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1,359 Carnival New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews
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rhondadcruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed two weeks ago
We booked this cruise as a family cruise for my husband's 50th birthday. This is our 3rd Carnival Cruise, having sailed Norwegian, Disney and Royal Caribbean multiple times. The Sunshine has been recently refurbished, thus resembling ... Read more
Supawoman
Member Since 2017
1 review
My family and I are Gold members as we have taken many cruises on Carnival. This cruise along with myself was my husband, son 18 and daughter 10. In the past we have only taken a couple of Royal Caribbean cruises as we were very satisfied ... Read more
dogdancer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
we have been on many carnival crusies in the past and enjoyed with little problems. this on started with problems once on the ship. The app almost never worked, and need the app for almost everything to keep track of spending to ... Read more
NYC123
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
21 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Cruised with a group of 6 friends/family. Because I consider Carnival cheap and cheerful, I had realistic expectations. There's lots of fun to be had, plenty of activities (good cruise director and staff), and while the ship does hold ... Read more
ssubia1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Went on the cruise with a group, this was my first cruise in almost 16 years, I will never sail on the Sunshine again. There were way too many people crammed on this vessel. Unless you go up on deck at crack of dawn or later when the sun ... Read more
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RIernglo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
Leaving out of New York was awesome. What was even better ship had no passages to disembark so we walked right on at 11:00. Disappointed because we are platinum and no welcome aboard photos taken. All rooms where ready. Guys burgers ... Read more
G2lmoavtet
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I love carnival and have been going on them for years with nothing but good things to say. Over this past trip the boat was so old and out dated as well as poorly kept up. I must say the inside cabin was fine and the floor employees were ... Read more
BigK57
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise, out of NYC, for (2) reasons: The Ports and to explore the Sunshine. We've been on the Victory; Glory; Splendor and on this one. In comparison,this ship reminded me more of the Victory and Glory because it was laid out ... Read more
gallagce
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
WOW! We had the most fun, amazing and relaxing vacation!! Thank you, Carnival Sunshine!!! We are a family of four. I have two boys age 10 and 5. My husband and I are mid-30s. We have sailed with Royal Caribbean and Carnival. This ... Read more
Carole51972
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We only live about 90 minutes from the NYC cruise port. The drive there and back was easy and stress free...even with a bit of traffic. Getting on and off the cruise ship was very easy and fairly quick. Parked at the port around 10:30, ... Read more
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Cruisingmom74
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I will start by saying we had high expectations for this cruise for 2 reasons... The ship being recently re-designed and the ports. Both were a bit of a let down... Let me explain. The ship is nice. We have previously sailed on Pride ... Read more
May20PA
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful vacation on the 11 Journey cruise from NYC to Miami over Thanksgiving. It was just myself (43 year old mom) and three sons (15, 13 and 10 yr). This was our third Carnival family vacation, but I have sailed on a dozen ... Read more
wdelaney3d
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Vista looms large and is pretty darn impressive looking up at it from the dock but, once on board, doesn't seem merely as big.  Most of the public places on the ship felt smaller than usual - there is no grand foyer or lobby, just ... Read more
Dimed0utchik
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We choose this cruise for thanksgiving. It was leaving from nyc which is very easy to get to. It's a new ship. Embarkation was a little slow. Didn't board until 1:30pm A lots of things to do. Plenty places to eat. The guys burger joint is ... Read more
tjharley
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to go on a New ship not just refurbished. The ship itself was nice, enjoyed the new layout. More decks with things other than rooms on them. Staff seemed to be very confused as if this was their first cruise. That was in all ... Read more
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fishingguy1234
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Carnival Vista Review I was on the repositioning cruise on the Carnival Vista from 11/16 to 11/27 I know many are curious about the ship so I wanted to put out a detailed review that I would have liked to have known about before I ... Read more
Seasoned firefighter
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
879 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was going to be our introduction to the New Carnival Vista, but after getting a great deal on the TA, this was our second trip. The embarkation was a mess in NYC. What I heard later was that 250 Travel agents were given the ROYAL ... Read more
woodsus
Member Since 2010
1 review
161 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We were definitely excited about being on the new Carnival Vista since we are Diamond Carnival cruisers. We booked a back to back cruise so were on the ship for 17 days.However, we were very disappointed in the way the ship had been ... Read more
Reggiegirl
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
The ports of call were the reason I chose this cruise. Embarkation was a nightmare. Disembarkation was very smooth. The cabins are typical carnival, nice storage space. I had a cove balcony, loved it. Cabin 2364. I heard very little noise ... Read more
cwb348
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
66 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because it was on the new Vista, because it was a Journeys cruise of 11 days, and because we would be sailing out of the beautiful NY harbor at night. Our only 2 disappointments were: many fewer (6) hot tubs on ... Read more
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sjb.illinois
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
281 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our family of five sailed on Carnival Vista on the repositioning cruise from New York to Miami 11/16. We were myself (46), DH 49, DD 14, DS 11, and my MIL (75+). This was our third Carnival cruise as a family together, but DH and I had ... Read more
evandbob
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6,772 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my 29th Carnival cruise. If I was blindfolded and placed on the ship, I would not have been able to recognize it as a Carnival ship by the interior decor, which was pleasing and tasteful. But when I saw the plastic trees on Lido, ... Read more
panda242
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Ship information Having cruised on numerous cruise lines (RCL, Celebrity, NCL etc) and other Carnival ships, you can tell the Vista sells itself as a ship for entertainment rather than for exceptional service. The ship itself is ... Read more
eljay45
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I booked an Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Vista Nov 2016 for 11 days from New York. EMBARKATION: I wanted the FTTF (Faster to the Fun) ticket but it was sold out. The embarkation process was very quick even without it. ... Read more
wallen718
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our cruise on the Vista was an opportunity to sail on a new Carnival ship out of our homeport of New York! The dining room was very un-Carnival like and the atrium was too. But the ship was still beautiful.. They tried to get too fancy in ... Read more
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