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1,644 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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191
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goldmanww
1 Review
Member Since 2016
On Saturday, January 30th 2016 my wife and I and our three children, ages three, seven, and eleven drove to Tampa ... Read more
Chris Vogel
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was our first cruise, a bargain, short, in an outside cabin on the lowest (Riviera) deck. It was wonderful! The ... Read more
Beach&Snorkel
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was my first cruise and it was a fun time! The ship Liberty was clean and staff were very accommodating. The only ... Read more
lisajane
1 Review
Member Since 2016
2 Forum Posts
Firstly I would like to say we had a great time on the cruise but now we've ticked that box would be unlikely to do ... Read more
krempep
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was our 1st cruise as a family (all adults) centered on Bahama ports of call: Half Moon Cay island, and Nassau. ... Read more

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taniap
1 Review
Member Since 2016
We went on a 5 night Sydney to Tasmania cruise with myself, my partner and our 3 year old son. This is the first ... Read more
Sandlapper60
1 Review
Member Since 2016
As first-time cruisers, we were concerned about the negative reviews we read prior to departure. We now know there are ... Read more
jarleyrob
1 Review
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
Myself, my husband and our 10 year old daughter sailed on Carnival Conquest Jan 17-Jan 23. Overall, it was a good ... Read more
knagl
1 Review
Member Since 2015
52 Forum Posts
This was the first-ever cruise for two of us (a 37 and 35-year-old couple). We spent two nights in Fort Lauderdale ... Read more
DePaivaHolmes
1 Review
Member Since 2016
I just returned home from my recent 3 night cruise on the Sensation to Nassau Bahamas. Keep in mind this was my first ... Read more

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jess_boardwalk
1 Review
Member Since 2016
I am shocked that people actually consider a cruise a vacation. From start to finish, the whole thing was stressful. ... Read more
Purple68
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My children and I decided to take the cruise during the Christmas holiday in place of more clothes, video games, tech ... Read more
StaceyGibson
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was my first time on a cruise. I must say I'm disheartened by all the negative, petty comments. For the small ... Read more
Nutchelle
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
We sailed January 4, 2016 to January 9, 2016. Due to reading too many reviews and spending too much time on research ... Read more
LBnLo
1 Review
Member Since 2016
It took many years to convince my wife to take a cruise do to her fear of water. She finally gave in to give me my ... Read more

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robunnie
1 Review
Member Since 2016
My wife has been trying for 10 years to get me on a cruise ship. I have always been reluctant because I've always been ... Read more
soledad86
1 Review
Member Since 2016
My husband and I decided on an impromptu cruise since we didn't get a chance to go on a honeymoon after getting married ... Read more
just4fun2
1 Review
Member Since 2016
We were scheduled to visit 4 ports, La Romana, Grand Turk, Curacao and Aruba. Curacao and Aruba are really the two good ... Read more
BillGinCT
1 Review
Member Since 2016
The ship had WAY too many people on it. Imagine a shopping mall on Black Friday with a Free Gift and you can compare ... Read more
ppnj4
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was a first-time cruise for myself, second for my husband (though they were nearly 30 years apart so that doesn't ... Read more

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zanicole
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
As first time cruisers, we didn't know what to expect on our New Year's Eve cruise. We husband and I traveled with our ... Read more
jillngary
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was our first cruise...celebrating my birthday. We did not know what to expect or have anything prior to compare ... Read more
YOLO4578
1 Review
Member Since 2016
If you are someone who is sensitive to motion- BEWARE going out of Baltimore can be rough seas. This was my first time ... Read more
rachelsimmonds
1 Review
Member Since 2016
12/15
So grateful for this amazing experience being our first ever cruise and something that we have wanted to do ever since ... Read more
AngelaO
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our first cruise and we are not impressed. Drinks were too expensive we even had to pay for our drinking water in our ... Read more

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