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florida70
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
EMBARKATION: Boarded the ship at Port Canaveral. Embarkation was fairly slow. Lines were very long and the majority of the wait was lined up outside the terminal, in 90+ degree FL summer heat with no a/c and no fans. Not a fun way to ... Read more
Dspicer11
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It's about time to retire this ship. It's old, dirty and has very little to offer. Pictures are always better then reality 9 times out of 10. So disappointed by the ship. Great family trip, can't even imagine the time we would have had on ... Read more
askum
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,697 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We did conquest a long time ago and it was good. When embarking the ship it went very smoothly. I am a vip and I was very happy with how quickly it moved along. This time the ship needed renovation which is coming up soon, in I believe ... Read more
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Cowabunga1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Overall the ship was in good condition and maintained well by the staff. We had a stateroom with a king size bed and 2 trundles, which actually worked out well because we did not spend a lot of time there. The food options were open to ... Read more
Gailzel
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
persons recommended it. So I thought why not try and see what the hype was about. First thing in the room the bed for the third person was like deck chair with blanket on it - very hard and uncomfortable. The king size bed was two ... Read more
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2jhalpern
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Embarkation was fine, we paid for "faster to the fun". We have sailed Carnival 3 times before, and on this class of ship - but in order to get on more quickly and a smoother process, you now have to pay a fee. Ship is OK in ... Read more
memphisman
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
As a very minor shareholder in Carnival, I find it difficult to be 100% objective. I want all the ships and elements which make a cruise to be successful. No one can excel 100% of the time. There are items in this review that need ... Read more
MicheleMcfad
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Cons: 1. When you sail out of NY, the cheers program doesn't go into effect till the following day, so you have to pay for all drinks on day 1 out of NY. (Major disappointment) 2. Some passengers were ghetto. Ex. cursing around kids, ... Read more
D.O.T.
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This is my families eight cruise seven on Carnival and one on Royal Caribbean. On this cruise we left out of New York on the Carnival Sunshine For Puerto Rico,ST Thomas and Grand Turk, our cabin was 6146 We purchased the Faster to ... Read more
rhondadcruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We booked this cruise as a family cruise for my husband's 50th birthday. This is our 3rd Carnival Cruise, having sailed Norwegian, Disney and Royal Caribbean multiple times. The Sunshine has been recently refurbished, thus resembling ... Read more
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Neriz
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
First time I've been on a cruise ..I was a little scared of getting seasick but surprised that i didnt even feel any movement of the ship at all and forgot all the worries on the very fist day .,very clean cabin , food and service of all ... Read more
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4-time cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise and our kids' first ever cruise. We had a wonderful time, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The Carnival Dream is a really nice ship. We were very impressed with its bright colors and cleanliness, as workers ... Read more
7960Ken
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This may be the best ship in the Carnival fleet, but it still has it's shortfalls. For a ship that just came out of drydock, there seemed to be quite a bit of small items that needed fixing, like stair skids. Why were they not all new? ... Read more
DBinOC
Member Since 2009
1 review
30 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We booked this cruise with extended family and friends (19 in all). Every employee we interacted with was pleasant and seemed to be trying their best to do their job. In that regard, it was very much what we expected. There were also many ... Read more
jocko4279
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
393 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was the third time my family and I have cruised the Pride. Embarkation pretty easy. Arrived at the port @ 11:15, told to come back @ 11: 30, did and we parked. From there through the whole process we were on the ship @ 12:30. Although ... Read more
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johndreaney
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First the port - Baltimore - It was very easy to get to and they even unload your car for you. Very Nice. The Pride - This is an OLD ship. It needs some serious refurbishing. It does not flow well and there seems to be a lot of wasted ... Read more
mwcsocal
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
137 forum posts
2 helpful votes
To preface this review, we'll go on record that three of our first six cruises were on Carnival. We’ve been on 24 cruises on seven cruise lines prior to this one. After our third Carnival trip we swore we would never, ever go back. ... Read more
Bosscar300c
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was the newest. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. The food was great! My favorites was Guys Buger and the Seafood Shack. The first day I ate myself sick. The Lobster rolls were delicious, the ... Read more
Wendyrn1
Member Since 2004
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We chose the Elation because it's close to Savannah, GA (Jacksonville, FL) and the dates matched up with our limited options. Five days to the Bahamas was just what the doctor ordered. We had a total of 9 people in our party spread out ... Read more
Snap-k23
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the seemingly amazing ship amenities for families. We had 9 in our family group - grandparents, children, grand children - 14, 11, 7. The children and teen directors were horrible. They made no ... Read more
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SWuycheck
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Why we booked this trip: I liked the initial itinerary, but I ultimately choose this time due to friends/family members vacations schedules. It was the perfect time for everyone to meet up. We had four different groups meeting up: the ... Read more
ahawk89
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We were excited to take our family on our 4th Carnival cruise to 4 new islands, Grand Turk, DR, Aruba, and Curacao. Tropical Storm Don changed our itinerary, but Carnival substituted San Juan and St. Maarten for Aruba and Curacao. For ... Read more
telstarhaircutters
Member Since 2012
1 review
36 helpful votes
after reading many reviews on the conquest I realy didn,t know what to expect. The reviews I read talk about poor service bad food crew member that acted like they didn,t want to be there a ship that looked run down.Now the truth I want ... Read more
sweetnewbie
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cuba was the trip of a lifetime. The staff was wonderful to us and really only had one issue with a bartender at the comedy lounge. Fortunately our normal bartender came in and helped out and cut him off as he was very rude. Excursions ... Read more
LisiBear
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I can't speak about other cruise lines because I have only been on Carnival and we have used them on 20 plus cruises. Our last cruise was on the Legend and we sailed to Alaska. The Shows were very good and I think Carnival has improved ... Read more
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