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Southern Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Southern Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

188

Very Good

78

Average

16

Poor

11

Terrible

7

Cruise type

Family Cruises

3,066

Romantic Cruises

1,509

Senior Cruises

924

Entertainment Cruises

670

First-Time Cruisers

304

304 Southern Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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jbesch

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Every Family Member Enjoyed Our First-Ever Cruise

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Many friends who are frequent cruisers recommended Royal Caribbean for our active family. My husband and I traveled with our four boys, ages 21 to 15 to Puerto Rico to board the ship. We spent the first 2 nights ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Nottoold

1 Review Written

Fabulous Ship

I loved this ship!! It was not too big and not to small, just perfect. Out stateroom 3596 was an ideal pick. Right in the middle of the ship, close to the elevators and extremely quiet - never heard a sound. The ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Maureen Rodd

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Golden wedding celebration

This was our first cruise so it is difficult to make a comparison,however we were not dissapointed it was every thing we expected and we had a wonderful holiday. We boarded the Celebrity Eclipse on the 19 March ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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malbak

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

One week not enough

Very enjoyable first cruise, having read some poor reviews we were pleasantly surprised. The whole experience was well organised and painless with all the ships staff keen to offer help if needed. Only one or two ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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auscgguysgirl

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Best decision we ever made ...

This was a 1st cruise for us. We are in our 40s and our kids (8 of them) are slowly leaving the house 1 by 1. We have 1 left and she is a senior this year. My DH does not like to travel. He is an introvert. He ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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idil

2 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Aladdin's Lamp

On board the Carnival FunShip Fascination is like living with “Aladdin's Lamp” First time on a cruise which has been postponed for many years, for many reasons. Then this "oh, never on Carnival" comments we ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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rblawn

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

My first and my last, This was a Horrible experience.

I am writing this to express my sincere disappointment in my recent cruise on Royal Caribbean Empress of the Sea. My wife and I sailed from June 2nd to June 6th for our one-year anniversary. This was my first ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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rmb7010

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Absolutely amazing

I think about the time on the Serenade everyday since I have been back. It was one of the best times of my life. I would seriously never consider trying another cruise line for next time as I could only be ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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twin1chrissy

2 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Great ports, Not so great ship

This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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twin1chrissy

2 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Great ports, Not so great ship!

This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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All4mykid2

1 Review Written

Great Cruise

This was our first cruise and we were fortunate to be able to go on this with family members that cruise regularly. This meant that we were better prepared than most first time cruisers in what to expect. We ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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lacey123

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Loved every minute.

My husband and I have just returned from a 2 week Southern Caribbean Cruise with celebrity Eclipse. This was our first cruise and we loved every minute of it. The staff were all very welcoming and couldn't do enough ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Julz84

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Southern Caribbean exotic cruise

Well what can I say. This was our first time cruising so did not know what to expect. The embarkation process went quite smoothly miles better than the process we went through after landing at Miami Airport. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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kjcavs

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

We loved our first cruise!

A number of people will tell you that your first cruise should be relatively short...but my wife and I decided to go big with a 14 day journey aboard the Eclipse. We loved every second of it! Rather than gushing ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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patriot4657

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever

I am not going to give a lengthy review of what my experience was like. Instead, I will give the pros and cons as this was my very first cruise Pros: 1. Staff was very friendly (including the bartenders) I ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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pattibartels@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Experience

This was my first cruise but I have been to seven all inclusives in the caribbean. I loved it! It's so fun to see a different island each day! The ship didn't impress me the way I thought it would. It was ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Buffett123

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Sailway

First was not going to write a review since ship is doing a transatlantic and then dry dock but after looking over some of the last reviews I thought they were unfair and totally misleading. This was our 9 cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Autobody911

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Decent Cruise

Hello, we enjoyed our cruise on Anthem of the Seas. It was a nice escape from a relatively dreary winter where I am from. I am from the mid-west. I work as a tech at a auto-body shop. We drove to new York, but ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Missourigirl1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st cruise and loved it!

My husband and I like to explore when we vacation so we were hesitant to take a cruise but we decided to try it for our 22nd wedding anniversary and we're so glad we did! (Our hotel stay at Days Inn the night before ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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mikegrip

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

It's not the worst, it's not the best.

I feel like the ship is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. We have been on Adventure, Rhapsody, Oasis, and Liberty before Anthem, choosing it as it was the new ship. The ship itself is beautiful. Our ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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golfnut1089

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Another tale to tell!

Having read all the January roll calls and reviews of Anthem Of The Seas cruises and the cruise from Hell (January Hurricane cruise), I hoped our cruise would have better. Let me start with Embarkation. I have read ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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sharonmorgan71

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise Enjoyed By All!

So before I start I want to acknowledge all the other reviews for MSC and the Orchestra and appreciate that everyones expectations and experiences are individual and I will just be representing ours as 6 family ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Brian McDermott

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beware of credit card fraud at San Juan port terminal.

I don't usually do reviews but here goes. The Ship itself was great, very well maintained and clean everywhere. Our Cabin maid was fantastic keeping our room clean and tidy at all times. The food was good but not ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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fambamcruisers

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing family vacation; would do this all over again!

We are first time cruisers with 3 young children (ages 10,6 and 2) from Toronto Canada. We took a direct flight to San Juan Puerto Rico (3h 45min) to SJU. The airport displayed signs clearly for us to pick up our ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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dmleuzzi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Windward Islands - Diamant

Very first cruise -- I am not your ordinary "lounge by the pool" type of person. I like to meet people, hear their story and build relationships. I like to go to places not normally visited and seriously dislike ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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