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1,317 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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726
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292
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148
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78
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This was our first cruise for myself, my husband and my 20-year old son to celebrate my 50th birthday. My 80 year-old ... Read more
11/14
I am a review freak, so I took my time and read review after review before sailing. I am SUPER glad I did! Pretty much ... Read more
First of all, we are both in our late 60's and celebrated out 45th Wedding Anniversary on the Ship, on the first night ... Read more
I am a veteran cruiser, but took a first time cruiser on this cruise. Both of us enjoyed our time on this cruise. ... Read more
WELL I guess I can be considered an experienced cruiser. This was my fourth cruise with Carnival and I have also ... Read more

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Being vegetarians who are not really into beaches or dancing, and kind of stuck up hipsters, my girlfriend and I are ... Read more
First cruise Deidrek
10/14
Husband and i enjiyed the cruise but bit long as we have never cruised before and had no idea what to expect The staff ... Read more
Carnival Conquest carey.jordan
10/14
This was our family's first cruise and I have to say it was great! Our cruise director Mike was amazing as was the ... Read more
Background: My friends and I do a guys cruise each year, and for the last five years it has been on Carnival. This ... Read more
This was supposed to be a beautiful begining to our life together. Yes it was a short three day on an older ship, but ... Read more

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09/14
This is the first Carnival Cruise I have ever been on, however I have cruised several times with Princess (including ... Read more
We traveled on the Carnival Magic to Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel in September. Embarkation was a breeze. I really ... Read more
09/14
We went on Carnival Inspiration to celebrate our one year anniversary. We based which ship we went on from the reviews ... Read more
The kids (9 & 14) come to visit every summer, and this year we surprised them with a cruise! This was also hubby's ... Read more
09/14
We arrived at the Charleston port at 11:30am and was on the ship eating lunch by 12:45. The port needs some work and ... Read more

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My boyfriend and I decided to finally take a summer cruise. We have been talking about taking a cruise for years and ... Read more
We were scheduled to do the Western Caribbean on Aug 30 and travel counterclockwise. Due to upcoming storms Carnival ... Read more
09/14
My 18yr old daughter & I just got home from a 7 day trip on the Conquest. It was our 1st cruise but NOT the last! ... Read more
Sensational Christmas Cruise TheCriuseDirector
09/14
On the cold, but sunny December 22nd, 2013, myself, my parents, my grandparents, my aunt and uncle, and my 2 cousins ... Read more
Pluses:  Service people were outstanding. They were happy even with my sour attitude. Bar tender Alexandru was ... Read more

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I won’t talk about the embarkation process or the cabins or any of that stuff because it’s all been gone ... Read more
North To Alaska avvocato
09/14
This was a first cruise for my wife and me. I consider myself "Not a Cruise Person" but my wife wanted to go on a ... Read more
09/14
For our 25th wedding anniversary we decided to treat ourselves to a cruise...and we couldn't have asked for a better ... Read more
We were unsure if cruising was our kind of holiday so decided there was only one way to find out we booked a deal on ... Read more
Disappointed toricig
09/14
Us: First time cruising, middle aged couple. Get ready to stand in a huge line for everything! I expected more luxury ... Read more

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