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Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Ship
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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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227 Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews


RJBrown avatar

RJBrown

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Horrible Service!

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Lets start with this dang coronavirus...You state you are taking extra precautions including medical evaulations before boarding. OH so filling out a sheet of paper is a medical evaultion! What are you people ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Julienkaine

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

NOT the same Carnival anymore

I have taken 6 Carnival cruises since 2011. My wife is a platinum member so our embarkation and debarkation were fast and nice. Our room was average, the room stewards were friendly. We found an unopened yogurt in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cruzincookie

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise

I first want to say I have never written a negative review in my life. But we work very hard to save for our vacations and I know others do too. I simply want to let people know that the Vista is not the average ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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grindymct

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Newer doesn't mean better. Dream on!

Short Review: Embarkation/Disembarkation: Fast! Good Ship: Big, cheap feeling, wasted space. Bad Cabin: Great! Dining: Good overall. Pizza wait is atrocious. Dining room cramped. Entertainment and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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CHATTACRUISER

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal 10/27 - 11/10/19

There were so many wrong things about this cruise...where to begin? Let me start with the positive. Our cabin steward, Wejaya and his assistant Anna were great! They kept the room sparkling clean, with fresh ice and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Zygotic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Avoid this ship at all costs

We chose this cruise as we have cruised over 15 times with Carnival in the past and had never experienced their larger mega ship class. The negatives first: the layout of the ship in regards to pools, restaurants, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mrmom1955

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Smells and Disppointments

My wife and I picked this cruise to spend with our grandkids (8 & 10). Our room was a balcony, # 9276, and to be honest....IT STUNK!! when we opened the door we were hit with an ungodly odor that caused an ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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wgb7428

14 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

4000 Hoopleheads that dont' know how to shut a door

Only reason I sail from Galveston is it's only a four hour drive. Other than that it's the worst cruise terminal in the world. After traffic was backed up for a mile Galveston P.D. finally decided to get someone ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jbtb1982

1 Review Written

KMart of the seas

Let me start by saying I have spent the last 20 years sticking up for Carnival. I would tell people I was going on a carnival Cruise for vacation and they would try to take a collection so I could buy up to RCCL. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ldowens4583

1 Review Written

Mediocre Cruise

We have cruises on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean several times and thought we would try Carnival this trip. What a mistake, the food was terrible. Very poor quality and very few selections. The Guys Burgers was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ATXCruiser2712

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

This was the fourth cruise out of Galveston for my husband and me. We’ve always cruised Carnival and had great experiences until this time. Overall, I was grateful to be on vacation and a bad cruise is still ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mom25gs

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

16th Carnival cruise

We chose the Dream because we enjoyed sailing on her out of New Orleans and got a casino offer at a pretty good rate out of Galveston which is where we live. Embarkation was simple and quick. It was really nice ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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wondergirlAZ

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Slow Ship

This was my first cruise with my 11 year old daughter. We planned for months and were excited to spend minimal time on the ship and go to our planned stops- Jamaica, Cayman and Cozumel. Carnival announced 4 days ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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gtschir65

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

Our 1st cruise was on the Carnival Valor, we LOVED everything on the Valor, not so much on the Dream. Everything from cleanliness, food, drinks was a complete let down. The ship stunk on the Lido deck like ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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PinkShirlee

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Tired ship. Tiring vacation. First and last cruise.

I went on this cruise as part of a large group (50+ people). It was my first cruise and will also be my last. I was always told your are treated like something special on a cruise. I did not experience this. I ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Macy0000

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Claustrophobic inside the ship and disappointing food options especially at buffet

When we first entered the atrium, it was just like someone’s extra large living room with extra number of chairs and a bar. The decor is simplistic and lack of the grandeur ambience other carnival cruises we have ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Smarcano

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Needs a lot of work

Poor We were very excited about this cruise. We decided to pick this one since it was one of the new ones departing from Galveston ( well 10 years) . However, we found an old ship with poor and outdated ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cmpolk71635

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Was very uncomfortable as far as temperature wise

The cruise ship itself is not aesthetically pleasing, very dark decor...also not very organized as it took us days to figure out the floor plan The temperature in our room was the main issue! After the second ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Keechley22

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

20th Carnival Cruise slump

I love Carnival Cruise Lines and always have. I do my best to get on every new ship they bring to Galveston. Booked Vista at Christmas time for late February. Embarkation was amazing. Smooth, and easy. The best ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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jon7890

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst time I've ever had on a cruise

I've been on around 8 cruises mostly carnival ships. This was by far the worst cruise I have ever been on. I think most of the problems can be contributed to cost cutting and not having enough people on board to ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Stephanieimbrie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

High pressure sales

I have been on two carnival cruises in past eight months/spent around 15k on tickets and onboard services. The service and organization on cruise to Alaska in August outweighed high pressure sales at spa/jewelry ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mrsmad

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lackluster to say the least

Crew is the least friendly and coldest we've ever encountered on Carnival. The ship is full of gimmicks (for extra $); the "accessible" balcony cabin, was impossible to "navigate"; Guest Services was curt and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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osgoodsr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Just 2nd rate.

Took the 5 day cruise on the Valor with my brothers and their wives. We have been on many other ships and this was the first that was rusted, very limited live entertainment, deserts were only cake and ice cream ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Surf and Suds

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not as Good as Expected!

We had not sailed aboard the Vista and wanted to try it out. This was my 16th. Carnival cruise. I had carried a book that I wanted to study and on sea days there was not a spot (even on our balcony) that was quiet ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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scottba

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very, very tired ship

We have cruised 8 times previously and on multiple lines including past Carnival, Princess, NCL, and Celebrity cruises. This is close to the bottom of all the cruises I have taken. However, let me through out a few ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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