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Charleston Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Charleston

Traveler rating

Excellent

18

Very Good

9

Average

12

Poor

8

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

409

Romantic Cruises

120

First-Time Cruisers

89

Senior Cruises

65

Entertainment Cruises

50

50 Charleston Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


bzinkhan avatar

bzinkhan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rough start but fantastic ending - Love MIKEY & Serenity Deck!

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We went on this cruise to join some family and it was my very 1st cruise. Embarkment was delayed due to a medical emergency, but it felt good to know that I was boarding a ship that they made sure to take care of ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Brandy2019

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

This was mine and my friends second cruise on Carnival Sunshine. We first sailed with Sunshine in May 2017. Last month, we went on Sunshine to celebrate my goddaughters 13th birthday. We are extremely ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Bulldogs Rule

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This boat is a rust bucket. Don’t waste your money

This ship is a joke. Room had several patched jobs with different colors. Smelled and broken furniture. Women’s dry sauna was registered at 230 degrees wet sauna had no steam (reported it twice) never changed all ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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josiahw13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise

This was the first cruise for my wife and I and we absolutely loved it. We tried to do some research before booking the cruise and asked some friends and family and they all said they enjoyed carnival. We do plan on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Sherricotton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The food stinks

This was our first cruise. Since it was our first cruise, we have nothing to compare it to. We had a wonderful time and I feel we were taken care of. However, the food sucked. No other word for it. We got the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Dee718

1 Review Written

Loved every moment

I went on this cruise with my husband, two sons 22 and 15 , mother in law and sister in law. we had three rooms. everything was smooth and great. I give everyone from the cruise director leon, the dining staff ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mld1950

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bermuda Vacation

The cruise was great, the ship was great. Bermuda was a great place, everything was a little expensive. The ship was originally supposed to be in port 3 nights, but for some reason we had to leave one day at 3 and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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rosealei

1 Review Written

Good but not great

Our group planned a couples trip for a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. It was my first time. It was a nice get-away from the monotony that life causes. The staff were extremely nice, going above and beyond, and made ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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nerdiestotter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not the best Carnival experience

My group of 13 in 4 cars all parked at the port and arrived about 11:30am. There was a small line that moved pretty smoothly. The lot is not covered like other ports. It was not very easy to navigate as the lines ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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nicandab

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I Have Ever Been On

Chose this because of the ports of call, and the much shorter driving distance to port (6 hours to Charleston, SC. vs. 16 to Florida ports). *REALLY* regretting that now. Terrible food, EXCEPT Guy Fieri's burgers. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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fun for fun

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shopping and relaxing

firrst time on ecstasy. this cruise was going to a beach that we did'nt go to one year because of the weather. and the first time in a porthole room. it was a quiet floor. and it also went to nassau. the band was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JustUs326

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Stay away!!

My husband and I decided on this cruise because of the short driving distance to Charleston. We were celebrating our birthday and upcoming anniversary. Charleston is Charleston. Nothing new there. Our cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Cvance75

1 Review Written

Noisy ship

Thought the ease of porting out of Charleston would be great-only a 3 hour drive. That's one of the good things about this cruise. Our cabin was on deck 4 with a two portholes. While we were sailing it sounded like ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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WillPickles

2 Reviews Written

Just seemed average all around

I wasn't super impressed with the cleanliness of my room, to be honest. There seemed to be some dust, or maybe mold - the first night, my nose was going crazy. Also, aren't cruises supposed to have a ton of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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wakefj77

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable 5 days for the 13 of us!

We booked three cabins to celebrate my upcoming birthday. The cruise left Charleston right on time and we had remarkably good weather the entire trip with only a few brief showers. It is an older ship, but kept in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Cah3

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy - First Time Cruiser

First, the embarkation on the ship went very quick. We had an embarkation appointment at 1:00 p.m, but we were with a group and your company called Jett Tours. We arrived early at around lunch time so 12:00 p.m. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cfgold

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great time, but bad time of year to go!

First time on this ship. Although old and small, it was totally fine and acceptable. We will NOT cruise again during this time frame. We appeared to have been caught in a time warp - where no party people were on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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PBUR

1 Review Written

My First Cruise

This was my first cruise and I enjoyed myself so much that I didn't want it to end. The Carnival staff is just amazing! The cabin was so clean! The young men who cleaned our room Rust and Ting knew us by name and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Button1971

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

7 day cruise to Bahamas, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turks

I just returned from my first ever cruise. We choose the 7 day cruise at recommendation of our travel agent as we had no experience. The cruise was fun and I hopefully will book more in the future but will ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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papapapa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Cruise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved this cruise!!! I loved the starting horn, the gym, the food, the rooms, and the entertainment, the fun activity's, the camp.The food was really really really good. We could explore, and this and that. The ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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lilyep125

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise overall, a few issues

This was my 3rd carnival cruise (4th overall). It was mostly as expected for carnival. Good entertainment and good food. The ship is smaller and older than others I have been on but they have made some updates. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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MommaTravelsToo

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

GIrls Trip

This cruise was booked for a birthday celebration. The group included 11 ladies split between 4 different cabins. This review is solely based on my cabin and experience. Charleston is a convenient port for those ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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LadyJessica

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old...

So the ship is old and you could tell very easily. We tried the dining room three times but my husband had issues each time. We paid extra ($20) just for a steak, plain. It came with some red wine sauce on it, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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IntrepidFromDC

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Thanks for the upsell restaurants

I'm so nauseated at Lido food and MDR food is barely passable for a few days. So very grateful for Steakhouse and Ji Ji's (both excellent). Typical Carnival experience - fun but lacking decent food. Guys burgers ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Jessica321

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was AMAZING!!!!!!!

This was my second cruise I have been on, the sunshine was awesome I loved the people that worked on it they made everything fun,the food was amazing way better than my first cruise. I had the best time of my life ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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