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1,426 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
777
Very Good
316
Average
163
Poor
94
Terrible
38
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Loved it! cruisenchick
05/15
This was our very first cruise and I was a little nervous after reading so many negative reviews. We LOVED it! We ... Read more
First Cruise Terresa
05/15
This was my first cruise and I must say It was awesome! That first step on the ship was the best feeling . I was ... Read more
I planned this trip for my mother's birthday and Mother's Day celebration. It was a 7 night, 8 day cruise to Puerto ... Read more
05/15
I am in my early 30's and this was the first cruise for my wife and I. We enjoy traveling but had never considered a ... Read more
05/15
This was my first cruise. Overall I had a great time and already looking to book my next one. Embarkation - Pretty ... Read more

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05/15
We have just returned from our cruise on the Carnival Liberty. Although there were enjoyable aspects of the cruise, ... Read more
This was the first cruise we have done and will not be the last. From the moment we started checkin to the moment we ... Read more
05/15
First cruise for both me and the wife. Started in Galveston on Saturday 9 May. 2 ships in port boarding so things ... Read more
Bucket List Cruise katshakes
05/15
This was the best vacation i have ever been on. The ship (valor) over met all my expectations. This is what a vacation ... Read more
Awesome Vacay KatKov
05/15
Two of my friends and I were cruising for the first time and we absolutely loved it!! Everything was above our ... Read more

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05/15
This being my first cruise, I don't have anything to compare to other than all inclusive resorts. My sisters and I had ... Read more
Best week of my life MotheringInstinct
05/15
This was our first cruise but will not be the last! I used many reviews on Cruise Critic to plan our daily activities. ... Read more
First Timer tramsey48
05/15
This was my first cruise and I was afraid of sea sick as I do get motion sickness. Starting takings meds for it on ... Read more
05/15
My husband, son, his friends, and I have just returned from a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Carnival Valor. ... Read more
I took my two children 21and 23 on our first cruise May 2nd with Carnival on the Victory. We had a balcony cabin on ... Read more

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Our first cruise mims4fun
05/15
We had a wonderful time it was more than we expected. We absolutely loved it, everyone was so nice. We met so many ... Read more
Worth the price chavinat
05/15
This was my first cruise, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I thought it was fantastic! Of course ... Read more
It was a good value for the money. holly99142003@gmail.com
05/15
This cruise was a good value for the money, but than again my friend won this cruise..so i guess that statement doesn't ... Read more
We travelled on the Carnival Spirit from the 22nd April 2015 from Sydney to New Caledonia with our 3 boys aged 7 and 5 ... Read more
While I was on the ship everything was good but getting to the ship from FLL we took the carnival shuttle and was ... Read more

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05/15
The ship is clean, the staff are fantastic and food was delicious! This was my family vacation and our first cruise. We ... Read more
My first cruise had been with Norwegian 14 years ago and I've been wanting to go again since then. My husband had ... Read more
Let me begin by making the statement that this was my very first cruise and my very first time to this region. I ... Read more
05/15
Once aboard everything was wonderful. Dining experiences, food service, room stewards were all extremely helpful, ... Read more
This was my husband and myself first cruise. We were in an interior stateroom #6365. Do not book this room!!! The ... Read more

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