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camwaltz
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall the cruise was good to great. A few things could have been better but the whole experience was very enjoyable. The main reason for this review is the SPA and its importance to sanity. People cruise for many reasons. Some want ... Read more
branbecca
Member Since 2008
1 review
21 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my disabled sons first cruise so we did something with port that was drivable and affordable. He loved it. Our balcony cabin was alright. The crew couldn't have been nicer. Unfortunately, the shows sound was too loud for him ... Read more
CRUISING574
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first balcony room and we will now only travel in a balcony room. It was well worth the money. We were able to have the partitions removed and enjoyed our group as a whole. The staff, as always, was a step above. Making ... Read more
allimc2001
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I didn't enjoy this cruise quite as much as my last one on the Carnival Freedom that I took with my mother. Part of it may have been the company since I went on this one with my husband who is kind of standoffish (this was his first ... Read more
Toby2283
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Since my boyfriend and I live in New Orleans, it was a no-brainer to take a cruise on the Carnival Dream. We did not bring kids, but there were many on this cruise. It was a real mixture of age ranges and races on the ship, which was ... Read more
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ohlatx
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We were part of an alumni group (Geaux Cajuns) that cruised the Carnival Dream on May 14-21, 2017. We upgraded to a 6th floor balcony room which proved to be a good move. The room and bed were comfortable. The balcony was private as you ... Read more
CimW
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
365 forum posts
On this cruise was myself, my mom and my sister. We had a really good time on the ship, spent a lot of time in the casino. Embarkation went pretty smooth. We arrived about 10:30 and was surprised at how full the parking garage was, ... Read more
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haggie
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This cruise was selected because the port of embarkation (New Orleans). Carnival is the cruise line currently embarking from NO. The positives: Guy Fieri's Pig N Anchor Guy Feiri's Burger Joint Blue Iguana Cantina Pizzeria ... Read more
MrDnBmore
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Embarking in New Orleans was a bit slow but certainly organized. We had to sit for almost an hour before boarding started. I was in the Platinum group so I checked in around 10 am and was not on board until noon. The ship could use a ... Read more
atlantagal66
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
22 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was a cruise that I planned to do something different. I wanted to try another port and New Orleans was recommended by a friend. This cruise went to some of the ports I wanted us to go to that we had not done before. Jamaica and ... Read more
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FWBcruiser28
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
5th time Carnival cruiser, probably our favorite ship and cruise, I highly recommend the Dream. The following is in no particular order. Really liked the layout of the Dream and how the promenade deck flowed. I don’t know ... Read more
vegasmar10
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,280 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Pros: Friendly attentive service from all crew. Great cruise director, Chris, The Flying Scotsman, who was talented, energetic, and available to anyone who stopped him to talk or take pictures. A bit hard to understand until we got used ... Read more
Dodie M Vaughn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We had a wonderful cruise! Our cabin was perfect and our steward was outstanding! The only bad thing about the cruise was it is over already! I did not want to leave! The crew members were all very pleasant and extremely helpful. The ... Read more
Kiki G
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
I loved the ship, the customer service is very lacking, in all the Carnival Cruises I have been on this one was the least to be desired on the service end. Our cabin was clean; we never saw our cabin steward the first day until 10 p.m. ... Read more
gooferalso
Member Since 2008
1 review
45 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Choose this cruise because it was in driving distance for all passengers. The food in the Scarlett dining room was very good and the service was excellent. Felt like royalty. The condition of the cabin was deplorable. Dirty, and many ... Read more
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conwakr
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
284 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I booked this cruise because I wanted to cruise out of New Orleans. I was a bit nervous as I wanted a laid back vacation and our last Carnival Cruise quite a few years ago was just too much loud rap music and heavy drinking. I was ... Read more
mld1950
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,380 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Date, price and ship. This was my 9th cruise on Carnival but never on the Dream. The ship was great, loved the new choices for lunch and dinner. Just wish the BBq places open more hours. It is only open on sea days from noon till 230. So ... Read more
vdelfoe
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED!! Both of us are in our EARLY 60' s. unfortunately it was April Spring break and the ship was overrun with children and young adults. The adult only area is small but nice, need to have two pools and more umbrellas. ... Read more
Ronn452
Member Since 2002
7 reviews
491 forum posts
17 helpful votes
It was a last minute whim; a trip to the beach for a week or a cruise. Easy choice, the cruise! We cruised out of New Orleans to Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan. Embarkation was not too bad. We arrived about 11:30 am amongst a fairly heavy ... Read more
roadrunnerms
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 helpful votes
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
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dbsue
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
14 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
4 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
12 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
53 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
NMaisel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
12 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
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