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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

  • luc  Carnival Vista  mediterranean

    Seventh cruise with carnival since 2008 (and 7 with Royal, 2 with Costa and 3 with NCL) ans the worst one. Plenty of small détails reveal it.Main activities are open only in the afternoon.... read more

  • Steve  Carnival Triumph  New Orleans to Cozumel and Progreso

    Our experience on this cruise is not typical for most cruisers, but it was exactly what we were looking for. Our mission was simply to chill. Not to party or overindulge in food or drink, or lay... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Melodie Shepherd  Carnival Liberty  Caribean

    We had unexplained itinerary changes prior to departure. Did not get to port in cozumel which is main reason for trip and we were told they were aware of the issue (ship thrusters ) prior to... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Lora Downes  Carnival Triumph  New Orleans to Mexico and back

    The Dr's and nurses along with the Captain took less than 15 minutes to make the decision to turn the boat around as they knew I was having a stroke. We were 4 hours from Cozumel and they still... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Sherry  Carnival Magic  western caribbean

    I am a platinum member with Carnival. My husband, myself and our granddaughter had a fabulous time on the Magic. We had the best cabin steward!! He was there for our every needs...Always greeting... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Brenda McGregor  Carnival Triumph  Cozemel and Progreso

    This was by far our worse cruise experience to date. The lack of communication and commitment to customer service was appalling. The quality of food served by Carnival has definitely... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Donna Koncaba  Carnival Magic  Western Caribbean

    My friends (8) and I planned this cruise for one year. This was my 3rd cruise on the Magic, but nothing could have prepared me for the disaster we encountered. I will NEVER cruise with Carnival... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Lanesha  Carnival Magic  Carribbean

    This was my 2nd cruise and husbands 4th on the magic and this was the most horrible cruise either of us have been on. the ship had just come out of dry dock and it was obviously not ready to be out... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Annemarie Duggan  Carnival Sunshine  st maarten st kitts san juan grand turk

    Extremely disappointing. It was ok nothing special. Very small cabin. No band during the day a dj played for an hour in afternoon on deck. My family and I... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Annemarie Duggan  Carnival Sunshine  st maarten st kitts san juan grand turk

    Extremely disappointing. It was ok nothing special. Very small cabin. No band during the day a dj played for an hour in afternoon on deck. My family and I... read more

  • T B  Carnival Splendor  Canada New England

    The cruise is billed as a fall foliage cruise and we had more trees turned at home in Alabama very disappointing cruise!! Disappointing and boring! Same old menu every cruise Ok... read more

  • Michelle  Carnival Breeze  caribbean

    we booked a cruise several months early for a large group, including parents and several rooms for teens. carnival not knowing room numbers of their own cruise booked several rooms on the floor... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • donna  Carnival Sunshine  eastern

    The carnival sunshine is a ship to stay away from!! The food in the dining room was good, but the buffet needs some help. With some of the food you just wanted to ask do you have anybody... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • donna  Carnival Sunshine  eastern

    The carnival sunshine is a ship to stay away from!! The food in the dining room was good, but the buffet needs some help. With some of the food you just wanted to ask do you have anybody... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • patti  Carnival Glory  carribean

    The cruise 8 destinations were all amazing with the exception of Martinique. I have never felt so belittled & shunned for being an american or from visiting from a cruise line. Not sure why the... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Veselin Vasilev  Carnival Dream  Eastern Caribbean

    Third time cruising with Carnival and it turned out to be quite disappointing. In a nutshell, the one port stop, St Maarten, I was really looking forward to was cancelled because the captain... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Daly  Carnival Spirit  Pacific Islands

    Perfect for what you pay for, except the lack of professional staff in some areas of the ship (Carnival's Serenity) for adults. Had an unpleasant time there, and never came back since we felt... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Janice  Carnival Fantasy  Bahamas

    This was my very first cruise, and I was well aware that Carnival is considered the low end of cruise lines. Carnival was chosen given the convenience (driving distance to charleston) and the price... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Jay Ward  Carnival Paradise  western Caribbean

    I have taken many cruises with Carnival over the years and sad to say I found a big decline on this cruise. We set sail out of Tampa, my parents, myself and my wife for a Christmas cruise in the... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Paco  Carnival Liberty  Eastern Caribbean

    This was the first time my wife and I had taken a cruise. We booked our cruise over the phone with a cruise specialist from Carnival who helped us make our cabin selection. It was our 30th... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Ken  Carnival Triumph  Cozumel

    We are avid cruisers but not much positive to say about this trip....best thing going for it...just 5 days. I can only say this was the single most disappointing cruise we have been on.... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Lissa Newton  Carnival Paradise  Cozumel

    After reading other reviews of this ship, we were skeptical but were pleasantly surprised because the entire cruise exceeded our expectations. A lot of people we met, and I emphasize a lot, were... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Lissa Newton  Carnival Paradise  Cozumel

    After reading other reviews of this ship, we were skeptical but were pleasantly surprised because the entire cruise exceeded our expectations. A lot of people we met, and I emphasize a lot, were... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Nancy  Carnival Glory  Eastern Caribbean

    The ship was clean, the crew was friendly and the Dining staff in the platinum dining room, Mark, Toki, and Gabriel were wonderful. Also Serhii in the buffet was friendly and always smiling and... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Freida crossley  Carnival Elation  Cosmel and Progresso

    I enjoyed our cruise to Mexico.. My husband, son, his wife, and brother were with me. The service was and is always great but it seems like there were less servers in the dining room making us wait... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
 

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