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5 out of 5

Very relaxing Caribbean Cruise..just what we needed. by dkw430

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We had canceled this cruise due to death in family but later rebooked. The ship provided us quiet time for recovery and rest, but also provided entertainment when we felt up for some fun. We enjoyed the Carnival dancers and the cruise director was a live wire and he drew us out of our sorrow to have fun in the lobby and up on Lido deck. We had the choice of sitting on our balcony or attending the shows and the Cruise director Brad would put such an emphasis on the action that he drew us out of our cabin.

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4 out of 5

Wonderful time with family horrible time with guest services! by anapier2016

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I was and have been charged twice for everything i did both my credit card and my bank account was charged for everything! my bank account has been overdrawn 222.00 and i have gotten a 35.00 overdraft fee i need this corrected today as i have been back since saturday! the first of the month has came and bills are due and i keep getting told its already taken care of when it hasnt!

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4.5 out of 5

Fantastic Friend Getaway by shenell323

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This cruise was great!. Just have fun and do as much as possible. Please do at least 1 excursion. Tgey are alwsys cheaper once you get off the boat

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4.1 out of 5

Excellent experience. by jdjasminedonnel

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I.had an awesome experience and can't wait for my next carnival cruise. My room steward Panca was the best. I hope I get a room in his area again.

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3.7 out of 5

Great Ports by JGeter1011

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The overall cruise was great,the food and entertainment could have been better. The ports were amazing I would definitely do this itinerary again. I would suggest that Carnival find a way to put more Kiosk for the sign and sail card on the ship as well as a better way to disembark.

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4.2 out of 5

I feel ripped off by kevntiff1999

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I will never book through again. I feel ripped off because I was under the impression my husband and I had $750 to spend onboard. When I got home and called 888-759-5514 the agent said that was only if I spend $10,000!! Are you kidding me?!?! So upsetting and deceiving. We would not have spent the money we did on the ship had we known that.

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3.5 out of 5

This definitely was not a Disney cruise (you get what you pay for). by cruiseasfamily

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Embarkation was an excessively long process with long lines at each point. Kids' clubs (ages 12-14 and 15-18) sucked. Dive in theater was fine, but all other entertainment sucked. Ports of call were fine. Comedians were not funny, our party found them disgusting and left several shows early. The "family friendly" shows were not much better. We bought the "bottomless bubbles" package. The roaming bar staff refused to serve us. We had to wait at the bar each time we wanted drinks. Our room was the best part of the cruise. Our room steward was great! For Debarkation you are kicked out of your rooms before 8:30 only to sit around until they call your floor to let you off with your luggage. They didn't let us get in the long line to get off the ship until after 11 am. We didn't actually get to the outside of the port until after noon. Other cruise companies handle this much more smoothly.

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4.9 out of 5

Great trip!!!! by rog6785

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we had a great time on our cruise and cruise only was top notch sending us reminders as well.

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4.2 out of 5

Great Cruise Experience by travisbertsch

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This cruise experience was one of my favorite. I’ve previously cruises on both Carnival Ecstacy and Triumph and confidently say this was one of the better experiences.

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5 out of 5

First Exciting Cruise Ever by jahalcid

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We really had a good time being our first cruise, the experience was spectacular..Had the chance to take picture with the captain, lots of picture with Emma (the cruise director) She is awesome! Everything was just a positive vibes, i would surely recommend this to my friends and would love to cruise again...and oh I'm cruising again on oct 11th to the 14th out of long beach..thru ADCventura?latin dancing...lots and lots of it.I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone on the cruise ship made our vacation a memorable one.

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3.1 out of 5

Horrible by kmstringari

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Very frustrating not at all relaxing. We almost missed one of our excursions do to wrong instructions on our paperwork. The buffet food was Horrible and the fish in the main dining room was undercooked. They need to keep Guys Burgers and the pizza place open a lot longer..

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4.9 out of 5

Family fun cruise by msmap

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Overall a great cruise! Nice ports of call. Great vacay!

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4 out of 5

summer 2018 by mironabertsch

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Evening dining team was excellent. Food selection overall was great and especially the evening meal at the Posh. Could use less smoke in the casino. Cabin cleaning could be more frequently.

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3.5 out of 5

Not what I expected! by thardnett

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This ship is old. You were able to hear every move someone made. They were always repairing something on the ship. Food in the lido deck seem to always be closed so early. Some of the staff seem to have the I am worked too much attitude. My kids love the pizza but they were very slow and did t seem to like when you asked for more than 2 slices. However Ms. Emma energy was awesome. She kept the fun going. I have no idea how she had that much energy but her smile and joy made the trip fun and enjoyable.

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4.4 out of 5

Great experience with my granddaughter! by karenrmcdonald

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We had a great time together. We felt very safe during our excursions and enjoyed our experiences.

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5 out of 5

Awesome experience by sylviavela79

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We had a wonderful cruise, I would highly recommend my friends and family to cruise with carnival .. Excited to plan our next one !

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4.5 out of 5

Family Caribbean Cruise by ccwell440

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Great ship. Can't tell that it had been refurbished. Great crew. Loved cabin 9200 because of the floor to ceiling views and extra room for our family. King size sofabed, two chairs, and two twin beds added additional room for family and friends that visited to enjoy the view at sunset.

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4.2 out of 5

Great Experience but spent more than expected by michelleramos99

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During my cruise I tipped my dinners and my room service so I was taken back when I was charged the gratuity per person. I now know better in the future as I will no add additional tips if I choose to take another cruise.

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4.7 out of 5

Wonderful Family Memories at Sea by msjoys

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This cruise was a family cruise for my mother's 70th birthday. She truly enjoyed the week of family and we all enjoyed what ended up being a great vacation. I was traveling with my 13 year old daughter and 7 month old son, so I was a little nervous about traveling with an infant. But everyone did everything they could to make it a great experience. Antonio, our steward, was always very accommodating in making sure we had everything we needed. Kris Ann always greeted us with a smile when we entered the dining room and keep my son laughing whenever he saw her. And Rafael ensue that every dining experience was amazing... helping us navigate children's menus for the kids and just simply making things easy so I could enjoy the meals. I have cruised other cruise lines in the past, but Carnival is my favorite. Their people make all the difference!!!! Everyone is so nice and so helpful. You truly feel like you are getting away from it all. The disembarkation process was different from my last cruise, but even it was easy. I mean when you have that many people, you expect to wait. But they kept things are orderly and organized as possible. Thank you for making my mother's birthday a very memorable one! I can't wait for my next Carnival Cruise.

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4.9 out of 5

A piece of paradise by maureenRod23

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Dinner staff and fun squad made the cruise! Fun for all ages. So much food and so delicious

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