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Norfolk to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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Was Pleasantly Surprized - Carnival has wooed me back!

Review for Carnival Magic to Bahamas

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msluv2travel
10+ Cruises

At the request of 2 family members I chose a short get-a-way and it was a balcony cabin for $70...can't beat that. I've taken 12 carnival cruises but this was my first one since I switched over to NCL 5 years ago. I'd heard these nightmare stories about fights and embarkation issues and debarkation issues ( some of these are more port related than Carnival related) so I wasn't expecting much ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Lines, Lines, Lines, Wait, Wait, Wait

Review for Carnival Magic to Bahamas

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brockman54
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was advertised quite reasonably so we booked. Also, we could drive to the port. That was the good part. Also, the dining room was wonderful! Both the service and the food were way above average. We really enjoyed the music duo Magic and Music - so much talent! Great tunes to dance to. Now the ugly; the Lido Marketplace is disgusting. Long lines to wait for slop! If you only want to ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Wow

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Mae0612
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Wanted a nice get away to the Bahamas. The cruise itself was great! Lots of options, Great Food (I’m picky too) and many options for kids but…. How about no AC in your room for 4 days, until they fixed it even after calling guest services about it. The fridge in the room wasn’t working either so the water and beer in the room was pointless Of course the cruise line had every room booked (over ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Cove Balcony


Good cruise, Terrible Port!

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CruiseBoozeHappy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This review is more about the port than the cruise. We arrived by car and got in line to park at 11:00am. We didn't board the ship until 4:00pm! Norfolk is clearly not capable of handling a ship with this many passengers. The city cruise parking lot had one person taking money and there were not enough busses to transport everyone to the dock. Standing outside in 90+ degrees and high humidity was ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Worst Cruise I ever been on in 20+ years!!

Review for Carnival Sunrise to Bahamas

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Cosby
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Selected this cruise because I live less than 2 hours from Norfolk port. But it was not a good boarding experience. It rained, people got wet, parking situation awful!! Later found out that luggage handlers were on strike so not enough staff to get people through boarding process in timely manner. People stood in line, in rain for hours!! Not enough service staff on Lido Deck. In all my days ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Not very family oriented

Review for Carnival Sunrise to Bahamas

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Shelda63
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose Carnival Sunrise because it left from Norfolk and was an easy departure point as I was taking my entire family on the cruise. It was the first cruise for many of them; so their first cruise experience. I have sailed Carnival before and have enjoyed the experience. I can not say the same for this trip. I had high expectations since I had heard so much hype about the renovations and ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony

Traveled with children


Fresh Ship = Fun!

Review for Carnival Sunrise to Bahamas

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shelikestocruise
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We chose to sail on the Sunrise for the Bahamas trip due to the price and the convenience of sailing out of Norfolk. We were also thrilled to be on the Sunrise as we had previously sailed on the ship when it was the Triumph. The embarkation in Norfolk was rocky, to say the least. Once on board there wasn’t much direction, but we assumed it was because they were still working out kinks in the new ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Fun Time from My Hometown

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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COZYCORNER
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Sailed from Hometown for the First time, I must say it was great and also very convenient . Downtown Norfolk, just 20 minuted from home, The Sunshine was a nice Ship..... I sailed in an Ocean Suite. in the AFT of the ship.. The balcony was a little small, overall the room was nice. Two wrap sofas, one was a sleeper, Seperate bedroom that led out onto the balcony, bathroom had a tub with ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


Mother/Daughter Cruise

Review for Carnival Sunshine to Bahamas

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mittens817
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Chose this cruise because departure port was close to home. Overall very satisfied. Excursion was cancelled because of wind, but we did get on another excursion.The cabin stewards and buffet area tables cleaning staff work extremely hard with barely a minutes break and did a fantastic job. This time cruising I was not too impressed with the lunch or dinner buffet. We did use other choices ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


NORFOLK, AND BACK IN 5 DAYS

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TTAM
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have traveled out of norfolk, va many times on carnival ships, we are platinum cruisers and have had much fun. Another couple came up from charlotte to go with us in a different cabin. This is their 4th time with us. The time for boarding was great however were were told to be on board by 3pm to leave at 4,but it was almost 5:30 pm when we left. People dont pay attention, they should be left ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


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