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1,406 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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312
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159
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93
Terrible
38
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My first cruise had been with Norwegian 14 years ago and I've been wanting to go again since then. My husband had ... Read more
Let me begin by making the statement that this was my very first cruise and my very first time to this region. I ... Read more
05/15
Once aboard everything was wonderful. Dining experiences, food service, room stewards were all extremely helpful, ... Read more
This was my husband and myself first cruise. We were in an interior stateroom #6365. Do not book this room!!! The ... Read more
05/15
This was a first cruise for our family - 40 something parents, 3 kids ages 13,10, and 5. We had 2 adjoining rooms on ... Read more

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First Cruise, Last Cruise OrangeCountyCruiser
05/15
Shabby rooms. Poor housekeeping. Needs remodeling. It's the "Motel 6 of the 7 Seas". Went to Cabo and Puerto ... Read more
Let me start off by saying that I was a first time cruiser. I guess I had higher expectations because of what I see on ... Read more
They didn't seem to keep us well informed of ships happenings,wasn't even aware we set sail. We had assigned dining in ... Read more
First cruise will definitely be our last which is unfortunate because it was enjoyable to see man different places in ... Read more
Our trip from start to finish was a breeze. My boyfriend and I had both never been on a cruise and read endless amounts ... Read more

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This was our first cruise, and our first on Victory. A family of six, and we had adjoining rooms, on the Main deck. ... Read more
First the good :) 1-The Balcony was WAY worth it... The room was a great size even for a family of 4. The kids ... Read more
Wonderful experience! !!! jennipenny35@yahoo.com
04/15
I left on my first cruise to the Bahamas on April 12th, I wasn't sure what to expect but it far exceeded my ... Read more
AMAZING ADVENTURE! Chloeeeeeeeee
04/15
I was absolutely in love with this holiday! I would 100 % deffiently recommend and I can not speak more highly of the ... Read more
I had avoided booking a cruise my entire life because I thought I'd have that "held captive on board" ... Read more

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crew and staff marlon scott
04/15
the crew hospitality were excellent. I want to give big thanks to Mel and his team (name to long so Mel for short)for ... Read more
This was the first time I have been on a cruise, I boarded the ship in Barbados after a 4 night holiday there, I was a ... Read more
Disappointing 5clocksomewhere
04/15
This was our first cruise and probably our last on Carnival. Room was as expected small but clean, the bathroom had an ... Read more
Loved First Cruise Faithwalknc
04/15
I'm so glad I said yes to upgrade offer when Carnival called week or so before cruise and offered a balcony upgrade. ... Read more
Never done a cruise and generally wouldn’t consider it but had 13 yr old, wanted some adult rest and to go to a ... Read more

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My husband and I are in our early 30's and really an adventurous couple. That being said... I felt like I was ... Read more
I have nothing to compare this to since this was our first cruise. We purchased FTTF (Faster to the Fun) and found it ... Read more
We are first time cruisers (mom, dad, 3 teens 15,13,13) who thoroughly enjoyed our spring break trip on the Magic. It ... Read more
Timing is everything and if you have a choice, I would advise you to avoid school spring break. Not the fun-loving ... Read more
Almost Perfect isaacjc22
04/15
This was my 1st cruise as a 16 year old teenager and I enjoyed my self. Before I start this review I want to say if you ... Read more

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