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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

  • MarkM  Carnival Fantasy  Charleston to Bahamas

    Lame forgettable cruise on worn out antiquated ship. Cruise is basically a 120 hour relentless sales pitch. Advice: bring your Dramamine and keep an eye on the ships accounting dept. Check you... read more

  • Kari Krueger  Carnival Valor  Group Getaway

    Nice cruise for the value. So much to see and do with all the stops the ship makes. And if you like jewelry, there are plenty. If I had a $1 for every jewelry store I saw at the islands, I'd be a... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Kari Krueger  Carnival Valor  Group Getaway

    Nice cruise for the value. So much to see and do with all the stops the ship makes. And if you like jewelry, there are plenty. If I had a $1 for every jewelry store I saw at the islands, I'd be a... read more

  • Stan Skipper  Carnival Fascination  Bahamas

    We sailed on the Carnival Fascination out of Jacksonville, FL on 14 February 2015 with my wife, 3 other couples, and one solo cruiser. This was my 11th cruise overall (8th with Carnival) and my... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • F B Betenson  Carnival Magic  Western Carribean

    Easier boarding and exiting the ship than I have found in the past. Overall I think the cruise experience has been cheapened. Decreased quality and options on the menu. Extra charge now... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • ONEITH FITZGERALD  Carnival Freedom   Eastern

    Fun and sun on the Carnival Freedom!! The food that my wife and I had on the ship, we thought it was very good overall during the cruise. Stayed in cabin 1051 on the panorama deck.... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Brian  Carnival Sunshine  To Bahamas

    My fiance and I purchased and took the 3-day cruise to Nassau Bahamas on the Carnival Sensation from January 22nd to the 25th, 2015. This cruise was a horrible experience due to the following 10... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • mick tribble  Carnival Pride  caribbean

    having cruised with a lot of major cruise lines in UK, had an offer for this cruise from travel company we use, cruise was good value, food was good, only a few minor gripes but not worth losing... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • JNBTEX  Carnival Sensation  Port Canaveral to Nassau RT

    Review from a vegetarian family of 5 with three kids 6 and under. Our first cruise with kids. Overall, the cruise was mediocre. It worked well for our kids. Dining was mildly disappointing.... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Jess  Carnival Sunshine  San Juan grand Turk st Thomas st marten

    I am writing in regards to the Honeymoon cruise that my husband and I took on the Carnival Sunshine from October 17th-October 25th. This cruise did not even come close to meeting our expectations... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Phillip and Marsha Lawwill  Carnival Pride  western carribean

    We arrived a little early and could not believe the number of people bringing 12-24 packs of sodas and water and even Styrofoam coolers aboard.This sure takes away from looking like a class... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Phillip and Marsha Lawwill  Carnival Pride  western carribean

    We arrived a little early and could not believe the number of people bringing 12-24 packs of sodas and water and even Styrofoam coolers aboard.This sure takes away from looking like a class... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    4 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

    4 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

    11 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

    6 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

    5 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

    5 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

    3 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.
 

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