Carnival New Orleans Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Carnival x
New Orleans x
Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Critic Overview
  • Cruises are for families and fun-lovers of all ages
  • "Fun Ships" offer great value-for-money
  • The world's largest cruise line -- big ships with panache
  • Read full overview >>

1,457 Carnival New Orleans Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
612
Very Good
369
Average
240
Poor
137
Terrible
56
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
474
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
136
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
104
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
44
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
HO HO
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
475 forum posts
This was our fourth cruise - our fourth ship, and our shortest cruise. Our previous cruises had been 7+ days each. We were in a balcony stateroom on the Lido deck (9280). Staterooms are forward of all of the Lido bars, pools, ... Read more
Helpful? Thank HO HO
Rh2458
Member Since 2013
1 review
565 forum posts
We sailed out of New Orleans on the Carnival Triumph. We had FTTF and the embarkation process went super smoothly for us. Our luggage was waiting at our door as soon as we boarded and went directly to our room which also was ready. ... Read more
Cphilips
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Took this cruise for my honeymoon, my husband and I loved it. The boat is big so I am sure we didn't get to see everything. The service was awesome and the food is equally as good. The bar drinks were very good and bartenders were usually ... Read more
wjm2
Member Since 2016
1 review
The months of planning, organizing for a vacation of a lifetime went sour real quick. Embarkation and Debarkation was smoother than I thought it might be, and for that, I’m grateful. First and foremost, if you’re a ... Read more
Helpful? Thank wjm2
triplebvalp
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our cruise on the Dream (9/11 - 9/18 2016) was very good. Our room services were good, MDR service was good both for the early seating and morning breakfast, ports of call were all good. Even though we had rain every day of the cruise, ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

patmama
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First, we drove to New Orleans and very much enjoyed our visit. We stayed at Embasey Suites which was an excellent hotel. We chose this cruise as the port of embarkation was half-way between both families. It also had Grand Cayman. ... Read more
stephanie_y1@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I don't know where to even start. We were in a wedding on the boat, then went on the cruise with the wedding party, bride and groom, and about 40 other people. The wedding was complete chaos... The Carnival "coordinator" was ... Read more
toweraf
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise because it was a "Free" cruise, compliments of the Carnival Player's Club "Casino". For the most part, this cruise was about what we expected it to be. Even though we had things to ... Read more
macdlc52
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took this cruise as a replacement vacation when other plans weren't working out. We basically took to the internet, found out what could be available the week we were free, and booked this cruise through Costco. It helped that the ... Read more
jojo02
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Dream Sept. 04-11-2016 This was my second cruise on the Dream. This port has been the best in embarkation and disembarkation. Very smooth and organized. The Dream was as beautiful as ever sparkling with lights and very clean. ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

rachie_cb
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation: We had registered online for 11:00 boarding, and arrived at 11:10. It was a cluster. Lines forming everywhere. Since I had forgot tape at home, we kept our baggage with us and got in line. After about 15 minutes a ... Read more
nohalo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I was with a group of 22 men and women, but it was made up of several smaller groups. This was our(3 women) 25th annual girls trip, first time cruisers and we shared a balcony stateroom. We had enough room but I would not suggest more than ... Read more
DarrenLeeSisco
Member Since 2016
1 review
Well this is the third and last cruise I'll take with Carnival. My first cruise was on the Carnival Sensation. This was a decent cruise for a first timer. This set the bar for following cruises. The next cruise I took was on the ... Read more
rollingflintstone
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
The food on this ship was absolutely horrendous! I actually lost weight. I do not understand how every single meal that was prepared and served to us in the dining room could be so bad. I ended up having to eat at Guys Burger Bar or the ... Read more
Gardening Granna
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Husband wanted to celebrate his birthday on a cruise, so he booked a voyage leaving on his happy day. Since we have taken 25+ cruises, my expectations were low for this venture. I was pleasantly surprised by efficiency, friendliness, ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

ledelstein
Member Since 2015
1 review
75 forum posts
We decided to sail on the Dream out of NO because it is within driving distance from our home. We were looking forward to going to the Bahamas and Key West since we had never been and also anticipating spending a day in New orleans before ... Read more
saphirez44
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we had not been to the Keys yet. We have cruise many times in the past but typically to the Caribbean. The course was altered due to weather. I understand that, but they knew prior to departure, and should ... Read more
taylorlacina@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the port of embarkation and the ports we were SUPPOSED to go to. There was a tropical storm over the Bahamas and Florida. So, Carnival ended up changing the itinerary to Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Mahogany Bay. ... Read more
alexkeaton24@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
we originally were suppose to go to the Bahamas on this cruise, but a tropical storm hitting the Bahamas at the time of the cruise meant out schedules were going to get changed. Once we boarded they gave us an itinerary of the new ports ... Read more
jgregw42
Member Since 2010
1 review
213 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This was our 2nd cruise on the Triumph out of New Orleans. They have made good upgrades since our first cruise onboard in February, 2010. We wanted a cruise to celebrate our 47th anniversary and chose this one. Our cabin steward Armon ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

karen86
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
The ship is well maintained and safe for everybody. The embarkation went well and well organized.. The port in new orleans is not oganized for pick ups and for drop off. The wait is too long. The entertaiment and activities makes our ... Read more
andyandmarilyn@wowway.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this one because it was a good price, plus seemed family friendly and we were taking our 12 year old granddaughter. We were extremely well pleased with the whole experience, however, we would suggest that you go to the city of ... Read more
Cruising with kiddos
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise primarily due to timing as we only had two weeks to choose from. We booked a Cove Balcony for the first time and loved it. The staff on the ship was outstanding as usual. I will try to post a longer review under ... Read more
Cruise RL
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Carnival Dream is supposed to be a large, fun-ship, but maybe due to its design doesn’t feel all that large. The water park was great! I had a lot of fun going down those slides, especially the drain pipe, which to me was the ... Read more
nurseshawnna
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Been on several cruises with Carnival. This was the first time we ported in New Orleans. We mostly chose this venue out of convenience for us as we live in Tennessee and did not want to travel to Florida this time. We did not like this ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?