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1,691 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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406
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195
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GamecockFan58
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I'll preface this by saying this was our first cruise. It was a belated 30th anniversary present from my husband. Living in Charleston, not needed to travel was a definite plus. With that being said, the embarkation was a challenge but ... Read more
ctsmith22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's first cruise ever, so I'll do my best to review the ship, answer some questions we had or things we found interesting. Overall it was a lot of fun and we'll be cruising again. The ship was very clean. We ... Read more
ClintW
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
First time cruiser who traveled with a group of 18 from age 3 up to 63. Ports of call included Half Moon Cay, Nassau, and Freeport. Check in was relatively painless despite the fact that the computers went down at one point. The Cruise ... Read more
libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans ... Read more
Big_Jim_61
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My grandmother used to go on cruises all the time and as kids, we would go down to circular quay to see her off. So, of course i always wanted to go on a cruise. The opportunity finally arrived and I had 4 set criteria when booking. It ... Read more

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marksully6@bigpond.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Room service A1 (faultless), Food A1 the variety is exceptional Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ( pizza is 24 hr), Service on Board A1 Faultless :-), Entertainment Brilliant Although they could use more Australian music Acts, Staff on board ... Read more
fambam4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
I am writing to thank Carnival cruise line for a wonderful trip. We are a family of four and we have two kids with special considerations. One is highly anxious and the other is Aspergers and I cannot express how helpful and understanding ... Read more
Springfarm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
There wasn't a great deal to do on the ship wished they sold some sort of books in the shops. The ship was full of children that ran the ship with no parents with them. I can not tell you the times I was almost ran into or over by these ... Read more
dannyleebaker2@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Don't waste your hard-earned money, it's not worth it. It was really expensive, much more so than advertised. These guys charged $3.75 for water....Water!!! I was told the food was so great, but it all fell short, other than fine dining, ... Read more
Harleydaily
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had great cruise,two neebies that had never sailed before,It took a lot of convenvencing to get my husband to try cruising and he is ready to go again now . One of our favorites - we both Highly recommend the Sunking Steak House. Food ... Read more

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tlehman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise ever and I have a fear of water and boats. Overall I have to say Carnival Sunshine did a really good job. The room was better than I thought and the crew was awesome. Every time we left the room, we came ... Read more
Surfing4u
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I chose Carnival Fascination leaving from Jacksonville going to the Bahamas. A Little about us: We were Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we are in our mid 30's, I work in the Entertainment Industry and have experience ... Read more
mrsh678
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My mother and I sailed on our first cruise from March 14-19, 2016 on the Carnival Sensation out of Miami, FL. We flew in the day before and taxied to the port--the hotel informed us on arrival that their shuttles were full--but the taxi ... Read more
iowa3cruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise, so we chose a short 4 day cruise to get a feel for it. We normally vacation at resorts. Check-in was not as long as anticipated. We arrived at the ship at 12:30 and were in our room by 1:30. We found our ... Read more
dclarke_519@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I am extremely disappointed in the experience I had with Carnival Cruise Lines on the Breeze just a week ago. We initially checked in at the airport, paid for a round trip transfer to the ship and were on our way. When we get to the boat, ... Read more

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Minnesota_Gran/Gramp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Clean,good safe ports, excellent service.The kids loved the ice cream machines. The lemonade and coffee was always good. Enjoyed Fish and Chips. Found it the last couple days. Didn't wait to eat at late seating dining room. 8:15 was too ... Read more
Minnesota_Gran/Gramp
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise. We traveled with our daughters family which included 4 children. The youngest is 5. The staff at carnival helped us along the way to be comfortable right from the moment we walked up to the check in desk to the ... Read more
Zuzana and Lorenco
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Me and my husband were on a cruise for the first time. Actually,we have worked for Carnival, me for 5 years, he for 8. It was a tough but the best experience ever. We have met on Fantasy and this was our 10th wedding anniversary cruise. ... Read more
DarlingD
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We had a group of 11 on the March 7th cruise on Carnival Triumph with a total of 5 rooms, two on deck 2 and three on deck 6. We were stopped on day one to ask if we needed anything and to see if we wanted turn down services, etc. We ... Read more
PRDallas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I must admit I was very nervous about this cruise, especially given all the bad reviews recently. We are a family of four and first time cruisers. Overall, we had a great trip and would definitely cruise again. The embarkation ... Read more

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Sungodess72
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise so my expectations were neutral. I have stayed at many all inclusive resorts and our family decided that we'd tryout a cruise instead. The good thing about the ship is that the dining was good. However, that was ... Read more
danlafleche7
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Lets start here. There was 11 of us that booked with Carnival Cruises. They booked us in a hotel and shuttled us to the ship. Well let me tell you about the hotel first. We got there after an 11 hour car ride from Toronto Canada. They ... Read more
wrldtvlr8099
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
41 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading a few of the negative reviews I can see that many people who take this cruise are amateur travelers and don't do their homework before taking a trip. I flew into Miami from Chicago and had no trouble with the efficiency of ... Read more
artrobstar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise and my hubby's second. We were very excited since we don't do much traveling and this was a big adventure for me. We met friends in Orlando, FL for a couple of days and it was an amazing time followed by a week ... Read more
adam238946
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise and we were really looking forward to it. So lets start with day 1. Everything went pretty smooth getting on the boat, except for one rude lady that gave us our boarding pass telling my wife that she looked ... Read more

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