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1,602 Carnival New Orleans Cruise Reviews
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Scanddreamer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Liked the deportation city of New Orleans, 3 hours from our home, with family where we could spend the night before, and no need for a flight. However, very few people on the trip were from Louisiana. The ship was huge, with over 3000 ... Read more
Skippy in Colorado
Member Since 2017
1 review
A group of friends traveled on the Carnival Dream March 5-12. It was a varied group of past cruisers and newbies. This was my second cruise, the previous was 5 years ago. Please let me preface this by saying that I'm not a big fan of ... Read more
eksem
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise got off to a rough start because of a difficult embarkation process and then rough seas for the first two days at sea. My wife and I both were ill. Now to the good. The balcony cabin was nice. Plenty of space and a nice ... Read more
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rickman77
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
friends were booked on this cruise. it was out of new Orleans. boarding was a nightmare, gangway was down, I know not carnivals fault, all I heard. waited for hours, port staff and cruise staff not well trained at handling such situations. ... Read more
Brian P
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
First, we are not first time cruiser and have sailed on both Carnival and Royal Caribbean so we do understand that you get what you pay for and what you should expect on a cruise this being our 7th cruise in 5 years. We were married on ... Read more
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bubbab1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were on the Dream for the Mardi Gras cruise. It was also our first cruise. Overall, I would have to say that we enjoyed the cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly (no FTTF) , we had the 11:00-12:00 boarding time and I was in my ... Read more
c40plus
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I booked the Dream because I was just dying to cruise it as I'd heard many great things about it. I had purchased Faster-to-the Fun so I knew I'd get to board early and start enjoying the experience. The terminal activity was organized ... Read more
TourLady
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall, we had a wonderful trip! That said, here is the good and the bad... It was Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but we had no problem quickly and easily getting to the port by simply planning to leave the hotel (near the airport) ... Read more
Maryfrank233
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The balcony staterooms were nice I have nothing against that. However they had only one stage show with costumes, singing, and dancing the whole cruise. The food was awful except for the dining room. The desserts were the worst. They were ... Read more
171510Cook
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our ninth cruise, and it was the best one yet. Carnival never disappoints, and their service is second to none. Everyone is always happy, friendly, and ready to have a good time. I will be loyal to Carnival for life, and the ... Read more
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wruthe4550
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Choose this cruise so that my wife and I could spend a week with her sister and brother in law. This was the time that he could take vacation. Embarkation was a mess with no one knowing what was going on. The same with getting off the ... Read more
Woody22368
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Went on this cruise for my wife's birthday, our anniversary and my birthday. We loved our balcony cabin on the back corner of the ship. The cruise director Chris the flying Scotsman was outstanding. Only question was why the food places ... Read more
missmartin
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About us: This was my 9th cruise. Myself, my husband, and our 2 year old. My parents and my cousin went. We celebrated my birthday and hers aboard the ship. The Good: Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly for the ... Read more
UAVPilot
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The first thing we noticed was that all glass surfaces, external and internal windows, bannister dividers, etc., were filthy. We had an ocean view cabin on Deck 1, and that window even that had smeared blood on the inside surface (how the ... Read more
grosspolly
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
OVERALL - This was our first cruise which just made things that much worse. We were excited but were sooooo ready to get off the ship after the second day. The ship came out of dry dock and what we thought was normal cruising thinking this ... Read more
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MagicDM
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we just wanted to cruise for Valentine's Day. It was our third cruise on the Carnival Dream. It was the Dream's first week out of dry dock. I am not sure of all the work done in dry dock, but it appeared to me ... Read more
andisolo30
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because our friends had booked it previously and they wanted to go to these islands. We have never been to any of the islands so thought it would be fun to go with friends. From embarkation to debarkation ... Read more
mscruisegirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Went with friend group & had a great time~! Service - OUTSTANDING! Scarlett Main dining Room - It was like the "old" days of cruising when your server remembered your name and your drink preference. With all of the ... Read more
cb1968
Member Since 2006
19 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking for a Caribbean cruise that went out of a different embarkation port than Ft Lauderdale and one that wasn’t too expensive so we could take her sister also. This cruise seemed to fit the bill just nicely. ... Read more
Larry6905
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
24 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We traveled on the Dream with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grand children ages 10 and 7. I have cancer and have made a effort this last 6 months to make lasting memories for my kids and grandkids. This time we had spa rooms. We liked ... Read more
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kurtlinda
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
85 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I cruised with five other couples and had a blast! To get the negative out of the way, the ONLY issue we had was the hot tubs consistently being closed and the staff not having a consistent explanation about it. The two ... Read more
CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
This will be our last cruise with Carnival. The Triumph is simply falling apart. While laying out deck the ship blew hot oil out of the smokestack onto sunbathers. The crew had to help everyone clean themselves and then shut down the ... Read more
Pun812
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Carnival Triumph-Room-Left From New Orleans-Room 1042-2 people (my wife and myself) The ship was nice considering all it's been through. The only issues we had with the ships condition were the enamel peeling on the wood on our balcony ... Read more
swhight
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a spur-of-the-moment, gotta-get-away cruise, so we didn't plurge on the cabin, just took an inside cabin on Deck 1 (Riviera). Embarkation was smooth, cabin was ready at 1:30, but we had to ask for things like hand soap, wine ... Read more
Trumpetmouth
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had a great time on the Triumph. We are first time cruisers but will definitely be cruising again with Carnival. We flew in a day early and stayed at the Wyndam Garden Baronne. Got nice price of $129 for the night. Walking ... Read more
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