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1,364 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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755
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300
Average
151
Poor
82
Terrible
38
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Single traveler LadyJusticeEsq
03/15
I went on an 8-day eastern Carribean cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Antigua, West Indies, St. Thomas, Virgin Isles ... Read more
Being a first time cruiser, I would have to say this ship was not at all what I was expecting when I signed up for a ... Read more
Exceeded expections Traveler joe
03/15
We are first timer's at cruising,not to traveling ,so we were not sure what to expect . Would we be bored? the answer ... Read more
Embarkation: I had pretty low expectations about embarkation as everyone I had spoken to had told us there would be ... Read more
We sailed February 8, 2015 on the Liberty from Port Canaveral. It was our first time cruising, and we would definitely ... Read more

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This being my first cruise I was not exactly sure what to expect. Sure I had done my research but none of my research ... Read more
Meh muskieman
02/15
This was my first cruise and my wife's 7th (first while being of age to drink). From the start, systems were down, so ... Read more
After reading all the reviews before i left, i was a bit skeptical about how this ship looked , people called it tacky, ... Read more
This short 4 night cruise was part of a package with prev 3 nights in Las Vegas. As not cruised west coast USA it ... Read more
Last week was our family's first cruise. We have traveled to Mexico and Europe on our own before, but we opted for a ... Read more

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Best time ever!!! DallasDarling
02/15
My first cruise and I traveled alone. I met the most amazing people which made my trip better than I could ever ... Read more
My First Cruise FLKeyBums
02/15
It was first cruise and going to the Bahamas for a weekend was the perfect test for me. My husband had sailed many ... Read more
02/15
The Carnival Fantasy was a wonderful introduction to cruising. I found a dirt cheap last minute fare for my husband and ... Read more
My husband and I went on our first last week. We sailed on The Breeze with some good friends, and seasoned cruisers. We ... Read more
Smooth Sailing! Thanatos340
02/15
My better half and I took our first cruise on the Carnival Elation out of new Orleans. It was an overall great ... Read more

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What an awesome cruise. Our group comprised of 4 adults and my 3 ½ yr old son, we did this cruise at the end of ... Read more
02/15
My daughter decided to get married on Carnival's Sunshine on January 29, 2015. There were 36 people in our group and ... Read more
02/15
This was my husband and I's first cruise. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. After doing much research, I guess ... Read more
Never Again CrusinAintMyGame
02/15
Our friends are big cruisers and talked my boyfriend and I into taking our first cruise. We booked the carnival ecstasy ... Read more
First Cruise and didn't know what to expect. Be ready to drink, eat and gamble! We met some great people. The ship was ... Read more

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This was our first time to do the cruise thing! We love to travel and go to Mexico frequently each year but hadn't ... Read more
Pros and cons Kaczka77
01/15
This was my first cruise , and ....It really depends what you want. I am a person who wants to relax and enjoy beach, ... Read more
We sailed out of New Orleans in January on the Dream. This was my 2nd cruise (my first with Carnival), and 1st cruise ... Read more
On the Final night of the cruise the dinning staff sang a cute goodbye song, when they stopped singing my son hugged me ... Read more
I was VERY worried after booking our cruise. I read many scathing reviews of Carnival Miracle. Prior to departing my ... Read more

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