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1,706 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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403
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201
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bchnglf
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Very disappointed!! Ship was old and dated. Food was always cold and at times not edible. In Dining room for dinner, ... Read more
yolhanson
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
It's hard to know where to begin. The overall experience was very good. Carnival Spirit is a big ship with plenty ... Read more
Bombala family
1 Review
Member Since 2016
1 Forum Post
We travelled as a family of 4 to celebrate a 40th birthday, our kids are 9 and 12 years old. My review is a list of ... Read more
ohollingsworth
1 Review
Member Since 2016
11/15
This was my family of 4's first cruise. My husband and I are in our late 30s, early 40s and our daughter is 11 and son ... Read more
azurecat72
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The best things about this cruise were our steward, Linda (loved her towel animals), the gym (it was very nice), and ... Read more

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Mousty
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was my first cruise experience, however the travelling standards were evaluated against other resort all-inclusive ... Read more
TVKW
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Were are recent "Empty Nesters" and travel frequently, just never did the cruise thing. Boarding was ... Read more
samfudge13
1 Review
Member Since 2016
From beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise vacation. Embarkation was a breeze, we arrived early and got ... Read more
libkathryn
1 Review
Member Since 2016
My husband and I chose the Carnival Pride for our honeymoon and first cruise. The basis of its appeal was the fact ... Read more
pegmor
1 Review
Member Since 2015
8 Forum Posts
This was our first cruise and my daughter and I had a fantastic time. We upgraded to an ocean suite and had faster to ... Read more

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LEisenstein
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
This was my first cruise, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. I don't have any other cruises to compare ... Read more
TaraKC
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My family (including 3 kids: 17, 11 an 9) spent Dec 21-25 on the Carnival Inspiration for our Christmas break. This ... Read more
michaelandjalisa
1 Review
Member Since 2015
7 Forum Posts
This was my wife and my first cruise. We went with her parents, 88 y/o grandmother, aunt & uncle, and another aunt ... Read more
mnmhoehn
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I'm a first time cruiser and had a great experience on Carnival Glory. There was so much to get involved in ... truly ... Read more
Diana55
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The food in the dining room was disgusting. We tried it twice for dinner and once for breakfast. Disgusting each time ... Read more

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Punkinhead61406
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my husband's and my first cruise and I liked it much more than I thought I would (I'm more of an ... Read more
Jendaz
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Had wonderful time on New Caledonia cruise. 2 parents with 17,15,12 year old boys. Room with balcony great, interior ... Read more
charlipeppers
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We embarked via New Orleans on Carnival Dream on 12-6-15. We went to Roatan, Belize & Cozumel. First of all- the ... Read more
jp0011
1 Review
Member Since 2015
12/15
Carnival Triumph itself was okay, although very limited for younger ages and elders. The only thing you could really do ... Read more
Pjharbert
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Just returned from our first cruise...5 nights from Charleston to the Bahamas over Christmas. Just a few observations, ... Read more

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Latinamom33
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The room and service were the best. The staff does go above and beyond. The food for lunch is your typical hot dogs and ... Read more
Penn Lake
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My wife and I worked for the airlines our whole life and thought that we had no reason to take a Cruise - at the ... Read more
Haleyobrien74
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My husband and I took our first cruise December 2015. Our room was on the Riveria (R) deck. We had a great ocean view ... Read more
Lilly Bee
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
First time cruisers, We are a family of 4 , we brought along our 20 and 17yr old and they had their own cabin. We ... Read more
LA-DUO
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
Like many couples, my wife and I have busy schedules. Ours prevented us from taking a honeymoon immediately after our ... Read more

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