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Carnival Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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Sydney (Australia)

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Excellent

277

Very Good

169

Average

128

Poor

65

Terrible

53

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695 Carnival Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews


mikluyn avatar

mikluyn

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise to turn us off cruising forever!

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This was our 16th cruise... Complaints to Carnival Splendor – Moreton Island Cruise Jan 16th- 20th 2020. • Casino Bar. On Friday returning to the casino after being there several hours the night before, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Astro Boy avatar

Astro Boy

25 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

10 nights to the Islands

Best to just do in point form. Most of other reviews I have read are all true. Bad points. Ship has strangest decor like the Spirit and Legend, different lets say. Entertainment started out good, but ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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BOBBYDOG

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Lack of hand sanitation & many other things

Close to home, part of a group we have travelled on many times (Princess, Cunard, P & O International & Holland America), but this was all so different. Before we left we received an email that stated there would ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Lethal61

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser and a little disappointed.

Decided that as this was a fun ship we would take our youngest daughter and eldest grandson with us. We were so looking forward to the experience but unfortunately we were a little underwhelmed. The colour scheme of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Naibob

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Never Again

We Chose this ship as we were under the impression that after having a recent refit etc and having been on Carnival Legend we actually thought Splendor would be great, how mistaken were we. The embarkation and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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BarrR

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Tacky decor, unfriendly staff

Tacky decor, way too much pink. The ship was meant to have been recently refurbed but I don't know what they refurbed because things in the rooms were broken (lamps, bedside tables). The mirror in the bathroom had ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ricardo40

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor for Adults, Great for Kids

This cruise was very average and nothing to recommend people on, most of the staff are fantastic (and completely over-worked). The ship was OK but looking poorly for a twelve year old ship, and the layout as good ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Lisa.I

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Budget cruise

My husband and I aged 54 and 52 had an interior room on deck 6 (6376) for a 9 day South Pacific cruise at a total cost of $83 per day each, now thats exceptional value. As the old saying goes "You get what you ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Codey

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Splendor is a maze to navigate

This was our 7th Cruise and we chose Splendor because it was supposedly refurbished and we enjoyed Spirit so much. I believe a cruise is what your make of it and we enjoyed ourselves, but somethings were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Leannems

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Mixed experience

Having sailed with carnival before on the legend I was really looking forward to this new ship. The experience was mixed The good - variety of food - options to eat and drink - 24 hr food pizza but ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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DToohey.

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Needs better food

This was my 5th cruise first time with Carnival. The room was excellent, lots of space, couch, desk, table, 2 really comfortable beds. The outside areas were good and unlike P&O the music, which is always ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Dmcg10

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Carnival not so Splendor

Let me start by saying this is our 8th cruise and normally love it so I'm not just picking holes. We Loved the Carnival Spirit so decided to go on the latest Carnival Australia Ship the Splendor. The Ship has been ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jspqld

19 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Great fun

We had sailed on the Splendor back in 2011 & the Carnival Splendor once again gave us a great cruise! The ship is bright and colourful like a Las Vegas casino resort & I like how they modernised the main pool ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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towelanimal718

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruise saved by the service of the staff, poor structure of ship

I chose this cruise as a single parent with a young child. The cruise staff were outstanding, especially the kids' club (3-5 yr olds). Honourable mentions go to Miss Candy (Mary Jean), Miss Pizza (Roisin) kid's ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jweston

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival Spirit - Pacific Islands 30th Dec 2019

We were excited to go on the Carnival Spirit once again (this was our 3rd time with Carnival). Things started off rocky when we were advised that one of our ports Mare would not be visited due to ship maintenance. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cbowls30

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Good cruise because of other passengers but lacking in some ways

We joined the ship in sydney as part of a bigger trip from the UK visiting friends. Along with another couple from Australia we were advised at the port on embarkation day that we would not be stopping at Mare (our ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Private123

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unreal!

The cruise was an amazing experience, everything about it was unreal. Pros: Getting onto and off the ship was a quick and easy process. The ship and your rooms were always clean The staff are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Anth 1234

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival splendor not the best experience

Sailed with friends for their 50th birthday. Our first cruise and I had gone with the thought that it would be like a club on water, I was correct. I was not overly impressed: lines and long wait for most meals, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Milcho

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Insufficient Facilities for the Number of Passengers

Chose this cruise as we wanted a New Year getaway and have done the same trip on Legend and enjoyed it. Elaboration and disembarkation were fat, professionally and seamless. Cabin was fine. We only slept there ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Russell Stephens

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Carnival Spirit Christmas Cruise 18-30 Dec 2019 South Pacific

As a 59-60-year old couple we were not the target market for this cruise which is families with children. For many this is their annual holiday. Even so we still enjoyed ourselves. The ship itself is looking a bit ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Floozama

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good family ship

We were part of a large family group on this cruise. The ship is well setup for families with teens and younger children, and being a holiday cruise there were lots of them - everywhere! You have to keep in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MicCanberra

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Island Escape - Spirited Away.

We cruise a fair bit and usually cruise for itinerary, so have cruised over ten differing lines, however we booked this cruise (2nd cruise on Carnival and the Spirit) due to the fantastic price for a suite and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rmpyold guy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Over rated

Chose this cruise for a relaxing, quiet Christmas getaway. Could not have been more wrong. Boarding was short sharp and shiny. Stateroom was excellent, but that is where it ends. Parents unleashed an ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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vicmoor

11 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

First Splendor Cruise out of Sydney

We decided some months ago to go on Splendor's first cruise out of Sydney, mainly to meet some of the crew who have become friends after many cruises on Carnival Spirit and it was certainly great to catch up with ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Microtek

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Large old ship that needs a lot of work

We chose this cruise because it sounded so good with the new makeover and refurbishment.Well after a month in Singapore to do all the work I don’t know what happened because when we got on the ship was in poor ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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