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Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews

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Galveston

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Excellent

1,135

Very Good

731

Average

454

Poor

227

Terrible

130

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454 Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews


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rosiegirl2

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for.

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We usually do two back to back cruises in February to get a break from our long upstate NY winters. We had booked the first one to go out of New Orleans on NCL. We hadn’t been there before so we thought we’d ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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sshs

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Below average Carnival cruise

We cruise a lot of lines, including Carnival, but this cruise was definitely among our least favorites. The 3 star rating is in light of the fact that we enjoyed some of the entertainment and the ports. Also, the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Eli_6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise of 8 including kids and disabled mother

I have been on the Vista before with just my husband and we stayed in a Havana Vista balcony. That experience was amazing. This one was not as good. We opted for a Havana aft view extended balcony. My children, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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TexasCruisers2015

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Havana Cabanas ~ Christmas week

We chose the Vista because it was the only ship going out of Galveston we hadn’t sailed on during our annual Christmas week cruise. Because Carnival is our least favorite cruise line, we decided to spend more for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Escaflonae

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hasta La Vista Baby

The plan was to take a cruise with my wife and two kids, and that's exactly what we did. While I rate this a 3 out of 5, let me share with you why. First, it comes from my last cruise i took on a Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Donnyextreme2201

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This was my second cruise on Carnival Cruise Line. The first Cruise was on the the Carnival Freedom January 2018 with a party of 6. It was probably the best vacation I have ever had in my life and since we had such ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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myfreedom2crews

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Some Bright Spots - But Some Dark Ones Also

This was a short 6-day cruise from Galveston to Costa Maya, Roatan and Cozumel, with two days at sea. The bright spots first: 1) food overall was very good - and a complete surprise to us 2) staff in the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Cruise11girl

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Vista --- pretty ship, that's about it

The ship is newer, so that's a plus. Matt, the cruise director was AHHMAZING, the food was okay. The entertainment was good when we had it. Didnt have a show every night. The comedians were great. This ship DOES NOT ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dusty2165

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Average Average Average

I chose this cruise because it was going to different places that I had not been to before. Getting on the ship was easy! Dropped off the luggage and walked on board, total time, less than an hour! Had lunch at ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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J.GRINDEM

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed!!!

Convienence. We could drive to Galveston, Price and we have had good experience with Carnival in the past. Let us start with saying the staff was very good. Everyone was very congenial and helpful. The food was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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pvercell

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Big unpleasant surprises being our 47th cruise

the trip started out badly when we got a notification that our credit card was hit for $200 by Carnival before we even left on the trip. What! Called and told this was 'normal'. Requested a handicap cabin for ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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monicabenson

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bottom of the cruise barrel

My office went on a cruise, and we chose this trip based on dates of availability. There were some things I enjoyed - we had a good time playing trivia, the food was good, and most of the staff were very nice. Here ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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yankinuk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First and Last Cruise

Chose this cruise based on Port of departure and date of sailing. It being our first cruise we decided 5 nights was plenty, and I was correct. The Pros: All the staff were professional and courties. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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SAW48

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship review and shore excursions

This ship was selected for us by the travel agent booking our cruise. We were assigned a cabin in the aft with a wraparound balcony. The cabin was small, no seating area. The balcony was very narrow and not very ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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mattdebra

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very unkept and dirty

This review is for the Carnival cruise ship The Dream. The staff were super nice but could not understand or speak english very well. The ship was begining to show its age and had several rust spots on the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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gpwallin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just came from the Carnival Nightmare

I do want to say there was one individual in Customer Service that was absolutely amazing! Cudo's to Neo! He was the one that earned the 3 stars. Thank you, Neo you are absolutely the best part of the Ship! ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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briternik

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the cruise despite the problems

I am a frequent cruiser and have cruised RCCL, NCL, Disney, Celebrity, and Carnival all in the past. I find that Carnival has the best deck parties and just seems more fun in general. However, this ship deserves ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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MBUltimateTravel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Staff need help

I was disappointed with this Ship overall. The layout was not one I favored. Especially the casino. I have never felt so crammed in while giving away money. The casino staff though was some of the most friendly on ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mamichalec

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan

We sailed on Carnival Vista on Sunday, April 28, 2019 for scheduled stops to Cozumel, Mexico, Belize and Mohogany Bay, Isla Roatan, returned to Galveston, Texas on Sunday, May 05, 2019. Getting on the ship was a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Dlmurty

2 Reviews Written

Forgotten guest

I went on this cruise with family and friends because it was the newest biggest one coming out of Houston from Carnival. On more than 1 occasion my room service in the AM never showed up. I never received my ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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SDJen

5 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Spring break - Carnival Freedom

Sailed on the Freedom out of Galveston. First time in 10 years sailing on Carnival. Have sailed once with RC and 6 times with Disney. Embarkation was easy (we did have FTTF). We flew in the night before and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mdahmus

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun but flawed

Previously sailed only on RCI Liberty of Seas, also from Galveston, Thanksgiving 2017. This was a last-second purchase for Spring Break. Only place we could get 2 rooms was the spa deck. We got one balcony and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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FlatlandDave

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Freedom, Eh? ok

We chose this cruise as if fit perfectly into the time frame we both could get for our vacation. We had never cruised before and decided on this one as we had always wanted to go on one and we thought it would be a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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pjfrommd

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Crowded, short staffed, slamming doors....oh my!

I have been cruising for over 20 years and a lot has changed over the years. Most importantly, the lack of staff. Carnival boosts they have a 1 staff for 2 person ratio but when you think about it, most of that ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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nemonikh

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Relatively mediocre ship, terrible disembarking process

BACKGROUND This was our second cruise experience. We had previously sailed on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas to Cozumel-Cayman-Jamaica in 2016. Since we wanted to visit different destinations and would ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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