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1,709 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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dmar5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My extended family decided on this cruise; my aunt & uncle being frequent cruisers. This was mine and my children's first cruise. I must say -- I was thoroughly underwhelmed. The quarters were small but I expected that. The food was ... Read more
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tpfamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The entertainment was limited. Nothing started for the adults until 9. The comedy club was not open for 2 nights in a row, so they were really crowded.....The piano bar is not worth even trying. It was the same style music throughout the ... Read more
SwanseaVillanReturns
Member Since 2016
1 review
53 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Maiden cruise for me and wifey celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary and what a choice !!!! Staff so friendly, food choice incredible and well presented, stateroom furnished to high spec. Wanted for nothing really. Embarkation ... Read more
SeaNStars4Me
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and it was a "so-so" experience. I'll start with the GOOD: Embarkation process was easy. I got to the port a couple of hours before the posted "Embarkation Time" and it was easy to get the ... Read more
hprieta0522@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
A cruise has always been my dream and I'm thankful and grateful to my sister for making this dream come true. We had interior cabins with no windows which was perfect since Alaska had 19 hours of daylight and this made it so easy to ... Read more

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twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship itself was the VERY ... Read more
Ajharris07
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I was a 1st time cruiser and the Carnival Victory did not disappoint!! Embarkation was very organized and went very smooth. The ship was beautiful and clean when we finally got on board. The staff ushered us to pool decks and had lunch ... Read more
twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship itself was the VERY ... Read more
Pinky_Depp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First cruise for my husband and myself. Also our first vacation/trip without any of our children. A gift to ourselves in celebration of 25 years of marriage (even though it's now been 26 years). We traveled with family (sister and brother ... Read more
sngoebel@live.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
We just got back from our cruise on the Elation. There was some good and bad on this cruise. I'll give you the good first: The Good: 1. The cruise director was excellent. He tried his best to provide a variety of entertainment ... Read more

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rvstarLIZ
Member Since 2005
1 review
107 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Here we go. I will begin with... we are not cruisers. This was our first and last cruise to be sure. I thought it would be a great way to see some of Europe, which it was. The ports were fantastic. I traveled with my daughters.The first ... Read more
l@rett@
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Terrible customer service. Had to line up in huge lines for food everyday, lines for kids club (waited about 45 minutes the first day and they tried to pass me someone else's child to pick up). My Children hated the kids club, they barely ... Read more
kathyw22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise and I really wasn't sure what to expect. I went with my 2 teenage children, my sister and my teenage niece. My sister and niece have cruised on Carnival before (on a larger ship and loved it). We got 2 ... Read more
lucky lad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
As it was my first cruise I did not know what to expect. I found the whole experience a joy. The ship is well set out with everything easy to locate. The cabin was quite roomy & well maintained with friendly & courteous staff. The ... Read more
ajenkinson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We sailed on the Elation on May 21, 2016. This was our very first cruise, ever! My husband and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on the day we sailed. Although we had nothing to compare it to, this was a wonderful vacation. We ... Read more

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gloria.dcruz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided to go on a cruise for a family vacation based on our travel agents recommendation. Where we come from, this concept isn't very popular so we didn't know what to expect except what we had read online. We loved it!! Right from the ... Read more
GamecockFan58
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I'll preface this by saying this was our first cruise. It was a belated 30th anniversary present from my husband. Living in Charleston, not needed to travel was a definite plus. With that being said, the embarkation was a challenge but ... Read more
cjbib2702
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruise was the first for my wife and I, and our first time away from the kids so our first holiday as just a couple again. My folks are massive cruisers, they do 2 or 3 a year all over the world so we had a wealth of advice to draw ... Read more
ctsmith22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's first cruise ever, so I'll do my best to review the ship, answer some questions we had or things we found interesting. Overall it was a lot of fun and we'll be cruising again. The ship was very clean. We ... Read more
ClintW
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
First time cruiser who traveled with a group of 18 from age 3 up to 63. Ports of call included Half Moon Cay, Nassau, and Freeport. Check in was relatively painless despite the fact that the computers went down at one point. The Cruise ... Read more

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libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans ... Read more
Big_Jim_61
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
21 helpful votes
My grandmother used to go on cruises all the time and as kids, we would go down to circular quay to see her off. So, of course i always wanted to go on a cruise. The opportunity finally arrived and I had 4 set criteria when booking. It ... Read more
marksully6@bigpond.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Room service A1 (faultless), Food A1 the variety is exceptional Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ( pizza is 24 hr), Service on Board A1 Faultless :-), Entertainment Brilliant Although they could use more Australian music Acts, Staff on board ... Read more
fambam4
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I am writing to thank Carnival cruise line for a wonderful trip. We are a family of four and we have two kids with special considerations. One is highly anxious and the other is Aspergers and I cannot express how helpful and understanding ... Read more
Springfarm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
There wasn't a great deal to do on the ship wished they sold some sort of books in the shops. The ship was full of children that ran the ship with no parents with them. I can not tell you the times I was almost ran into or over by these ... Read more

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