Carnival has an amazing facility. Located inside the old Spruce Goose hanger, Carnival managed to start the cruise from shore. The facility has a great layout with easy access, helpful and caring staff, and a waiting area that is as comfortable it is beautuful. Parking is a breeze and only steps from the building entrance. Baggage checkin is on the ground floor of the parking structure. They make you feel like your cruise has started from the moment you arrive.
Long Beach port experience was fantastic, super easy, packed with helpful staff who kept directing you to the next station. You could not get lost or confused even if you wanted to. Going on board was very fast, easy and very well organized. Thank you Long Beach port We'll be back :-)
The new terminal at Long Beach is a major improvement from the old one. The terminal is now an all weather terminal, unlike the old one. The check in process is as easy as they come.
Our first cruise... we spent the night before at downtown Disney. We all had a great time. Port was clean and organized. Embarking and deportation was quick and easy. Already planning another cruise 🚢 from here.
check in was lightening fast - i greatly appreciated that
Visited: Aug 18, 2018
Super easy port to navigate. Drop off smooth and walk right into check in lines. Area is clean and restroom available. Boarded ship within 20 mins of drop off. Yeah!!!
Easy port yet to get in and out of. Once we arrived it was a nonstop entrance onto the ship and to our cabin. We checked our luggage in, went through security, they checked are carry on, and we were headed to the ship. We never sat down or stood in a line. I really missed not hearing my sail and sign card "ding" as I went onboard 😥. This was the first cruise that we had been on where they didnt give you your sail and sign card at check in. I wish every port was this easy to embark!
Excellent embarkation experience, best one I've had to date. Terminal opens at 10:30am, water and bathrooms are available outside before hand. Boarding usually beings around 11:15-11:30. Staff friendly and helpful. The new interior is nicely decorated with plenty of references to the building's history. However, the walk up the gangway to the ship is very long and difficult for folks with mobility issues or if you are carrying on luggage. There is an elevator, but even from there it is still a long walk to the ship.
I like the fact that it is not too busy there and beautiful weather. Early boarding is the best. Everyone at Carnival is so willing to help you and get you on your way.
Although we had an emergency medical another passenger off of the ship so we missed our first day in Cabo, then we couldn't stay on our second day due to unsafe weather conditions, Puerto Vallarta had hurricane Bud, so we were told we would visit Catalina, that was also unsafe, so we ended up in San Diego. We still had a great time in spite of missing our planed ports. The ship is beautiful, staff was great we especially loved our server Chip in the main restaurant and Nila our cocktail server. The food was really good. I would definitely Cruise this ship and with Carnival in general again.
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