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Carnival Radiance Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Good for short local cruise, you get what you pay for
"We had a great time (two adults, two teens) on Radiance for four nights.For lunch, Shaq’s, Guy’s, and the taco place were great...."Read More
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Good Times, With Some Quirks

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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WileyCoyote90
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

So I understand this boat was “recently” remodeled to upgrade it. The finishes were quite nice. All the facilities in general was nice. Now onto the weird portions. Cabin layout: We stayed in one of the “new” rooms in the 5th deck. According to the Victory’s floor plan our room used to be the one of the Aft Lounges. Great! A new room. Except it seemed like the furniture was chosen before ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View


First Time on the Radiance

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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labseldest
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Honestly, the only reason I took this cruise is because I'm about to hit Platinum, and I wanted to get more sail days in to get to 75 a little sooner. It was an alright cruise, but I will admit the weather took "some of the wind out of my sails" (forgive the pun). Weather kept our cruise from going to Catalina Island, so we went directly to Ensenada. Three sea days on a four day cruise is a ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Some good, but mostly....

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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Mark7andrew
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was the first cruisae for my wife and I. The weather, overall, was very bad. Cool, overcast, with drizzling rain, mostly. We had one day that was partly sunny, enough to catch a few welcome rays on deck. Trying to nap in the deckside lounge chair, though, was a fool's errand, with all the noise (mostly people talking loudly). We had a stateroom on the 5th deck, starboard side, ocean ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Crowded, but great cruise director Deon

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Melodycruisin
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I chose this cruise because it went out of Long Beach, which was convenient for us. I am used to longer cruises but it was definitely nice to get away for a few days. Loved our CD "Hey, Deon"... can't say enough about him! My main complaint was that it was too crowded and that some of the activities need to be held in bigger spaces (move them from the small bar area to the theater space!). I ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Just ok.

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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crazycatlady82
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

As a Carnival cruiser since 2010, the cutbacks are really starting to show. No bacon at guys burgers, non existent drink service around the pool and other areas, and lack of entertainment. If you notice, 80% of the entertainment does not cost them anything…I love the comedy shows but think of how much money they save by paying 1-2 people. Anyway, I had cabin 2211. 2 portholes, 1 twin bed with ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Things have definitely changed

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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mooki
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I understand there are a lot of changes since I last took a cruise and covid but some of it - either didn't make sense or I just didn't like it. One of the reasons we took this trip was due to the good price and it has been a long time since we have gone any where. If you are looking on the price, then we got what we paid for. Many of these things are not deal breakers but would be nice to have ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Weekend Booze Cruise

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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ryanbean2001
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Background: The Carnival Radiance is a party ship. Having cruised in the past with Celebrity, NCL, and Carnival. I’ve done the 3 day weekend booze cruise to Ensenada on Inspiration, I knew what I was getting myself into. I took this trip with my 4 friends to celebrate our birthdays. We go to college in California and thought this weekend trip would be perfect (and more affordable than Vegas). We ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


The Gap between Carnival and Princess

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JulieWang
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We took three Princess cruises in the last 9 months. While all these trips were enjoyable, we didn’t feel the current service level on Princess is as good as what we experienced before Covid epidemic. 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? Here is ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Good for short local cruise, you get what you pay for

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lindparker
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My family has been through a lot the past 18 months and hadn’t been on vacation together since June of 2020. When the opportunity for a short affordable local trip caught my eye, I couldn’t resist. Our prior cruises and points of comparison were on the Norwegian Pearl and the MS Westerdam. We had a great time (two adults, two teens) on Radiance for four nights. We had two ocean view cabins on ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with children


Booze Cruise

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Pris1
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

First time cruiser. Traveled with sister and adult married cousins. All in our 40's and 50's. Not at all impressed. The rooms seemed old. Odd smell coming from tolet upon arrival. There was a large amount of kids and 20 something year olds on ship. Lots of very drunk people everywhere. Felt very much like like a Walmart with an all you can drink bar. Too many kids in the hot tub to enjoy. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


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