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Nottingham cruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I am not sure why people criticise this cruise ship, we have been on Disney, Royal Carribean, Princess, Costa, MSC, NCL and Holland America and the ship compares favourably against all of these with the exception of Holland America which ... Read more
christopher
Member Since 2000
1 review
211 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Overall it was a great cruise, we had a great waiter Gusti in the Scarlet Lower Dining room table 525. The Maitra D was very nice also. Food was good. I miss the table clothes on casual nights, the water glasses sweat and drip all over ... Read more
madthumper
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
346 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Living in Orlando and close to 4 ports we drove to New Orleans for the first time to cruise with very dear friends that work on the Dream. This was our 14th cruise on Carnival and our 3rd on the Dream. Embarkation went smoothly, ... Read more
NolaKim504
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose a cruise as a short getaway for my husband and myself. We live in New Orleans so Carnival made sense as it allowed us to be dropped off at the port. As a person with mobility issues (able to walk, use a cane, sometimes use a ... Read more
mbennett
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We booked this cruise as the most affordable option over the Holidays. Having sailed Disney and RC previously, was not sure what to expect with Carnival. We ended up having a fantastic time and will definitely sail Carnival again. Ship and ... Read more
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Topgirl2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
29 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my 10th cruise, and my first going solo. I chose this port and date as it coincided with my office closing for the holidays. I have cruised on Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, and have had a great time on them ... Read more
lezleena
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Our family traveled to New Orleans for a cruise on the Carnival Dream from Dec 26-Jan 3, 2017. It was AMAZING. I had read so many reviews leading up to the cruise that I was a nervous wreck. Embarkation. I was prepared for this to be ... Read more
vicsan01
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had an offer letter for a bargain and this was one of the cruises available. We thought it would be fun to sail over New Years. It was fun! The New year celebration was done up very well and will be remembered for many years. Aside from ... Read more
retarmycwo
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation was great, probably the best port to leave and return to in the US. Buffett has gone down since the last cruise, never got a hot meal from the buffett the whole time on-board. Seems the serving line is set up entirely ... Read more
toothpicker
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Our party of five, ranging in age from 10 to 72, had a wonderful Christmas Cruise on the Carnival Dream. From the time we pulled into the parking garage at the NOLA port until we boarded was under an hour and we felt it was well ... Read more
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cruising kim 2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
really needed this get away for the hoildays , This was my first cruse i was so excited i was noy let down in any way , The staff was so amassing to me they went out of there way to make my trip the best it it couid be , The food was to ... Read more
traveltonettereed
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
On 12/11/16 Sunday morning we boarded the Dream immediately,by being VIP'S we walked right in with no line to the captains lounge after our security check in. total time 10 minutes and were in the captains lounge having refreshments, we ... Read more
starlitegazer
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have been on several cruises with various cruise lines and 4 of them with Carnival. This was one of the easier ships to get around on. The food is the worst of any cruise I have been on. The dining room food was never warm, very small ... Read more
lostsoulcruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
27 forum posts
7 helpful votes
On the Dream from 11/27 to 12/4/16. It was a good cruise, fun, but you can tell Carnival is taking costs out of the cruise, it shows. Our cabin steward came by only once per day however we told him not to show up until after 10 AM and he ... Read more
myjesus41
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
we chose this cruise because some friends of our had been on it a couple of times. and they said it was great and man was they right. (We booked for 2017 before we left the boat) . cabin 6434 was nice,quite, and had a great sterward . the ... Read more
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Larry6905
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
24 forum posts
We left from New Orleans, a short 2.5hr drive. Getting on and off was easy. We had inside cabins and they were roomy and nice. We cruised the western Caribbean. Stopping in Ocho Rios, visiting humming bird sanctuary. Got to feed them. ... Read more
oscar73120
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The Dream is a large ship and very much understaffed. From the check in process, to the room steward, the dining room staff, bar staff, it was about the worst service I have ever received on a cruise ship. Carnival now asks that you ... Read more
latifa
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
i went on this cruise with my sister and nieces in november and it was a great disappointment. last year we went on the BREEZE and there is no comparison. the embarkation process was not horrible, considering we didn't have the fun pass ... Read more
bronzedoll
Member Since 2006
1 review
120 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Overall it was a good cruise. I have been on other Carnival ships and this one seemed a bit lacking. The cruise Director was great and his Veteran's Day Event was outstanding. There was less activities on this ship than any other I have ... Read more
MaggiJW
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was an add on to our holiday in New Orleans. There was an issue with my not having my ESTA at hand on embarkation, I felt that I would not be allowed to board the ship without proof that I actually possessed one. Although I ... Read more
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jerry2457
Member Since 2010
1 review
143 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I take a cruise around Halloween with a large group of singles via a company that specializes in this type of trip. I had never been to New Orleans and a few tips there: taxi or Uber is fastest but also most expensive so use the airport ... Read more
stevec4418
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was a group cruise. The embarkation port (New Orleans) is not equipped to accommodate cruise ships in excess of 2,000 passengers. There are no separate or expedited check-in for Platinum or diamond guests in New Orleans. The trip down ... Read more
slybear
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
720 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Halloween on the Carnival Dream is always a great time. Scarlett Dining room crew were wonderful, food delicious, service great. Cruise director Jase also good. Interior room on lido was convenient and cool with great 1x day morning ... Read more
sharpasice
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
410 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I was given a free cruise (inside cabin) from one of the Chicago area casinos. I could choose from any ship in the Carnival line. Since the hubs & I have never been to New Orleans we choose Carnival Dream. We did upgrade to a ... Read more
Polistena
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Embarking: Once in the building during the appropriate time slot it went fast. If you get to New Orleans port too early, you are stuck standing in the garage outside!! Ship: Pros: Food was excellent as always Pool are ... Read more
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