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oscar73120
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
10 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
120 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
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
jerry2457
Member Since 2010
1 review
143 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I take a cruise around Halloween with a large group of singles via a company that specializes in this type of trip. I had never been to New Orleans and a few tips there: taxi or Uber is fastest but also most expensive so use the airport ... Read more
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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
718 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
sharpasice
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
406 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
I was given a free cruise (inside cabin) from one of the Chicago area casinos. I could choose from any ship in the Carnival line. Since the hubs & I have never been to New Orleans we choose Carnival Dream. We did upgrade to a ... Read more
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
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
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mallwalker
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
65 forum posts
3 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
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
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
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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rappjoyce
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This is my last cruise on Carnival. The entertainment was average. The bartenders were not friendly at all. Everywhere you went there were lines. I bought a drink card and even the cokes had to be opened at the bar before they would ... Read more
Hillgirl1054
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
CARNIVAL DREAM WAS A TOTAL DREAM!!! This was the first cruise my husband went on with me and I was worried cruising would not be for him but he is already planning our next one! We had a WONDERFUL experience and love carnival and the ... Read more
cjruns
Member Since 2008
1 review
490 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I've cruise about 20 times and at least 4 on Carnival. This was by far the worst.The inside cabins are bigger than most with lots of storage space.The pizza,wraps and stir fry are wonderful.The food in the main diningroom was very ... Read more
bubblemama007
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We came to New Orleans for Irish Fest 2016. So, we were in town the weekend prior to boarding the ship. The Louisiana Children's Museum is a MUST SEE for families. Parking is an adventure, in downtown NOLA. So, plan ahead to pre pay ... Read more
RomanceMama
Member Since 2016
1 review
43 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Let me begin by saying, my family LOVES cruising. My DH and I have taken over 20, and our kids - ages 21, 18 and 12, have taken 10-14 depending on their age (the youngest started at 6 months). We have also cruised with 5 different lines. ... Read more
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wjm2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
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triplebvalp
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
patmama
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
toweraf
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
6 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
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