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Carnival Radiance Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
65 reviews
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The Gap between Carnival and Princess
"Service: Our main dining room waiters and cabin attendant were excellent and took good care of us.Since Princess is on the decline and our last Carnival cruise was almost three years ago, we were wondering what has been happening to the previous service gap between Carnival and Princess?..."Read More

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Could have been better!!

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

RF001
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

First off, this ship has a very weird layout. You can’t walk from one end to the other on most decks. The layout is so odd, the Comedian headlining the weekend made a joke about it! The crew, for the most part, were outstanding. Very friendly and helpful. The bars, while always busy, got to everyone fairly quickly and the drinks were tasty. Most of the included restaurants around the ship were ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


Carnival Radiance to Catalina and Ensenada

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

KnockedLoose
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I've cruised on Carnival Radiance 3 times so far and each time it meets basic standards. The drink package is always a must and i love having a cabin on deck 6 bringing you close to the entertainment. I made the mistake of picking a cabin in the rear of the ship and on the last day at sea it was super rocky and i got a little seasick but that was my fault. The ship is a little outdated, but it is ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Carnival radiance 1/22-1/26/2024

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

Celeste01.
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this cruise! From the customers service, the friendless, the food, the music, Polly the Cruze director, the pools and hot tub, shopping, rooms. Everyone is so personal. We exorcisms want to give a shout out to Budiarta our State room attendant. He was amazing!!! He made us feel like family. Always happy, always smiling and always friendly. The rooms are ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with children


Lots of fun, lots of noise

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

KaDo
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

To be honest, we had a great time. There were so many unsupervised kids running around. I can’t imagine why parents are not watching these kids. They sit on stairs on decks eating and leave excess food where they sit. This was a weekend and kids were not back to school after winter break. Also, several big birthdays, anniversaries and bachelorette parties. Party, party party. What ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


lovely cruise

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

ijvpoerjw
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

love it is very good and radiance.I like it a lot and it had clean floors good service a lot of servers and nice people on it to help lovely good sick lack water slides were good I played with people and met new friends also had a great time on it while .The dining is awesome and has a lot of foods to choose from and some of the food was free so I loved the free soft serve ice cream.The things ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Traveled with children


4 Day Baja Mexico from Long Beach

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

cagefreewill
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This was a little pre-holiday getaway on the Carnival Radiance. I wasn't expecting much, but it was better than I expected. That said, there were some good and some bad. I'll try to leave a comprehensive review. The itinerary: Just meh. Catalina was the highlight of the two ports. It looks very Mediterranean from the ship. Ensenada was less than picturesque. Neither offers much in the ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View


We enjoyed this cruise a lot!

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

MsLove2TRVL
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This is my second cruise. My first experience cruising was not the best, however this time was amazing! The staff was very nice and attentive. They even new our names and addressed us as such. There can be a little wait to get a drinks, however it goes by really fast. Every food place that we tried was good. I especially enjoyed the Seafood Shack and Big Chicken as well as the Italian restaurant ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Pros and Cons

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

bunnygal45
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We recently moved to Arizona and are taking advantage of cruises out of Long Beach CA since we can drive. We did a week long cruise Super Bowl week this year (Mexican Riviera) that was awesome so tried a shorter cruise to Catalina island and Ensenada. Carnival was running a good deal with a $500 credit so we chose an oceanview room on level 2 that was $499 before taxes and fees. It’s our first ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Pluses and Minuses

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

earlybird8
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Carnival's scheme of taking old ships, adding a bunch more cabins and taking away public spaces to do it results in crowded spaces and poorly functioning basics, like plumbing. The week before our recent cruise, part of the deck we were booked on (7) flooded. We didn't worry too much about it figuring it would be cleaned up before we got on. It was, but during our cruise a cabin on deck 8 started ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


enjoyable 4 days

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Radiance

dietpepsi
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

this was my 19th cruise and we really enjoyed it....the buffet, shaqs, guys burgers, pizza , deli, tacos all was good....the dining room food was meh....cold and tasteless...upcharge for a decent steak or lobster etc.. did not go to any shows though it heard they were good. servers were polite. did not purchase drinks. deserts were good though not large slices.. ports of call were boring.pricey ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony


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