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drref1955
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose the cruise knowing it was a simple four night, to two mediocre locations. ITS a getaway cruise not a discovery cruise. Catalina Island can be accessed by a two hour ferry ride from the Los Angeles Area. Ensinada is essentially ... Read more
melgee
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the timing worked well with our long 4th of July weekend. We are a family with a school age child, so I was a little leery of some of the "booze cruse" aspects, but figured I was prepared :) At home ... Read more
Glassespro
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
226 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Only had 4 days, live locally, so this was my only choice. Besides that, we enjoy Carnival Cruises, primarily because of the late night things to do, other than the Casino. When most ships are asleep, we still have the R-rated comedians, ... Read more
SikTwistedFreek
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I did not pick this cruise. I accompanied my daughters dance group on their year end "tour" as a chaperone. I have sailed Carnival before and it was fine, not really my style as I am not a "partier" and don't consume ... Read more
pattycake2
Member Since 2006
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted a short cruise out of LA to meet our schedule and this cruise was the only one that fit our timeline. We had cruised Carnival several times before but had become disenchanted with drunken young people and unsupervised tweens. We ... Read more
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we5fullers
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
119 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My hubby was going out of town with his brother-in-law, so I decided to take my 2 teenagers along with 2 of there friends ( all ages 16 & 17) on this short cruise by myself. We have done this itinerary before, on the Imagination. I ... Read more
pismogirl
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We've taken somewhere between 13-15 cruises (kind of lost count) and have sailed on Carnival multiple times. We chose this cruise because we were celebrating a birthday that week, but our schedules couldn't accommodate a 7-day cruise, so ... Read more
Sis Travel
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
For Mother's day, I took my family to a 3 day Cruise from Long Beach, CA. to Ensenda. there was a Huge line to check in and get your Room key. it took us about 2 hours to do that, then when we get to go to our room, the elevators are ... Read more
sleepowers
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was actually a cruise gifted to us when we purchased a timeshare, however we upgraded to an ocean view cabin which cost us a few hundred dollars more. We purchased the Cheers package for water, alcohol, and soft drinks, which was a ... Read more
KCCAKID
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Picked this cruise on the inspiration because of the low cost and value. this cruise did deliver, i called to make reservations in the steakhouse and was told they were all booked up. no the were not, they don't have a steakhouse ... Read more
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bishopsmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We were on the Carnival Inspiration. This was our first cruise and I used the comments from this site. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass and it was probably the best 50 bucks I have ever spent. Got to the port and from parking to ... Read more
hatster31
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
8 helpful votes
I haven't cruised Carnival for years so I was a bit worried. However I wanted something within driving distance to Los Angeles. I kept my expectations very low. Overall it was an enjoyable trip. Very good value. Food was okay, not as ... Read more
kepster555
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our cabin stewards, Wason and Avus, were fantastic! They were friendly, attentive and went above and beyond to make the cruise experience special for our grandson and niece. Our excursion to Ensenada was the highlight of the trip. ... Read more
Highway911
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have been Carnival cruisers for years and have enjoyed their cruises. This is the first time we went on the 3-Day Ensenada cruise. The boarding process was great and went quickly, however, I was surprised that you couldn’t carry ... Read more
CelesW
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise with a group of girlfriends for a fun weekend. We had a great time together. BUT..... The food was pretty bad, just cheap buffet type food, even the sit down dining was just the same food put on a ... Read more
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Lakeland Lady
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We didn't choose this ship, is was the last part of a 4 centre US holiday. We knew it was an American ship, which is all about ' You WILL have fun' but as it was only 4 days and we had a Junior Suite, we thought we could just sit on the ... Read more
TheSuperintendent
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Now, don't get me wrong I shop at Walmart a lot (and love it)! But people need to know when they book Carnival they get what they pay for. I love cruising and am already looking to book my next one (Liberty of the Seas in April 2019). I ... Read more
getsemani1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is the second time I cruise out of Long Beach to Catalina Island and Ensenada, the first time being on the Ecstasy. This time I went with my best friend who is wheel-chair bound. Her father dropped us at the Long Beach cruise ... Read more
cats4mary
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because it was short and we knew the ship,having sailed on it previously 13 years previously to the Caribbean. This time we went by just ourselves Both of us are in our late 50s. Unfortunately it was April Spring ... Read more
ModSquadFan
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I departed from LA and the cruise had a Day At Sea, and stopped in Catalina, California, and Ensenda, Mexico. I didn't explore LA cause I've been before but its a fun place. As for both Catalina and Ensenada I debarked both days and ... Read more
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Terry Cutmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This trip formed part of a two week trip to the west coast of America, this being the last leg of the trip before embarking on our flight back to London. The check in onto the boat was smooth and once on board we were given our access ... Read more
ofd1068
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen by my in-laws in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. This was the first Carnival cruise ever for my family. My wife and I did a different cruise line years ago and came in under the impression that a ... Read more
guntersanders
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
At our 58th anniversary we booked a four days since we live in Yorba Linda, approximately a 45 minute drive to the cruise ship. The drive was easy but in the morning there are a lot of truckers with containers on the same road. There ... Read more
Givargas
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
HI. Let me start by saying that this is our 5th cruise and all of them so far has been on budget ships, so i'm not expecting luxury for the prices we pay. This is a way to bring the kids on a budget and we have been doing this for the past ... Read more
CruisenMomEdmonton
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I would love to wright a great review because their was some really good points, however Carnivals poor customer support to the issue my son and I had was very bad so BAD REVIEW!! First if you travel you can come in contact with these ... Read more
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