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Too many kids, no adult pool.

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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Cruisersince2005
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The Good: The cabin was clean. The cabin steward was fantastic. I can’t say enough good things about the cabin stewards on our deck. All were extremely helpful and friendly. I wanted to adopt our cabin steward and bring him home with us. He was that good. The crew was mostly friendly and helpful. The exception to this was the bar staff on deck 15. Rude and dismissive if you asked for ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


Sub-Par Food

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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Fire2149
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Probably the worst food we have ever had on a cruise ship. This was our 3rd MSC. The buffet served the same food every day for the entire cruise. The food wasn't bad but after 8 days of the exact same thing with few options we were ready for something else. Service at the main dining room was poor at best. Never received a drink refill and order was wrong numerous times. Bar staff was ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


Not as good as before

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Panorama

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cnhenry71
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

I have been on this cruise two other times with different family members. This time I noticed that the shows were not as good the food was lacking and Carnival has cut a lot of corners on things. The ice cream used to be 24 hours and now they open at 11:00 am. The omelette station only has a few options to choose from and they stopped serving bacon a few days into the cruise. Dinner was very ...
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Sail Date: May 2024

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Traveled with disabled person


Excellent Ship, Incredible Talent/Production

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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cruiser0216
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Review of our April 28th Sailing on Harmony of the Seas. We are a couple in our 30s that left our kids are home. We have most recently cruised Carnival with children the past few years and hadn't cruised just us since before kids on an older RCCL ship at the time. Overall review: FANTASTIC trip. Everything was wonderful, ship incredible, talent Amazing, excursions amazing! We drove ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


MSC Meraviglia - Well Done

Review for a Bermuda Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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Escalade
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are avid cruisers who travel mostly with Royal and Disney but do venture out onto other lines. We previously cruised the Meraviglia out of Brooklyn last summer. We enjoyed the cruise, yet there was great availability for improvement. So we decided to give MSC a second look on the Meraviglia to Bermuda. We are happy to say that MSC has significantly improved their cruise experience. The ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Great Ship, Very Bad MDR Food!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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RichSD
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Entertainment was excellent, service was great, balcony cabin was nice with ample storage, embarkation was fast and easy. The huge negative was that the food in the main dining room was the worst of any cruise ship we’ve cruised (and we’ve been on eight past cruises with RCI, Carnival, and Celebrity). Most of the food was too salty and some of the vegetarian entrees had really awful, plain ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Set the bar real low if you decide to go!

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Panorama

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IMADman
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was definitely my last Carnival cruise. The other 2 were back in 2019 and both Caribbean. I took a chance that 5 years and a different ocean could be a different experience. We did have a good cruise, but it was because we had 3 awesome excursion days. I'm not going to beat them to death here, but there was literally nothing "good" on this boat except for our team in the main dining. ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


First & last Carnival Cruise

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Panorama

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Julychild
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Thos was my first crusit on Carnival Panorama. It started late because the ship was late. There were alot of people standing in the heat waiting. We stood in three rows in thw heat, way pass our boarding time. Once we got on thw ship, there were other lines to go through. We were rushed through the dos and don'ts and advise to load the ship. Once on the ship, we were told to go to our rooms. No ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


A just ok sailing

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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queen_kathy1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We just sailed on Harmony last week and it was just ok. It was our first time sailing out of Galveston, it was nearly 1.5hr uber ride from Houston IAH to our Airbnb in Galveston - never encountered such expensive pre-cruise hotels as what was available in Galveston. Also quite a lot of Texans on board with their cowboy hats and cowboy boots, plus several with their Trump wear - there was country ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Cruise APP experience

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Panorama

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Lisa and James
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Checking in was lines lines and more lines. They had us park off site and be bused in. Took hours. Elevators seem not to work efficiently. Internet went down so dismemberment was another cattle call nightmare. Was in line for disembarking info and tags for 2.5 hours on the day before disembarking. No more announcements for groups to disembark. None at all. We had no idea what time to get off the ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


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