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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
rappjoyce
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
493 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
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bubblemama007
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
wjm2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
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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
jojo02
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
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
ledelstein
Member Since 2015
1 review
79 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
9 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
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taylorlacina@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
1 helpful vote
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
4 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
Cruising with kiddos
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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tinakonomos
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
20 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
almitra
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
1,970 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
13 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
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