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1,585 Carnival New Orleans Cruise Reviews
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Liz Alderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because our daughter is a dancer on this ship. I must admit I am not a good traveller and this was our first time on a cruise. However I need not of worried as it was fine. Our cabin was on deck 8 with a balcony. Very ... Read more
Bbarn1
Member Since 2017
1 review
I am quite displeased with Carnival Cruise Lines. This was our first cruise so we were elated to see new locations and experience thrill and splendor abroad. First, this ship is old, not unlike a dirty Flying J restroom. Oh, its been ... Read more
NolaKim504
Member Since 2016
1 review
I chose a cruise as a short getaway for my husband and myself. We live in New Orleans so Carnival made sense as it allowed us to be dropped off at the port. As a person with mobility issues (able to walk, use a cane, sometimes use a ... Read more
Bipedalone
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our children took us on this cruise for our 70th birthdays. We drove from St. Louis to New Orleans which was a better departure point than Florida for us. Despite the number of people boarding, the process went very smoothly and ... Read more
jimbob22
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to do a New Year's cruise, and this one fit our schedule and the price was reasonable. The price was likely a bit higher than usual. We saw all kinds of people, lots of teens and families, but people were polite and I didn't ... Read more
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Sailer63
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The staff was excellent, entertainment excellent but the ship smells like sewage in some areas and generally seems to be in need of repairs. While getting a massage it's very very noisy because children are playing directly above the spa. ... Read more
mbennett
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise as the most affordable option over the Holidays. Having sailed Disney and RC previously, was not sure what to expect with Carnival. We ended up having a fantastic time and will definitely sail Carnival again. Ship and ... Read more
Topgirl2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my 10th cruise, and my first going solo. I chose this port and date as it coincided with my office closing for the holidays. I have cruised on Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, and have had a great time on them ... Read more
lezleena
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Our family traveled to New Orleans for a cruise on the Carnival Dream from Dec 26-Jan 3, 2017. It was AMAZING. I had read so many reviews leading up to the cruise that I was a nervous wreck. Embarkation. I was prepared for this to be ... Read more
vicsan01
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We had an offer letter for a bargain and this was one of the cruises available. We thought it would be fun to sail over New Years. It was fun! The New year celebration was done up very well and will be remembered for many years. Aside from ... Read more
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cloudninecat
Member Since 2016
1 review
128 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time cruising. We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and it was our first time taking a vacation without the kids since our honeymoon. Overall we were very happy with our time on board and only had one small ... Read more
Betnbobcruisin
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship is in need of a refurb. The crew was lackadaisical for the most part. The cruise director's announcements were difficult to understand. We took our meals on the second level of the Lido Grill Buffet. The staff was slow bussing ... Read more
CH2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
First off, I feel bad for those who had a less than enjoyable experience on the Triumph. This was our 3rd Carnival cruise and our 1st on the Triumph. Our previous Carnival cruises were great, that's why we stuck with them in booking this ... Read more
retarmycwo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation was great, probably the best port to leave and return to in the US. Buffett has gone down since the last cruise, never got a hot meal from the buffett the whole time on-board. Seems the serving line is set up entirely ... Read more
toothpicker
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Our party of five, ranging in age from 10 to 72, had a wonderful Christmas Cruise on the Carnival Dream. From the time we pulled into the parking garage at the NOLA port until we boarded was under an hour and we felt it was well ... Read more
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cruising kim 2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
really needed this get away for the hoildays , This was my first cruse i was so excited i was noy let down in any way , The staff was so amassing to me they went out of there way to make my trip the best it it couid be , The food was to ... Read more
ilikenola
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We decided we wanted to cruise on Sunday, Dec. 11th. We were put on a waiting list & was called the day before (14 Dec) that a cabin opened up. Of course this was an interior cabin. We did not decide straight away on taking the ... Read more
traveltonettereed
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
On 12/11/16 Sunday morning we boarded the Dream immediately,by being VIP'S we walked right in with no line to the captains lounge after our security check in. total time 10 minutes and were in the captains lounge having refreshments, we ... Read more
Robsolo
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the fifth cruise with Carnival for my wife and myself. First time on the Triumph with a total group of ten. The boat itself looks great for its age. You have to understand that the ocean and salt are very unforgiving, so the ... Read more
lizzchickk
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have been on many carnival cruises and this one was the worst of them all. Although leaving from new Orleans is a nice change from the busy Florida ports, the problems started as soon as we arrived on the ship. The cruise line tried to ... Read more
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riffatsea
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
6,788 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the shortest cruise we have ever taken but by the end of it we were ready to go home! We usually cruise out of California but decided to come to New Orleans to relive our honeymoon and cruise on a different ship for a change. ... Read more
starlitegazer
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have been on several cruises with various cruise lines and 4 of them with Carnival. This was one of the easier ships to get around on. The food is the worst of any cruise I have been on. The dining room food was never warm, very small ... Read more
mr jimmy
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
96 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Ten of us, including brother, daughter, granddaughters and spouses for a short weekend four-day getaway from NOLA to Cozumel. No problems checking in, boarding and going to our suite - quick and slick. After dropping our carry on's, went ... Read more
timbob88
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation went very smooth, on the boat in less than an hour. We stayed on the Lido deck, room 9230. The room was smaller our balcony rooms on past cruises, but adequate. Perfect location to everything. Our cabin Stewart, IWAYAN was ... Read more
lostsoulcruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
On the Dream from 11/27 to 12/4/16. It was a good cruise, fun, but you can tell Carnival is taking costs out of the cruise, it shows. Our cabin steward came by only once per day however we told him not to show up until after 10 AM and he ... Read more
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