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Carnival Radiance Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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15 reviews
Carnival Radiance in port of Ensenada
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First Carnival cruise was pretty good!
"Mind you, I'm comparing just one 4-night period on one ship with another, but still - if I'm going to be paying that massive Disney premium, I'd expect a night and day difference with Carnival.I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the drinks I got at just about every bar (this was our first time getting a drink package)...."Read More
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What Happened to the Fun?

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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alfinky
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We haven't been on a cruise in 3 yrs and not a Carnival one in 5 yrs. We received a nice offer for a Suite cabin from the Players Club. Food: Guy's burger joint was very good. Two different dinner waiters were great. Casino: Dealers could use some help. Consider getting rid of your bonus bet on the craps table. 4 minutes between each roll was lame. Our cocktail server in the casino was ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


Catalina

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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waves4u
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this Cruise because it was short and close to our home. The embarkation was fast and easy. When we enter our stateroom we were disappointed in the dullness and size. There were very few places to store things and the bathroom you could sit on the toilet brush your teeth and almost take a shower at the same time. Only for small glass shelves to store your things. Our balcony was about 6 ft ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Refurbished ship

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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73years20cruises
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The Radiance is completely refurbished, and they did an excellent job. The ship is a smaller ship, yet the food choices and restaurants are top rate. I tried all the free choices and had dinner at the main dining each night. My daughters and I shared a cabin, and my younger daughter said the couch was.made into a comfortable bed. The casino is surprisingly.large for the size of the ship, ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Pros and Cons

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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shell_seeker
6-10 Cruises

I’m 60 years old, traveling with my 80-year-old mother. First cruise on Carnival but 5 past cruises on other lines. Arrival: Arrived at LAX on a flight too late to schedule Carnival shuttle transportation to the pier. Total chaos at the airport with construction everywhere. Uber at curbside listed at $120. Took the shuttle to the other uber/taxi location and got an uber quickly for $35. ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with disabled person


You get what you pay for

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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DidYouCruiseVanNuysBlvd
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I have been wanting to go on this newly remodeled ship for a while. Scheduling and price finally worked out for my traveling companion and me. Embarkation was fine. The lines (of which, there are several) weren't too long and moved quickly. We got a dirt-cheap rate. The stateroom was really good size and had lots of storage, etc. For a redone ship, why can't they add more power and USB ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Scenic Ocean View


Always clean environment and super friendly staff made this ship awesome. Food venues could’ve been better though.

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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SMS163
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

So this was our first cruise. Overall the experience was awesome aboard the Radiance. We are definitely hooked on cruising! Our room and the ship overall were always clean. Every crew member was very friendly and ready to help. The food was good, but every time we went to eat, it seemed like they were either closed or out of something. The horse back riding excursion was okay, but we won’t be ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Older ship even with retrofit; Covid safety lacking, good food options!

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Mark N-Yoshi
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted a quick, 3-day getaway. Carnival offered a suite upgrade on Deck 7, not far from the atrium elevators. Big mistake, however, as very loud music permeated our room nightly (from the lobby stage on deck 3; it didn't just waft up the atrium, it got louder as it moved up it seemed! The room steward was great and allowed all of us on the deck to close the fire doors; it was the only way we ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Just got back - Carnival Radiance - 3 day Ensenada

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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blue_wahine
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

3 day - Ensenada Cruise (Fri 2/25/22 - Mon 2/28/22) Suite Guest / Gold VIFP /No checked luggage Downloaded the Carnival App Cruise was booked in October 2021 as a Special Offer (Player's Club). Offer was a free suite, $1000 fun play, Drinks on US anywhere on ship & $200 deposit returned as stateroom credit. ( Non-Refundable port tax $197) Covid Required Negative test within 48 hrs of ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


Was shunned

Review for Carnival Radiance to Mexican Riviera

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Wmmv916
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Did not follow CDC guidelines for Covid safe distancing out every one (1k plus) passengers in port lobby for over 90 mins waiting to board ship. Had set time for boarding but ship and cabins were not ready Had ADA accommodations for room and in dining room was placed in back corner away from all other guests near closet and ice machine asked if we could move and was told no. Wait staff was ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Awesome girls weekend cruise!

Review for Carnival Radiance to Caribbean - Western

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PattiPB
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We decided to take advantage of the long weekend to book a 3-night cruise for President’s Day. The price was definitely right, and we had four people in two cabins—one inside and one balcony, both on the 6th floor. I am writing this review because so few reviews are written for the shorter cruises, and I love reading them! Transportation: Flew into LGB much too early on Friday—sleep in a ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


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