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Carnival Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises from Galveston

Carnival
Ship
Destination
Galveston

Traveler rating

Excellent

55

Very Good

29

Average

16

Poor

6

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

962

Romantic Cruises

279

Entertainment Cruises

142

Senior Cruises

136

First-Time Cruisers

113

113 Carnival Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises from Galveston


WITCHBAIT33 avatar

WITCHBAIT33

1 Review Written

WASTED MONEY

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Gauranteed not a chance !this was me and my wife honeymoon we booked back in dec to go to houndurus they said wind was to strong to port but other ships docked there and they take us to coasta maya instead of ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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LLAJH@TEXASBB.COM

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Checked it off our list, no need to do again

This was our first cruise as we were waiting for our children (11,15) to get old enough to remember it and enjoy the port excursions. Our overall experience for first timers was great, but I do have a few negatives ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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gary.henson@gmail.com

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

When you are planning and booking the cruise - you need to realize -- EVERYTHING is extra. The prices were not what we expected at all. My 17 year old said this cruise is " for those who drink or gamble" ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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dmar5

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Extended Family Cruise -- I'm a 1st Timer

My extended family decided on this cruise; my aunt & uncle being frequent cruisers. This was mine and my children's first cruise. I must say -- I was thoroughly underwhelmed. The quarters were small but I expected ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Pinky_Depp

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Memorable 1st Cruise/Summer Vacation!!

First cruise for my husband and myself. Also our first vacation/trip without any of our children. A gift to ourselves in celebration of 25 years of marriage (even though it's now been 26 years). We traveled with ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Harleydaily

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fun on the Freedom

We had great cruise,two neebies that had never sailed before,It took a lot of convenvencing to get my husband to try cruising and he is ready to go again now . One of our favorites - we both Highly recommend the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Springfarm

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

first cruise

There wasn't a great deal to do on the ship wished they sold some sort of books in the shops. The ship was full of children that ran the ship with no parents with them. I can not tell you the times I was almost ran ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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dannyleebaker2@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

I would choose zero, if it were an option.

Don't waste your hard-earned money, it's not worth it. It was really expensive, much more so than advertised. These guys charged $3.75 for water....Water!!! I was told the food was so great, but it all fell short, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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demac

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Western Carribean from Galveston

This was our 6th cruise; and the second and probably last on Carnival. It's not that there was anything particularly *bad* about this cruise experience, it's just that my wife and I have found we consistently like ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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trish4801

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved Carnival Freedom

We sailed for our first cruise on board the Carnival Freedom on January 25, 2015. We started out with a balcony but got a call from the upsell department that offered us an OS for 300 more. That is only 150/pp I ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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michaelandjalisa

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

This was my wife and my first cruise. We went with her parents, 88 y/o grandmother, aunt & uncle, and another aunt & uncle with their 4 kids. Overall we had a good time on the ship. Here are my thoughts, in no ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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mujerlinda

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overall great experience!

This was my first cruise so I had no idea what to expect. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass ahead of time and I am so glad we did. We bypassed so many lines and got to our stateroom quickly. Getting off ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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laneshasledge

1 Review Written

Loved it.

We had a great time, staff was excellent and very friendly. Most of all loved the cruise director Dr. E he stayed very involved with the passengers and kept us laughing and enjoying ourselves. Room was kept clean ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Zoey5150

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

First and Last Time

We have never cruised before and thought it would be a great way to unplug an relax. I did a lot of research an found this to be the best option for us, not to big of a ship not to long in case we didn't like it an ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Don.P

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

So So Cruise

Myself and a 4 other friends went on this cruise. I have taken numerous trips and have always done the all inclusive resorts, but my friends wanted to do a cruise and I thought it sounded like it would be a fun ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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AnthonyG1968

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise Ever!

The checking and boarding process made getting on a plane look like going through a McDonald's drive through. I suggest getting there early and having a carry on bag that will get you through the first day. i.e. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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kandeejoy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous First Time

The cruise was wonderful.....From the moment we got on the Ship till getting off we had excellent service. The first Hour on the Ship met Marija Pravdic and she explained the Lido deck and to our surprise she was ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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IanB74

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Timer - Great Family Vacation

This was my first cruise ever after a co-worker talked me in to trying it. I was always hesitant to cruise thinking I probably wouldn't like it very much because I don't drink and have children, and envisioned just ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Kaytikat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor Room Selection, Overall Great Cruise

This was my first time cruising and my husband and I went by ourselves on the Carnival magic on a 7 day cruise from Galveston to the Western Caribbean. We took advantage of Faster to the Fun (Well worth the price ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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KimBernal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never Again!

Found out that I am NOT a cruise person! Did not like it at all. The cabin (#8477) was nice and plenty of room but the larger balcony was not worth the extra cost, in fact, if I had to do it again, I would just ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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natashax3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Married on Carnival Freedom

I guess I expected a whole lot more. I did enjoy the staff in the dining room, the guys we had were amazing and they were our servers every night. Their names were Sunpop, and Roderick... LOVED them. As for the rest ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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tiredmom40

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great first experience

This was our first cruise. We have 2 sons - 19 & 16. They enjoyed it as well. There was some initial frustration that we couldn't figure out how to get from one place to another on the same floor. Because of the ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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BexFromTex

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cannot wait to go again!

This was our family's first cruise and it turned out to be one of the BEST vacations we've ever had! We drove in early to Galveston and checked in early - which is a great idea as we were able to enjoy getting a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Lily2515

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful First Time Cruise

We were to cruise with several family members in May on this same cruise. A few days before we were to leave my husband was hospitalized. Yes, we were thankful for the trip insurance. The only downfall is the same ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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unleadedchrome

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Perfect Honeymoon

My wife and i after much consideration decided on a cruise for our honeymoon. We were not disappointed, carnival magic allowed us to have everything we were looking for. A great room to relax on the balcony and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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