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1,403 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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312
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159
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92
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My First Cruise FLKeyBums
02/15
It was first cruise and going to the Bahamas for a weekend was the perfect test for me. My husband had sailed many ... Read more
02/15
The Carnival Fantasy was a wonderful introduction to cruising. I found a dirt cheap last minute fare for my husband and ... Read more
My husband and I went on our first last week. We sailed on The Breeze with some good friends, and seasoned cruisers. We ... Read more
Smooth Sailing! Thanatos340
02/15
My better half and I took our first cruise on the Carnival Elation out of new Orleans. It was an overall great ... Read more
What an awesome cruise. Our group comprised of 4 adults and my 3 ½ yr old son, we did this cruise at the end of ... Read more

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02/15
My daughter decided to get married on Carnival's Sunshine on January 29, 2015. There were 36 people in our group and ... Read more
02/15
This was my husband and I's first cruise. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. After doing much research, I guess ... Read more
Never Again CrusinAintMyGame
02/15
Our friends are big cruisers and talked my boyfriend and I into taking our first cruise. We booked the carnival ecstasy ... Read more
First Cruise and didn't know what to expect. Be ready to drink, eat and gamble! We met some great people. The ship was ... Read more
This was our first time to do the cruise thing! We love to travel and go to Mexico frequently each year but hadn't ... Read more

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Pros and cons Kaczka77
01/15
This was my first cruise , and ....It really depends what you want. I am a person who wants to relax and enjoy beach, ... Read more
We sailed out of New Orleans in January on the Dream. This was my 2nd cruise (my first with Carnival), and 1st cruise ... Read more
On the Final night of the cruise the dinning staff sang a cute goodbye song, when they stopped singing my son hugged me ... Read more
I was VERY worried after booking our cruise. I read many scathing reviews of Carnival Miracle. Prior to departing my ... Read more
We had a great time on the cruise ship and it was an excellent deal. I ended up being able to book this 8 night cruise ... Read more

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First time cruise jdlccw7913
01/15
This was our first time going on a cruise. I have to admit I was not really looking forward to it. I had heard that you ... Read more
A Wonderful Week On The Water! CowtownCruiserUSA
01/15
The wife finally talked me into taking a cruise and I'm glad she did. I insisted on a balcony room and she was glad I ... Read more
Best time ever Sherrylee3
01/15
I can't say enough good things about this vacation, it was our first cruise and we didn't know what to expect, wasn't ... Read more
Met Expectations (just) brett_and_ciel
01/15
This was our first cruise... we wanted to escape for New Years and do something different. I was surprised to hear ... Read more
We were first time cruisers with Carnival and unlike many non-organized travelers that like to "go with the flow"..... ... Read more

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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
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

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