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1,523 Carnival New Orleans Cruise Reviews
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Jrbrining1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was the 1st cruise that we decided to take the children with us, the computers were down, the boarding time was delayed for more than 3 hours, we got on the ship, the room was smelly, the next day, we noticed that the floors were wet ... Read more
TanyaStreet
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was a "sister cruise"...myself and my 2 sisters. We just wanted a little getaway from New Orleans where we live. It didn't start out good. There was a "computer glitch" during embarkation. We were in Zone One. ... Read more
oscar73120
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The Dream is a large ship and very much understaffed. From the check in process, to the room steward, the dining room staff, bar staff, it was about the worst service I have ever received on a cruise ship. Carnival now asks that you ... Read more
latifa
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
i went on this cruise with my sister and nieces in november and it was a great disappointment. last year we went on the BREEZE and there is no comparison. the embarkation process was not horrible, considering we didn't have the fun pass ... Read more
bronzedoll
Member Since 2006
1 review
115 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
Overall it was a good cruise. I have been on other Carnival ships and this one seemed a bit lacking. The cruise Director was great and his Veteran's Day Event was outstanding. There was less activities on this ship than any other I have ... Read more
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MaggiJW
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was an add on to our holiday in New Orleans. There was an issue with my not having my ESTA at hand on embarkation, I felt that I would not be allowed to board the ship without proof that I actually possessed one. Although I ... Read more
stevec4418
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was a group cruise. The embarkation port (New Orleans) is not equipped to accommodate cruise ships in excess of 2,000 passengers. There are no separate or expedited check-in for Platinum or diamond guests in New Orleans. The trip down ... Read more
slybear
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
717 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Halloween on the Carnival Dream is always a great time. Scarlett Dining room crew were wonderful, food delicious, service great. Cruise director Jase also good. Interior room on lido was convenient and cool with great 1x day morning ... Read more
moore.christian95
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
First Off, I want to say I've went and read some reviews about the same cruise I sailed on, and I absolutely hate that my fellow cruisers did not seem to have the same experience that I did. I travel a good bit, so here is something to ... Read more
terri1962
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
hello fellow cruisers unfortunately thanks to the tridump i am officialy a former sailer. Really dont no where to begin, my lovely wife and i planned our 33rd wedding anniversary on the triumph 5 day halloween cozumel to progresso mexico. ... Read more
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Polistena
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Embarking: Once in the building during the appropriate time slot it went fast. If you get to New Orleans port too early, you are stuck standing in the garage outside!! Ship: Pros: Food was excellent as always Pool are ... Read more
Jen72LHS
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I wanted to do another 5 day cruise and being that New Orleans was the most convenient port to my hometown (though still a 700 mile drive!)I chose to sail out of New Orleans. My daughter had recently done the same cruise on the Triumph ... Read more
vacatlover
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Triumph is definitely an older ship. Despite reading somewhere that there had been recent upgrades, I found the room to be rather out of date. The leather-like sofa in a peach color was filthy with dirt in the grain of the covering. ... Read more
marlstone123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second cruise on the Dream. If you like big ships and lots of people then this is the ship for you. Can't imagine the size of the new Vista which is already out and the Horizon which will be out soon. I think I will ... Read more
mallwalker
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
65 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Let me say that my husband are Platinum members. This was our third year in a row to sail on the Dream. We have always enjoyed being on her. Being we have been on this ship before we definately notice all the changes that were made. ... Read more
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DADDYOFTHE7SEAZ
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I'm not picky at all and I do have plenty of class. I love CCL and have never had a bad experience in 4 cruises. I have to admit that the food quality is a little less than my 1st cruise in 2009. But with so many options to eat never had ... Read more
tennmimi
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We went on this cruise with some of my Red Hat Sisters. We with several others are mildly handicapped and included one in a wheelchair all the time. This was the first time we had sailed with the new embarkation where you select your time. ... Read more
travelingnurse
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a family cruise with my husband, daughter, son in law, and 11 month old grandson. It was our first time on the Triumph. We had sailed several times on the Elation out of New Orleans. We had Balcony cabins of 8344 and 8388. No ... Read more
mistysjewels1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My family took this cruise because it was my parents 50th wedding anniversary and this was our gift to them. My husband and I have been on several Carnival cruises and have had wonderful service however this cruise was sub par for what I ... Read more
Shooshoo
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
539 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Where do I start? Probably the best vacation ever!!! We cruised on the Carnival Dream leaving New Orleans on Sunday, October 9th. It was me, my husband, our daughter and son-in-law, and our three grandkids; ages 14, 10, and 4. We drove ... Read more
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mabernathy3
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I cruised on the Carnival Dream. I chose this cruise because I wanted to take my sister and niece on the vacation of a lifetime and I had taken my first cruise in April of 2016 from New Orleans on the Dream. The first two days of the ... Read more
MickeyandLV
Member Since 2009
1 review
116 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We took this Carnival Triumph cruise because we wanted to try a Carnival Cruise and we wanted to take a cruise out of New Orleans. We had an offer from Harrah's New Orleans for a few nights, so we decided to combine a gambling trip with ... Read more
TimtheGrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Drove 6 hours to get to New Orleans, so didn't see the city. We arrived at the Cruise building at about 12:30 p.m., which turned out to be an excellent time to go through the embarkation processing because those who had gotten there ... Read more
Garykitty
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
My husband and I had cabin 12201 Carnival dream, spa balcony cabin. It was our first cruise.Cabin was beautiful .Spa was great ohhh thalosopool how i miss you, and the relaxation room. Everything was wonderful. Scarlett dining room staff ... Read more
posiepixie
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I decided to take the family on our first big trip together on the Carnival Dream. I have four kids (14, 14, 12, 11) and also my wife and in-laws. I reserved two adjoining balcony rooms. Upon arrival to the port, you are immediately ... Read more
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