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Charleston First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Charleston

Traveler rating

Excellent

44

Very Good

17

Average

11

Poor

8

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

409

Romantic Cruises

120

First-Time Cruisers

89

Senior Cruises

65

Entertainment Cruises

50

89 Charleston First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Vickie walls avatar

Vickie walls

1 Review Written

OMG! When can I go again???

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My first but certainly NOT going to be my last! Yes, you could tell she was an older ship as we docked next to newer & bigger glitzier ships at Nassau but she sure did not let us first timers down! From the comfy ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Pittsburghcruisin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best bartender and wait staff I have ever had.

Referred by family and they where correct.! Best B-day ever Best vacation ever. Best bartender I have ever had the pleasure of tipping, would have needed 2 atm's to pay for the awesome service and the "guest's ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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seeotterdee@yahoo.com

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser

This was our first cruise and 3 generations. My in-laws decided they wanted to do a cruise and brought the kids (us) and the baby, my 3 year old niece. Since half live in Virginia and the other half live in North ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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GamecockFan58

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed it!

I'll preface this by saying this was our first cruise. It was a belated 30th anniversary present from my husband. Living in Charleston, not needed to travel was a definite plus. With that being said, the ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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kidztherapy02

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Hell

My husband requested a standby wheelchair before boarding due to being disabled that we never found. Ordered case of water the day before our cruise and it quoted us online the time it would be in the room. He ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Sandlapper60

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Very Positive Experience

As first-time cruisers, we were concerned about the negative reviews we read prior to departure. We now know there are thousands of very satisfied clients and comparatively only a handful of naysayers. We had a ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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StaceyGibson

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise Experience

This was my first time on a cruise. I must say I'm disheartened by all the negative, petty comments. For the small amount it cost to take my family on a ship down the Atlantic Ocean, it definitely beat flying. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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robunnie

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Never Again!

My wife has been trying for 10 years to get me on a cruise ship. I have always been reluctant because I've always been told cruises typically nickle and dime you to death. In that vain I was not disappointed. I ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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soledad86

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Worth the Trip

My husband and I decided on an impromptu cruise since we didn't get a chance to go on a honeymoon after getting married couple months ago. We should have done a more thorough research regarding cruise ships as well ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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bchnglf

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise

Very disappointed!! Ship was old and dated. Food was always cold and at times not edible. In Dining room for dinner, the service was slow the food was cold, the only way to get a decent meal was to pay the extra ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Diana55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment

The food in the dining room was disgusting. We tried it twice for dinner and once for breakfast. Disgusting each time and we didn't eat it. We even ordered the special meals that were an additional $20 - still ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Pjharbert

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

Just returned from our first cruise...5 nights from Charleston to the Bahamas over Christmas. Just a few observations, compliments, criticisms, and tips... First, parking at the Charleston terminal was a major ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Mar152

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

25th anniversary surprise; you won't believe this.

A friend of mine mentioned he and his wife were going to celebrate their 30th anniversity & my wife and me were coming up on our 25th anniversity. So we decided to surprise her and take our first time ever cruise to ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Camp Fire Girl

1 Review Written

Great Ffirst Time Cruise

This was our first time to cruise and it was a celebration for our 25th anniversary. We drove down from WV the day before and stayed at the Hampton's "Snooze and Cruise". On the ship, the food was fantastic and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Kirstin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Terrible Cruise

The boat was constantly rocking.. I literally fell in the shower because of how bad it was rocking. There wasn't very much to do on the cruise, I can only think of 2 times that the slides were open. There were only ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Cpbryant

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantasy Cruise Review 7/25 to 7/30

My wife and I went on a five night cruise (our first cruise) to the Bahamas on the Carnival Fantasy from July 25-July 30. Instead of giving you a day-by-day account of our cruise, I’ll touch on the major elements ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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5funhills

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time Cruisers

This was our first family cruise, beside my husband and me, we brought along children ages 6 to 18, plus grandparent. We had two rooms ocean view and inside, each room had 4 people in them. I never felt crowded ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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ilvinorosso

2 Reviews Written

Time to retire the Fantasy

Since our grandson was traveling with us and we did not want to get two cabins so we got the Grand Suite. Let me tell you it was anything but grand. We frequently have had suites on other cruise lines and this one ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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hbmbmn

1 Review Written

Interesting trip for sure

Embarkation was a mess in Charleston but I didn't really mind I was too excited about my first cruise! First day out to see was wonderful food was great on the Lido deck especially couldn't get enough of the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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zagoins

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise

I am in my early 30's and this was the first cruise for my wife and I. We enjoy traveling but had never considered a cruise until a spur of the moment decision. We had our honeymoon in Charleston and figured we ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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chavinat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worth the price

This was my first cruise, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I thought it was fantastic! Of course the pool is small, the décor is a little dated, but with a good attitude all of our expectations ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Faithwalknc

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved First Cruise

I'm so glad I said yes to upgrade offer when Carnival called week or so before cruise and offered a balcony upgrade. Well worth the $500 for priority status. Had room V22. Quiet and great views. Note. You have ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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CindySentra

1 Review Written

Great ship for a first time cruiser!

We took a five day & five night cruise on the Carnival Fantasy last week with our son and daughter-in-law and some of their friends. This was our first cruise and we loved it! One caveat - the Fantasy is a ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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lkt89science

1 Review Written

Bite-sized taste of cruising

The Carnival Fantasy was a wonderful introduction to cruising. I found a dirt cheap last minute fare for my husband and myself. Driving down to Charleston (from PA) was an easy drive down 95. The Magnolia Plantation ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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allgames

14 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

New Years Cruise That Can't Lose!

My Background: Over 30+ cruises - All major lines. Positive about the industry. A bad day on the ship is better than a good day at work. Cruising is the way to travel on a budget! Pre-Cruise: Charleston is a ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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