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1,512 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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337
Average
173
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103
Terrible
42
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We came upon this cruise as were going to be in the U.S. And thought it was a great idea to try a cruise and convenient ... Read more
Pleasantly pleased MrCharlie
7/15
The boarding process was efficient and well planned out and I feel that we were treated well upon arrival boarding of ... Read more
First Cruise Rebecca Benjamin
7/15
I am so excited about my adventure. It was more than I had hoped for. The food, entertainment and staff were excellent. ... Read more
We are just back from our first cruise on the Carnival Dream. I have to say that overall we really enjoyed ourselves ... Read more
7/15
This was our first cruise. We have 2 sons - 19 & 16. They enjoyed it as well. There was some initial frustration ... Read more

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Fantastic staff Duanegalle
7/15
Have just returned from the 9 day cruise to New Caledonia aboard Carnival Spirit. Despite the shore visit to Isle of ... Read more
We purchased "Faster to the Fun." I think it was worth it. Our flight got in at about 9:30 at Long Beach ... Read more
7/15
Our first cruise ever started off with a 3 1/2 hour wait to board thanks to a power outage in long beach that carnival ... Read more
7/15
Our group ranged in ages from 30-late 40s- two professional couples sans kids. My wife and I travel a lot, and had ... Read more
Amazing and awesome Darlingtoneunice
7/15
This is our first cruise ( my husband and I). We just turned 60. The experience is amazing, it's like being in a mobile ... Read more

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Amazing getaway! Mschmidt1578
7/15
The ship was great. We booked an interior room and got upgraded to a window room which was awesome. The staff is ... Read more
My first time cruise was excellent . My cabin attendant (Imade) was fabulous he made us feel like we belong and should ... Read more
7/15
First cruise, didn't really know what to expect. But, here are my thoughts on the Carnival Victory .... 1) lunch ... Read more
We were excited the Elation was sailing out of New Orleans because we prefer the Fantasy class ships. We booked in ... Read more
7/15
We are in our mid 50's, no kids at home, we took this Cruise during the peak of the season, with our 18 y.o. niece, ... Read more

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This was our first cruise, we cruised with 6 family members ages 13-81. We were very impressed over all with the ... Read more
7/15
This was our family's first cruise and it turned out to be one of the BEST vacations we've ever had! We drove in early ... Read more
First time cruiser Rachcamey1
7/15
As a first time cruise my fiancé and I had a great time, our cabin was an interior upper cabin located in the ... Read more
We were to cruise with several family members in May on this same cruise. A few days before we were to leave my husband ... Read more
This being my first cruise, I traveled with my boyfriend, mom, and his family. It was absolutely wonderful. From ... Read more

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This ship rocks! sundeviljuan74
6/15
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
6/15
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
6/15
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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