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Carnival San Diego Cruise Reviews

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382 Carnival San Diego Cruise Reviews


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joeu071570

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Service...Great Destination!

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We chose this cruise for the length (15 Days) and the destination (Hawaii). Boarding the ship in San Diego was extremely organized, once you got through security. The security line was pretty much a free-for-all. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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SanDiegoNewlywed

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Felt Like a Budget Cruise

Upon hearing that Carnival was beginning to leave from San Diego, my family decided it would be a great first cruise for 5 year old twins. We took a New Years cruise to fit in winter break. My husband and I have ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Osoyoos Tommy

1 Review Written

Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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AHUEY2

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Girls Cruise

The cruise was chosen by a friend because of the destinations and the price. I had never been to Cabo San Lucas nor Escenado but picking the right cruise line and the right cabin mate is essential. We had an ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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dcruz2

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun on and off the Carnival Miracle

We chose this cruise for two reasons first because it was departing San Diego (our hometown) and second because it was going to Cabo. We choose a 1:00 pm check in and it was so easy. We did not have to wait in any ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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tensixmom

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun, short trip

I just wanted to post some thoughts on the Miracle. We sailed her on a short 3-day out of San Diego, leaving last Friday and returning yesterday morning. This is technically my 4th cruise overall- the first was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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StacM

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship is old and needs to be retired

I chose this ship for a short family vacation and trial run with the kids and my husband at cruising. We took the 3 day Ensenada cruise out of San Diego. The ship is old, the food is not fantastic, there are not a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jdib78

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Old ship needs work

My wife and I picked this cruise despite the fact we swore we wouldn’t sail with Carnival again after our last trip a couple years ago. Compared to NCL and RC, we just weren’t impressed with our last cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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geddess1952

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

We Felt Completely Pampered

This was our second cruise with Carnival. Our experience was beyond expectations. Our cabin steward Henry was very accommodating and helpful. I had requested some bathrobes and said the next day would be fine. When ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gr8fulmare

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Loved the Quirkiness and Size of the Miracle

We were visiting our son in San Diego and decided that instead of renting a place, we would all go on a Mexican Riviera cruise. The embarkation and debarkation were smooth and fast, even with no FTTF available. The ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jobella418

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed not my typical Carnival Experience

I just got back from Mexican Riviera my 3rd time on this particular cruise and second time on the Miracle. Since it has been 2 years cruising with Carnival I don't know if it was the Ship or if Carnival has just ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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agb79

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great for a First Cruise

This was my first-ever cruise. As of writing this review, I've now gone on a couple more cruises, both with Carnival, and looking back, the 5 day Baja Mexico cruise was a perfect little get-away. The ship was ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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LZorroTheFox

2 Reviews Written

Great value on the Carnival Splendor!

We were attracted to this cruise by both the price and the itinerary. We had never taken a cruise down the West coast of South America, and this seemed like a a great opportunity. Although the ship was going all the ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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cruisy-suzy

1 Review Written

Spirit Repositioning Cruise - San Diego to Vancouver 4/28/12

I never do this, but I flew into San Diego the morning of the cruise. I arrived at 10:15 AM. I was meeting my cousin who arrived in CA two days earlier. Because of the extremely low rates for this repositioning ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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bolivar5599

1 Review Written

Carnival Spirit 15 Day to Hawaii April 13, 2012

Where should I start? First, I want to say this is MY review and ONLY my account will be in it. Nobody else had any input or review of it so if it is badly written it is all my fault. This cruise was memorable to ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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KruisinKrazy

1 Review Written

15 Day Hawaii Cruise from San Diego April 10-28

We've been home a week now and I finally (kinda) have time to write a review. I am so thankful for all the reviews I have read, I wanted to give back a little.DH & I are from Columbia, SC. On 4/10/12, we started our ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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jordanaire

7 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

FABULOUS 15-day cruise to Hawaii on the Carnival Spirit!

My wife and I (56 & 55) recently returned from the 15-day, roundtrip cruise to Hawaii aboard the Carnival Spirit. It was the BEST cruise we've ever taken! Despite the cold and windy weather going to and from the ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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New_Mexico_Cruiser

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Outstanding Roundtrip Cruise to Hawaii

We just returned from a 15 day cruise on the Spirit to Hawaii and as expected, had a great time! Carnival continues to live up to its reputation by offering a great cruising experience at a reasonable price. ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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Sunshine9756

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Trip from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas

My husband and I live in San Diego and thought this 5 day trip to Cabo would be great and super convenient...and it was! We left on Sunday and arrived for embark at 2:00 pm. We were scheduled to leave at 4:00 pm. ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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boomercruiser2

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Spirit Show Band, Dancers, and Singers Rock

The Big Easy is a salute to New Orleans. I couldn't believe how much energy the performers brought to the stage and the production values that are invested in the show: pyrotechnics, dynamic lighting, multiple sets ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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coffeeboy77

2 Reviews Written

Good Times on the Spirit...

Travelling with two teen boys we were looking forward to a great Springbreak vacation and the Carnival Spirit delivered. Embarkation was fine, though a little chaotic as there was two ships preparing to leave at ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Cras108er

2 Reviews Written

Not the best cruise we've been on, but good value for the $$

This was our first cruise on Carnival. We'd heard a lot of horror stories about the line, but were intrigued by the price difference. The old addage, "you get what you pay for," held true, but as long as you ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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jsmac3

12 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

March 16, 2012 thru March 25 aboard the Carnival Spirit

We had a good time on this cruise - not a spectacular time, but a good and relaxing time. We were aboard the Spirit for this same cruise last September and had a wonderful time. After learning the Spirit is ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Angel1505

1 Review Written

Spring Break Cruise with 2 kids age 8 and 4

Let me start by saying we are the type of people who believe that any vacation is what you make it and therefore, can have a good time pretty much anywhere. And we did on this trip. It was a wonderful 9-day ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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BobnLana

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Spring Break with the Kids

The first time we did a cruise it was a 9-day Mexican Riviera on the Spirit. This time it was on the Spirit again, but with the 5 kids ages 16, 15, 15, 13, and 12. Also with 3 grandparents, 2 nieces, and 1 ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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