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1,357 Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Excellent
752
Very Good
299
Average
150
Poor
80
Terrible
38
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11/14
From the minute we neared the port It felt like being herded. That is no fault of the cruise. They have done the best ... Read more
Just recently finished the 11 day cruise to Pacific Islands and had a ball. The excursions organised by Carnival were ... Read more
So Glad I Did It! NotAtWork
11/14
My best friend really wanted to go on a cruise for her 30th birthday, but I had never done one before, so I was very ... Read more
We are a family of 4 (two active boys- 3 and 6 years) and booked our cruise last minute in October 2014 to make the ... Read more
11/14
This was my very first cruise, so I went into it with an open mind. The family members that I traveled with had all ... Read more

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We took our first ever cruise on the Carnival Freedom. With nothing to compare it with I can only speak about this ... Read more
This was my first ever cruise, upon arrival check-in and porters were professional and well organized. Once I got onto ... Read more
There were both good things and bad things about the Carnival Victory and the excursions... but hey it was my 25th ... Read more
10/14
Hello Cruise Critic Community, My cousin and I took our first cruise a couple of weeks ago on the Carnival Fantasy. We ... Read more
10/14
I am a review freak, so I took my time and read review after review before sailing. I am SUPER glad I did! Pretty much ... Read more

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This was our first cruise on the Liberty, and our first cruise ever. We are now addicted! My wife, two young children, ... Read more
This was our first cruise for myself, my husband and my 20-year old son to celebrate my 50th birthday. My 80 year-old ... Read more
Sailed on the Carnival Sunshine this past week. The food at the buffet line was barely enough to sustain life due to a ... Read more
First of all, we are both in our late 60's and celebrated out 45th Wedding Anniversary on the Ship, on the first night ... Read more
WELL I guess I can be considered an experienced cruiser. This was my fourth cruise with Carnival and I have also ... Read more

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I am a veteran cruiser, but took a first time cruiser on this cruise. Both of us enjoyed our time on this cruise. ... Read more
Being vegetarians who are not really into beaches or dancing, and kind of stuck up hipsters, my girlfriend and I are ... Read more
Overall Rating 4.6818 Average For first time Cruisers and inexperienced Cruisers the most important thing I would ... Read more
This was supposed to be a beautiful begining to our life together. Yes it was a short three day on an older ship, but ... Read more
Background: My friends and I do a guys cruise each year, and for the last five years it has been on Carnival. This ... Read more

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Carnival Conquest carey.jordan
09/14
This was our family's first cruise and I have to say it was great! Our cruise director Mike was amazing as was the ... Read more
09/14
We went on Carnival Inspiration to celebrate our one year anniversary. We based which ship we went on from the reviews ... Read more
We traveled on the Carnival Magic to Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel in September. Embarkation was a breeze. I really ... Read more
09/14
This is the first Carnival Cruise I have ever been on, however I have cruised several times with Princess (including ... Read more
09/14
We arrived at the Charleston port at 11:30am and was on the ship eating lunch by 12:45. The port needs some work and ... Read more

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