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1,506 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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815
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335
Average
173
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103
Terrible
42
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We purchased "Faster to the Fun." I think it was worth it. Our flight got in at about 9:30 at Long Beach ... Read more
7/15
Our first cruise ever started off with a 3 1/2 hour wait to board thanks to a power outage in long beach that carnival ... Read more
7/15
Our group ranged in ages from 30-late 40s- two professional couples sans kids. My wife and I travel a lot, and had ... Read more
My first time cruise was excellent . My cabin attendant (Imade) was fabulous he made us feel like we belong and should ... Read more
7/15
First cruise, didn't really know what to expect. But, here are my thoughts on the Carnival Victory .... 1) lunch ... Read more

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We were excited the Elation was sailing out of New Orleans because we prefer the Fantasy class ships. We booked in ... Read more
7/15
We are in our mid 50's, no kids at home, we took this Cruise during the peak of the season, with our 18 y.o. niece, ... Read more
This was our first cruise, we cruised with 6 family members ages 13-81. We were very impressed over all with the ... Read more
7/15
This was our family's first cruise and it turned out to be one of the BEST vacations we've ever had! We drove in early ... Read more
First time cruiser Rachcamey1
7/15
As a first time cruise my fiancé and I had a great time, our cabin was an interior upper cabin located in the ... Read more

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We were to cruise with several family members in May on this same cruise. A few days before we were to leave my husband ... Read more
This being my first cruise, I traveled with my boyfriend, mom, and his family. It was absolutely wonderful. From ... Read more
This ship rocks! sundeviljuan74
6/15
Take it from a first time cruiser; this ship is awesome! From the cruise director marcelo (who we nicknamed ... Read more
Ugh! Just Ugh! pittsleya
6/15
We traveled with two other couples and were told we would have adjoining balconies but did not. When we asked for the ... Read more
I've read many of the reviews, both the positive ones and the negative ones. However, I'm shocked by the few remarks ... Read more

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Perfect Honeymoon unleadedchrome
6/15
My wife and i after much consideration decided on a cruise for our honeymoon. We were not disappointed, carnival magic ... Read more
This was our first cruise and it was awesome! If I sail again, I would definitely put the Magic at the top of the ... Read more
This is review of the cruise with Carnival Triumph I was humiliated multiple times and let me list down those ... Read more
8 day cruise chosen vs. a week at an all-inclusive resort - 3 days at sea with very little variety of activities during ... Read more
This was my first cruise. I showed up on the ship and was like a kid in a candy store. I was amazed on how big the ... Read more

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My First Cruise MrsCokecola
6/15
I must say I was a little terrified going on a cruise. It seemed like every time me and my husband made plans to go on ... Read more
vacation cruise milerca3
6/15
this was my first cruise vacation and last one.this carnival paradise was too far from being a paradise place to be.we ... Read more
6/15
First things first. To all nay sayers, BOOOO! I know that every experience is subject to judgement from each ... Read more
This was my families first cruise. There was nine of us total. My wife and I, our four kids (22,19,18,14), son-in-law ... Read more
6/15
This was our first cruise so we really didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was great, ... Read more

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