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1,304 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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716
Very Good
291
Average
147
Poor
77
Terrible
36
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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
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

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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
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

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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
This was our first cruise for myself, my husband and my 20-year old son to celebrate my 50th birthday. My 80 year-old ... Read more
11/14
I am a review freak, so I took my time and read review after review before sailing. I am SUPER glad I did! Pretty much ... Read more
First of all, we are both in our late 60's and celebrated out 45th Wedding Anniversary on the Ship, on the first night ... Read more

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I am a veteran cruiser, but took a first time cruiser on this cruise. Both of us enjoyed our time on this cruise. ... Read more
WELL I guess I can be considered an experienced cruiser. This was my fourth cruise with Carnival and I have also ... Read more
Being vegetarians who are not really into beaches or dancing, and kind of stuck up hipsters, my girlfriend and I are ... Read more
First cruise Deidrek
10/14
Husband and i enjiyed the cruise but bit long as we have never cruised before and had no idea what to expect The staff ... Read more
Carnival Conquest carey.jordan
10/14
This was our family's first cruise and I have to say it was great! Our cruise director Mike was amazing as was the ... Read more

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Background: My friends and I do a guys cruise each year, and for the last five years it has been on Carnival. This ... Read more
This was supposed to be a beautiful begining to our life together. Yes it was a short three day on an older ship, but ... Read more
09/14
This is the first Carnival Cruise I have ever been on, however I have cruised several times with Princess (including ... Read more
We traveled on the Carnival Magic to Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel in September. Embarkation was a breeze. I really ... Read more
09/14
We went on Carnival Inspiration to celebrate our one year anniversary. We based which ship we went on from the reviews ... Read more

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