Carnival Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Carnival Cruise Line is an international cruise line with headquarters in Doral, Florida. It is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc. Its logo is the funnel like the funnels found on its ships, with red, white, and blue colors. The funnels are shaped like a whale's tail. Carnival is ranked first on the list of largest cruise lines based on passengers carried annually and total number of ships in fleet.

Jessica mentioned in a review, "Our cruise for March 28 was canceled due to Covid. I was told I would receive my refund in 7 to 10 days. It is July 17, and I have not received my refund. After contacting Carnival, I was told that everything is processing and that I should have a nice day. They won’t give me anything in writing and they will not give me an answer as to when I will receive my refund. After filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, it was marked as answered because carnival said I am receiving a refund. I have still not received a refund or even gotten anything in writing besides our conversation through the Better Business Bureau to show that I am due a refund. This business is fraudulent."


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Current Employee - Information Systems says

"I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Highly political and cliquey. Value relationships more than the work. Everyone seems to be trying to advance rather than produce quality deliverables. The corporate workforce is generally incapable of attaining even moderate levels of performance."

Former Employee - Assistant/Waiter says

"I worked at Carnival full-time for less than a year Cons: Low salary, zero work/life balance, must work at least a minimum of 70hrs a week to get paid, pay was $52.00 usd monthly on paper plus tips equaling up to a max of $1000, less than 6hrs of sleep a day, confined to non-guest areas when not working(below decks), racist management - work position based on ethnicity, not allowed to leave the ship for first month etc. etc. etc."

Current Employee - Financial Analyst says

"I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than a year Cons: No growth, competitive against employees, high turn over and firing"

Former Employee - PVP says

"I worked at Carnival full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Days and hours are too long! You never receive / get compensation for the long and extended hours worked!! You are made to feel guilty if you leave work on time / ask for time off!"

Former Employee - Media Manager says

"I worked at Carnival full-time for more than a year Cons: -Living conditions of working on board (food, accommodation, work schedule, extra safety training), -Not being taken seriously as a "manager" -Core Team (assigned to 1 ship for up to 3 years straight) -Low pay ($2200 USD a month) - Strict uniform policy -Not having a proper office or desk to work in (depending on the class of ship) -Not having a private cabin as a "manager" -Not being trusted by shoreside management (they often have surprise shipboard audits) -Unless you're interested in becoming an Entertainment Director no room for advancement"

Current Employee - Storekeeper says

"I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than 5 years Cons: earn something more @ develop my self"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Poor management and poor communication, culture is not practiced only mentioned."

Former Employee - Customer Service Representative says

"I worked at Carnival part-time for less than a year Cons: on your feet for very long periods of time. Management is very disjointed and unorganized."

Current Employee - Waiter says

"I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Presently working with Tgif Friday’s in Kuwait last 1/5years"

Former Employee - PVP says

"I worked at Carnival full-time for more than 3 years Cons: It's terribly managed! You're expected to work 7 days a week, if you don't come in on the weekends, you are threatened and shamed, and if you need to leave an hour early for a doctors appointment, they will throw it back in your face. Don't forget to make sure that hour gets logged as PTO time! They think your role in life is to work for them ONLY. If you have a family, well, you better hope you have someone who can take care of them because you will never see them. You would think that compensation is worth this hassle... but I can assure you, it is NOT. There's not a month that goes by that on the last week the VP is threatening everyone with termination, guilting employees to work 100 hours to make the numbers. But the kicker... the awards ceremony. Not only a complete waste of money and resources, but employees are FORCED to go. Even if you have a pressing appointment or a vacation planned, you are threatened with termination if you don't go to this fake recognition show."

Consultant (Former Employee) says

"I've worked in companies with poor management, but this one takes the cake. The level of miscommunication, degradation, and overall carelessness from management just created an awful experience overall. I never felt empowered, and I was often talked down to. I came in with senior level experience and was treated as if this were my first job. The job was not what I thought I was hired to do. Cons: Poor management"

Assistant Finance Manager (Former Employee) says

"Not available , I do not recommend to work in CCL to anybody , salaries is too low and life in this company is very not good, environment very sad and too many bossing people around. Extremely oppressive company and too many rules that convince you to give up and leave the company after one month."

Crew Member (Current Employee) says

"This is a conglomeration of several brands. Not all brands are the same. Contracts are very long pay is very low. High expectations from crew and very few incentives."

Cook/Prep (Former Employee) says

"Work 12 hours and get 700$ per month. Only indian get promotion. After 8 month you get lost 30kilogram, and nobody will talk to you because you are a cook!!"

