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Scanddreamer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
eksem
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three 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
10 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
bubbab1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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
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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
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
wruthe4550
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 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
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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
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
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
6 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
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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
8 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
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
Hot Momma Brew
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Chose Carnival Cruise based upon itinerary, ports of call & lower price. Boarding process is a bit chaotic unless you have VIP early entry (which we did). Ship was beautiful; staff was helpful/friendly. Cloud 9 Spa Suite was ... Read more
ladydi123
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
3 helpful votes
my husband wanted to do New Orleans and I was interested in all the ports. Embarkation was quick for us. On the ship by 12:00. It was two hrs late leaving so bad for the casino goers. We had an inside cabin 8206. Very quiet even though ... Read more
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draggonsgate
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Embarkation/Debarkation. Seamless as usual with FTTF. 15 minutes from curb to cabin. Debarkation was very organized and fairly quick. Ship. The Dream is beautiful. Kind of hard to figure why she's going into drydock. Fairly easy to ... Read more
Kattzeyes
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My friend booked this cruise to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was fantastic! The ship was nice, our interior rooms larger than expected and very clean and comfortable. The food from the buffet was only so-so but very good in the sit ... Read more
TiffHeck
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our 13th cruise and I would have to say, much like other reviewers have already mentioned there were noticeable, albeit small cut-backs on board the Carnival Dream but all in all it was still a great cruise. Embarkation was a ... Read more
Gary A K
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise. Our kids are all grown now, so my wife and I have started to plan 1 cruise per year as our vacation. Last year (Nov 2015) we took a Princess cruise to the Caribbean and were very impressed. Some comparisons with ... Read more
jeffpooler
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 helpful votes
This was my 13th Carnival Cruise and the Dream didn't disappoint!! We flew into New Orleans two days prior so we can do some sightseeing as we've never been there before.. We stayed at the OMNI New Orleans French quarter and ... Read more
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