Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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3,809 Carnival Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews
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Theballcat
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
I was a little nervous about this ship at first simply because of all of the negative reviews I've read. (Only 58 percent reviewers loved this cruise!!! Really?) My thirteen year old daughter had an optimistic attitude while I was in a ... Read more
Amethyst0218
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
I have been on Carnival before and was hoping for a similar experience, Unfortunately the daytime entertainment was lacking. Evening entertainment was sparse. The variety show was excellent. Wish there was more like that. The only ... Read more
Lizard~N~Grits
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
This cruise was taken based upon a group vote of various cruise lines and itineraries. We had a group of 46 on board, embarkation was fairly quick and smooth. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had an interior cabin on deck just below pool ... Read more
TravelMomma14
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Getting on the ship in Port Canaveral was a simple and smooth process. From the time we gave the porters our luggage to the time we were on the ship was under thirty minutes. We enjoyed a very nice lunch in the Italian Restaurant. Everyone ... Read more
auscgguysgirl
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
232 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The travel dates and departure port (Canaveral/Orland) met with the spring break travel time we needed to take our daughter on her graduation vacation. Considering that the Sunshine had recently come out of dry dock and been refurbished ... Read more
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Manic Mainer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I had never taken a cruise and friends convinced us to go and bring our kids. We were nervous, we love the beach and quiet time. So it was 8 days and the first 2 days were rough water. We used Dramamine, sea bands, and ... Read more
TravelingFedora
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The ship is laid out well. Highly recommend the spa pkg - enjoyed the heated tile beds and steam rooms. Food was very good. We sampled the following food venues: Tandoor, buffet, Pig & Anchor, pizza, Guys Burgers, dining room ... Read more
ljsunshine
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Carnival lived up to its Ad again (4th cruise) as "Fun Ship". Party of 6 adults balcony rooms starboard side, Aft great spot. Cabin Steward made sure everything was clean, towel animals great. On this cruise did not see our ... Read more
HorseheadsCruiser
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
6 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Hi - I sailed on the Liberty the Monday before Easter with my wife and 15-yr old daughter. We have been on two previous Carnival cruises and one Celebrity, all week-long cruises. We chose this one because the itinerary worked out for ... Read more
teachercruiser94
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Just got home from an amazing experience on the Carnival Liberty! Myself and another teacher from my school decided to get out of dodge for spring break. From the airport transfer driver to the time we made it on to the ship, every ... Read more
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Medic9701
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
30 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Background. We set sail on the Carnival Liberty while our four elementary school aged kids were out on Spring Break. We planned the trip in advance and took advantage of the Early Saver rate, so three of us per inside cabin amounted to ... Read more
Donna Ch
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
You know... I was told to look on cruise critic to see what previous passengers had to say and I was a little worried. Why people said what they said about the Liberty is beyond me. I was on level 1 which is probably the least ... Read more
Chntebbt
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I really appreciated the meet that CruiseCritic set up that was "official" and wish there was a way to encourage more people to actually SHOW UP for it. With Cruise Critic we got to meet the Captain and crew, there were snacks ... Read more
madthumper
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
346 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Selected this cruise because of the itinerary and to meet up with friends who work on the Magic. We have never been to Amber Cove so this is why we selected this itinerary. Absolutely loved the pool area at Amber Cove. Didn't leave the ... Read more
caseyka
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We took our children on their first cruise and choose Carnival Magic due to the affordability as well as looking at past reviews of this particular ship. We all had an absolute blast on this vacation. We were so impressed with the staff, ... Read more
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llemon1886
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our 4th Carnival Cruise (previously on the Victory and twice on the Liberty) and this was by far the best ship we have been on. The size alone is a huge draw! Between not being able to feel the movement as much and ALWAYS ... Read more
RaceBannon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Bit of a ramble here but fresh off a cruise on the Carnival Magic. Second cruise overall. We chose this cruise to celebrate our daughter graduating from High School and soon off to college. Embarkation: There were lines but ... Read more
aamato27
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Was the cruise perfect, no, but did we have a great time? OH YAH! I was worried because Carnival did not get the best reviews. We had a great time with a great experience. The dinning room food and the buffet was the most disappointing. ... Read more
dna529
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,016 forum post
8 helpful votes
This was our 13th Carnival cruise. We are trying to sail on most of the ships out of Eastern U.S. ports. After reading numerous reviews about the awkward layout of the Sunshine and how crowded it would feel, I can honestly say that this ... Read more
IkeEsq
Member Since 2009
1 review
250 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A little background before I start. My wife and I are in the 45-55 range with an 8-year old son. Our only other Carnival cruise was on Imagination in 2004 (5 days Jamaica/Grand Cayman). Since then we have been on several Holland America ... Read more
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Grimnash
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We took a cruise out of Port Canaveral In April 2017. There was just the wife and I, both in our 40s and we have no kids. Lots of kids on this trip as we hit a spring break and Easter weekend. The embarkation process was smooth and ... Read more
wandrcruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
71 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose it because one of my (adult) daughters saw it was going to East Caribbean on the week we were all available. My husband booked it right away and we were very happy we were going to be able to vacation all together. There were 10 ... Read more
rivers0703
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because it sailed out of Orlando (or what we though was Orlando). We had to drive from Pittsburgh to Atlanta to drop our kids off and wanted to travel to the closest port so that we wouldn't have to drive too much ... Read more
Kayann12
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
It was a amazing time. The weather was great in April. Let me start with the customer service. I purchased the Faster to Fun pass which was amazing. We boarded and disembarked early and went pass many lines which made the trip stress free. ... Read more
Ryanchizmar18
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Sunshine for the dates and things on board. We had 2 cloud 9, deck 11 balcony rooms that were set up for our 3 boys in one (ages 11, 11, and 8) and my wife and I in the adjoining room. Rooms were spacious and the balcony was ... Read more
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