Automation Stage Manager • The Big Easy (Former Employee) says

"Carnival doesn’t compare to other companies. If you want to see the world and get paid, become a roadie. The pay is low, the work hours are 24/7. The only good side is basically free food and drinks"

Entertainment Host (Fun Squad) says

"Over worked ,"

Casino Dealer (Former Employee) says

"No days off, poor management, minimum 10 working hours every day, changing schedule, your salary is your tips, basically company doesn’t pay you anything. Give yourself a favor Run away from there"

PVP (Former Employee) says

"horrible sales department"

No (Former Employee) says

"Do not try and throw your life away as a performer for the rock band. Don’t allow your soul to be sucked out and supported by a negative work environment. Do yourself a favor a just pass on this"

Room Service Operator (Former Employee) says

"poor management, company doesn't care about their employees, extremely stressful, no paid time off, a lot of drama, crazy working hours, over 14 hr a day, no day off....."

Bonsai cook (Former Employee) says

"Do no ever work in carnival cruise line it will ruin your life waste of time waste of energy less pay i have decided not to work anymore in carnival most worst company ever"

Crew Member (Former Employee) says

"For non-US citizens, working in the Food&Bevarage and Housekeeping departments on Carnival ships is equal to nightmare The way the managers treat their employees on the cruise ships is outraging. As a regular crew member, you have no rights."

Food and Beverage Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Very low salary for an employee working on cruise. Long hours of work without day-off. Though I get to cruise around the world. Friendly and fun to be with colleague. Cons: very low salary"

pvp (Former Employee) says

"Managers stand at the stair case every evening keeping track of who left when there shift was over. They would serve us dinner every night so that we had no excuse to leave our work stations."

Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Poot management. They treat europeans very bad! Only asian prople are good for them! When I escaped that" prison" I was happy! I had the worst experience of my life! The worst managers! Cons: Everythinng!"

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) says

"I feel like those that are contracts should have the same equal pay as direct carnival employees. What I love about the job I meet new people everyday."

Aquatic Attendant (Former Employee) says

"Worked as Aquatic Attendant with monthly salary of 730$....12 hours a day, with management constantly harassing, no way to get promoted unless you are a girl or a homosexual"

Crew Member (Former Employee) says

"Long hours with short breaks, no time off, constant change of work duties and unjust treatment from managers. Would not recommend anyone working for Carnival"

Entertainment (Former Employee) says

"You can expect to be given very little to no information. When you do, it's usually wrong or get's changed at the last minute. Their gear either is broken down or does not work properly. Odd hours, poor pay...terrible living conditions, Crew food is pig slop! Cons: Wannabe gig, poor conditions"

Customer Service (Former Employee) says

"If you like sales this would be a very good place for someone to work. There is mandatory overtime. So if you have a family this is not the place for you"

Alfredo Cruz says

"This has to be the worst experience I've had with carnival and I will never NEVER book with them again!!! For my first year anniversary with my wife that I planned before covid they canceled my cruise line which was understandable, so I had to eat up my PTO hours and request another week off from work in order to book with them as soon as possible in October, a date which they offered that one could go sailing, one would think that everything would be fine and not worry but no, the cruise was once again canceled and I was terribly disappointed that they only offered future cruise credits again as compensation ( which they had first offer that to me the first time they canceled my cruise ) after many phone calls to customer service having to wait 40+ min later, I finally was able to speak with supervisor alli who at first was friendly and courteous, typical for a supervisor and nothing less expected, then when I explained to her my situation that this was our first cruise together for our first anniversary she told me in a somewhat condensending manner that carnival has no control over the pandemic and like I said to her I understand but how can I as a customer have trust in you again when you have canceled on me twice and haven't offered me any incentive other that just booking another cruise line to receive compensation? How is that making me the customer feel that you are trying to gardener my trust back? And that's when supervisor alli says ( cutting me off mid sentence bluntly ) that she didn't not have to give me back my refund that that in itself was a compensation and that my cruise credit that I received previously with carnival was gone in the air, how horrible was that response " supervisor alli " that was horrible customer service and with this encounter me and my family will never book again on carnival cruise lines, I hope those reading the reviews will do the same!!!"

Jeff Chaplin says

"I hope this company realise how much damage is being done to the whole travel industry by a small company like Iglu, cruise companies should get together and sort out Iglu who are not issuing refunds"

David Dean says

"I wish I had read the reviews about AON before purchasing this insurance. I purchased this insurance as part of my package with Carnival. I would have never purchased this insurance if I had read these reviews.. We were totally ripped off. I purchased "trip cancellation insurance." Due to Covid-19, our trip was cancelled. I submitted my claim . It took several months to respond to us declining payment. I resubmitted for review and was denied again. It's unfortunate that this company is still allowed to do business. I will contact Carnival in hopes that they will stop recommending this company. Awful!! Totally take advantage of you."

Daniel Adams says

"This is on the customer service end only. I called and it said it would be a 15 minute wait and asked if I wanted a call back. I said yes. I waited 30 mins and they called back, automated again. I waited another 30 minutes for the call to take place while listening to elevator music. Awful service."

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