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176 Carnival Hawaii Cruise Reviews
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63
Very Good
40
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27
Poor
34
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kats626
Member Since 2004
1 review
5 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We had been to Hawaii before and know how beautiful it is, and were looking forward to sharing it's beauty with our friends. There was a group of 14 of us. The ship was old and in fair condition. The rooms were average and the beds ... Read more
Hurricane11
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first trip to Hawaii and it certainly lived up to expectations. Hawaii is a most incredible place to visit and I would certainly recommend going! However, I would most definitely not recommend going with Carnival! I'm so ... Read more
Eastboundanddown
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
7 helpful votes
As a quick bit of information I've cruise with Carnival 2 times before (including on the Miracle in 2005) and also with NCL, Princess, HAL, RCI and MSC. This cruise was part of a wider trip to the west coast of the states and was the ... Read more
wumpieintx43
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Very disappointed in this cruise and ship. Not many activities to do onboard unless you like trivia a lot, quality of food not good - felt like eating same thing over and over. Staff not helpful and sometimes rude. Service very ... Read more
tommytune42
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
78 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was my first trip to Hawaii, but my 15th cruise over all--certainly not my longest, but I live for longer cruises just like this with lots of sea days, amazing ports, and the experience one can only get during time on a ship. I ... Read more
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ckorni1
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 13th cruise, 6th on Carnival. I usually consider Carnival to be a bit Vegas-glitz and prepare accordingly. But the Miracle was gorgeous. Not the normal Carnival neon. It has a literature décor. The theatre area was ... Read more
cruznjan
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,482 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our first cruise on Carnival. We were skeptical because of all the negative comments we heard. Overall, it was a good cruise. We took advantage of the FlyAweigh program because the airfare was half of what we could have gotten on ... Read more
VeeeeeB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
4 of us older ladies recenly returned to Uk after enjoying a great time on Miracle.We found the cabins comfy ,and all staff,from cleaners to Captain extremely friendly and efficient! The ship takes a mandatory fee for tips ( to cover an ... Read more
lwatkins
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Let me start by saying this was our first time visiting the Hawaiian islands for both of us. We booked our trip almost a year in advance to assure we'd get a spot. This was the famous "Halloween" trip to Hawaii. We had previously ... Read more
Eddie R
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Hawaii itself was great (as always), but the treatment of the passengers by the Carnival Miracle staff was UNACCEPTABLE. First of all, the long embarkation lines---outside in the heat---at the Long Beach (CA) terminal could easily have ... Read more
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Seabusser
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We booked this for a "cheap & cheerful" break, and after reading criticisms of this ship we were pleasantly surprised. Embarkation was quick and easy, less than half an hour from luggage pick-up through security, US ... Read more
s1r0n
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Carnival Legend. What can I say? Decor: Tacky. Food: Average at best (had me wishing I could be at home to cook my own meals). Entertainment: Average to Decent. Musicals were OK, but did not appreciate the juggler joking about ... Read more
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Cookie125
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I took the 11 day, May 7th repositioning cruise around the Hawaiian Islands and then on to Vancouver. This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival and were excited that we had made the gold level. Our prior Carnival cruises were ... Read more
ss3437
Member Since 2001
1 review
36 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
We sailed with Carnival a number of times. Unfortunately the food quality and amenities deteriorated each time. Service are suffering too because the staff are overworked. This might be the last time we will set foot on a Carnival ship. ... Read more
flgranny
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
Let me start by saying that I have always been a Carnival fan, and started sailing on their ships 24 years ago. We have sailed on other cruise lines, and always end up coming back to Carnival. That being said, we are now seriously ... Read more
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Dalzell
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our third cruise sailing previously with Princess and MSC. We are an older couple and were a little bit worried about Carnival because of the large numbers of children that had been reported by previous cruisers, we were very ... Read more
ozpen
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
My husband and I booked our 5th Carnival cruise to celebrate our 4oth Anniversary and were not disappointed. Our previous 4 cruises with Carnival have incled two sailing the Carribean, one in the Mediterranean and one down to the Mexican ... Read more
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delawisa
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our second time sailing on the Miracle.....do NOT book cabin 8202.The air conditioning was roaring all the time. It was a lot louder at night. Maintenance tried to fix it.....we had them in the cabin at 2am one morning.The guy did try his ... Read more
ironbutch
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
Noisy engines & annoying vibration. Entertainment (?) nobody really wants to see not one, but two shows featuring other guests (ya know, the same ones who can't wait for kareoke hour & should never, ever, be part of a ships ... Read more
nspector
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and I treated my wife to a cruise to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary. Upon our arrival and departure from Long Beach, we stayed in the Renaissance and took a short taxi ride over to the terminal. We ... Read more
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awsmsnn
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
When we planned our 'once-in-a-life- time' cruise to the Hawaiian Islands we had 60 hours of vacation time for five islands and a stop in Ensenada. When our cruise was over, 15 days later, we had Island time of 44 hours, including a 8 to ... Read more
1athomeinthewest
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
Very much looking forward to this cruise but unfortunately I ended up in a cast and on a scooter. This caused problems with the excursions. High seas did not bother me but it would have been nice to see the sun on the trip west. The ... Read more
GlendaleAZ
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
180 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our family is just freshly back from the Carnival Miracle 12/6 – 12/21 round-trip Hawaii, and let me say what a pleasure it was to once again be on the high seas. And I might also add, high they were. Being our 3rd Hawaii round-trip ... Read more
rowdykm
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
I've been on over a dozen cruises; a few with Carnival. NEVER would I have thought to research to look for article written in April about problems with the ship. Prior to this cruise I said Norweigen was the "Yugo" of cruise lines; ... Read more
NCJean
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Just to warn you, this is going to be a long review, so settle in. We were three sisters, traveling together, all in our 50s and 60s....well, two in our fifties and one in her sixties, but I'm not telling which one! Two of us have cruised ... Read more
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