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1,359 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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752
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300
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151
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80
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We were first time cruisers with Carnival and unlike many non-organized travelers that like to "go with the flow"..... ... Read more
Embarkation went very smooth, used Park and Cruise for 54. for all five days, Bus was fast and efficient. Fast to get ... Read more
New Caledonia Jnomchong
01/15
Our son and daughter in law gave my husband and I our cruise in December to New Caledonia on the Carvival Legend. It ... Read more
Love it Lilip
01/15
This is my first time on a cruise, and I had such a wonderful time on it rather than the food. It was ok, not much ... Read more
As a Marriott Rewards Platinum status guy, we always took our vacations to Marriott properties. Well on our last ... Read more

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The cruise it self was fine. I would avoid buying anything on board as the prices are inflated. Also, many of the port ... Read more
This was our third attempt to take a cruise due to weather and health. We were at the dock and drove about seeking ... Read more
This year for Christmas my kids decided instead of gifts they would rather go on a cruise. So I booked one on the ... Read more
My Background: Over 30+ cruises - All major lines. Positive about the industry. A bad day on the ship is better than a ... Read more
Wish I Had Known Minivanilli
12/14
Pros -excellent food and selection in buffet -friendly staff -Clean Cons - -Painfully slow embarkation ... Read more

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We took our first cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine. Not only was it our first cruise experience, but it was our ... Read more
We have just returned from the Carnival Spirit trip that departed 10 December 2014 from Sydney. I will be honest; I was ... Read more
Great First Cruise CruiseMasterFlash
12/14
This was our first cruise so we decided to take a short 3 day one from Port Canaveral. We loved this worn in little ... Read more
It was awesome!! Everythingisawesomer
12/14
This was my wife and I first cruise together. I took one about twenty years ago and I don't want it to count. We had ... Read more
Almost exactly 2 years ago, my mother-in-law surprised us with a family cruise on Norwegian Star. This was myself and ... Read more

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This was our first cruise and it was DISAPPOINTING! Being that it was our 15 year anniversary we thought we would try ... Read more
We had some of the worst 10 days of my life on this ship. I wish someone had told us this was a ship designed for low ... Read more
This was my very first cruise alongside my partner, his parents and brother. After reading multiple reviews, I went ... Read more
Fun fun fun eileen60
12/14
This was my first cruise. It was awesome. The staff were friendly, attentive and professional. it amazed me how well ... Read more
Wonderful Holiday! Julie36598
12/14
We were cruising as a family (2 adults and 2 kids aged 11 and 2) for our first time so we have nothing to compare it to ... Read more

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We are a family of 4 (two active boys- 3 and 6 years) and booked our cruise last minute in October 2014 to make the ... Read more
I just want to say that I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE ! Went to Austin Texas from Kentucky for some get away time, after ... Read more
12/14
This was my first cruise and it was a blast! First and foremost, I totally recommend to pay for "Faster to the Fun" ... Read more
12/14
Cruised with 3 co-workers & my daughter--3 veteran & 2 rookie cruisers. Chose this ship & itinerary to see ... Read more
We took our first ever cruise on the Carnival Freedom. With nothing to compare it with I can only speak about this ... Read more

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