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ledelstein
Member Since 2015
1 review
79 forum posts
6 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
7 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
8 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
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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
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
14 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
1,933 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
12 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
4 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
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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cruisediva205
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
we had a wonderful vacation!!! we arrived a day early in new orleans. we stayed at springhill inn and suites, the stay was good, we were in walking distance of all the activities and just down the street from the port. we enjoyed walking ... Read more
Juslaugh
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
The cruise was great. The ship was nice and the staff was friendly, however they were very overworked on our trip. Because we went when school was out, the ship was filled to capacity. The staff just seemed stretched thin and overworked. ... Read more
dnick878
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I took this cruise with my wife and 12 year old daughter, this was my !4th cruise (carnival, princess, Norwegian). We drove in from Texas the day prior and stayed at the doubletree, New Orleans. We parked at the official port parking for ... Read more
cruizer20161965
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Club O2 was not "open" most of the cruise, so the teenagers had to sit in the stairwell or common areas to play card games and visit.....Mongolian Grill was supposed to be open to be open until 3:30 but one side closed much ... Read more
Kdnggg
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Well there is a reason Meds are prescribed and Jace the tour director needs to take as prescribed. Everything out of his mouth was at full speed Charlie Brown teacher talk. A little Ritalin would help the guests perhaps understand what ... Read more
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