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1,485 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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805
Very Good
329
Average
172
Poor
100
Terrible
41
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Our 1st Cruise dut75433
06/15
What an awesome cruise experience. This was me and my girlfriends first cruise and we weren't sure what to expect. ... Read more
06/15
Since our grandson was traveling with us and we did not want to get two cabins so we got the Grand Suite. Let me tell ... Read more
AMAZING Ashleybeslagic
06/15
My husband and I came on this cruise for our honeymoon. Initial thought was they are very affordable. I booked a hotel ... Read more
My DH and I sailed from Baltimore on May 24th -- we were in Balcony Cabin 6239. Our cabin was mid-ship and just off ... Read more
06/15
This was my first cruise and I found it very enjoyable. My small, inside cabin, was roomy enough and very clean! Our ... Read more

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06/15
We know enough people that love cruising that we finally had to try it. Now we have, we don't need to try it again. Too ... Read more
Fantastic trip for first timers! pandapatter@gmail.com
06/15
We were finally convinced to try a cruise by our friends. We are thrilled that we did. A lot of planning went into ... Read more
06/15
This was my first cruise (for approximately $1600.00) and I must say, I expected considerably better. The son of one ... Read more
05/15
Our family of three left Port Canaveral to Bahamas, 4 nights. We were part of the VIFP group and had priority check-in. ... Read more
Just OK mylesmorgan91@yahoo.com
05/15
We went to Ensenada Mexico. My first cruise. I was expecting more. The boat was old, 21 years old. All the clubs and ... Read more

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The Magic mlcromwell1
05/15
We had a great time. I could complain; but we still had a wonderful time. Will be going again next year; I just wish ... Read more
While I had never been on a cruise my partner had (RCL not Carnival) and thus had a better comparison than I. Neither ... Read more
This was our first cruise. From the boarding on May 16 to the debarkation on May 23 it was great. The first stop was ... Read more
05/15
Me and my Husband decided to take our first cruise for our wedding anniversary and it was our best vacation yet. As ... Read more
Carnival Elation Victoriarose529
05/15
The carnival elation is a wonderful cruise for anyone who is ready to have a good time with family and friends, or just ... Read more

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1st Time Cruisers Ebermudes
05/15
What an amazing voyage! My husband & I cruised for the 1st time this year..& we cannot believe that we haven't ... Read more
First Cruise Terresa
05/15
This was my first cruise and I must say It was awesome! That first step on the ship was the best feeling . I was ... Read more
Best Vacation! westgrl
05/15
I had never been on a cruise before. Overall, this was an amazing vacation. Food in both the Lido & MDR were great, ... Read more
05/15
I am in my early 30's and this was the first cruise for my wife and I. We enjoy traveling but had never considered a ... Read more
I had pretty high expectations, and they were all met or exceeded. Cabin-First of all, our cabin (a balcony - 6407) ... Read more

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I planned this trip for my mother's birthday and Mother's Day celebration. It was a 7 night, 8 day cruise to Puerto ... Read more
05/15
This was my first cruise. Overall I had a great time and already looking to book my next one. Embarkation - Pretty ... Read more
05/15
First cruise for both me and the wife. Started in Galveston on Saturday 9 May. 2 ships in port boarding so things ... Read more
Fantastic dstjnewman@bigpond.com
05/15
Thanks to all the staff and everyone else involved with in and around the Carnival Spirit. My friend and I had the most ... Read more
05/15
Can I start off by saying, thank god I didn't listen to all the negative feedback that I read before I went on our ... Read more

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