(Closed) Anyone been on a Carnival cruise?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I went on a carnival cruise a looooong time ago (10 years). We just had a regular cabin. To tell you the truth, I would stick with the regular cabin. You are never going to be in that room. You are going to be out and about that you will only use the room for bathing and sleeping. It’s really not worth the extra money. But if you and your FI have the room on the top of your priorities list, then I would go with the $1700.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’ve been on two Carnival cruises, and here’s my opinion on the rooms: It’s really, really nice to have a balcony. REALLY nice. But beyond that, the extra amenities aren’t really necessary because you won’t be spending all that much time in your room. The VIP boarding would be amazing, but my sister has done both and she said that as long as you get to the cruise terminal early enough, there isn’t too much of a difference. On our last cruise we didn’t have to wait very long at all! 

So, my advice would be to get the step down from the suite. Yes, the big tub and VIP check in would be very nice, but I personally don’t think it’s worth an extra $1,000.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we’re going on a carnival cruise for our honeymoon (the Legend ship) and while I have been on three different cruise lines (disney, princess, holland america) I haven’t been on a carnival. we picked it because its a younger, fun crowd and my supervisor said that out of all of the cruise lines, her family LOVES carnival and are now members. we didn’t do a suite, because we didn’t feel it was worth it. i never spend a lot of time in the room, but since we are honeymooners, we decided to at least get a balcony. otherwise, we’ll be spending way more time exploring the islands and the ship. 🙂

happy cruising!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve been on a few Carnival cruises…with the VIP boarding you don’t have to wait in the security line..there is a special line for it and you get checked in a special area then waiting for in the long lines.  It’s a plus, but not really worth the extra $$.  

The whirlpool tub..just your basic small bathtub, it just has jets.  Most standard rooms have the small stand-up shower stalls.  Not really impressed with that.

I would however pay the extra for the balcony.  My first cruise I had an inside room.  My second cruise I had a balcony…then there was no turning back. I’ve always had the suite-balconys because I am a cruise snob.  If you don’t want to pay extra for the suite, then just make sure you get the balcony. Balcony’s are worth the extra money.  

I will look up my ship & room numbers.  What ship are you going on?  I’ve been on Carnival, Disney and Celebrity.  I will be going on a Hawaiian Norwegian one next year.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

@mogget: Just saw you’re in TX – are you cruising out of Galveston? Will you be on the Conquest? I LOVE that ship!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i agree with the other bees – the suite isnt that big a deal – but the balcony is kinda nice. I however never spend much time in the room anyway though, but then again, its your honeymoon *wink* 🙂

if you need tips – check out http://www.cruisecritic.com – alot of the posters there have pictures of actual rooms and you can ask quesetions about particular ships, port of calls, etc. it was a huuuuuge resource for me when i was doing my first cruise 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oh and i forgot to add – my last cruise we got an inside room (thats what we booked) but ended up getting a “obstructed view room” which is a balcony room with a lifeboat in front of it. so we had the natural light and fresh air but at rock bottom price! LOL and let them know you are honeymooning – they treat you like gods!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re also going on a Carnival cruise for our honeymoon adn we got a balcony room. Fi parents got a suite before and they said its not much different from the balcony except the VIP and the “whilpool” tub. I’m with the other gals, I dont think its worth the 1000!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

@mogget: You’ll love the Conquest! It’s such a fun ship! 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been on a few cruises and I was never in the room long enough to do more then sleep and shower.  There is going to be so much to do outside the room that the extra money you spent on a room will be wasted.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went on a Carnival Cruise last year with my work. We were on the Riviera level with a window. Sure it wasn’t a balcony but I didn’t mind the cabin. We only slept, showered and changed in it.

For our honeymoon FI and I decided to do a cruise with Carnival. We’re in a cabin on the Riviera level with no windows and we’re absolutely content with it. We’d rather spend more money on excursions, drinks and the casinos. Yes, we’re cheap lol.

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