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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

  • Casey  Carnival Triumph  Galveston to Cozumel

    My wife and I have just returned from a five day four night cruise to Cozumel Mexico aboard the Carnival Triumph sailing out of Galveston Texas. The entire experience was top notch, far beyond... read more

  • Bernardo  Carnival Ecstasy  Miami-Nassau-Miami

    To many passengers for a such a ship. Rather old ship but maintained OK. Very noisy with children running unattended and teenagers screaming with no concern towards other passengers.... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Melinda  Carnival Inspiration  Catalina

    This was our first cruise and may just be our last. Upon first glance inside, the ship was straight from the 80s with dark, mirrored decor throughout, brassy, extremely dated. Our upgraded owners... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • David  Carnival Breeze  Grand Cayman

    We did not care for some of the music or activities, feeling that they were not suitable for young children. Movies played in the main family area (swimming pool, water park, ropes course, food bar... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • tammy  Carnival Splendor  eastern carribean

    Long story short, I have sailed three times on carnival, twice on Royal Caribbean and once on the Norwegian dawn. In a nutshell, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Although I did have a nice time,... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Mark   Carnival Elation  Elation

    Just got back from the 4 day Cozumel cruise. Let me start by saying that I have traveled a good bit in my life and experienced various resorts. Etc. This cruise Is mediocre at best. Not worth the... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Tammy Still  Carnival Ecstasy  key west and cozumel

    the only good experience about this carnival cruise where the shore excursions.the staff of the ectasy were extremely rude and the ship had maintenance issues. this ship really needs to be docked... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Rose  Carnival Sensation  bahamas

    This was our first cruise. June 8th 2014 to Bahamas. Chose carnival due to dates, price and duration. Noticed on day 2 water was brownish. Washed my face in the morning and my face broke out. Went... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • John  Carnival Sensation  Bahamas

    Carnival is raising prices on cruises and cutting back with food, activities, entertainment. The ship is old and the cabins need to be remodeled from front of ship to back. We were bored. We... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Tyrone Riggins  Carnival Sunshine  Vacation

    I have been on several cruises with Carnival (A Gold Status Member) and I have taken my parents as a yearly vacation on these cruises, and this year my mother took sick a week before we cruise... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Lynda  Carnival Fantasy  Bahamas

    We took this cruise as it was close to home and it was our 30th wedding anniversary. We had gone to Nassau for our honeymoon so thought it would be nice to go back. This ship needs help! The... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Lawrence Sorth  Carnival Pride  Baltimore to the Bahamas

    The crew was great especially the dining crew(Headwaitress Leili, Team Waiter Reynaldo De Castro, Team Headwaiter, Orlando(Phillipines), Asst Team Waiter Eloyd Adviento, and Maitre D Alejandro.... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Jeannie Lewis  Carnival Freedom   Southern

    Second time on Freedom. Again the ports were lousy as before with Costa Rico and Panama. Changes were made to upgrade the ship. Serenity was so loud from the music on lido, we had to leave.... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Tracey  Carnival Glory  West Caribbean

    This was my first cruise ever and thanks to Carnival, it won't be my last, I had a ball! I was very pleased with the security and check in process in Miami. You print your bag tags at... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Tracey  Carnival Glory  West Caribbean

    This was my first cruise ever and thanks to Carnival, it won't be my last, I had a ball! I was very pleased with the security and check in process in Miami. You print your bag tags at... read more

  • JoAnn Stokes  Carnival Miracle  Glacier Bay

    well the food was mediocre - never hot - crew was super friendly and efficient - what ticked us ALL off was they changed ports then i had heard from someone who took the exact cruise the week... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Mary  Carnival Imagination  Mexican Riviera

    Pro's We sailed to Ensenada on a 4 night cruise out of Long Beach. Carnival staff was wonderful- Long Beach Port Authority are rude. We purchased the Grand Suite class and enjoyed... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • marla anderson  Carnival Valor  Caribbean

    well it was my first cruise with my step brother and step mom my oldest brother and dad. since it was my first cruise o found it really fun I loved the cabin we had the best cabin steward I cried... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Jeannette  Carnival Pride  Bahamas Cruise

    I will never go again on this type of a cruise. A waste of money. We were out of our element. I will say this ship is disgusting, nudity on its walls, not appropriate for children. Not suited... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    36 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

    5 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

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    7 users found this review helpful.
 

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