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Charleston Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Charleston

Traveler rating

Excellent

20

Very Good

15

Average

12

Poor

8

Terrible

9

Cruise type

Family Cruises

409

Romantic Cruises

120

First-Time Cruisers

89

Senior Cruises

65

Entertainment Cruises

50

65 Charleston Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


kindergartencrocodile avatar

kindergartencrocodile

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised & pleased

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We had not been on a Carnival cruise for almost 50 years! We were VERY pleased with our 5 day cruise and as far as VALUE for your money it really was pretty awesome. My husband and I are "Seniors" and do a lot of ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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corvetteatthelake

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

GOOD 5 DAY GETAWAY FROM LOCAL CHARLESTON, SC

Booked this cruise because we could drive to the port and do a "Snooze and Cruise" at the local Best Western. Hotel provided parking and shuttle to and from the port. Embarkation was delayed an hour due to the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


judagar avatar

judagar

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

1st time on Sunshine

My wife and i have cruised about 30 times since 1992, so we have seen the cruise industry change in regards to service, food and prices. We were needing a get-away this January and we booked a 5 day cruise on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


drtr95 avatar

drtr95

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Recommended

AMERICAN CRUISE LINE REVIEW Historic South/Independence Getting on board was a breeze. Drop your bags and walk right on. Ship decoration is adequate, not new. There are two public computers, greatly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


bzinkhan avatar

bzinkhan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

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

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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mksrts

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

The desserts were really good

Chose this cruise because it was 5 days and at a port not too far from where we lived. Easy drive. Embarkation went smoothly. Cabins weren't ready until 1:30pm so we went to Lido Deck buffet. When we got to the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Beachboy3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Ecstacy

This cruise was booked last minute. We decided to sail out of Charleston SC for the first time. Usually sail out of Baltimore or one of the Florida ports but decided to try Charleston as it was only a 2 hour drive ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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honeychile

13 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy -- six years later, still a solid experience

This was an all-gal trip for three of us in our sixties. We have all cruised before and two of us cruised on this ship in January of 2013, almost exactly 6 years ago, although we left from a different port and the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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wisnir

22 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

New Salt Shakers in the Main Dining Room

This is my fourth cruise on this lady, Carnival Ecstasy, she is in good shape for an old gal! EMBARKMENT: My wife and I drove down from North Carolina and utilized the new cruise port parking arrangement. We used ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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DUCKWISE

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Updates Needed

Chose cruise for the itinerary. As compared to 2 other riverboat US cruises we have taken this ship doesn’t begin to live up to our previous experiences. The size or square footage of the cabins is a plus on the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


fooey200 avatar

fooey200

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Couldn't wait to get off the ship.

Embarkation was fast and easy and from there it went downhill. The Ocean was so rough that if was very difficult walking and we could not dock in Nassau for safety reasons. I realize that Carnival had no control ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Dmcmanus07

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Service

Anytime you need something just ask. The people go out of their way to meet your needs. Our suite attendant, Esperanza was always there with a smile. We met our waitress from our previous cruises and she still ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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patthecma

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not such a Journey

Chose the cruise initially because there would be a 6 month gap in cruises for us after a Bach 2 Back in February on the Magic and another Back to Back in July (family cruise). We initially booked the Sunshine ...
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Sail Date November 2017


legends1 avatar

legends1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A family cruise

We chose this cruise because it was close to home .We have never been to cruiseline private island it was very nice the ship is a little older but still very nice.we enjoyed the shows the casino and room service. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Jessica321 avatar

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


rakchevy avatar

rakchevy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

cruise was great ,staff was fantastic, shawn and crew at windsong dining were terrific my wife was using wheelchair and they were always making her a place that was accessisible our room steward was always taking ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Senior Cruzer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not for Handicapped People or Seniors

The ship is not nearly big enough to trap thousands of people for two weeks. There was no entertainment at all. Not even a stage for it. Very small common areas. Had planned to stay on ship during ports that were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


paula127 avatar

paula127

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great service, good shows

Had a lot of talented staff on board. good shows and Guy's burgers were very good. when we got home and i realized we did not get our $50. room credit i called. We booked online under the super saver and one of the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


BaDaB avatar

BaDaB

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small Ship Cruising at its Best

This cruise was our fifth ACL cruise and our second on the Independence. All have been fantastic. You won't go away hungry on American Cruise Lines. You order breakfast from a menu with numerous choices. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Bill Stit

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, Great People

This was our 3rd cruise with American Cruise Lines and we have booked our 4th. doing the upper Mississippi. Have never dealt with a company that is so completely customer oriented. All cruise people have your best ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Green water junkie avatar

Green water junkie

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

We like cruising out of Charleston because it's only a 31/2 hr away from Charlotte, NC. Parking at the port was quick, and both embarkation and debarkation the same. The ship was well run and clean. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date February 2017


bcardos avatar

bcardos

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

High Hopes Unfulfilled

This was my birthday cruise for turning 65. We had planned to do a European River Cruise this year but life got in the way and on the spur of the moment we decided to try something close by - Charleston, SC for a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


PierreT avatar

PierreT

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Watch Excursions

I took this cruise with my wife as part of the 40th wedding celebration. It stopped at Nassau and Freeport. Both stops were not the greatest for us; the first excursion we choose had the Charm and Beauty of Nassau ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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zodlike

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Unknown Service

As a Platinum Carnival Cruiser this was a terrible cruise. The ship was 5 hours late (phone call made to my home phone in Virginia). Chaos the first day. Our room had "no ice bucket, or other things". The dining was ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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thisisnotright

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

It is what it is

While this cruise/ship is not the most elegant, it certainly is a lot of value. Our cabin was quite adequate (an inside cabin) as we spend very little time in it. The food was quite good, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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