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1,705 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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875
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403
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201
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127
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61
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ITGeekGirl
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my husband's first cruise and the first one I've been on in nearly 15 years. Food: There's no polite way ... Read more
glad im home
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my first cruise, and i was so excited, was rather amused to see so many kids knowing that christmas break had ... Read more
SpeedRacer05
1 Review
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
My first cruise and while the cruise experience gives me something to look forward to in the future it will probably ... Read more
GeorgeAF
1 Review
Member Since 2015
After reading many reviews (most of them negative) I was going on my first cruise ever with low expectations. It was a ... Read more
Radmando
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Staff was top notch. Everybody friendly and nice. Bar staff at casino were absolutely fantastic. Ship was very clean ... Read more

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Bubbatoby
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
My wife and I are getting close to retirement and had never been on a cruise so we thought we should add a cruise to ... Read more
lovethesun70
1 Review
Member Since 2015
12/15
I booked a cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate my upcoming birthday (45). Some friends joined me, which was a ... Read more
julia12
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We travelled as a young couple (19 years old) on the Carnival Legend 11 night cruise stopping at 5 ports- Isle of ... Read more
Soprano1115
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We were so excited to go on our first cruise. We paid for Faster to the Fun which was definitely worth it and got ... Read more
Dave Young
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
9/15
Was worried about some reviews but as this was our first cruise we had nothing to base it on so we just went for it. ... Read more

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laneshasledge
1 Review
Member Since 2015
11/15
We had a great time, staff was excellent and very friendly. Most of all loved the cruise director Dr. E he stayed very ... Read more
bigtimefoody
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my first cruise. Please see below for my review of each aspect of the cruise (cabin, service, food, etc.) We ... Read more
First_cruis
1 Review
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
The title is what my wife said to me yesterday as we were leaving tea time. A little background: she is a platinum and ... Read more
GAmom06
1 Review
Member Since 2015
11/15
My family and I just returned from our first cruise. The kids are 7 and 9. I was both impressed and under impressed. ... Read more
Pralinejoy333
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My family and I cruised on Carnival Elation from New Orleans to Cozumel and Progress, Mexico from November 14th- 19th. ... Read more

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daveandkaren
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
Our first ever cruise left lots to be desired. Not much to offer in shipboard activities, unless you want to buy buy ... Read more
lizzybidgood@gmail.com
1 Review
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
It was my husband's 60th birthday. We traveled with 5 of our friends. We had a blast. The pizza was nasty! The burger ... Read more
cottofebo
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The people at the port are rude. My mom had issues withe lost documents, they held her in a room giving her hopes that ... Read more
Erika Begosh-Mayne
1 Review
Member Since 2015
First, I will start off by saying the crew absolutely make this experience wonderful! They went above and beyond to ... Read more
Bluetiful1
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my first cruise and I was terrified about the trip, I have read the other reviews and I didn't experience ... Read more

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CashIsKing500
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We sailed on the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa on 11/14 to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. As a first time cruiser, I ... Read more
Ignatius23
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I was very reluctant to go on any cruise, but went out of family obligation. It was surprisingly good. The ... Read more
Kylief86
1 Review
Member Since 2015
11/15
We had a fantastic time on our cruise on board the Carnival spirit. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 5 ... Read more
PartyPlansPlus
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise and it was a chartered cruise so I know that some of our experience would be different than ... Read more
chittdersmom
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
Jaxport was easy to find. I parked at the sand lot across the street from the ship and saved $70 for my oversized ... Read more

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