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1,438 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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783
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319
Average
164
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95
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39
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Disappointing 5clocksomewhere
04/15
This was our first cruise and probably our last on Carnival. Room was as expected small but clean, the bathroom had an ... Read more
Loved First Cruise Faithwalknc
04/15
I'm so glad I said yes to upgrade offer when Carnival called week or so before cruise and offered a balcony upgrade. ... Read more
Never done a cruise and generally wouldn’t consider it but had 13 yr old, wanted some adult rest and to go to a ... Read more
My husband and I are in our early 30's and really an adventurous couple. That being said... I felt like I was ... Read more
I have nothing to compare this to since this was our first cruise. We purchased FTTF (Faster to the Fun) and found it ... Read more

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We are first time cruisers (mom, dad, 3 teens 15,13,13) who thoroughly enjoyed our spring break trip on the Magic. It ... Read more
Timing is everything and if you have a choice, I would advise you to avoid school spring break. Not the fun-loving ... Read more
Almost Perfect isaacjc22
04/15
This was my 1st cruise as a 16 year old teenager and I enjoyed my self. Before I start this review I want to say if you ... Read more
I Expected Better Freezerburnt
04/15
Doing Faster to the Fun was well worth it because we were on the ship and off the ship quicker then I ever imagined. ... Read more
As a 21 year old couple, will never book through carnival cruise line again. My biggest complaint will have to be the ... Read more

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You spend a great deal of your time standing in long lines...there's a 1-2 hour wait for " Your Time ... Read more
You spend a great deal of your time standing in long lines...there's a 1-2 hour wait for " Your Time ... Read more
Awesome first cruise travelbug1991
04/15
We cruised on the Carnival spirit for an 8 night cruise visiting Noumea, Mare and Isle of pines. booked a guaranteed ... Read more
First Cruise Kathyeskridge
04/15
This was our first cruise ever! I guess you learn as you go! We found the food to be plentiful and very good! We were ... Read more
04/15
After reading the onslaught of negative reviews on the Miracle, I was dreading the 7 day cruise to come. I'm sure if ... Read more

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First Time's a Charm... mechlingfamily
04/15
This was our very first cruise. In fact we never really had ever had a desire to go on a cruise. But since our ... Read more
04/15
I went into my first cruise with extremely low expectations. It was my final college Spring Break week; I figured it ... Read more
First Cruise - Pretty Good! CraftyScribbles
04/15
This cruise was the first for my husband and me. We attended due to my husband's business convention. Flying into ... Read more
First Impressions! sanders3707
04/15
Overall the trip was a great opportunity to relax and get away from the grind of daily life although, if not for the ... Read more
We took a five day & five night cruise on the Carnival Fantasy last week with our son and daughter-in-law and some ... Read more

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04/15
We were looking to go on a family vacation during February-April. I traveled with my husband and 2 year old. I have ... Read more
Recently I took an adventure with my family to Mexico from Port New Orleans. The cruise was awful from the beginning. ... Read more
04/15
So normally I'm a huge researcher when it comes to vacations as I don't have much to spend on them and I want the most ... Read more
2nd Annversary Indiana0309
03/15
My husband and I celebrated our 2nd Anniversary. We opted for an ocean view room. The room had two bathrooms, which ... Read more
Single traveler LadyJusticeEsq
03/15
I went on an 8-day eastern Carribean cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Antigua, West Indies, St. Thomas, Virgin Isles ... Read more

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