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1,321 Carnival New Orleans Cruise Reviews

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stephkd
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
This was our first cruise. We chose this ship because we live in New Orleans. We chose this particular cruise because it included a stop in Jamaica. We had a check in time of 10-10:30. We got downtown around 9:45, but by the time we ... Read more
annielee50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a last minute choice. We wanted to get away for a few days to rest and relax and this was available and reasonably priced. The staff were excellent, absolutely amazing. We had a table at the back of the dining ... Read more
djcynt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I felt the need to leave a review about this cruise because there are quite a few things that seems to have changed with Carnival cruise lines and I figured someone needed to say something. My hubby and I decided to take this particular ... Read more
house_elf
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just returned from a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Dream, sailed out of New Orleans. Our party included myself and my husband (both 28), our 2-year-old daughter, and my parents (my mom just retired and this was our ... Read more
Da Captain
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 2nd time on the Dream, with the first being last year. They changed the menu this year and for us it wasn't for the better. you have the standard pizza & ice cream that you can't go wrong and the Salad buffet gave plenty ... Read more

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kadams45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
went on a 7 day cruise to celebrate my 60 birthday, our 30 wedding ann, and a family vacation, here is a list of my problems 1. problems getting my room key to work right took us over 3x going to guest services to get the problems fix ... Read more
kg4pit
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
301 forum posts
0 helpful votes
DH and I took this cruise to celebrate his semi-retirement. We drove down on Thursday and stayed at LaQuinta in Slidell then got up Friday morning to head to the port. EMBARKATION: it went fairly smoothly. Wasn't impressed with the ... Read more
jtyler22
Member Since 2001
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took Amtrak to New Orleans 1 night prior. French Quarter Fest was happening and it was very crowded. Lots of energy. Loved it. Four Points Sheraton on Bourbon Street via Priceline @ $84 a night was a steal. For the cruise, I will start ... Read more
Mgodfrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The staff was very friendly. The shows were excellent (especially the magic show). The dining experience was wonderful. Our room steward was helpful, kind and picked up on our daily routines for making up the room and replenishing ice. The ... Read more
AKS22
Member Since 2002
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
SUMMARY: This was a last-minute decision, my first Carnival cruise. I was hoping to read a book, have fun activities for my DD 13, and basically hide for a few days out on the water. That was the extent of my expectations and I am happy ... Read more
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aschippang
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
97 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was actually two cruises back to back. The first being 11 days from New Orleans to San Juan and the second being 10 days from San Juan to Jacksonville, Fl. Upon reaching Jacksonville, we have now sailed 15 times with Carnival. We ... Read more
libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans ... Read more
MamaAnne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Check-in and embarkation went smoothly - no complaints. First meal - lunch buffet - the best meal, other than the pizza, the entire cruise. Endless ice cream - no complaints. Dining room - meals mediocre and cold. Desserts - dining room ... Read more
estillcrew@aol.com
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Carnival never disappoints. The food was great, the comedians were great, the shows were average, and the staff was exceptional! Shout out to Tina, our cabin steward, who went out of her way to make my bed comfortable and to Veronika, the ... Read more
rkrkbjhc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
We have been loyal Carnival customers since 1994, however our cruise last week changed all of that. We have sailed on several other lines but always chose Carnival when traveling with family. We booked four cabins on the Carnival Dream ... Read more

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thecarlanthony@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Left port out of New Orleans. Parking was $90 up front before you park. This was organized and very quick from time you pull in the garage to the time you begin boarding. 5 to 10 mins max. Once your on the boat you are immediately in tje ... Read more
mrsfrisby
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was the 6th Carnival Cruise I have been on, and might be the last. I've cruised the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean multiple times, and have always been pleased with Carnival. This cruise might have been so awful due to the spring ... Read more
Zuessam
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I read a lot of reviews before the cruise and as usual if you are the type of person that complains about everything do not go on a cruise. Carnival Dream is a large ship but is very crowded. There are always lines at every eating station ... Read more
tkportersat
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
5,069 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Prior to the cruise we stayed at the Hampton Inn Harvey. Had a nice dinner at New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company and then pretty much hunkered down in the room for rest after our 8 hour drive from Texas. The Hampton was clean ... Read more
Jacee and Stephen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Workers deserve the credit for the success of the cruise due to high seas, rain, deck closings due to safety. ALL WORKERS were fantastic in manners in my company. Not a single complaint. They deserved their tips. Ok- Carnival: ... Read more

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Dusk2DawnLA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
This was my first Carnival cruise but I have been on six (6) other cruises. I have never had the experience on any other cruise before. My friends and I decided we wanted to go on a cruise. All together there were eight of us; four of ... Read more
kristinequeen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I will start off with the only positive about the Carnival Dream. They have on sea days a late breakfast in the tacky dining room from 8am-1pm. Do not go on this cruise if you do not smoke. Casino and night clubs are full on smoking but ... Read more
cruisedogatl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Our cabin, 6444, was directly above the Calinte Night Club. The pounding sound from the subwoofer started every night at 10:30 and would continue non-stop until 2 or 3 a.m. the following morning. Don't ask me why they don't have the ... Read more
Jcurryflyfisher
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my third cruise, all on Carnival. Last was on Magic out of Galveston last January. Same ports, Roatan, Belize, and Cozumel. Chose balcony cabin 8383. Starboard side. Ate in Crimson dining, steward was Louie. Had fttf this ... Read more
fice
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I always wanted to visit New Orleans, and found some cheap air tickets and this not so cheap cruise. Embarkation went smoothly, We bypassed an horrible background used to sell pictures and had lunch at Mongolian wok. Be advised that thai ... Read more
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