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1,282 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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09/14
This is the first Carnival Cruise I have ever been on, however I have cruised several times with Princess (including ... Read more
We traveled on the Carnival Magic to Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel in September. Embarkation was a breeze. I really ... Read more
09/14
We went on Carnival Inspiration to celebrate our one year anniversary. We based which ship we went on from the reviews ... Read more
The kids (9 & 14) come to visit every summer, and this year we surprised them with a cruise! This was also hubby's ... Read more
09/14
We arrived at the Charleston port at 11:30am and was on the ship eating lunch by 12:45. The port needs some work and ... Read more

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My boyfriend and I decided to finally take a summer cruise. We have been talking about taking a cruise for years and ... Read more
We were scheduled to do the Western Caribbean on Aug 30 and travel counterclockwise. Due to upcoming storms Carnival ... Read more
09/14
My 18yr old daughter & I just got home from a 7 day trip on the Conquest. It was our 1st cruise but NOT the last! ... Read more
Sensational Christmas Cruise TheCriuseDirector
09/14
On the cold, but sunny December 22nd, 2013, myself, my parents, my grandparents, my aunt and uncle, and my 2 cousins ... Read more
Pluses:  Service people were outstanding. They were happy even with my sour attitude. Bar tender Alexandru was ... Read more

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I won’t talk about the embarkation process or the cabins or any of that stuff because it’s all been gone ... Read more
North To Alaska avvocato
09/14
This was a first cruise for my wife and me. I consider myself "Not a Cruise Person" but my wife wanted to go on a ... Read more
09/14
For our 25th wedding anniversary we decided to treat ourselves to a cruise...and we couldn't have asked for a better ... Read more
We were unsure if cruising was our kind of holiday so decided there was only one way to find out we booked a deal on ... Read more
Disappointed toricig
09/14
Us: First time cruising, middle aged couple. Get ready to stand in a huge line for everything! I expected more luxury ... Read more

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On August 24th, 2014, my husband, my five year old and I went onto Carnival Sensation from Port Canaveral. This was our ... Read more
09/14
Hello. I hope you enjoy this admittedly long-winded review. A little background first. I am a 58 year old man and this ... Read more
We had a great time on this cruise as being our 1st one! It was just my husband and I that went. When debarking for ... Read more
09/14
Plenty of food, but was just, "okay", nothing to rave about. Pool?? DISGUSTING!!! No bigger than a bath tub, have to ... Read more
We stayed the night before at the Quality inn Airport on S. Dale Mabry in Tampa. Very nice for one night. Stores galore ... Read more

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We sailed on the Pride on August 17th. It was our first cruise and certainly won't be our last. I read a ton about this ... Read more
08/14
So this was my very first cruise and I was told by several people that Carnival isn't that great and to not get my ... Read more
This was my first cruise ever. My taste would be described as far from used to upscale so rest assured when I say that ... Read more
A Miracle tjmayer
08/14
Lets start off by saying this was our first cruise, and there will be more in our future. You see I'm a 5x Cancer ... Read more
08/14
Carnival Spirit 1 August 2014 S425 11 Days New Caledonia & Vanuatu Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Santo, Wala, ... Read more

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