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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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triplebvalp
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
8 reviews
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
3 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
jojo02
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Dream Sept. 04-11-2016 This was my second cruise on the Dream. This port has been the best in embarkation and disembarkation. Very smooth and organized. The Dream was as beautiful as ever sparkling with lights and very clean. ... Read more

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ledelstein
Member Since 2015
1 review
75 forum posts
We decided to sail on the Dream out of NO because it is within driving distance from our home. We were looking forward to going to the Bahamas and Key West since we had never been and also anticipating spending a day in New orleans before ... Read more
saphirez44
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we had not been to the Keys yet. We have cruise many times in the past but typically to the Caribbean. The course was altered due to weather. I understand that, but they knew prior to departure, and should ... Read more
taylorlacina@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the port of embarkation and the ports we were SUPPOSED to go to. There was a tropical storm over the Bahamas and Florida. So, Carnival ended up changing the itinerary to Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Mahogany Bay. ... Read more
alexkeaton24@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
we originally were suppose to go to the Bahamas on this cruise, but a tropical storm hitting the Bahamas at the time of the cruise meant out schedules were going to get changed. Once we boarded they gave us an itinerary of the new ports ... Read more
andyandmarilyn@wowway.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this one because it was a good price, plus seemed family friendly and we were taking our 12 year old granddaughter. We were extremely well pleased with the whole experience, however, we would suggest that you go to the city of ... Read more

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Cruising with kiddos
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise primarily due to timing as we only had two weeks to choose from. We booked a Cove Balcony for the first time and loved it. The staff on the ship was outstanding as usual. I will try to post a longer review under ... Read more
Cruise RL
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Carnival Dream is supposed to be a large, fun-ship, but maybe due to its design doesn’t feel all that large. The water park was great! I had a lot of fun going down those slides, especially the drain pipe, which to me was the ... Read more
tinakonomos
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was a gift from my son and the first cruise I had ever been on. We travelled without kids and I must admit that I was more than impressed from the facilities offered to the excellent staff! We arrived in New Orleans the night before ... Read more
Collcoll
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
288 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation was a breeze. We had a cloud 9 Spa suite and so we were afforded priority boarding. We had immediate access to our room, 11205. Room: clean, quite. We could not enjoy the balcony because it was either flooded, daily. Or ... Read more
jcollin
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were 2 families in 3 balcony cabins on the Veranda deck. We all had a great time. We ate in the dining room, Crimson, every night so I can't comment on the lines at the buffet. Breakfast was in the Scarlet dining room and lunch was a ... Read more

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almitra
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
1,885 forum post
6 helpful votes
Although the flooding was substantial & most roads to NOLA were blocked the day before our cruise, we found some small backroads to gain entry to the city by going around Baton Rouge--others weren't so lucky & had to cancel. ... Read more
KW2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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

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Megan H
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
Pookiefish
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
11 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
Covergirlaka19
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because New Orleans is convenient from our home, Memphis, TN. It was about a five hour drive down, and we love New Orleans in general. I went on this cruise with my family(parents, brother, niece, nephew, sons, ... Read more
txtiger78
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
9 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

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