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1,317 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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292
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148
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78
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Fun fun fun eileen60
12/14
This was my first cruise. It was awesome. The staff were friendly, attentive and professional. it amazed me how well ... Read more
This was my very first cruise alongside my partner, his parents and brother. After reading multiple reviews, I went ... Read more
We are a family of 4 (two active boys- 3 and 6 years) and booked our cruise last minute in October 2014 to make the ... Read more
Wonderful Holiday! Julie36598
12/14
We were cruising as a family (2 adults and 2 kids aged 11 and 2) for our first time so we have nothing to compare it to ... Read more
I just want to say that I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE ! Went to Austin Texas from Kentucky for some get away time, after ... Read more

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12/14
This was my first cruise and it was a blast! First and foremost, I totally recommend to pay for "Faster to the Fun" ... Read more
12/14
Cruised with 3 co-workers & my daughter--3 veteran & 2 rookie cruisers. Chose this ship & itinerary to see ... Read more
There were both good things and bad things about the Carnival Victory and the excursions... but hey it was my 25th ... Read more
We took our first ever cruise on the Carnival Freedom. With nothing to compare it with I can only speak about this ... Read more
12/14
From the minute we neared the port It felt like being herded. That is no fault of the cruise. They have done the best ... Read more

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11/14
This cruise sailed Nov 16-23 and went to St. Martin, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. There were three sea days. As usual ... Read more
11/14
This was our 13th overall cruise and 9th with Carnival. Embarkation - Requested wheelchair assistance at terminal. Was ... Read more
This was my wife and I first cruise, and we went as a group with my parents and a couple siblings and their spouses, 8 ... Read more
Just recently finished the 11 day cruise to Pacific Islands and had a ball. The excursions organised by Carnival were ... Read more
11/14
Hello Cruise Critic Community, My cousin and I took our first cruise a couple of weeks ago on the Carnival Fantasy. We ... Read more

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This cruise was the final part of a US tour that took us to Vegas, Grand Canyon Ranch and LA, by way of celebrating my ... Read more
We found a great last-minute price on the 4 night Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. We had never cruised with ... Read more
A Dream Come True! Vixxxen101
11/14
I had never been on a cruise before. Heck, I had never been out of the contiguous United States! The Carnival Dream was ... Read more
So Glad I Did It! NotAtWork
11/14
My best friend really wanted to go on a cruise for her 30th birthday, but I had never done one before, so I was very ... Read more
Crew Apathy, Low Morale mitchellrichard
11/14
I sailed on the Sensation in the late 90s on the first 7 night, and Carnival, cruise I ever took. Since then I have ... Read more

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11/14
This was my very first cruise, so I went into it with an open mind. The family members that I traveled with had all ... Read more
This was my first ever cruise, upon arrival check-in and porters were professional and well organized. Once I got onto ... Read more
Sailed on the Carnival Sunshine this past week. The food at the buffet line was barely enough to sustain life due to a ... Read more
This was our first cruise on the Liberty, and our first cruise ever. We are now addicted! My wife, two young children, ... Read more
Overall Rating 4.6818 Average For first time Cruisers and inexperienced Cruisers the most important thing I would ... Read more

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