Carnival Tropicale

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  • Do ships always lean? NO!

    Dec 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More personal service, good entertainment ,, short lines
    Cons: sewer problems, overall ship maintenance

    Summary: We took the 5 day cruise, December 1999, out of Tampa. When we boarded, I thought the ship leaned because of the way it was tied. Silly me! (This was my 3rd cruise, the other 2 being on Carnival's Fantasy out of Port Canaveral). We were a little leery ... read more

  • My First Cruise!!!

    Jan 31, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Cons: Age aside, there's too much to discuss!

    Summary: My parents, grandmother, and I went to our first cruise on the former Fun Ship Carnival Tropicale in autumn 1995, and we had a blast! It was a 7-day cruise (Frankly, it was the only one for now, since I'm going on a 5-day cruise with Royal ... read more

  • Thank God there is no Tropicale

    Feb 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Doesn't exist any more
    Cons: Every thing

    Summary: To begin, Carnival, like the genius it is, sold this "Nightmare of the Seas" to themselves. If you don't know, Carnival owns many cruise lines. They decided to sell the Tropicale to another one of IT'S OWN companies. This was probably to trick people ... read more

  • 11/22/2000 Panama Review

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Camp Carnival, Cabin Steward
    Cons: The rest

    Summary: Camp Carnival was great. The ladies really were fun and my 5 year old daughter had a blast. The cabin steward was great too. He made sure we were comfortable, got things for us, etc. But, beyond that it was terrible. We ... read more

  • Panama Canal 12/2/2000

    Dec 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: embarkation/disembarking, baggage handling, cabin size
    Cons: lack of windows in common areas, mediocre service, inaccurate descriptions of excursions, mechanical problems

    Summary: Although I had been on six other cruises, this was my first time sailing on a Carnival ship. I was particularly looking forward to visiting Aruba and having a chance to see some of the famous bio-diversity of Costa Rica and Panama. When we ... read more

  • Panama Canal - 10 days - partial

    Dec 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy cabin, ports of call
    Cons: Ship needs overhaul

    Summary: Saturday, December 2, 2000 we left for Panama Canal on Carnivalís Tropical out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. The ports of call were to be; Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, partial Canal at the Gatun Locks, Limon, Costa Rica and Key West, FL returning on the 12th to ... read more

  • Dec. 2, 2000 Panama Canal

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size of ship, staff, food, cabin size
    Cons: Activities geared more for retirees

    Summary: Coming from a Great Lakes boating and commercial fishing family, and having sailed many cruises and fishing expeditions around the world, I am no stranger to the perils and pleasures of the waters. Keeping this in mind, I like to think I am ... read more

  • Good Things come in Small Packages

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Price and the Service
    Cons: none really

    Summary: Even though the Tropicale is one of the smaller and older ships, only has 1000 passenger capacity, but a crew of 500, You receive the royal treatment. The ship had two small pools, workout room, sun bathing deck (which I kept my hubby off, as some ... read more

  • OK, not great

    Oct 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: room service, music, swimming pools
    Cons: expensive drinks and excursions, kind of hokey

    Summary: My husband and I just returned from a 5 day cruise on the Tropicale to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. For our first-time cruise, it was an OK experience, however, we have left the ship not so sure that we would like to cruise again. Carnival ... read more

  • AWESOME! Ignore the complainers!!

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size and condition of ship- NICE!!
    Cons: NONE-- Very satisfied!!

    Summary: This was our third Carnival Cruise on September 9, 2000 for a 5-day, Grand Cayman and Cozumel itinerary. My wife and I were a little nervous about taking the Tropicale based on some of the reviews we read. Upon arrival, we were ABSOLUTELY delighted! The ... read more

  • The best vacation I've ever had...

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, entertaining, and lively
    Cons: Rooms were a little small

    Summary: This was the first cruise I had ever been on, and it was wonderful! There was plenty to do on the ship, dining, drinking, dancing, and gambling. At our first stop I wend snokeling, and I have never seen water that blue in my life. It looked like I ... read more

  • Quaint Ship

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size of Ship, ports of call
    Cons: decor of ship

    Summary: We signed up for a "chartered" cruise on the Carnival Tropicale in February of 1999. Our ports of call were Key West, British Virgin Isles, Puerto Rico, Panama canal, Costa Rica, and Cozumel. The ship departed and arrived at Tampa, Florida. ... read more

  • First Cruise

    Aug 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, romantic, exciting, less expensive than other cruise lines.
    Cons: Not enough time if you take less than 7 days.

    Summary: My first cruising experience was aboard the Tropicale, which at the time we took that cruise, it left from Los Angeles. I was expecting a larger ship but I was not in the least disappointed. It was an older ship but it had a sense of elegance to it. ... read more

  • Have a great time on the Tropicale

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: This is a great cruise
    Cons: None that I know of

    Summary: As part of graduation present, my mother and I decided to take a cruise. My mother is not rich, and could not afford a high priced cruise, we chose Carnival Cruise Lines, as their website is very easy to navigate around. We found an affordable trip on ... read more

  • Just leave me on the island

    Jul 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excursions
    Cons: food, cabins, facilities

    Summary: I had never been on a cruise before, but from what I had been told by others about cruises, I was expecting breathtaking luxury. However, my experience on the Carnival Tropicale left something to be desired. The itinerary is as follows. ... read more

  • Loads of Fun

    May 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of fun
    Cons: cabin was a bit warm

    Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed cruising on the Tropicale. Although the ship is obviously older, it is clean and well maintained. I went on the trip to have a great time at a reasonable price and I certainly did that. We sailed on May 20, 2000 to the Grand Cayman ... read more

  • Honeymooners Beware!!!!!

    Apr 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not Much
    Cons: Read About It

    Summary: Attention Honeymooners: Based on my personal experience, I would not recommend this cruise for you. Although Carnival tries to cater to you, in my honest opinion, they do a horrible job. My wife and I laugh about our 7 day long honeymoon on ... read more

  • Our 3yr old had a blast!!

    Apr 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small ship, good food, great kids program
    Cons: old, small rooms, smoking allowed

    Summary: We just returned from a 4 day cruise on the Tropicale from Tampa to Key West and Cozumel. We may be crazy, but we brought along our 3 year old son. We chose Carnival because of the good kids program. You can have your kids (ages 2 and up) in the kids ... read more

  • 4 day cruise is a great getaway

    Mar 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: a lot of things to do,fun
    Cons: not alot of time in ports

    Summary: I went on the four day cruise to Key West and Cozumel i thought it was a great getaway. when we first entered the ship we were greeted by a friendly staff. There was food all the time so you didnt have to worry about being hungry and the food was ... read more

  • A GREAT way to ring in the New Year!

    Feb 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Galen (staff), gifts, weather
    Cons: None really

    Summary: Some might say I'm spoiled :) I'll go along with that! My mom decided 3 years ago, that we were going to ring in the new century aboard the Carnival Tropicale! We were aboard one of the MANY Millenium Cruises Carnival offered. The minute ... read more

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