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Carnival Dream is a happy ship; passengers, who primarily come from the southern United States, have no pretentions about who they are and are onboard to have fun. Many come with a posse of friends and family, ...
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KW2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was an annual family vacation. My husband and I have 4 children and we are always looking for a good time with good value. This seemed like a great option for us. There was a lot for the kids to do. My husband and I are a middle ... Read more
trvlwithkids
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
We were in cabin 2242 which was an extended ocean view room with "2 bathrooms" 1 is the standard cruise ship bathroom with small shower. The second has a 3/4 size tub with shower and sink. Standing room in there is enough to ... Read more
#DutchessCruiseCrazy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our first time visiting New Orleans, we went down a day ahead of time which I strongly recommend. We also stayed the day after the cruise because it is a beautiful town. We stayed at the Hampton Inn across from the Convention Center. Free ... Read more
nwskeptic
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We're Gold members of Carnival's VIFP club, so we've sailed quite a few times before and had realistic expectations as to what to expect. Overall, I am glad I took this cruise and the ports were amazing - as well as most of the staff. That ... Read more
Megan H
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My family of 10 .. me, my parents, 3 adult children, son in law, 2 brothers and nephew (ages 9 thru 73) choose this cruise because of the itinerary and because New Orleans is a really neat place to cruise out of. We flew in from Arizona, ... Read more

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Pookiefish
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our grandson's 6th birthday; we got a really good price and have sailed Carnival 4 times before. We were interested to explore the larger Carnival Dream. It really is a large ship but the layout makes it seem ... Read more
txtiger78
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I and two of our friends decided to sail out of New Orleans on Carnival Dream, after having experienced a similar itinerary via Carnival Magic out of Galveston in March of 2015 - Our experience was, for the most part, ... Read more
Crusin Crew
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose the cruise mainly because it went out of New Orleans which was close to our location. It was our first cruise so we weren't sure what to expect. The embarkation process went smooth. Our room was ready when we arrived on the ... Read more
dnick878
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I took this cruise with my wife and 12 year old daughter, this was my !4th cruise (carnival, princess, Norwegian). We drove in from Texas the day prior and stayed at the doubletree, New Orleans. We parked at the official port parking for ... Read more
cruizer20161965
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Club O2 was not "open" most of the cruise, so the teenagers had to sit in the stairwell or common areas to play card games and visit.....Mongolian Grill was supposed to be open to be open until 3:30 but one side closed much ... Read more

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Kdnggg
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Well there is a reason Meds are prescribed and Jace the tour director needs to take as prescribed. Everything out of his mouth was at full speed Charlie Brown teacher talk. A little Ritalin would help the guests perhaps understand what ... Read more
NACL
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Embarkation and disembarkation went rather smoothly. The dining was excellent and the servers were very attentive. The comedy club was outstanding and the food overall was great. Really enjoyed all of the ports and shore excursions. Got a ... Read more
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moloves2cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Cruisers: Myself and two girlfriends. I was the only veteran cruiser of the group. We chose the Carnival Dream for the reasons that the itinerary was just what we were looking for and it departed from NOLA, which was a day's drive from ... Read more
baudoincruise
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my 4th cruise, first on the Dream. Went on this cruise to help celebrate my sister n law wedding. Had a great time! First off I want to thank our deck server Edgar Rojas. He went over and beyond his duty to make sure our group ... Read more
wearesoup
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our 1st cruise and we loved it. The staff were extremely helpful and very courteous. Every day after we got back from breakfast there was some sort of towel creature on our bed. If you want to really relax try a cruise, you ... Read more

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gailmiller54
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 helpful votes
Embarkation was disorganized and took a long time. You signed up for a boarding time, but the line was so long, and no one knew where to go if it was your boarding time. I was told to go to one line, so half of our group went through, ... Read more
bigboicruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We went on the cruise to try to get our love back but I ended up getting food poisioning from the blacken mahi mahi and was confined to my room until Tuesday I finally get a chance to go out with my wife and walk into the hall and smell ... Read more
Jlw12
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I have sailed carnival in the past many times and always had a great time this trip was far from great,the second day at sea the captain was on the intercom every five to ten minutes saying there was smoke in the engine room but everything ... Read more
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she8416132
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 7th Carnival cruise and 10th total cruise. We had a good time. We were traveling with a group of 10 total. Some were first time cruisers and some were experienced cruisers. The cruise was my daughter and son-in-law's ... Read more
juanr@phillipslaw.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because we wanted to see Jamaica, Grand Cayman and top it off with a visit to Tulum. We were also excited to sail out of New Orleans and cruise on the Mississippi River. We were late leaving port but that ... Read more

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Donna445
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise was the absolute BEST cruise I have been on. It was a family and friends cruise with 13 people. We had a FABULOUS time. My room was a cove balcony on the Dream. I loved it. We choose early dining and each night my meal was ... Read more
GalsWannaCruz
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Embarkation was a breeze and actually quite exciting. The cruise line personnel were extremely friendly, organized and informational. It took only about forty-five minutes from when we left the parking garage to sitting on the Lido Deck! ... Read more
rangerdog
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,661 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Carnival Dream Review - June 5-12, 2016 - just returned Before I start the review, let me say that after 18 cruises, this was BY FAR the absolute BEST cruise we've had....the CD/staff/entertainment/casino/customer service, etc on the ... Read more
VALJEROME
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
This was our second trip on the dream as we sailed last april. my husband and 2 children( ages 10 and 13) were together on the 9th floor. this year we booked a balcony which was awesome, and we will never not have a balcony again. The ... Read more
IAkrs
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Had been on Pride last year, this trip on Dream the staff didn't seem as helpful or friendly. The nightly entertainment was sub par, the production and costumes were so bad it was insulting. The service in the main dining room was slow ... Read more
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