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Los Angeles First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Los Angeles

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Excellent

91

Very Good

42

Average

36

Poor

23

Terrible

8

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Family Cruises

1,724

Romantic Cruises

677

Senior Cruises

641

Entertainment Cruises

345

First-Time Cruisers

201

201 Los Angeles First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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papishimi

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First and Last time on a Canival Cruise

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We went on a short "themed" cruise to Ensenada. We were very excited and we looked forward to our first cruise. What a complete Disappointment The Good: The wait staff and room staff were excellent. The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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oumarn

1 Review Written

What a blast!

this was my first experience with Carnival Imagination and my family and I had a ton of fun!!! The boat offers many amenities and the crew is just simply the best!!! The food was amazing from day one and personally ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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vikusha

1 Review Written

First time Cruiser

My family really enjoy this trip form the very beginning. I'd love to thanks every one who met us in Airport and transported to the Hotel and then to the Ship- it was welcome, pleasant, well organised and easy ( my ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Sagi Ziva

1 Review Written

The best cruise possible

Every detail is taken care of. The Versaille restaurant is the best restaurant in the ship. Very elegant, clean excellent service and terrific food. By far better than the Special restaurants. (and it is free of ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Geoffs adventures

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Princess or Prince in drag

This was our first cruise, selected because we wanted to see Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We had already been to LA and seen a bit but thought we could go to the Iowa and Queen Mary, which we did... Boarding was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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SByrd1118

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser

This was a first time cruise for me and my daughter. We were with another mother and daughter, it was their birthdays the week prior and this was a vacation we had all planned in advance to celebrate. We booked ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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cruising cockroach

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A very cattle-ish experience

This was a 2nd cruise on the same line and a very similar itinerary (no stop in San Francisco this time) but on a different ship (Island P 4 years ago). Experience was very poor and one wonders if Princess's ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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frankjo

1 Review Written

FIRST TIME CRUISE; HOOKED

This was our first cruise, so it was all new to us. Having read previous reviews of this ship we did wonder if adverse comments were true. More of that later. We are an early 60s British couple recently retired, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Maraviclin

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ruby Princess, Hawaii, February 2016

We didn't pick this cruise for our first cruise. My family picked it and we decided to tag along. It was a nice ship, the staff were super, and I did enjoy it. But 5 days at sea were a little long for me. My sister ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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gregmattersen

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Better than Expected; First Time Cruisers

Cabin - will attach photos, U69, was upsold from an oceanview room to this one about a week before sailing, Carnival rep promised whirlpool tub, couch, and other grand suite amenities. As we were cruising with ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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gaynoll

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised!!

This was the first cruise for my husband and I. It was a birthday present for him. We did not know what to expect. Boy were we in for a surprise! From the moment that we started at check in, we were greeted by very ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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jenna121778

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st and Probably Last Time Cruising

My parents treated me to my 1st ever cruise...a 7 day Mexican Riveria cruise from L.A. We had a mini-suite (Dolphin Deck - deck 9, and mid-ship) so it was a great location for a cabin. I was so not sure of what to ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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prettyt766

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruising

Well, I'm from Chicago & I flew to the port of L.A. . The scenery of the port was nice looking, since I've never been to California before. While on the cruise, I was very amused by the scenery & activities they ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Sattvika

1 Review Written

Smooth and Relaxing First Cruise

My first cruise, just wanted a short, relaxing getaway to see if I would enjoy it. Used EZAir and Princess Transfer, which were very smooth despite my flight getting cancelled and replaced by another. I was on ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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gpusateri

1 Review Written

48 Helpful Votes

B-Day Cruise Gone Bad: THE WEIGHT LOSS CRUISE

Wow, we were so excited for this Cruise. It was our first. I took my husband for his 50th birthday and my mother-in-law for her 80th birthday. We booked JR. Suites with a balcony. V-5, V-7, and V9. All of which ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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leoknite

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser on the Jewel

I wanted to write a review because as a first time cruiser there was a lot I did not know or fully grasp until I took this trip. So I wanted to do as in depth a review as possible because I feel sometimes reviews ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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givemedaat

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

OUR JEWEL OF A CRUISE

Have just returned to Australia after cruising to the Mexican Riviera on the Norwegan Jewel. Being "foreigners'' we had not known where to stay precruise but are glad we decided on the Doubletree Hilton at San ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Ctowe48

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall Pleasantly Surprised!

Embarkation went very smoothly. We thought it weird that you have to bring life jackets to muster drill. The buffet was one of the best we've experienced (we are huge royal Caribbean fans). The pizza everyone ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Jcorr

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Family reunion cruise

I am a first time cruiser so the thought of flying half way around the world to get on a ship for 17 days did NOT interest me at all but as this was to be a family reunion for my husbands family I nervously went ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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trippelc

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Loved our time on the Jewel.

We booked a suite and an adjoining room, as we had six people. So four of us slept in the suite and two in the adjoining room. The agent who recommended this didn't fully explain all the benefits of a suite. If ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Misskitty72

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not a Lot of Wow Factor, but Still a Nice Cruise

It was just my husband and I on this trip. I have never cruised before, so I can't compare it to anything, but it didn't have as much glamour as I was expecting. Still, the ship was very clean and service was very ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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AProvda

1 Review Written

A great time ruined by terrible service to a baby and desperate parents!

We just finished our trip on the NCL Jewel. I learned one thing I can state with absolute certainty. When a person on the staff uses the phrase, "I will look into it.", they are really telling you to go away ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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pegmor

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Christmas 2015

This was our first cruise and my daughter and I had a fantastic time. We upgraded to an ocean suite and had faster to the fun. Both were well worth it. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smooth and well ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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TaraKC

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Stuck without entertainment!

My family (including 3 kids: 17, 11 an 9) spent Dec 21-25 on the Carnival Inspiration for our Christmas break. This was our first cruise and after reading reviews, we expected a great time, fun-filled vacation. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Snowfall by Lakeside

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise marred by bad customer service

So good things first: A.) This was our first cruise and the embarkation / disembarkation at all the ports (including LA) was fast. We were particularly worried about the disembarkation at LA because we had a ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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