Become a Cruise Insider
Tips, deals and more in your inbox.
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
First-Time Cruisers x

6,914 First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
4,161
Very Good
1,399
Average
600
Poor
366
Terrible
242
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
20,236
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
6,907
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
6,000
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
4,594
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service

Paul Gauguin

84% Loved It
Lenzinger
We had cabin 813 on the top deck. It came with a butler. ...
gchampagne
This was our first cruise ever and we initially wanted our ...

Crystal Symphony

84% Loved It
mjpchicago
I read the negative reviews before we left the usa and ...
Jayoh
This was my sixth Crystal cruise and my fifth on Crystal ...

Viking Schumann

84% Loved It
nannypuff
On the cruise, five family members celebrated several ...

Island Princess

84% Loved It
Geoffscouse
My wife and I (both over 70) where very pleasantly ...
J Gadd
This was our 1st cruise so did not really know what to ...

Freedom of the Seas

84% Loved It
Dewdrop1971
Having never cruised before but wanting to have a break ...
Castle3896
It's our first time to cruise. We chose RCL because my ...

Fram

84% Loved It
tigtigpack@talktalk.net
We loved every bit of the Climate cruise on the Fram...we ...
Longterm Traveler
Hurtigruten's Classic Antarctica Voyage on the MS Fram ...

Wind Spirit

84% Loved It
coastcashier
We embarked at Papeete. Cruised for 7 days Moorea,Tahaa, ...
dncee11
I had always wanted to visit the Panama Canal since I was ...

Coral Princess

84% Loved It
JudyN2015
My first cruise with Coral Princess, indeed my first cruise ...
Kikeena
We loved our Northbound Voyage of the Glaciers. The scenery ...

Amsterdam

83% Loved It
Deb Thomas
This was our first cruise, and hope it isn't our last. The ...
treezza
This was the first time cruising for my 14-year-old son and ...

Viking Lif

83% Loved It
somuchtosee
My husband and I along with four friends were on the ...

Avalon Scenery

83% Loved It
Donnaim
This was my first River cruise but it was such an excellent ...

Grande Caribe

83% Loved It
lecanadian
Travelled from NYC up the Hudson River, through the ...

Viking Kara

83% Loved It
pilatestennis57
I was worried about the food on the cruise - even though ...

Viking Idi

83% Loved It
kimjenmc
This was our first cruise and it surpassed all our ...
Sharbot
We sailed on the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel on the ...

Silver Whisper

83% Loved It
How's the Serenity
This was our very first cruise, we could not have chosen ...
lyndenfa
The New York sail away was wonderful with sunny skies and ...

Celebrity Solstice

83% Loved It
brianhopkins88
Background: I'm a well traveled person used to higher ...
Beckaj
Yes, my brother has always wanted to vacation in ...

Allure of the Seas

83% Loved It
igrsod
My 18 year old daughter and I just got back from our cruise ...
mdfrance
This was our family's first cruise. We went because we ...

Oasis of the Seas

83% Loved It
mattab80
I suppose everybody's different, but the bad reviews of ...
Steve VanEtten
This was our first cruise and we spent a great deal of time ...

AmaCello

83% Loved It
pjbouffard
We chose Ama Waterways for our 25th Anniversary cruise and ...
Aussie Teen
We boarded the Amacello in Amsterdam for the first leg of ...

Viking Tor

83% Loved It
Traveler2227
This was our first river cruise, and we were not ...

Disney Magic

83% Loved It
Jeff75kim
This was our first cruise and our family had a terrific ...
tsgatormom
We recently took our first family cruise on the Disney ...

Ruby Princess

83% Loved It
sdfgsdfg
Overall we had a good experience. I suggest you read the ...
nani4nine
For our first-ever cruise we took the Ruby Princess to ...

Jewel of the Seas

82% Loved It
tinamoslander
Was recommended to RCL by our travel agent, was looking for ...
adams78
This was our first cruise, we went with our daughter and ...

Star Clipper

82% Loved It
Sue Gooch
This was our first "cruise" experience, chosen not for ...
Angela Yallop
We travelled to Venice and stayed in a gem of a hotel away ...

Celebrity Silhouette

82% Loved It
EmmyLaBlonde
The ship although rehauled was dark, which made it seem ...
laculturevulturecc
We cruise a lot and have tried just about all the major ...

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.