Carnival Los Angeles Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Carnival x
Los Angeles x

Carnival Cruise Line

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Cruises are for families and fun-lovers of all ages
  • "Fun Ships" offer great value for money
  • The world's largest cruise line -- big ships with panache
  • Read full overview >>
1,793 Carnival Los Angeles Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
726
Very Good
433
Average
328
Poor
179
Terrible
92
See reviews for
Family Cruises
531
Romantic Cruises
126
First-Time Cruisers
118
Spring Break Cruises
62
Senior Cruises
56
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
daredneck
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
35 forum posts
This was a short four-day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada Mexico. Boarding in Long Beach was easy as usual, love the way that platinum and diamond guests have a special building to check-in. Inside state room U85 was ready when ... Read more
blackwd
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For those of us in the west wanting to cruise in summer and not go to Alaska, Carnival is only line with the Mexican Riviera option. We prefer Princess but they have nothing to offer during summer months off west coast other than Alaska. ... Read more
ladregs
Member Since 2001
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First, awesome cruise! We went into this knowing it was a bit of a party cruise, a bit of an older ship and lacking any ports we were interested in. We were happy to just get away and cruise! The good. The staff and crew were the ... Read more
rivervalley
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Being it was our first cruise, we figured we would do a short one to see if we like it. Let me say this put a horrible taste in our mouth. 1. Staff would walk in your room pretty much unannounced. We were walked in on 2 different ... Read more
Bigcat11
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Me, my wife, and my two adult daughters ages 22 and 25 had a great time. Getting on and off the ship was always easy. Our two cabins 5150 and 5152 were plenty large enough and the attendant did a great job preparing our rooms. The only ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises
alisac
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted to get away since our kids were out of town. We were first time cruisers and had no idea what to expect. When we arrived everyone was friendly and tried to be helpful. ( Most frustrating part was getting 10 ... Read more
drref1955
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Chose the cruise knowing it was a simple four night, to two mediocre locations. ITS a getaway cruise not a discovery cruise. Catalina Island can be accessed by a two hour ferry ride from the Los Angeles Area. Ensinada is essentially ... Read more
jgawne
Member Since 2001
19 reviews
31 forum posts
11 helpful votes
For those who say: "Anything but Carnival", they should have been with us the week of July 8 on this ship and itinerary. The service, food, and entertainment were superb. We have been on over 85 cruises and have done this ... Read more
melgee
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the timing worked well with our long 4th of July weekend. We are a family with a school age child, so I was a little leery of some of the "booze cruse" aspects, but figured I was prepared :) At home ... Read more
TheBees98
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
26 helpful votes
This is our 16 cruise, we have cruised with Carnival multiple times, but, this was the most disappointing cruise ever. It was not the employees, but they lack of service provided. First the ship is so outdated and not very family ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises
Glassespro
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
226 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Only had 4 days, live locally, so this was my only choice. Besides that, we enjoy Carnival Cruises, primarily because of the late night things to do, other than the Casino. When most ships are asleep, we still have the R-rated comedians, ... Read more
GlenHod
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is our 12th carnival cruise, we chose Miracle for the itinerary. We decided to try a balcony aft cabin, which was a big mistake, I was still vibrating a day after I got home. We were on deck 7 and the way the balconies were angled ... Read more
smaffucci
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
1) Could drive to embarkation port... so that's why we did this cruise. 2) We got to the port after our designated check in time, so it was very easy to get on. 3) Ship was old - and the pool area needed serious updating. ... Read more
rufustelestrat
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
556 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Flying to a cruise is tedious. First no matter where you go, there is the 2 hours of pre-flight torture. Then there is the super small seat, the ridiculous fees for every bag, peanut and drink. Then you worry that the bag you just paid ... Read more
SikTwistedFreek
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I did not pick this cruise. I accompanied my daughters dance group on their year end "tour" as a chaperone. I have sailed Carnival before and it was fine, not really my style as I am not a "partier" and don't consume ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises
deb ruiz
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We wanted a reasonable cruise for the whole family. The ship was clean and kept up. All the staff was friendly. The rooms were clean and the cabin with the balcony was roomy enough. There was Plenty of food with a good variety. I ... Read more
mfilson
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
17 forum posts
28 helpful votes
This was my 2nd cruise with Carnival Imagination. Let me start by saying, those who are looking for the ultimate luxury ship with high-end food and such, don't book this ship. This ship is the fun, party ship! Of course, you can relax by ... Read more
Dewildmama
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My Best Friend of 30 years and I decided to take this cruise to celebrate our friendship. We are both in our early 40's and had an amazing time meeting wonderful people along the way. Everyone is so friendly and we quickly made friends. ... Read more
pattycake2
Member Since 2006
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted a short cruise out of LA to meet our schedule and this cruise was the only one that fit our timeline. We had cruised Carnival several times before but had become disenchanted with drunken young people and unsupervised tweens. We ... Read more
we5fullers
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
119 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My hubby was going out of town with his brother-in-law, so I decided to take my 2 teenagers along with 2 of there friends ( all ages 16 & 17) on this short cruise by myself. We have done this itinerary before, on the Imagination. I ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises
pismogirl
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We've taken somewhere between 13-15 cruises (kind of lost count) and have sailed on Carnival multiple times. We chose this cruise because we were celebrating a birthday that week, but our schedules couldn't accommodate a 7-day cruise, so ... Read more
julie690
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
travel with carnival for a weeks cruise of mexico. mexico itself was fantastic but customer service on ship and before departure wasnt good. We were advised that a bottle of smirnoff we bought at duty free in las vegas airport could be ... Read more
defoorj
Member Since 2002
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was a seven-day cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, California with visits to Puerto Villarta and Cabo San Lucas. Hubby and I are experienced cruisers (close to 50 cruises). Until this cruise, we thought that there could never be a ... Read more
jailer man_sailor sam
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Disclaimer: This is our first vacation from work in 6 years, so having the time off to do this was a bonus in itself. This will give readers perspective of my optimism. Fact: This vacation is as good as you're willing to make it. Go ... Read more
Jadenyuki
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The ports and tour I went on were great but the Ship and the program and lunch were not as good as the other cruise I went on. 1) their events on board ship conflicted like I wanted to do Karaoke and I wanted to do Harry Potter Trivia but ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links