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1,488 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
808
Very Good
329
Average
172
Poor
100
Terrible
41
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This ship rocks! sundeviljuan74
07/15
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
07/15
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
Perfect Honeymoon unleadedchrome
07/15
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

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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
My First Cruise MrsCokecola
06/15
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
06/15
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
06/15
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

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06/15
This was our first cruise so we really didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was great, ... Read more
Having never cruised before, this is a true review. The ship was wonderful. It had all the amenities of a 5 star ... Read more
Disappointed elanoix
06/15
I like to look at the positive in every situation. So, I'll begin by complimenting those that I felt did an exceptional ... Read more
We embarked in Long Beach heading for a 4 day cruise to Catalina/ Ensenada. After getting herd from one stop to another ... Read more
Love the Liberty; Woo Hoo! daiquiridarling
06/15
Hotel Information: Flew in day before cruise and stayed at Caribe Hilton. Was hard to sleep due to noise (three proms ... Read more

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My husband and i just got home from our awesome cruise on the carnival dream! Thank you Carnival for such top quality ... Read more
06/15
This was the first cruise for both my wife and I, so we have no other similar experiences to compare other than land ... Read more
Hoped for more.. Muddygirl1
06/15
Although this was our first cruise and I have nothing to compare it to, I am only giving a 3. The pool was ... Read more
This was our first cruise ever celebrating our 30th Anniversary. We drove from St. Petersburg, FL to Port Canaveral on ... Read more
06/15
Overall, very memorable experience. We would travel again with Carnival. Dining- There were so many varieties of ... Read more

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06/15
Before everything else, this was my first cruise ever (and I'm 22) so I don't have any biases or pedestal to put this ... Read more
07/15
I give this ship and the staff a 5/5 rating. Loved every minute of it. The cabin was always clean and fresh and we had ... Read more
06/15
This was my family's first cruise and we loved it. I'm an old (50) dad of a 6 year old and have been looking for a ... Read more
I was Sooooooooo excited to go on my first cruise:) And left disappointed and confused why this is all this rave about ... Read more
We had a great time at the both ports. I read a lot being the first cruise and decided to go to private beach at ... Read more

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