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Carnival Norfolk Cruise Reviews

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Norfolk

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Excellent

37

Very Good

30

Average

13

Poor

10

Terrible

6

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98 Carnival Norfolk Cruise Reviews


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Cosby

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I ever been on in 20+ years!!

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Selected this cruise because I live less than 2 hours from Norfolk port. But it was not a good boarding experience. It rained, people got wet, parking situation awful!! Later found out that luggage handlers were ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Nankays

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Huge disappointment. First and last with Carnival.

We chose this inaugural cruise of the Sunrise as we were travelling Virginia, D.C. and Outer Banks of North Carolina at the time so departure port was very convenient. This was going to be our first trip to the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Shelda63

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not very family oriented

I chose Carnival Sunrise because it left from Norfolk and was an easy departure point as I was taking my entire family on the cruise. It was the first cruise for many of them; so their first cruise experience. I ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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beacha

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Will not sail this ship again

Embarkation was horrible. See previous reviews. Took us 2 1/2 hours . Cabin: Spa Balcony Who in the heck was our steward? No one spoke to us for 7 days. The room was serviced in the morning. No robes - had to ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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richa41

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Too many issues with ship

Picked the cruise due to origination from Norfolk. Also read that this ship had been just been refitted and the price was reasonable. Embarkation was a problem with long lines and open to weather. Fortunately ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ewingrov

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst Carnival cruise ever!

Norfolk is near where we now live. We used to cruise out of Baltimore on the Carnival Pride once a year (sometimes more). Since we had NEVER had a bad cruise on the Pride, we were eager to see what the refurbished ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Buttercup229

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

HIgh Crimes and Misdemeanors

We chose this cruise because it was very inexpensive and we did not have to fly to Norfolk. We did upgrade to a Cloud 9 Spa cabin for a fee. If this was my first cruise I would never return. Because I know it ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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COZYCORNER

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun Time from My Hometown

Sailed from Hometown for the First time, I must say it was great and also very convenient . Downtown Norfolk, just 20 minuted from home, The Sunshine was a nice Ship..... I sailed in an Ocean Suite. in the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mittens817

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mother/Daughter Cruise

Chose this cruise because departure port was close to home. Overall very satisfied. Excursion was cancelled because of wind, but we did get on another excursion.The cabin stewards and buffet area tables cleaning ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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hopedealersiempre

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Birthday Celebration Cruise for My Wife in the Bahamas

I chose this cruise because it was perfect timing for my wonderful wife's birthday and it was leaving from Norfolk only 1 hour from our home in Gloucester. It was also affordable. The cabin was beautiful and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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gelliott4

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful!!

Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth! The safety/security drill that occurred aboard the ship took an extended about of time. It was held outside on the deck in humid weather and limited about of ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Seniorc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMAZING

Overly pleased with my cruise experience with Carnivel out of Norfolk Virgina .Boarding was orderly and my luggage was at my storeroom in a reasonable time. Plenty of food morning noon and night. Anything you wanted ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Sykes319

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Never again

We chose this cruise for the location, time and price. That was a mistake. Customer service shouldn't be in their vocabulary bc they have zero. We had no ac in our stateroom for 3 full days after saying something to ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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rondavis

7 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The weather was bad and the singers in the shows for the second year in a row wa

value and close to home. the ship is set up well.it has the nicest serenity decks that we have seen on carnival.the whole staff wasvery nice.lee was a great cruise director.the five day itenarary isto rushed.if they ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Mbbates

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Horrible food

This was my second time cruising with the sunshine from Norfolk va. The first time last year was so nice and I had a ball. I wanted to take my sisters because they never cruised before and I was so excited to ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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spotsadog

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable as Usual

We thought of taking a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Baltimore, but doing so costs us a whole day at sea. I would rather take that day in a foreign port than at sea. Being from Tidewater, I truly appreciate the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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captainmayeye

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Time Zero Complaints with Carnival

this was the second cruise for my wife and I both being on Carnival. The first was a 5 day cruise last Oct. out of Norfolk Va and the second being this past week on an 8 day cruise also out of Norfolk .Everything on ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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grandmaR

22 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

High Winds, Rough Seas, and Medical Emergencies

•Background information- This was my 26th cruise - my third with Carnival. I had my 79th birthday on the cruise. I use a mobility scooter because I can't walk far or stand for long. My partner was a younger ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Avereysnana

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise but Poor Food

only had to travel 15 minutes to port. Rooms were great, but received very poor service in anytime dining. Recommend people sign up for designated time. anytime dining is like a mase that is difficult to get ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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D Walton

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

No More Carnival

Food was served cold most nights in the dining room. Guys was our savior. Food selection in dining room very limited. The entertainment or lack of, was horrible. The Floor shows are 2nd rate and they no longer have ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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JCI337

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Great Time on a Great Ship

The primary reason we chose this cruise was convenience; we live in the Norfolk, VA area. Though the cruise got off to an auspicious start (the ship came in several hours late due to the Harborfest celebration at ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Akroncruiser73

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent Family Vacation!

Took my kids and mother. We had two rooms side by side and they were clean and we had plenty of space. Kids loved the animal towels. Food was great and service excellent. Loved Emma and the roaming party. Dinner in ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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TracyLane72

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Some Tips and Tricks and Lessons Learned

I chose this cruise because my family was going on it and I was looking for something to give my daughter in the way of a vacation after her graduation from high school. The overall experience was very positive, but ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Mimiandpop

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Some tips and hidden gems on the Sunshine

Have cruised on Royal Carribbean, Norwegian and Celebrity for 10+ cruises. This was our first cruise on Carnival and was selected because it left out of Norfolk and did not entail having to fly to a departure city. ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Afchicana

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Sunrise Review

We chose this cruise as we live within 3.5 drive of the Cruise port and the ship had a many dining venues and bar options as well as the 3 deck serenity pool area. We were cruising to celebrate our 10th wedding ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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