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roadrunnerms
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
We've cruised on the dream before, just not in a cabin on the front of the ship. Next time I'll be in the middle or aft. The overall cruise was good, but Carnival was a little off this time. This was probably due to the fact that the ... Read more
dbsue
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Getting On and Off the Ship: The new staggered embarkation process is a great idea. It certainly doesn't eliminate the lines but they were much shorter and faster moving than the last time we cruised. We were the last group to disembark ... Read more
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CaptainMisfit
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The Dream was another dream vacation for our family. Our 17 year old son and nine year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed themselves again. We buy "Faster to the Fun" when we cruise and even with the staggered embarkation we are ... Read more
szpal
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
30 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Overall good trip, mostly in line with what we've experienced before on Carnival. We generally feel Carnival is the best value for the money and have been loyally working toward Platinum status for awhile now. Their staffing cuts have us ... Read more
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BamaCruiser47
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
35 helpful votes
Let me start by setting the scene for anyone who reads this. This is my first review on this site, but not my first cruise with Carnival. I am a 28 year old man from Alabama, and I sail with my wife, Sara, who is 24. We have only ... Read more
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NMaisel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise, primarily for two reasons; 1) we wanted to give our graduating high school seniors an end of the year gift and 2) this ship was close to our home in Mississippi. This was our first time to cruise and we went with ... Read more
thisdudelovestocruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I cruise every spring break. I chose this cruise because they dates were right, the price was good, and the debarkation port is awesome (New Orleans). The food in the Scarlet dining lounge was not good, the service was even worse, ... Read more
Scanddreamer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
20 helpful votes
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
Sun4Me2Please
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
62 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for multiple reasons. First of all we had to find one during this time frame as our 6 year old Granddaughter who would be traveling with us had her spring break during this week. Flight prices were cheaper for us to ... Read more
Skippy in Colorado
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
A group of friends traveled on the Carnival Dream March 5-12. It was a varied group of past cruisers and newbies. This was my second cruise, the previous was 5 years ago. Please let me preface this by saying that I'm not a big fan of ... Read more
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eksem
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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 February 2017
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
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
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Maryfrank233
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
4 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
missmartin
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
3 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
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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
6 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
7 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
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
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