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1,304 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
716
Very Good
291
Average
147
Poor
77
Terrible
36
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First Time On Carnival newyorksfinest
08/14
This was my first time on Carnival and second time ever cruising. I will say that the first time was on Royal ... Read more
First Timers valkurek
08/14
My husband, 2 kids (7 & 5) and I went our first cruise this past week. Also, this was our first time out of the ... Read more
08/14
My girlfriend and I just took our first cruise (as an anniversary of dating a year) and chose Carnival out of New ... Read more
Who traveled:  3 boys- 15/17/19  Myself-39 (mom) Trip for boys: 15yr old- He had a great time, met a ton of ... Read more
First Solo Cruise truckcamper
08/14
This was my first cruise, and it was a solo cruise. I do not have any standards to compare, but that being said, this ... Read more

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08/14
A first time cruiser cruising with those in the know!  Right from the start I was not impressed with the way the ... Read more
Dream to see Alaska wasn't the thrill I expected. Our room was great as we opted to get a balcony. I would have hated ... Read more
07/14
I hardly think that this ship should be advertised as NEW! However you could tell that a lot of remodling had been done ... Read more
07/14
My husband and I are on a limited budget, but this cruise enabled us to travel, to enjoy fine dining, to enjoy the ... Read more
07/14
My first cruise experience was not necessarily a bad one, but I can think of several improvements or things I wish had ... Read more

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First time cruiser Soundwavegirl
07/14
This was my 15 yr old son and my first cruise, my husband has been on many growing up. We live in Maryland and went out ... Read more
My husband and I just got back from our third cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze and overall the cruise was just okay. I ... Read more
The week before we took our cruise on the Carnival Elation, we made the mistake of reading the reviews on here and were ... Read more
07/14
My family rarely takes a vacation, but decided to this summer before our daughter goes off to college. My sister wanted ... Read more
We were so excited to be going on our FIRST cruise together and what better time than our Honeymoon!! I immediately ... Read more

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Not bad at all cdockrey
07/14
This was my first cruise my wife and I had ever been on, so we didn't really have any expectations when we were ... Read more
Not rated
07/14
If you are expecting a quiet vacation aboard a ship with quality service while you sail across pristine ocean waters. ... Read more
AWESOME CRUISE lssmith7613
07/14
This was our one year anniversary cruise..I was relly worried about sea sickness home sick just everything..Please let ... Read more
From June 21st-29th, I vacationed on my first-ever cruise! I traveled on the Carnival Breeze to the Eastern Caribbean- ... Read more
We just returned from our first cruise ever on Carnival Breeze, which went to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan, and ... Read more

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So this was my first cruise as well as my 3 children, ever... My husban had been on a cruise many years ago prior to ... Read more
Fun Ship 2.0! shenstar
07/14
This was a very first cruise, and we had a blast! The ship had just come out of dry dock with the 2.0 upgrades which ... Read more
We booked a 5 night on the Carnival Paradise, leaving June 23rd out of Tampa. We also bought a Faster to the Fun....and ... Read more
07/14
This was my first cruise with my sweetie and it was the worst vacation experience I have ever had. We are heavy ... Read more
Fabulous zumbafan
06/14
We had a party of 8 for this cruise--6 coming from the Philadelphia area and 2 from Portland. We flew out in the early ... Read more

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