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Honeymoon Cruise by dominiquelowe

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This was our honeymoon cruise and overall the experience was very good. Getting on and off the ship to start and end the cruise was very easy. I had been on this same cruise 13 years ago and this experience was much better than the first time. I do not recommend paying for the internet package because it really didn't work; major lag time or not working at all. Also, we bought the Bubbles package and I definitely don't think we drank $70 worth of soda. Overall, it was a very good experience!

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4.5 out of 5

Great, simple cruise by lenmuffit

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This is a great "starter" cruise--it was our first and it really gave us a great taste of what a cruise is like without being too overwhelming or expensive. I really recommend this for LA locals and those who haven't cruised before and aren't sure if they'll like it.

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4.6 out of 5

Wonderful 3 days by atulbits

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awesome way to spend the end of the year ! love the whole experience.

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5 out of 5

Family Fun Cruise by tedmoney

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Very enjoyable and rewarding, enjoyed the excursions and activities offered on the Cruise

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4.8 out of 5

Great Christmas Cruise by mirandamarquit

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Really enjoyed doing this cruise over Christmas. It was fun and festive, and there was plenty to do in order to relax, enjoy the season, and have a great time.

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4.8 out of 5

Great Trip! by jeremystratton

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A very enjoyable week and a opportunity to have the whole family together. The Salmon Bagel Sandwhiches were amazing.

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4.7 out of 5

Round-trip Cruise by mmlizzard18

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I think that the entire cruise was beautiful and relaxing they had lots of things to do. Although, since they ended up changing the days we were going to be at the ports I think that the activities for the events go a little messed up and there were less things to do the longer the cruise went on. But other than that it was a excellent first cruise.

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2.3 out of 5

Not feeling it was money well spent by davidsgonzales

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We were shocked and felt mislead by the excessive gratuities and lack of soft drinks without a drink pass. It felt like gouging a captive audience. Lack of activities during the day time.

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3.4 out of 5

Some What disapointing by renaycrosby

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Would take a lot for us to try it again. Did not think the time and money spent was worth our time.

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4.6 out of 5

Out of the world experience by atulbits

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It was one of the best experiences I had in my life. The ship is really good, staff wonderful and helping , food nice and Well spread. I will do it again and again over the times to come

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4.2 out of 5

Wonderful Vacation by haybrat

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Our family vacation was fun and relaxing. All staff was very friendly

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4.1 out of 5

A great cruise! by campingsopas

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We really thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. This was our 2nd cruise. See the comedy shows and the 70's rock and roll show they are both GREAT! Enjoy the good food and desserts. We mostly ate in the dining room ("anytime dining" was good and we did not wait too long to get seated). The buffet on the lido deck was ALWAYS packed and so we did not really eat there although that is an option. Pool is small and outdoors so we did not use it as it was way too cold in December. There are two hot tubs in the adults only area (aft of the ship, deck 9 maybe?) which were nice with a nearby bar. We enjoyed that once. In Ensenada there is a Zipline and ropes bridge course that is so fun. ('LaCanopy"?) It is a bit far from the ship. You can get there by taxi or Uber I understand. We used a company called "Ensenadatourguide.com" and booked it online and we LOVED it. They pick you up and take you there and wait for you and then take you somewhere else, etc... I highly recommend this company as it is affordable and the guide Fernando was AWESOME and spoke English and was very helpful and accommodating. (see Trip Advisor for advice on things to do in Ensenada). I really liked this cruise and the ship was nice and clean and staff was helpful. I was a little uncertain about Carnival because I know it is 'entry level" but we were very happy! Affordable little get-away!!!

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3.6 out of 5

Older ship but still a lot of fun by LoganCruiser

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Overall we enjoyed the cruise a lot. The food was alright, pretty good in the dining room but mediocre at the buffets. The service in the dining room left something to be desired but overall the staff was really courteous and tried to remember your name whenever they spoke to you. Unfortunately one of the hot tubs was broken so it packed the others more. Otherwise prepare to get upsold on EVERYTHING. That was the biggest negative.

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4.7 out of 5

very relaxing by rose43105057

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I enjoyed the cruise. It was relaxing...just what I wanted.

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3.6 out of 5

Older ship but still a lot of fun by sweetskills

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Overall we enjoyed the cruise a lot. The food was alright, pretty good in the dining room but mediocre at the buffets. The service in the dining room left something to be desired but overall the staff was really courteous and tried to remember your name whenever they spoke to you. Unfortunately one of the hot tubs was broken so it packed the others more. Otherwise prepare to get upsold on EVERYTHING. That was the biggest negative.

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5 out of 5

Very fun and relaxing by blancokristy

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Food and all the service was awesome. Would definitely cruise again.

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3.4 out of 5

Relaxation Cruise. Short get away by YfrFqh8zlWp9VsHA2uI74KtLo

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Choose either 1st seating or 2nd seating for dinner. You’ll get better service having the same staff for your meals.

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4.6 out of 5

Amazingly fun and relaxing by salley72

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Very friendly and personable staff, made us feel like royalty..

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4.8 out of 5

Great time, good food, great drinks, great people! by timholland99

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We went to celebrate a couple of friend's birthdays and had a great time. All of us are over worked and stressed, so we took it easy and went with the flow. No pressure anywhere. Food was great, drinks were well made, and everyone was really friendly. Just what we all needed.

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4 out of 5

Ok by byrnekd

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Did not like the fact that people where smoking marijuana on the ship

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