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Norfolk to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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Bahamas
Norfolk

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69 Norfolk to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews


Cosby avatar

Cosby

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Shelda63

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not very family oriented

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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COZYCORNER

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun Time from My Hometown

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mittens817

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mother/Daughter Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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hopedealersiempre

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Birthday Celebration Cruise for My Wife in the Bahamas

I chose this cruise because it was perfect timing for my wonderful wife's birthday and it was leaving from Norfolk only 1 hour from our home in Gloucester. It was also affordable. The cabin was beautiful and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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gelliott4

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful!!

Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth! The safety/security drill that occurred aboard the ship took an extended about of time. It was held outside on the deck in humid weather and limited about of ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Seniorc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMAZING

Overly pleased with my cruise experience with Carnivel out of Norfolk Virgina .Boarding was orderly and my luggage was at my storeroom in a reasonable time. Plenty of food morning noon and night. Anything you wanted ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Sykes319

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Never again

We chose this cruise for the location, time and price. That was a mistake. Customer service shouldn't be in their vocabulary bc they have zero. We had no ac in our stateroom for 3 full days after saying something to ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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rondavis

7 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The weather was bad and the singers in the shows for the second year in a row wa

value and close to home. the ship is set up well.it has the nicest serenity decks that we have seen on carnival.the whole staff wasvery nice.lee was a great cruise director.the five day itenarary isto rushed.if they ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Mbbates

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Horrible food

This was my second time cruising with the sunshine from Norfolk va. The first time last year was so nice and I had a ball. I wanted to take my sisters because they never cruised before and I was so excited to ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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JCI337

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Great Time on a Great Ship

The primary reason we chose this cruise was convenience; we live in the Norfolk, VA area. Though the cruise got off to an auspicious start (the ship came in several hours late due to the Harborfest celebration at ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Akroncruiser73

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent Family Vacation!

Took my kids and mother. We had two rooms side by side and they were clean and we had plenty of space. Kids loved the animal towels. Food was great and service excellent. Loved Emma and the roaming party. Dinner in ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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TracyLane72

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Some Tips and Tricks and Lessons Learned

I chose this cruise because my family was going on it and I was looking for something to give my daughter in the way of a vacation after her graduation from high school. The overall experience was very positive, but ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Mimiandpop

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Some tips and hidden gems on the Sunshine

Have cruised on Royal Carribbean, Norwegian and Celebrity for 10+ cruises. This was our first cruise on Carnival and was selected because it left out of Norfolk and did not entail having to fly to a departure city. ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Afchicana

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Sunrise Review

We chose this cruise as we live within 3.5 drive of the Cruise port and the ship had a many dining venues and bar options as well as the 3 deck serenity pool area. We were cruising to celebrate our 10th wedding ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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ebaraldi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

First the weather was terrible, can't blame Carnival for that. Embarkation was quick and easy. I've got to hand it to Norfolk they did a great job. This was my wife and I 14th cruise with Carnival but this was the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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TTAM

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Splendor; #11, Last One

we were on our 11th cruise, and this was one of the worse one we took ( we took the hurricane cruise on glory a few yrs ago) .Some of the staff did not care if the carts ran over your feet, when we said something ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Bob E

1 Review Written

Splendor; Splendid to the Bahamas

This was my tenth or eleventh cruise. It was wonderful. It was a short cruise, 5 days, so we extended the vacation a bit by staying at the nearby Marriott the night before. Embarkation was well organized and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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bm6pm5

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Turned gold this cruise

Enjoyed the Splendor very much. It is a lot like the Conquest style ship but has a few nuances that the others don't. There is sooo much pink in the decor. My wife is legally blind and the crew was very good in ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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LucilleNancy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Carnival Cruise

This is our 6th cruise, first on Carnival. It was a difficult decision to go with Carnival, the upside is we recently moved to Suffolk VA and it was a very convenient cab ride to Norfolk. We had a Grand Suite ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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757beachgirl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise and we loved it!

This was my husband and I's first cruise. We had researched quite a bit before we left, but we still learned a lot on this first time of what we like and don't like. In previous reviews, other posters had ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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mpleon757

1 Review Written

Good cruise, but...

This was our third Carnival cruise. Our main reason for taking this cruise was the port location (local to us). We knew the ship had not undergone the 2.0 upgrade, but we were prepared for that. The overall cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Neecieamber

1 Review Written

Carnival Splendor; My Experience

The room steward was GREAT! The food at the buffet was not good at all. The pizza & grill food was very good. In Nassau we took a tour of the town with a local taxi, Alexander, he was GREAT! We were to have him ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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David69

1 Review Written

Great 1st Cruise

We really enjoyed ourselves on this cruise. I would say the staff made the trip. First our Cruise Director was Kevin. He kept it light, and fun. Basically he had a great sense of humor and could take it as well as ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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webecruzin2

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Carnival Cruiser; Hooked!

Okay, I'll admit it. I've been a cruise snob for over 30 years and always considered Celebrity my mid level cruise line favorite (until lately). Tried Norwegian a few times but last one was just "meh". Last ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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