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Norfolk to the Caribbean 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!

Review for Carnival Magic to Bahamas

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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


Carnival Magic B2B 10/23 and 10/31 - Carnival Lied to Us

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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undertoes10
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Went through VAX screening and guy we had said hubby just made it with his shots. Look again buddy, that was his booster. These are the people who are checking us in??? Got through screening and went to cabin to drop carry on and then to muster station to see how to click the belts on the lifejacket. We were on early and ate a light lunch. Self serve in buffet and NEVER saw ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


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


Huge disappointment. First and last with Carnival.

Review for Carnival Sunrise to Caribbean - Eastern

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Nankays
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this inaugural cruise of the Sunrise as we were travelling Virginia, D.C. and Outer Banks of North Carolina at the time so departure port was very convenient. This was going to be our first trip to the Caribbean and we hoped that Carnival would similar standards to Holland America as they are the same company. Although we are not big party animals or boozers, we got the impression from ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Too many issues with ship

Review for Carnival Sunrise to Caribbean - Eastern

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richa41
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Picked the cruise due to origination from Norfolk. Also read that this ship had been just been refitted and the price was reasonable. Embarkation was a problem with long lines and open to weather. Fortunately it did not rain as many would have been soaked. once on board things went pretty smooth. Buffet was extremely busy and not enough space and food was warm but not hot. First night ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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