Carnival Cruise Lines Reviews

Carnival Cruise Lines reviews can be found through just about any media outlet available from websites and magazines to newspapers, brochures, travel programs, and more. It should come as no surprise that everyone’s talking about Carnival Cruise Lines – the “World’s Most Popular Cruise Line,” which carries more than 3.3 million passengers each year, has more than 1.2 million employees worldwide, and owns so many major cruise brands you’ll lose count. In short, Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise company on the planet! While Carnival Cruise Lines has its very own cruise reviews, cruise message board, and cruise forums at Carnivalconnections.com, you can find out more about the Carnival Cruise Lines vacation experience from passengers that have decided to post on other (unaffiliated) websites for whatever reason.

There are several popular cruise review websites available today offering everything from ratings and reviews to feature articles on just about every cruise line across the country — if not the world. Remember, what’s great about these sites is that real people just like you write the reviews and each person has a real live cruising experience to talk about. Cruise ships are reviewed anonymously, so you can rest assured that you are getting the real deal about the passengers Carnival Cruise Lines vacation experience.

Cruise ship reviews can cover everything from accommodations and service, to food, entertainment, destinations, and excursions. Other elements include: type of ship, size of ship, amenities, activities, price, service, ports of call, passenger demographics, and more.

Some of the top sites for Carnival Cruise wedding reviews and any other review or ratings include: Cruisecritic.com, Cruisereviewsonline.com, Cruisereport.com, Cruisedirectonline.com, and Cruisemates.com.

Cruisecritic.com offers more than just reviews, this site has several search functions to help you find everything from bargains and discounts to theme cruises, and exotic itineraries. The site also includes features, news, planning tools, and a variety of cruise message boards where fellow cruisers can exchange stories and information.

Cruisemates.com offers short reviews and ratings. The two types of ratings include: star ratings and value ratings. Star ratings are based on one question — “how good is this ship?” One star is the worst, five stars is the best. Cruisemates.com takes everything from age and accommodations to food, service, and entertainment into account when rating the worlds cruise ships. Value ratings or “thumbs up” ratings are all about the “Bang for your Buck.” Five thumbs up means the ship is an excellent value while one thumb up means you won”t find much of anything that resembles a value here.

Reviews, ratings, rankings, and popularity contests — at Cruisereviewsonline.com find out which cruise ships are at the top and which ones are not. Get other information on cruise lines, as well as information, ratings and rankings on embarkation ports, and ports-of-call.

Cruisereport.com offers the lowdown on cruise lines from A to Z. Unbiased reviews, cruise searches, quotes, and feature articles are just a few of the sites extras. You can also search for “the perfect cruise,” and browse through news pieces about cruising. After checking out their ratings and reviews, you can also search for discounts and deals. With more than 50,000 visitors per month, Cruisereport.com has information on roughly 8,500 current sailings.

Cruisedirectonline.com relies on reader surveys to help keep reviews & ratings in check. In addition to cruise ship reviews and ratings, visitors to the site will find top ten and top thirty lists, as well as feature articles about the best of the best in the world of cruises. The site has other information about discounts, as well as information on roughly 12,000 sailings. Cruise Direct Online has been featured in Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine, and on MSNBC, CNBC, MSN Money, and more.

Carnival Cruise Lines Fleet

Carnival Cruise Lines fleet — the “Fun Ship Fleet,” features 23 ships that sail to roughly a dozen destinations with dozens of ports of call on the menu. Carnival Cruise Lines Fun Ship Fleet includes: Carnival Conquest, Destiny, Ecstasy, Elation, Fantasy, Fascination, Freedom, Glory, Imagination, Inspiration, Legend, Liberty, Miracle, Paradise, Pride, Sensation, Spirit, Splendor, Triumph, Valor, Carnival Celebration, and Victory. Carnival Splendor made her debut in Europe in July 2008.

Carnival Cruise Lines Destinations and Excursions

Carnival Fun Ships sail to Alaska (Glacier, Northbound Alaska, Southbound Alaska), Bahamas, Canada/New England, the Caribbean (Eastern, Southern, and Western), Europe, Hawaii, Mexico (Baja Mexico, Mexican Riviera), Panama Canal, South America, and special voyages to Bermuda, and Transatlantic sailings.

Carnival Cruise Lines guests can choose cruise itineraries ranging from two to 10 days or more. Shore excursions run the gamut from swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling to jeep tours, motor coach journeys, rain forest exploration, and more. Below is a sample (from the Carnival Cruise Lines website) of one of Carnival’s most popular Jamaican excursions – the “Dunns River Falls Jeep Safari” (5.5 hours).

On this fun-filled excursion guests will:

·Drive up through the famous Fern Gully for a glimpse of over 200 different species of ferns.
·Get a spectacular view of the mountains and valleys of Jamaica from the highest viewpoint at Murphy Hill (2,000 feet above sea level).
·Travel through small villages and pass old historical churches, colorful local markets and statues of historical figures.
·Drive through a coffee plantation to learn about the process of making coffee.
·Stop at the world famous Dunns River Falls to climb the 600- foot waterfall or just enjoy the scenery.

Carnival Cruise Lines Onboard Experience

While Carnival Cruise Lines travels to exciting destinations and it offers some of the most adventurous excursions around, Carnival Cruise Lines onboard experience is fun and exciting as well. Onboard, you can gamble at casinos, take golf lessons, swim, go dancing, attend a live show, shop, or spend the day at Carnival Cruise Lines Spa Carnival. Spa Carnival features a health club with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a jogging track, and aerobics classes. It also features a steam room and sauna, full-body massage services, facials, loofah treatments, manicures, pedicures, and hairstyling. All Carnival Cruise Lines Casinos feature slot machines, black jack, poker, roulette, and more.

Carnival Cruise Lines Awards

As mentioned earlier, Carnival Cruise Lines currently holds the title as the “World’s Most Popular Cruise Line” and it has received numerous awards as well as high rankings throughout its 36-year history. The National Association of Cruise-Oriented Agencies (NACOA) named Carnival Cruise Lines “Cruise Line of the Year” for three years in a row, it earned “best value” honors for six years in a row by the World Cruise & Ocean Liner Society, and Carnival received the “Gold Excellence Award” by American Express Travel Service.

Carnival Cruise Lines has also received nine platinum awards including: Best Family Oriented Line, Best Bang for the Buck, Best Singles Line, Best Entertainment, Best Children’s Program, Best Onboard Activities, Best Disco, Best Casino and Best Tropical Drink in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “1999 Annual Readers” Choice Awards – topping more categories than any other cruise line.

Carnival Cruise Lines Booking

For more information about Carnival Cruise Lines or to book a cruise visit the official website: www.carnival.com. You can also book a cruise through just about any discount booking search engine such as Expedia.com or Orbitz.com, or you can contact your local cruise travel specialist.

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