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 Carnival Cruise Line

Founded by cruise visionary Ted Arison in 1972, Carnival Cruise Lines had a very rocky start when its first ship, the former ocean liner Mardi Gras, ran aground off Miami on its maiden voyage. And while the competitors made fun of Arison by offering "Mardi Gras on the Rock" drinks aboard their ships, Carnival added two more former liners to its fleet. In 1981 the company's first newbuild, Tropicale, entered service, which was the beginning of a story of a tremendous and unparalleled success: from 1981 to late 2001, Carnival put into service 18 new ships, with five more on order until 2004. Today the world's largest cruise line, Carnival offers the well-known and extremely popular "Fun Ship" concept with colorful interiors and non-stop action around the clock.

 Recent Carnival Reviews

  • S H Clarke  Carnival Pride  Caribbean

    Overall, we were not happy with our cruise for the following reasons - - Too much time at sea, only two short ports of call, and lots of waiting in line. - Lack of communication... read more

  • Smith  Carnival Splendor  Bahamas

    Overall, it was a good time away from the office... Bland food, no wow factor...expected more. Good, roomy cabin. Service was good. Ok shows and entertainment.... read more

  • David Landovsky  Carnival Breeze  Southern Caribbean

    The carnival Breeze is great for families. The water park alone is what decided our ship to choose. A very large ship, deck space is limited and crowded mainly because of all the activities that... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Mike  Carnival Fascination  Nassau

    Brief Synopsis: Fascination is an old ship that a makeover can’t help. Not enough activities or chairs for the number of passengers. Not enough entertainment. Drink programs are not... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Lori  Carnival Victory  Caribbean

    This was our 6th Carnival cruise and unfortunately, our least favorite. Unfortunately, I believe it is the passengers' fault rather than Carnival's. My husband & I are very social,... read more

  • Lyle Orr  Carnival Dream  Western Carribean

    This cruise reminded us of two things. 1) We love the ease and bonuses included with cruising. We forget this as most vacations have us using the many hotel program points I earn as a business... read more

  • Mary B  Carnival Paradise  Mexico

    Three of us took a girls cruise to relax and have fun.... I decided to surprise my friends by upgrading us from a cabin with a window to a Grand Suite (U107) It cost alot more, but I wanted us to... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Darrell  Carnival Dream  Caribbean

    I would recommend parking off port site because the rates have been raised and i call it price gouging, the parkcruise company was great getting us there and back to the ship. I cruise on all... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Gary Hagemeister  Carnival Glory  Western Caribbean

    The Carnival Glory is a wonderful experience for first time and seasoned travelers. The staff is amazing! Food was excellent. Not one bad experience. Stateroom was always very clean... read more

  • BETH  Carnival Glory 

    Being my first cruise I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I had a great time and want to go on another cruise. Breakfast was pretty much the same every day. Wish I would have... read more

  • Thomas Whitworth  Carnival Triumph  cozumel

    I was very disappointed in this cruise. It is a low dollar cheap cruise,. Do not expect too much . The food in my opinion was average at best. The buffet was better than the dining rooms.... read more

  • Sheebah  Carnival Imagination  Ensenada

    We enjoyed a quick 2-night cruise aboard the Imagination late January 2014. We were a party of three- me, 40, my hubby, 50 and our 5 year old son. As we live on the Central CA coast, this was a... read more

  • David Mullen  Carnival Liberty  Eastern Carib

    Had a GREAT time.Had everything taken care of at the airport,entrance was easy. Loved the workers,very friendly. Josh the cruise director was great,loved the music & magic... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Ellie Valentijn  Carnival Pride  Bahamas

    I traveled in January, 2014 out of Baltimore with my mother(age 65) and my 3 kids, ages 4, 8, 11. Overall, we had a good time. This was our first cruise. I'm not sure if we will do another one. If... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Tania  Carnival Imagination  Carribean

    Too crowded. We were in lines for everything. There weren't enough seats in informal dining; we had to go to a completely different part of the deck just to find a place to sit down. There were... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Patty  Carnival Miracle  Alaska

    This was a wonderful cruise. We had a blast. Glacier Bay was amazing. If you are going on an Alaskan cruise, don't even think about picking an itinerary that doesn't include it! The food... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Renee Sajda  Carnival Freedom   Caribbean

    This cruise was about my 15 cruise I have been on. I have cruised with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Carnival. This is the 3rd Carnival Cruise that I have taken. From this experience I... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Lien  Carnival Conquest  None

    The slide was slow and the line was long. the pools were a bit too cold but the hot tub was amazing!!!!! The food was great but the waiters weren't all that friendly. It was great... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Sheebah  Carnival Miracle  Mexican Rivera

    We had a relaxing cruise aboard the Miracle in an aft extended view balcony and wanted to share the good, the great, and the minor bummers. I am 40, my husband 50 and our son is 4. This was a 40th... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Dave  Carnival Ecstasy  Exotic Western Caribbean

    This was our third cruise, and Carnival did not disappoint! We pick Carnival because of all of the fun activities, and even though there were a lot of seniors on this cruise due to the time of... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • jeanette  Carnival Freedom   jazz cruise

    Ship was very nice. Cabins were big, as well as the balcony. Was nice traveling with the talent who performed on the ship. I would say we had a great time, minus the dining experience and noisy... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Linda Webb  Carnival Freedom   eastern carribean

    Since I've always cruised with Carnival, I have nothing to compare it to, but as always I thought it was wonderful! I've always found the ships to allow a choice for anyone. You may chose to be... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • John Sleeper  Carnival Inspiration  Catalina

    I paid premium price, $2,800, for a relaxing 4 day cruise. What I got was nothing but disappointed. All the promises that were made to sell me the owner suite package were NEVER met. Embarkation... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • James Green  Carnival Pride  Bahamas

    Our room's bathroom smelled like someone missed the toilet although once we complained it was cleaned satisfactorily. Onshore shopping meant stopping only at isolated places Carnival had a major... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Norma Gallegor  Carnival Pride  Eastern Caribbean

    It was terrible....Never go on this cruise line again The food was cold in the morning buffet and the dinner was bad also. The lobster made me sick and the flat iron steak was like leather.... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.

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