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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

  • 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

  • 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

    1 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

    1 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

    1 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

  • 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

    3 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Steve Anderson  Carnival Sensation  Bahamas

    Great Cruise for the money. Carnival actually understands who is on board. Late 30s to 70s demographic. Royal Caribbean, which we have sailed on many times, is all about Black Culture, Reggae, and... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Bernie  Carnival Splendor  NYC-Boston-Portland-Halifax Saint Johns

    First time with carnival, had used RCCL and NCL is the past. Easiest embarkation ever, although Pier 90 in NYC is a zoo. We were on a bus would not want to drive/park there. The muster drill was... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Rick  Carnival Magic  Bahamas

    Overall expectations were met or exceeded. Cruise was provided as advertised. No problems were encountered. I do recommend the cruise for others. Food was great. High quality, good... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Tina  Carnival Liberty  Caribbean

    This was my first cruise. It was ok because of the travel group I was with. The travel group regularly books trips throughout the year with Carnival. Every day the group had their own fun... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Denisia  Carnival Valor  Mexico

    The hospitality, kindness, and hard work of the cruise staff were all appreciated. Unfortunately, someone dropped the ball in the activities department. Excellent dinners. Phenomenal... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Jesus  Carnival Conquest  Southern Caribbean

    I start all my reviews by saying any time spend vacationing with my family is always quality fun time. With this said, we encountered many issues with this particular ship that need immediate... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • stephen cleland  Carnival Spirit  one way trip sydney to singapore

    I am still on it, and it is the Fawlty Towers of the sea. It is going for a refit and it shows. There are no complaints/suggestions boxes. You just queue for a very long time,... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Diane  Carnival Miracle  Mexican Rivera

    This was my first time going on a cruise. I was really expecting something different, as in comparing it to the beautiful pictures that they have on their website. I have to say it was something... read more

  • Bud  Carnival Freedom   Carribean

    I will start with a glaring issue....room service. This has changed, dont expect this service. I tried calling at different times, and only ONCE got them to answer the phone without holding for 10... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • grace  Carnival Legend  Hawaii Cruise from Honolulu

    Overall okay. We were on the 11 night cruise from Honolulu on May 7, 2015 Average food; many items repeated, not much selection except on dessert-lots of that Room was good!... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Terry  Carnival Breeze  Western Carribbean

    Do not take this cruise. There is such a low level of customer service on the Breeze, I was often in shock. The problem is, I have cruised on the RCCL's Oasis of the Seas 4 times. Compared to... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • niki  Carnival Breeze  Caribean

    Carnival Cruise Vacation 6/20-28/2015. If you have time please read the entire review it will be and eye opener. My husband and I were skeptical when friends told us to come along on a... read more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Elmer Garduno  Carnival Conquest  South caribbean

    Conquest- Worst ship in Carnival's fleet. Bad customer service, Bad entertainment, Ship in need of good cleaning. Food was good but NOT excellent. Basically the same food for lunch,... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Justin  Carnival Triumph  Progreso and Cozumel

    Ship has seen better days, service was slow at best, last cruise was on the Dream there is a difference of night and day for the entire experience, we will never go on the triumph again. In my... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Kathy Kramer  Carnival Inspiration  Mexico

    There is only one pool, and it was a madhouse of loud music, punctuated by Recreation staff shouting into the microphone about the ice carving, Hairy Chest contest, fundraising for a children's... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
 

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