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Carnival Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Galveston

Carnival
Ship
Destination
Galveston

Traveler rating

Excellent

347

Very Good

277

Average

184

Poor

87

Terrible

57

Cruise type

Family Cruises

962

Romantic Cruises

279

Entertainment Cruises

142

Senior Cruises

136

First-Time Cruisers

113

962 Carnival Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Galveston


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Too blessed to be stressed

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our first Carnival premier cruise.

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This was our first premier Casino cruise and our 8th Carnival cruise in general. Husband was very excited. But I knew that meant he was going to spend much of his time in the Casino so I brought my grandkids for a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Komorowski

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Virgin cruise

This was my first cruise. I had a good trip, even with the changes caused by the corona virus. The food was very plentiful and the varieties seemed endless. There was dinning for every type, from the burger joint ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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phillip0604

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First and Last Carnival Cruise

This was my first cruise and probably the last one. To start with when we arrived we were not told that the bags could be checked in and taken to the rooms when it was ready later. The room was not available until 2 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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tubacka

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great trip!

This was the first cruise all 9 of us and we couldn't be happier. It was my wife and I, our 3 grown children, 2 of their friends, and my wife's parents. After we were home we sat down and tried to find ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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BigBoats4Me

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

3rd Time is a charm with Carnival Vista

Spoiler Alert: Ignore EVERYTHING negative you have read about the Vista so far. Based on our most recent trip none of the negativity is true and the naysayers are just complaining because they really don’t know ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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lildee99

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

So close to perfect!

My husband and I sailed for the second time on the Carnival Dream, stateroom category 8B, room 6318. The ship had just returned from an altered itinerary due to fog, and so hadn't been in port for several days. As ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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belgadoc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some of the best service experienced on a Carnival cruise

First of all the ship may be older but it was definitely clean. There were staff everywhere cleaning the windows, bannisters, up on the Lido, etc. Everyone had a smile, Our dinner service was amazing. We were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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arciek

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Spa room cruise on the Vista

Be sure and arrive at your designated time, you don’t want to get in the longer early or late line. If you bring on a small ice chest, no ice or water allowed, bring freezer packs. Cans only is the rule now ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jerzhoo

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great way to ring in 2020 - and lots of menus

Our family of four had a fantastic time on the Vista. We were late departing because the port was closed due to dense fog, and the ship could not return to port. Carnival kept us well informed about the progress, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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xxyyzz

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fab in many ways, but

(First, thank you to all who post!) We were a family of 7 with 3 children. This ship has soooo much to do for all ages! Kudos to the kids' Ocean Club, the water/sports activities, and the entire staff. Generally, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Eli_6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise of 8 including kids and disabled mother

I have been on the Vista before with just my husband and we stayed in a Havana Vista balcony. That experience was amazing. This one was not as good. We opted for a Havana aft view extended balcony. My children, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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coastalpleasures

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations

We were already scheduled on the Freedom for 22 December with family, but found a suite on the 15 December cruise and decided to make it a back-to-back. Luckily it was a fantastic choice. We've sailed Carnival ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Escaflonae

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hasta La Vista Baby

The plan was to take a cruise with my wife and two kids, and that's exactly what we did. While I rate this a 3 out of 5, let me share with you why. First, it comes from my last cruise i took on a Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Donnyextreme2201

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This was my second cruise on Carnival Cruise Line. The first Cruise was on the the Carnival Freedom January 2018 with a party of 6. It was probably the best vacation I have ever had in my life and since we had such ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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grindymct

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Newer doesn't mean better. Dream on!

Short Review: Embarkation/Disembarkation: Fast! Good Ship: Big, cheap feeling, wasted space. Bad Cabin: Great! Dining: Good overall. Pizza wait is atrocious. Dining room cramped. Entertainment and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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KJTexas

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMAZING

We went on Vista because we live in Texas and it's out of Galveston. The staff is AMAZING!!!! Food in dining room and Guy's burgers were GREAT! Buffett was hit and miss! Didn't try any of the other $$ ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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marci4tony

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Vista doesnt disappoint

Carnival Vista, all 1,061 feet of her, is spectacular and a wonderful addition to Carnival’s family. We had the pleasure of calling her home for 7 days. This is my assessment of the Carnival Vista. Carnival ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Boudreaux2021

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise to Cozumel

This was our first cruise. We (my husband, myself, my 17 year old son & his girlfriend (she's cruised lots) decided on a short trip (4 days) to Cozumel from Galveston to see if we would even like to cruise. We were ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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gcf81

1 Review Written

First Carnival / (4th cruise) -Had a good time!

We picked this last minute becasue the dates matched the week the kids were out of school. We were skeptical about the cruise line butno regrets. The rooms were good, loved the location on deck 3. The rooms ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Zygotic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Avoid this ship at all costs

We chose this cruise as we have cruised over 15 times with Carnival in the past and had never experienced their larger mega ship class. The negatives first: the layout of the ship in regards to pools, restaurants, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Soonermark

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise on Carnival - Great Itinerary, So-So Ship

We normally cruise Royal. We've been wanting to see the Bahamas and like departing from Galveston because we can drive there easily, so we thought we would try Carnival. We traveled with four other families for a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mrmom1955

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Smells and Disppointments

My wife and I picked this cruise to spend with our grandkids (8 & 10). Our room was a balcony, # 9276, and to be honest....IT STUNK!! when we opened the door we were hit with an ungodly odor that caused an ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cruisetakemeaway

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wondeful! Fun and relaxing!

This 5 night cruise from Galveston exceeded my expectations. A prior Carnival cruise was not great so I was apprehensive about this one. What a waste of worry! Plentiful waiters for fast soda package service. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jasonsterling

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A wonderful ship whose few minuses are far outweighed by the pluses.

About Me: This is my 8th cruise on Carnival since 2002. For comparison's sake I've been on the Sensation/Elation/Conquest/Destiny and the Breeze before this cruise. I've traveled in both 1A Upper/Lower Category ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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3Brats

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Save your money & choose another ship!

Was the worst carnival experience we ever had. By day 3 I cried & wanted to come home. First night/morning we had a young intoxicated girl enter our room at 4am!! We called security and nobody could explain how ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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