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Carnival Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean

Carnival
Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Departure Port

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Excellent

844

Very Good

571

Average

403

Poor

192

Terrible

135

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192 Carnival Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean


MagicalMartini avatar

MagicalMartini

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Needs major improvements!!!

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Having cruised multiple times on Royal C, Disney, and Celebrity we were accustomed to a certain level of service and quality. We chose this cruise solely on the fact the itinerary worked with everyone in our travel ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ldt

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rusty ship with lukewarm food and disinterested staff

This cruise line was chosen by a family member to have a family reunion. Checking onboard in Baltimore was quick and orderly. Once onboard we explored the ship while waiting for our cabin. Once in the cabin, the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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mtmthomas

1 Review Written

Phony Destinations

Destination cruises are just that. You board a ship with the intention of having an amazing onboard experience as well as having wonderful destination experiences. To that end, this trip is definitely what you ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Richgold

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor food

Usually good. Limited choices Poor quality, poor service in main dining room. Buffet cut choices by more than 1/2. Afternoon is a burger or pizza. Not a whole lot more. Long lines at buffet, pizza took forever to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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5YearsCruzin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded Ship

We sailed on the Carnival Sunrise as part of a large 40+ group of friends, so we did not choose this particular ship or itinerary. We have sailed with Carnival before and are Gold level members. Embarkation: ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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S.sturgill

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Oh Carnival we had such high hopes

My husband and I cruised royal Caribbean in the past and after finding their staff rude and condescending Carnival seemed like the logical choice when we were looking for a cruise line to take our kids on for our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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peaceonearthxxoo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Highly recommend other ships!!!

This was my platinum cruise and was very convenient choice for us but I absolutely do not want to ever go on this ship again and will def rethink ships remodeled! This ship was old and had a negative history. ( ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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kdominus

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Cruise. Would Not Do Carnival Again.

If I could do two and a half stars, I would. We decided to do a cruise, which was not something we had ever done before. We decided on this ship because it was well priced, out of NYC (which is where we live), ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Klawhorn

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

An honest review

We chose this cruise because the port was New York which was a manageable drive. The embankment was annoying we sat in boiling heat waiting to get onboard for about 2 hours. Once onboard, we had to PAY for drinks ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Kikican

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed with Carnival

Book another cruise, it’s not a vacation, this experience only consists of many many lines. The buffet area is really small to accommodate all the passengers, the line is constantly very long to get food. People ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cmka2019

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise I've ever been on.

I was limited both with time and finances so I tried to avoid 5 plane tickets to a European port and chose this ship and cruise line. This ship came out of NYC which from the start raised a red flag. The entire ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Ckw3751

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Eastern Caribbean

Overcrowded cruise, pools wall to wall people, no way I would get in, had to wait in lines for food, water ice. Only one floor on the entire ship to get water, lemonade and tea. They give you tiny kid cups to drink ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Nanecita

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Will never sail with Carnival again. Overall Decreased Quality.

I have cruised with Carnival 3 times in the past 19 years. On June_2018 we took the Magic leaving Fort Lauderdale. The food quality at the buffet was very disappointing, menus were repeated over and over. We tried ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Deenkid

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Way too crowded!

We are veteran cruisers and this was our return to Carnival after only cruising Royal and Celebrity for the last ten years. We chose this ship because it was a family vacation including grandchildren; it left out ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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murmoo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Understaffed, overcrowded, poor layout

This is my second Carnival Cruise, first on Magic. We had a group of 21. Where do I begin? We sailed on June 16th. The pros, the service people work hard, the balcony cabin was nice but (see cons), food was ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ashes12

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Up-selling and lines for everything

This was my 3rd cruise, but first time with Carnival. We went as a group of 9 for a family vacation. Five in my group were new to cruising. The 5 children ranged in age from 6 y.o to 14 y.o. Unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Kristen37

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Food meh, dirty ship, loud obnoxious passengers, would not do carnival again

We chose ship due to ports. This is our first carnival cruise although not our first cruise. We were on a family cruise celebrating my sons high school graduation! We are in our mid 40's with 2 teenage sons ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Bulldogs Rule

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This boat is a rust bucket. Don’t waste your money

This ship is a joke. Room had several patched jobs with different colors. Smelled and broken furniture. Women’s dry sauna was registered at 230 degrees wet sauna had no steam (reported it twice) never changed all ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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ibc9240

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not so sunshiny

We chose this ship because we wanted a New Years cruise. First, I will start with the good. Embarkation was very fast. Mikey, the cruise director tried his best but was letdown from the Vista, which we sailed on ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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leo66

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Meh! Nothing special - crowded

We had a really fun time because we were with family and friends, but this is not a great cruising experience - nothing that makes you go "wow!" We had great weather and fairly calm sailing conditions. The crew ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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juscrusin207

2 Reviews Written

Never Again Carnival

This adventure was a family cruise. There were a total of 10 of us. First of all, getting a seat outside in the sun was a struggle every day. One of us got up at 6am each morning to go sit outside and save some ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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MollyMcMolly

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Book another ship

Service personnel is great. Every day there was a SEWER SMELL that was OVERWHELMING near the elevators on your way up to eat. Was disgusting. Staff was very attentive. Entertainment was on a high school level as ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tmcnan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

We have done 8 cruises over the years, two with Celebrity and six with Carnival. This will most likely be our last cruise we ever do with Carnival. My husband and I sailed with our two children (7 and 10). We ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Tbcrane14

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Won't cruise Carnival again

We enjoy going on cruises over the week of Thanksgiving. We found this cruise and thought it would be a good choice for our family. We've never cruised on Carnival before so we thought we would try it. We've decided ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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JC9

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just a cheap cruise line.

We choose this ship because we could drive to it from Philly. Once again we got sucked into Carnival because of the cheap price. Never again. The security getting on the ship was the worst ever, don't know what they ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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