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1,543 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
829
Very Good
348
Average
176
Poor
108
Terrible
44
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Disappointing! andersontraveler
8/15
Your main expectation is good all inclusive food and a day full of activites for you and your family. The buffet was ... Read more
Fantastic Cruise Chardale
8/15
My family and I just returned from Carnival's cruise out of Baltimore to Port Canaveral, Nassau and Freeport and we had ... Read more
8/15
This was our first and last cruise with Carnival. The food was no better than eating at an Old Country Buffet. We ... Read more
My wife and I just got back from our first cruise today! After a lot of online research, we chose the Valor. The ... Read more
Great Family Cruise Family in the sun
8/15
We have just returned from our first cruise and it was much better than I expected. We travelled as a family of 6 and ... Read more

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Loved Cruisin! Barry Stallings
8/15
When it comes to going on a cruise this was our first one. I am not in to the bars, alcohol and gambling end of it ... Read more
Boring Bree88
8/15
This ship is very small, and makes poor use of the space it does have. Very little to do, we found ourselves very bored ... Read more
We, as a family, were looking forward to this cruise for months. it was my and my husband's first cruise. ... Read more
As this was our first cruise we did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised! The cabin was very ... Read more
This was my first time cruising and my husband and I went by ourselves on the Carnival magic on a 7 day cruise from ... Read more

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This was my first cruise, and my boyfriend's second one. We're a couple in our 20s who came from Canada and we both had ... Read more
8/15
This was a first time cruise experience for my husband, grandson and I. My daughter had travelled on Carnival but it ... Read more
Do not go on this boat ! Dspinks@sky.com
8/15
We had saved and dreamed about this holiday and came from the UK.we booked a suite which was terrible, holes in ... Read more
8/15
I am a seasoned traveller but new to cruising and we took this trip as a family because my niece got married and wanted ... Read more
This was my first ever cruise (and now probably my last). I had heard so many great things about cruises. I just ... Read more

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IGNORE ALL the negative reviews if you have never been before. First cruise for our family of 5. I have never had any ... Read more
7/15
This was our first cruise ever and we chose a short cheap cruise to test the waters. As the time to sail approached I ... Read more
Mixed Feelings Mixed Feelings
7/15
Cabin size was good and kept clean. I loved my balcony, it was my haven. The cruise director (Josh), the cabin ... Read more
My wife and I went on a five night cruise (our first cruise) to the Bahamas on the Carnival Fantasy from July 25-July ... Read more
Jump Ship theappliancestr
7/15
Wish I could have jumped ship and swam home. Nothing they said in the advertisement was true. Wifi provided in your ... Read more

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We came upon this cruise as were going to be in the U.S. And thought it was a great idea to try a cruise and convenient ... Read more
Pleasantly pleased MrCharlie
7/15
The boarding process was efficient and well planned out and I feel that we were treated well upon arrival boarding of ... Read more
7/15
My family just enjoyed our very first cruise a few weeks ago. We chose July because we were cruising with a large group ... Read more
First Cruise Rebecca Benjamin
7/15
I am so excited about my adventure. It was more than I had hoped for. The food, entertainment and staff were excellent. ... Read more
We are just back from our first cruise on the Carnival Dream. I have to say that overall we really enjoyed ourselves ... Read more

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