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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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36
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On August 24th, 2014, my husband, my five year old and I went onto Carnival Sensation from Port Canaveral. This was our ... Read more
09/14
Hello. I hope you enjoy this admittedly long-winded review. A little background first. I am a 58 year old man and this ... Read more
We had a great time on this cruise as being our 1st one! It was just my husband and I that went. When debarking for ... Read more
09/14
Plenty of food, but was just, "okay", nothing to rave about. Pool?? DISGUSTING!!! No bigger than a bath tub, have to ... Read more
We stayed the night before at the Quality inn Airport on S. Dale Mabry in Tampa. Very nice for one night. Stores galore ... Read more

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We sailed on the Pride on August 17th. It was our first cruise and certainly won't be our last. I read a ton about this ... Read more
08/14
So this was my very first cruise and I was told by several people that Carnival isn't that great and to not get my ... Read more
This was my first cruise ever. My taste would be described as far from used to upscale so rest assured when I say that ... Read more
A Miracle tjmayer
08/14
Lets start off by saying this was our first cruise, and there will be more in our future. You see I'm a 5x Cancer ... Read more
08/14
Carnival Spirit 1 August 2014 S425 11 Days New Caledonia & Vanuatu Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Santo, Wala, ... Read more

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We went on a 7 day cruise from Galveston to Cozumel, Belize and Honduras with 2 kids - 11 and 13. Packing: Don't take ... Read more
If you are like me, you probably read some of these reviews and were scared to sail on the sunshine. However, we just ... Read more
08/14
My husband and I were able to get away for a last minute vacation and had never cruised. I found a last minute Cruise ... Read more
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

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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
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

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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
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

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