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1,536 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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825
Very Good
348
Average
176
Poor
107
Terrible
42
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6/15
This was our first cruise so we really didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was great, ... Read more
Having never cruised before, this is a true review. The ship was wonderful. It had all the amenities of a 5 star ... Read more
Disappointed elanoix
6/15
I like to look at the positive in every situation. So, I'll begin by complimenting those that I felt did an exceptional ... Read more
We embarked in Long Beach heading for a 4 day cruise to Catalina/ Ensenada. After getting herd from one stop to another ... Read more
Love the Liberty; Woo Hoo! daiquiridarling
6/15
Hotel Information: Flew in day before cruise and stayed at Caribe Hilton. Was hard to sleep due to noise (three proms ... Read more

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My husband and i just got home from our awesome cruise on the carnival dream! Thank you Carnival for such top quality ... Read more
6/15
This was the first cruise for both my wife and I, so we have no other similar experiences to compare other than land ... Read more
Hoped for more.. Muddygirl1
6/15
Although this was our first cruise and I have nothing to compare it to, I am only giving a 3. The pool was ... Read more
This was our first cruise ever celebrating our 30th Anniversary. We drove from St. Petersburg, FL to Port Canaveral on ... Read more
6/15
Overall, very memorable experience. We would travel again with Carnival. Dining- There were so many varieties of ... Read more

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6/15
Before everything else, this was my first cruise ever (and I'm 22) so I don't have any biases or pedestal to put this ... Read more
5/15
I give this ship and the staff a 5/5 rating. Loved every minute of it. The cabin was always clean and fresh and we had ... Read more
5/15
This was my family's first cruise and we loved it. I'm an old (50) dad of a 6 year old and have been looking for a ... Read more
I was Sooooooooo excited to go on my first cruise:) And left disappointed and confused why this is all this rave about ... Read more
We had a great time at the both ports. I read a lot being the first cruise and decided to go to private beach at ... Read more

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It was okay Sandra billito1
5/15
This was our first cruise, not bad.. Room was comfortable and clean thanks to Ray, he was in charge of the housekeeping ... Read more
My wife has been wanting to go on a Vacation cruise for some time now and I was the procrastinator. After many years in ... Read more
Our 1st Cruise dut75433
5/15
What an awesome cruise experience. This was me and my girlfriends first cruise and we weren't sure what to expect. ... Read more
5/15
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
5/15
My husband and I came on this cruise for our honeymoon. Initial thought was they are very affordable. I booked a hotel ... Read more

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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
5/15
This was my first cruise and I found it very enjoyable. My small, inside cabin, was roomy enough and very clean! Our ... Read more
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
5/15
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
5/15
This was my first cruise (for approximately $1600.00) and I must say, I expected considerably better. The son of one ... Read more

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