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8,692 First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Azamara Quest

83% Loved It
Destinations
Western Mediterranean (24 sailings)
Eastern Mediterranean (23 sailings)
Caribbean (15 sailings)
Baltic Sea (6 sailings)
willy_the_wombat
This was our first ever cruise having been well seasoned ...
Smaragd Flyer
This was our first cruise and it blew us away! From the ...

Azamara Journey

83% Loved It
Destinations
Eastern Mediterranean (24 sailings)
Asia (22 sailings)
Western Mediterranean (9 sailings)
Baltic Sea (9 sailings)
Wasimbari
As first time cruisers we had no idea what to expect or how ...
Lambretta
This was our first cruise and was a 50th birthday present ...

Wind Surf

83% Loved It
Destinations
Caribbean (16 sailings)
Mediterranean (12 sailings)
Baltic Sea (3 sailings)
Europe (1 sailings)
AniW
This was my first cruise, but my boyfriend's 5th. While I ...
genine@jerseycape
First- We were informed a couple days before our vacation ...

Seabourn Odyssey

83% Loved It
Destinations
Mediterranean (92 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (20 sailings)
Transatlantic (4 sailings)
Panama Canal & Central America (3 sailings)
SimonM
Our first ever cruise and it lived up to our expectations. ...
fairdinkumozzie
We had our first cruise on this luxury line starting on 26 ...

Viking Atla

83% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (44 sailings)
Benly
Although our river cruise did not start off on a positive ...
saratodd1@Hotmail.com
This was our very first trip on Viking, and our very first ...

Viking Kvasir

83% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (27 sailings)
lwdennis
The most enjoyable aspect of the trip were the shore ...
borojones
What a wonderful way to spend our first time on a Viking ...

Viking Legend

83% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (28 sailings)
dianeandrews
I always swore to never take a cruise, however several ...
Chicago Cruiser2
Although we have traveled to Europe several times, the ...

Viking Fontane

83% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (25 sailings)
Randy51
September 2015 was our first Viking River Cruise and we ...
mimiof16
The cruise on the Elbe was our first river cruise and first ...

Disney Magic

82% Loved It
Destinations
Bahamas (19 sailings)
Western Caribbean (11 sailings)
Baltic Sea (7 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (6 sailings)
cheermom2four
My husband and I decided to take our first cruise ever on ...
disneyfan123
Awesome and relaxing, best describes the 4 night cruise our ...

Viking Jarl

82% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (41 sailings)
romraF
First of all, we ended up on the Jarl instead of the Alta, ...
raleighpnc
Service, accommodations, food, and daily tours were all top ...

Celebrity Solstice

82% Loved It
Destinations
Alaska (36 sailings)
Australia & New Zealand (34 sailings)
Hawaii (4 sailings)
Transpacific (1 sailings)
Gazelle21
We were fairly nervous first time cruisers who decided to ...
ChaCha1964
This was our first cruise and on the recommendation of ...

Amsterdam

82% Loved It
Destinations
Alaska (32 sailings)
World (13 sailings)
Hawaii (5 sailings)
Pacific Coastal (4 sailings)
Diamond_Skies
I am not a cruise person. I don't feel that I fit in with ...
Deb Thomas
This was our first cruise, and hope it isn't our last. The ...

Freedom of the Seas

82% Loved It
Destinations
Western Caribbean (29 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (21 sailings)
Western Mediterranean (21 sailings)
Transatlantic (2 sailings)
BixBebe
This was our first cruise so this review is geared more ...
mitzframe
The cruise was good but I thought there were going to be a ...

Scenic Pearl

82% Loved It
Traveler1300
This was our first river cruise, and we had great ...
mj_holiday
Our 7 days aboard the Scenic Pearl were a great ...

Silver Whisper

82% Loved It
Destinations
Baltic Sea (23 sailings)
Caribbean (8 sailings)
World (8 sailings)
Canada & New England (8 sailings)
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 ...

Mariner of the Seas

82% Loved It
Destinations
Asia (58 sailings)
sagarchawla84
1. Very poor room service. It takes more than an 45 mins to ...
arvin
My whole family booked a cruise almost at last minute ...

Viking Pride

82% Loved It
Tvrajan
My wife and I have never been on a river cruise before, ...
Happy Traveler Duo
We were so excited to sail on this river cruise line, as we ...

Viking Forseti

82% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (32 sailings)
wajtv
This was our first cruise of any kind. The staff was ...
Arib918
Everything on the cruise was higher than what was expected. ...

Crystal Symphony

81% Loved It
Destinations
Baltic Sea (16 sailings)
Mediterranean (13 sailings)
Canada & New England (6 sailings)
Australia & New Zealand (5 sailings)
mjpchicago
I read the negative reviews before we left the usa and ...
Jayoh
This was my sixth Crystal cruise and my fifth on Crystal ...

Nordnorge

81% Loved It
spigymarjorie
What a wonderful voyage, to Kirkenes and back. Excellent ...
Alison Taylor
My husband and I have recently returned from a Bergen / ...

Viking Eistla

81% Loved It
dmzurawski
My boyfriend and I learned more about Viking River Cruises ...
TR74
I traveled with 3 of my sisters, my husband and brother in ...

Celebrity Summit

81% Loved It
Destinations
Southern Caribbean (38 sailings)
Bermuda (34 sailings)
Canada & New England (7 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (3 sailings)
jdereska
I was not pleased with the entertainment when comparing it ...
Craxe77
My wife and I just completed our first cruise and it was ...

Wilderness Discoverer

81% Loved It
Destinations
Alaska (18 sailings)
North America River (15 sailings)
Loubear
There is something very special about cruising the Inside ...
katannsed
As many have said before in the small vs. large cruise ...

River Empress

81% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (27 sailings)
Rivermemories
I waited a few weeks to write my review because I simply ...
SacAndi
My mother, who passed away earlier this summer, swore she ...

Jewel of the Seas

81% Loved It
Destinations
Eastern Mediterranean (35 sailings)
Southern Caribbean (22 sailings)
Western Mediterranean (10 sailings)
Transatlantic (3 sailings)
aimsrock
This was our first cruise. The Jewel of the Seas was a ...
pattibartels@hotmail.com
This was my first cruise but I have been to seven all ...

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