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3,824 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews
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diane aus
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I just returned from a very enjoyable 4 night cruise on the Carnival Liberty. I will break down from embarkation to disembarkation how are trip went. Embarkation----Went very smooth, we got to the cruise port at our assigned time with ... Read more
micnmat@comcast.net
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
If you love to relax and enjoy your own space, a cabana is the way to go while at Amber Cove. We rented an ocean cabana and had cabana #1. It was so nice to have our own personal waiter and snacks while enjoying the sun on our private ... Read more
seabreezes4ever
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
This was my family's first cruise and it was fantastic! I traveled with my daughters and son-in-laws and two grandsons, ages 11 and 16. We arrived at Port Canaveral around 11:45 for embarkation and were pleasantly surprised that the ... Read more
Sunny0528
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
19 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Large family group and although of course a cruise vacation is always fun and we all made a great time Carnival was very disappointing in many areas that could have made our vacation so much better and at $1200 pp plus drink package we ... Read more
florida70
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
EMBARKATION: Boarded the ship at Port Canaveral. Embarkation was fairly slow. Lines were very long and the majority of the wait was lined up outside the terminal, in 90+ degree FL summer heat with no a/c and no fans. Not a fun way to ... Read more
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laticiaj
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on our cruise! I was a bit worried after reading so many negative reviews about the ship, but please be assured that this is a wonderful ship and I would gladly cruise again on this exact same boat. The boat was ... Read more
mwcsocal
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
137 forum posts
3 helpful votes
To preface this review, we'll go on record that three of our first six cruises were on Carnival. We’ve been on 24 cruises on seven cruise lines prior to this one. After our third Carnival trip we swore we would never, ever go back. ... Read more
4stanleys
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We planned this cruise over 20 months in advance. We were cruising to celebrate our 20 Year anniversary, our oldest son's high school graduation, and our youngest son's 15th birthday. This trip was perfect. We arrived at 11:00 to Port ... Read more
flynship11
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
Overall great experience! This was our 4th cruise with Carnival, probably the best one to date. This review is lengthy. Allow 8-10 minutes. We arrived for embarkation early. About 11:10 and went straight through security to the ... Read more
bford13013
Member Since 2003
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We have been on 13 CCL cruises and other lines as well. Our son and his friend graduated high school and asked for their gift to go on a cruise. They chose Carnival Magic. Embarkation was a 20 min wait upon arrival (used park & ... Read more
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travellingAnt
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall, a huge cruise success. I've taken 4 now - 3 carnival, 1 disney. Enough to know what's important, yet not enough to be snobby about it. Here's my honest assessment.(coming from a 47 year old dude.) The Magic is the perfect ... Read more
joebess1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on our fourth cruise line. I have now cruised with Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and now Carnival. Of the four, I would recommend Carnival over the others. The Carnival Magic was spectacular, ... Read more
alanswin
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
This ship seemed very well built, however starting to show signs of age and in need of updating. the Cabin was spacious, but also very worn in and more in need of updating than other areas of ship. Mini fridge did not cool items, pieces ... Read more
WJB
Member Since 2007
1 review
51 forum posts
12 helpful votes
we decided on this cruise to relax a few days after a week in Disney. Overall would do it again....thought the variety of food available was great....don't miss the BBQ place on the 11th floor. The Seafood Shack was also good however ... Read more
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dreamslp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise based on price, dates and Bahamas destination. We are Florida residents so we drove to the port. We used the prepaid terminal parking and I was glad - at the bottom level they picked up our bags. Easy in and out. ... Read more
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spidertex
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
We wanted to check out new destinations so we chose this cruise for the eastern Caribbean ports of call. The embarkation process was outstanding, best of any cruise we've gone on. Conversely, the disembarkation process was very smooth. ... Read more
VegasJunker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise as we've sailed with NCL twice previously and this was our first time on Carnival. We were excited to try the Carnival Magic but were a little disappointed. DR E was amazing, but the food, shows and staff were just ... Read more
STLbbfan
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
This was the second year in a row we cruised to the Eastern Caribbean on the Magic. Port Canaveral is relatively convenient (we live in NC) and it was honestly the best value cruise we could find given the time frame in which we were ... Read more
Erica Miller
Member Since 2017
1 review
34 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I have travel with carnival cruise line since 2006! I have always had a great time on all the ships, but Liberty boat was a disgrace. First the dinning room staff was not really friendly and my goodness if you ask for anything to drink ... Read more
MoreThanATrip
Member Since 2014
1 review
Wanted a ship with lots of activities and parties - I booked this cruise for my kids and their cousins and friends (early 30's mid 20's). Everyone had a great time!!! I chose anytime dining and was NOT ALL pleased with the service. ... Read more
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fizzixteacher@gmail.com
2 reviews
39 helpful votes
This was our 5th/6th cruise, 2nd one with a kid (turning 6 next week), and all but the very first (Princess) were with Royal Caribbean. We were originally booked on the Oasis for the first week in June, but upon finding out that the dates ... Read more
yenrab1969
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was not my first Carnival cruise and to be on a boat with 4,000 guests was way over crowded. Never have I had to wait in line for food as we did on the Magic. The entertainment was not the best. Granted Dr. E was fabulous for any of ... Read more
firefighterman
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
34 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This cruise was a family cruise, our past few have been just wife and I on newer ships and big ones. We never really felt this ship moving much which surprised me. We had a great time on Liberty too. Service was very good, the waiters ... Read more
paba2016
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
10 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This might sound like I didn't like the cruise, but that is not the case. We sailed out of Port Canaveral and had only one stop, Nassau, Bahamas. We were able to board quickly although we were slightly early in our arrival to the port. ... Read more
Cruisinrog
Member Since 2007
1 review
23 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I don't usually do short cruises. This was my 29th cruise but only my second 3 day. I live in VA and to travel to Fl for a short cruise is just not worth it. The only reason we did this was it was my oldest son's birthday and he's never ... Read more
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