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2.3 out of 5

Nice destination out of Charleston but ship was in need of maintenance. by bliss03

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We picked the cruise because it left out of Charleston and was going to Bermuda. Both favorite places for us. The cost of the 7 day cruise was quite a bit more than other destinations and after finding the ship in need of maintenance we wouldn't do it again. Our cabin was clean but the drapes were spotted and mildewy with holes in them and the bathroom had a large rusted spot next to the shower that was sharp and could have been a hazard. We had to be very careful. The food was just so so. We did not have one meal that was memorable. The crew and staff were wonderful and very attentive. Our overall take was that Carnival considers Charleston a lesser port and older ships with not so good food aren't likely to change in the near future. We won't be going again and won't go on Carnival in the future.

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4.4 out of 5

Beautiful Bermuda by bskmoon

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Beautiful clean and friendly port. Prices very high and few native crafts.

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3.9 out of 5

Halloween on the High Seas by dougatl

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Halloween was fun onboard and a bit of a surprise at the number of costumes. Did not know in advance that there was to be a parade, contest and Halloween Party - shame.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Bahamian Cruise! by 1stTimelovedit

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It was my first cruise so I did not know what to expect. But I must say that Carnival Cruise line has something for everyone and there is never a dull moment. I really enjoyed the live entertainment, the food, the excellent service and the quality time I got to spend with my wife. We will definitely be cruising with Carnival Cruise line again next year.

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2.8 out of 5

Great Trip, But by Skyking128

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Luggage was destroyed, run over by a fork truck. My sun screen exploded in my shave kit, toothbrush and floss tasted like sunscreen the rest of the trip. Guest services wasn't very compassionate, $50 discount for a destroyed $100 brand new luggage. Ship décor was outdated and lots of rust just painted over. The ship showed signs of extreme wear. Crew was very nice but not real friendly, very reserved. Most did not understand English very well, difficult to communicate with. Dinner service was extremely slow. Bar staff was also slow and not real helpful, every drink had to be rung up even though the charge was $0 since I had the drink package. Drink package didn't work at Princess Cay resort, bring your own to avoid charges. Extra $64 gratuity was added for crew after cruise, WTF, I thought I had paid for everything before I left. Overall it was a fun and relaxing trip, won't sail with Carnival again, may never go on another cruise.

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3.5 out of 5

it was ok by k68sims

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it was a good cruise not enough food places (seafood)

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5 out of 5

Great trip for famioly and friends. Had a great time by karenp1220

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My cruise was faboulous, the cruise director was great.

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4.7 out of 5

Easy on and easy off!! Charleston port is very easy to get on and off the ship! by tminowicz

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Our Cruise Director (Dieon from Arkansas) was very entertaining. He had us smiling and laughing the entire cruise. The Fun Patrol (actors/singers) were unbelievable. Don't miss the Motor City show. We really had a great time cruising with friends for our 20th anniversary. I highly recommend this cruise if you live within driving distance of Charleston. We were back home in NC by 12 noon!

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4.3 out of 5

Great Carnival Ecstasy Cruise by vlooperjr

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All in all despite a few bumps inn the road, we had a wonderful time on the cruise and would recommend it to others.

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4 out of 5

It was great to take the kids to new places and see new things. by Christymann

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Give more food options for kids such as chicken fingers or chicken nuggets many time the kids kept eating the same thing over and over again. Offer sweet tea. This cruise is out of the south and it would be a welcome change in drink. For our family the food and drink was blah and I heard other guests say as much also. Disappointed in what was offered.

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2.4 out of 5

Terrible by kim310

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This ship is outdated, food was terrible, entertainment sucked, Jay at the pizza state had a horrible attitude. I was completely disappointed, I have sailed with carnival a few times and this was by far the worse!!

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4.1 out of 5

Best staff ever by meaghangh

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The best part was the friendly hard working staff. Next, the shows, then the food. We really enjoyed the comedy and Gary the cruise director was great. Wish I had his energy! It was very well organized and we all had a great time. The spa was fantastic. Wish I could have spent more time there! Everyone really tried to make it fun and enjoyable. Thank you!

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4.1 out of 5

Fun times, bad food! by jctrainer1997

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The food in the dining room wasn't that great. My husband and our friend ordered a flat iron steak, medium. It was well done(no pink) and was so tough they didn't eat it. Three of us ordered baked potatoes, they were cold(the butter didn't even melt on them) and they where half cooked.

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5 out of 5

Awesome Cruise by thamby

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Mini family vacay....Grandkids first cruise. We had an amazing time.

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4.7 out of 5

Girls weekend by pebblesmoose

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All in all the cruise was a great get away with my friends. The staff was always pleasant and eager to help. The entertainment was great. We were in awe of Gary the cruise director. He was so full of energy and very engaging. Thanks for a great time!

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4.9 out of 5

Fun time by wadd48

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Had a great time,so much fun. Everyday was so much fun. The food was everywhere and great.

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4 out of 5

Fun cruise by rachelmryan

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Fun trip. Smaller boat than previous cruises but didn’t even miss the extra room. Staff very friendly, food ok, drinks good.

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4.7 out of 5

Incredible family getaway by Resqnyou

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Great first cruise for our entire family of 7. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and looking forward to doing it again!

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3.5 out of 5

Old ship great staff but couldn’t make up for the bad ship and destination by apackardplc

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The steward was amazing and so was the cruise director. They were the highlights of an otherwise pretty awful ship. Not much to do, lots of swaying paid extra for a king bed which turned out to be to twins pushed together(like I couldn’t just push two beds together myself?). The buffet was NOT 24/7 not even the drink machine was. Nassau was a beachy version of East Atlanta. Not pleased at all. But I had a good time with my wife just being away from work staring at the ocean.

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4 out of 5

Great time by hudsonharris

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Excellent time, would gladly recommnend and future travel.

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