Carnival Cruise Line Ships

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Carnival Ship Reviews

Carnival Freedom
Ranked #2 of 26 Carnival Ships
77% Loved It
  • Pro: Free dining options and age-appropriate activities, including Seuss-themed events
  • Con: Layout forces passengers to climb stairs to access other main areas of the ship on the same deck
  • Bottom Line: Tremendous value to passengers and families, with fun-for-all-ages atmosphere
  • Launched: 2007;  Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Liberty
Ranked #2 of 26 Carnival Ships
76% Loved It
  • Pros: The crew goes out of their way to ensure you're enjoying yourself
  • Cons: Enrichment opportunities could be tailored to actually enrich the Bahamian experience
  • Bottom Line: The carefree atmosphere and abundance of activities make it a great value
  • Launched: 2005;  Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Spirit
Ranked #4 of 26 Carnival Ships
75% Loved It
  • Pro: Water slides, new eateries and bars -- with exceedingly friendly crew
  • Con: Garish design of many public rooms; no alcohol beverage packages
  • Bottom Line: Fun activities, good food and great service deliver a top-value holiday for all ages
  • Launched: 2001;  Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Conquest
Ranked #8 of 26 Carnival Ships
73% Loved It
  • Pro: Let-down-your-hair vibe gives hardworking people the chance to unwind, with limited nickel and diming
  • Con: Not for the easily offended; cruisers who don't like a lot of outdoor fun might be bored
  • Bottom Line: Good food, lots of laughter, friendly fellow passengers and no delusions of grandeur
  • Launched: 2002;  Passengers: 2,980
Carnival Fantasy
Ranked #16 of 26 Carnival Ships
69% Loved It
  • Pro: Exceptional service/friendly crew and passengers; tasty food; clean, comfortable cabins
  • Con: Only one main swimming pool; oldest ship in the Carnival fleet
  • Bottom Line: Ideal for families; excellent value for singles/couples and first-time cruisers
  • Launched: 1990;  Passengers: 2,610
Carnival Sensation
Ranked #18 of 26 Carnival Ships
66% Loved It
  • Pro: Genuinely fun and friendly vibe onboard with a packed lineup of daily activities
  • Con: Old ship with fewer dining and entertainment attractions than newer Carnival ships
  • Bottom Line: Short cruises and low prices make Sensation an excellent drive-to option
  • Launched: 1993;  Passengers: 2,052
Carnival Splendor
Ranked #19 of 26 Carnival Ships
66% Loved It
  • Pro: Have fun and unwind with comedy acts, lively shows, a huge spa and great kids' programming
  • Con: Pink-splashed ship decor can border on tacky, and staterooms could use an upgrade
  • Bottom line: This "Fun Ship" delivers with ample activities and entertainment, at great-value pricing
  • Launched: 2008;  Passengers: 3,006
Carnival Vista
Ranked #21 of 26 Carnival Ships
61% Loved It
  • Pro: Tons of fun with a water park, IMAX, ropes course, sky-high bike ride and brewery onboard
  • Con: Dining room menus repeat too often and dishes dubbed too fancy by Carnival's passengers
  • Bottom Line: An action-packed ship with more activities than you can possibly do in seven days
  • Launched: 2016;  Passengers: 3,936