is incredibly gaudy and over the top in terms of decorations, so a little hard on the eyes! Having cruised before on ... Read more
Dr_Watts
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Fort Lauderdale: - I flew in the day before and stayed at the riverside hotel close to downtown (about 7 miles from the port, 5 miles from the airport, and 2 miles from the beach). The city day I used for lunch and exploration. When ... Read more
Gulf coast
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Overview: We chose this cruise ship as it was a short drive from our home. This is the oldest ship in Carnival's fleet. Despite its age, the ship was clean and inviting in appearance. We loved the medium size of the ship. One great ... Read more
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kjkh3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise and I wasn't sure what to expect. The cabin was fine, and the staff very friendly. The food was not very good with little selection for kids. Not many activities for kids of any age. We mostly sat at the pool. My ... Read more
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Johnny2014
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because the traveling dates were extremely limited, and this cruise fit the bill. We were a family of 14 traveling, and we booked 4 staterooms, 2 of them suites. Embarkation was a disaster because the person that ... Read more
melgee
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the timing worked well with our long 4th of July weekend. We are a family with a school age child, so I was a little leery of some of the "booze cruse" aspects, but figured I was prepared :) At home ... Read more
WJB
Member Since 2007
1 review
51 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
we decided on this cruise to relax a few days after a week in Disney. Overall would do it again....thought the variety of food available was great....don't miss the BBQ place on the 11th floor. The Seafood Shack was also good however ... Read more
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wloyed
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a last minute option. My family and I had been on the Conquest before and it was not the best cruise then. We noted from our last experience that mainly the entertainment and food were a bit off then. This time ... Read more
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