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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

  • Renee Finley   Carnival Valor  Cozumel and Progesso

    Our first cruise on the Valor. The ship is beautiful. Our Jr Suite had wood flooring and carpet. Bath had tub/shower and double sinks. Normally our cabin steward greets us. Didn't see our steward... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Julia Mitchell  Carnival Dream  Western Caribbean

    Our overall experience did not disappoint. We had a great experience and enjoyed the things that suited our tastes while avoiding the things that we do not particularly care for, all without... read more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Carli  Carnival Conquest  Caribean

    CARNIVAL IS A TERRIBLE COMPANY WITH TERRIBLE MORALS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE AND QUALITY CONTROL. TAKE CAUTION! The Carnival Conquest cruise was the worst experience of my life. This cruise was a... read more

  • Wendy Dael  Carnival Pride  cruise

    Sandor at the Sky Box Bar was the best!!!!!!!!!!!!! read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Jaded  Carnival Conquest  Western Caribbean

    OMG THIS WAS A HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE, LOUSY, ROTTEN CRUISE!!!! 1) My room steward would not quit coming into my room. Jose would knock and then immediately use his card to come in. It seemed he... read more

  • Suzan Livengood  Carnival Miracle  Mexican Riviera

    This was my 7th cruise on Carnival and must admit I was completely disappointed. The money I spent for services and beverages were really overvalued. $40.00 for a bottle of $8 wine! Really? Pay... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Sunni  Carnival Valor  Cozumel

    Overall my first cruise ever was better than i expected it to be! I expected to get sea sick (I didn't). The first day was lost due to fog. So we lost one day at port. However, staff... read more

  • Lynn  Carnival Sensation  Miami to nowhere we were scheduled

    We left port of Miami late to find out 10 MINUTES later we would not be going to Jamaica. Carnival knew the weather but didn't care about their passengers comfort or safety. Mass maritime even... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Katie  Carnival Valor  Caribbean

    Overall - nice. Being with family was the best. We dont usually have that much time together, especially not for 7 days! The children really enjoyed it and it was fun watching their reactions.... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Burton   Carnival Paradise  Cozumel

    Wonderful ship. Amazing staff. Hats off to Albert in the Destiny dining room at dinner. A guy sitting at a table beside us was loudly complaining that his order had not been taken yet. The table... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Gina Mckenzie  Carnival Fantasy  Mexico

    Staff was fantastic very friendly. Dana aka Mr D. from China made me feel like a princess. Dewan always happy to great me. He had remembered me from previous cruise different ship a year ago pretty... read more

  • Marybeth Przygocki  Carnival Glory  Western carribean

    Carnival has lost me and my family as a customer. They had a septic issue the entire cruise that stunk up the staterooms, hallways, and even the outside areas. The food was mediocre at best.... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Roger  Carnival Triumph  COZUMEL PROGRESO

    we just returned from a port progreso......took shuttle to shop more..........this town would not take us way, now the town itself, after taking the shuttle... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • frank t yuhas  Carnival Pride  bahamas

    I have been on this ship 5 times but I think this will be my last time.Maintenance seems to be lacking,lots of rust everywhere you look.The dividers between the balcony railings are falling off... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Mitzi Mccarty  Carnival Dream  New Orleans

    This is my 2nd cruise and I really enjoyed it...however I think it is really stupid that both parties have to by the alcohol package... my husband drinks and I don't. .. so he had to buy his drinks... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • JJ  Carnival Dream  Western Carib

    When embarking from NOLA (boarding time was 1:00PM)our bags had not shown up at our cabin at 5:00PM even though there were bags outside adjacent cabins. I checked with Customer Service who told me... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Andrew Batty  Carnival Vista  Mediterranean

    This was our first ever cruise, so we don't have anything to benchmark it against. But I'll tell you what we thought of it and also what I wish i had known before we went. Carnival Vista is... read more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    3 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

    5 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

    7 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

    7 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

    6 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

    8 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

    3 users found this review helpful.

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