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Houston First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Houston

Traveler rating

Excellent

17

Very Good

12

Average

8

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

187

Senior Cruises

52

Romantic Cruises

51

Spring Break Cruises

43

First-Time Cruisers

42

42 Houston First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


winelover09 avatar

winelover09

1 Review Written

Loved the Norwegian Jewel!

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This was our first cruise and we had a blast. Too many kids for us due to Spring break, but we found our quiet places. The food was excellent, the staff was attentive, and the shows were amazing. All in all, ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Elane

1 Review Written

48 Helpful Votes

Couldn't fault it, but cruising not for us! (though that's not Princess's fault).

Having read a couple of negative reviews I feel compelled to balance it, in favour or Princess who, in our opinion were impeccable. There is one recent review that frankly after reading the 6th sub heading I ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jjfanoele

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

First time cruise; hooked on NCL.

We decided to book a cruise on a whim and take our kids (11,7) somewhere amazing for spring break. We reserved a mini suite with the hopes that having a spacious room would ensure a better experience. We drove ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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mralston

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise

Suprised I liked it so much! Took my 16 yo son for Spring Break. Cozumel, Belize, and Rotan. The room was decent (interior - no frills), good entertainment, and pretty good food. The workers were all friendly ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Bigmac14

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

March 12-19, Fun Times

We had fantastic weather, great excursions and enjoyed the cruise. We arrived on the Friday and checked into the Doubletree beside the Bush Airport it had a supplied shuttle and we went to a cajun restaurant down ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Coeur de Pirate

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruising...WOW

We just had to get away from the cold (we live in Canada) and we wanted to try something new, so we decided to cruise for the first time. It was the best decision we could have taken by far. Having two young boys to ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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bcsjr

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst Customer Service; Ship and Rooms in Poor Maintenance

Cruise ship was in poor maintenance, toilets constantly backed up, rusty and dirty balcony. Blanket had brown stains on it, the television was placed such that the remote did not work properly, the buffet was lousy, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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RedstreakN

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser

This was our first cruise, I took my mom ( who is 79 and needs a wheelchair or scooter to get around) - and I was disappointed and also some things were great. However, more disappointed than great. Customer ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Shaned122

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Incredible Casual Cruise!

Let me first say I am not a bot or employee of the cruise. I sell cars in Abilene, Tx. I usually don't write reviews but this cruise had so many negative reviews I just felt compelled to after my experience. We are ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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att2detail

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Are all cruise ships as boring as the Caribbean Princess?

Are all cruise ships this boring? This was our first cruise and we really did not know what to expect. Before we left, our friends went on and on about all of the on board activities and the food. Our travel ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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tyendo68@gmail.com

1 Review Written

Just Okay

Maybe we were going in with so many preconceived ideas that cruises were the best thing since slice bread? We just found this Cruise just okay! There wasn't lots wrong, it just didn't really meet outstanding ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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evad3257

1 Review Written

Do yourself a favor, and just fly to Cancun.

My girlfriend and I sailed 12/26 - 01/02 on the Norwegian Jade. Our other experience with Caribbean style vacations have been in Cancun at all-inclusive resorts. My review will consist of our ratings of the ship, ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Rubbies

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holiday Cruise

I feel I must have been on another cruise to some of my fellow reviewers. Embarkation went smoothly and we was in our cabin with the luggage by 1.30pm. Pre order bottles of water and our cabin steward emptied the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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NeverLand77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An endless inescapable nightmare at sea; do not waste your money or time!

We had the absolute worst vacation experience ever. We have been unable to come to a resolution with Princess. We strongly feel that the advertising, services and the product were mi-represented to us, and we are ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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New2cruising2016

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Maybe cruising just isn't for me?

This was my first cruise and it was not horrible. I've read some real horror stories and feel fortunate none of those things happened to us. I was not impressed, however, with the experience. I'm low maintenance. I ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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jerry_tx

1 Review Written

So so Cruise With Good Show But Not So Good Dining

This is my first time cruise so everything on a cruise ship looks new to me. Every night, the ship is loaded with different shows and most of them are actually very good. You can go to the buffet dinning or pay ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Suerte11

1 Review Written

Ship Practice Run

Departed four hours late, swimming pool closed 5 out of 7 days. Spending card mixup took 3 hours and part of two days to get credited items that someone else purchased with our room key. Exiting and returning to ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Ritarollins

1 Review Written

Good experience for our first Cruise!

This was the very first cruise ever for me and my husband. We enjoyed getting to know some of the crew members & learning about cruising around the world. Loved the destinations visited: Cozumel, Belize, and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Tw in OR

1 Review Written

Perfect Place to Relax and Have a Little Adventure

This was our first cruise. We never really considered cruising before--it seemed so focused on food, and impossible to connect with local culture. While those might be legitimate criticisms, we nonetheless found it ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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AB Seaman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

It was OK

We noticed immediately that cruise companies cater to people who like gamble and smoke because on the Jewel, Deck 6 is where the casino is located. And adjacent to the casino was the theater, the smoke would invade ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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rnathanwhite

1 Review Written

A Very Memorable Experience - First Timer

I had never imagined that I would have such an awesome experience on a cruise. I think what made it so amazing overall was having my partner to share the experience with. We met so many friendly people, both staff ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Handlebars92708

1 Review Written

7 Day Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel

My first cruise and it couldn't have been any better unless the captain could have added at least eight more hours to every day! Cabin was excellent, food to much and excellent, crew VERY NICE. Thought the two day ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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MichiganHockeyMan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great First Cruise experience

After years of turning down cruise options for a vacation my wife and I finally gave in and went on this one during spring break with our youngest son and his family, including three younger children. We had a ...
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Sail Date April 2015


anshad avatar

anshad

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser- Great Overall Experience

This Cruise was a celebration of my wife's battle of overcoming Cancer. We left Kansas City the night before and arrived in Houston almost two hours late due to air delays. We stayed at the LaQuinta on NASA Parkway, ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Trevmandjohns125

1 Review Written

Had a BLAST!!!!

I found a handful of people complaining about length of time to get a drink. We found the best waiter the 1st day & our group just meshed with him. He had the best personality & went the extra mile for us daily. We ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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