A good time on the Carnival Holiday

Holiday Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 14, 2009

Ship: Holiday

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

The ship was older and small with few activities for teens. Having said that my wife and I had a good time on the Holiday. It's smaller sizes created a more intimate atmosphere. The itinerary was altered prior to our departing Mobile, AL due to a malfuntion with the ship. Instead of visiting Progresso we visted Calica (Playa de Carmen), which, was disappointing, but we did have a good time. If your looking for a casual trip this is a cruise for you. The staff was the "Best". Went above and beyond to please the passangers. The staff was the Holiday's greatest attribute.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All food was very good, especially in the main dining area. I would compare it to an upscale restaurant.


5 out of 5
Entertain was excellent. We attended several shows and they were fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
What else can I say they were what made our trip on the Holiday. They more than went out of their way to please the passangers. Every single crewmember I interacted with was friendly and helpful. Just a great bunch!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Too small for some and older. It had limited on board activities due to it's age and size. The rooms were older and all public area's were very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The staterooms were functional, but older. They reminded me of a Best Western Hotel; okay but not great.

Ports Of Call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We had a great time at Cozumel. We started the day snorkeling and finished by shopping and eating at Senior Frogs (it was a great atmosphere and the food was good).
Don't Miss: Too many activities to see on one trip.

Pros: The staff on the Holiday our very helpful and friendly

Cons: The Holiday is older and small without the attributes of a larger newer ship

Recommends Holiday? Yes!

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