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Carnival Melbourne Cruise Reviews

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35 Carnival Melbourne Cruise Reviews


Juliej85 avatar

Juliej85

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Friendly crew

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Chose this cruise because it didn’t involve going to an airport. Easy embarkation for my 77 year old mum. Driven straight to the door of the ship. However on disembarkation private cars were not allowed on the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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biggerred

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average South Seas tour

We took this cruise because it was departing from Melbourne...……..the ship itself is old and the décor is dark.... our stateroom was very comfortable and the housekeeping men were fabulous and friendly nothing ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Swing1313

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Truly Disappointing

Bridge version. In my opinion the Ship need to be scrapped and Carnival need to invest into further training for staff, lack of maintenance has caused ship to be an eye sore. Rust, corrosion, wear and tear is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nicolepuleleech

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

All good for first cruise - will go with Carnival again but would change things

I chose Carnival cruise because it was a family fun holiday ship. Overall cruise was great. Ship was great. Staff were great. Entertainment was fantastic. Art auctions were great. Food was fine and at times ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Margielh

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

No more Carnival cruises for me

Chose this cruise for price and destination. The ports were excellent on the South Island of New Zealand. The ship was shabby, lots of external rust, and our cabin grubby on arrival. This was attended to when shown ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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kainetoad

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not happy

I saved my pension for this holiday with my 3 grandkids Rooms 4217 air cond so cold had to wear jacket called to get it fixed she came and tested it and said yes it is cold I will go turn it up Nothing happened ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Abbott18

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sad decor

This cruise came up for a great price. Both my husband and myself hadn't cruised with Carnival before so we were keen to give them a go. My daughter and her husband had cruised on the Spirit and were very happy ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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leanneb1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first longer experience on open water.

I hadn't visited New Zealand and didn't know where to start so we decided to have a glimpse of some of the noted scenic places. We had a bit of rough weather but handled it well and certainly our choice of a vista ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mornpen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic

Did a 3 night cruise and loved it. Great ship, great entertainment, alcohol at pub prices, comedy club fantastic, cabin we booked an interior but got a free upgrade to balcony which was good. I don’t get sea sick ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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radarz

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Some hits and some misses

This was our first cruise with Carnival and I have to say that I think it was our least favorite. That's not to say that it was bad, it just did not come up to the standard, overall of other cruises we have been ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Sandyandcolin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not enough stops around New Zealand

I have never been to New Zealand before. We have travelled with P&O several times and loved it. Carnival legend was disappointing with Luke warm food every meal, even Truffles restaurant the meals had to be sent ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Arnmac

1 Review Written

FIRST AND LAST CRUISE

I am glad this was only a 3 day sampler. I read dozens of reviews prior and decided people must be super fussy, that after all the cruise line info detailing how wonderful everything is, the reviews detailing how ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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donqogr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

So many things wrong with this cruise ship.

Having just taken a 10 day cruise from Melbourne (Australia) to New Zealand on the Carnival Legend, I would like to make a few points in relation to this cruise. 1. On boarding the ship in Port Melbourne there ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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golfchicksuperstar

1 Review Written

Disappointing Experience

This was a 5 day cruise departing Melbourne to Tasmania. From the time I got on I could not believe the dated décor of the ship, brown everywhere you could not escape it. Very dated ship with poor activities and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Tegzy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Definitely not worth the price tag.

This was our first cruise and we chose Carnival for the child care and child friendly services offered. Really, really wish we had done more research before deciding this looked like the best option. The ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Adelaide2016

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Melb-NZ: There are Better Cruise Ships

We selected this cruise as there was a Special pricing: Nearly 50% off!! So that being said " You do get What You Paid for " Cabin-Balcony was ok but the Balcony itself was rusty and not in the best ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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james king

15 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Interesting experience

First up, check in line was over 90 minutes to get from the start of the queue to check in, till the security line. Water was provided, but it took forever to march up and down 6 lengthy lines. However saying that, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Amaroo Andrew

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amphora Overload

I was one of a party of 16 experienced cruisers aged in the 50's and 60's who had come together to celebrate a 60th birthday. We had a fantastic cruise despite being on Carnival Legend. None of us were expecting a 5 ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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airato

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise from hell!

We made a last-minute booking to travel on this cruise to the South Pacific on the Carnival Legend based on a Boxing Day sale and the appeal of it operating from our home port of Melbourne. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Delgin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise from hell

It was ex Melbourne and was advertised heavily as the inaugural cruise. The ships is so tardy, so old and weathered. No maintenance done at all. Our suite was vibrating non stop impossible to sleep. When ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Seniorgypsy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Mostly good.

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with four other couples. Embarkation was delayed by three hours due to the previous cruise needing to make an unscheduled stop to offload a family of thugs. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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bitpilot

1 Review Written

Brilliant trip from Melbourne to Hobart

The crew, security and cleaning staff were all stellar. Melbourne folks are an absolute blast to party with. Carnival Liberty sells more alcohol than any other ship in the fleet largely due to the good folks from ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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tahmic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall not a terrible cruise

Embarkation was the usual long lines but they kept moving which was good, staff all friendly during the whole process, Once on the ship we were met with a dark and old looking area which did not give a good first ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Happynj38

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our experience; first time cruisers

We had room 8201 nice clean room basic with balcony absolutely enjoyed the night shows, the dining experience was great fantastic waiters,tried bingo 30$for 5 games, booking tours on board very expensive compared to ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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By The Bay

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Sydney visiting Tasmania for the first time.

We are a couple in our early 60's who had first cruised on our honeymoon in the mid 70's. Having taken a two night sampler on Dawn Princess, we followed up by another cruise on Dawn Princess to view the total ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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