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Ssloan
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because my wife and I had never been on Carnival but had been on several other cruise lines and we wanted to try the Carnival Dream. I look at the ratings up above and have to laugh. This was by far the worst experience ... Read more
4-time cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise and our kids' first ever cruise. We had a wonderful time, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The Carnival Dream is a really nice ship. We were very impressed with its bright colors and cleanliness, as workers ... Read more
Ilovetocruise8
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Well this was my first time on Carnival, have cruised before on other lines and it will definitely be my last. First time having a balcony and when booked, I made sure to tell the booking agent from Carnival that it was important to me to ... Read more
DBinOC
Member Since 2009
1 review
30 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We booked this cruise with extended family and friends (19 in all). Every employee we interacted with was pleasant and seemed to be trying their best to do their job. In that regard, it was very much what we expected. There were also many ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
36 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This Cruise has been a personal dream of mine for a long time. It was included in my bucket list when I retired. The dream was to have our entire family with grandkids go on a cruise together. All different means of transportation was ... Read more
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oldschool1
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was our first time on a cruise and we all had mixed reviews. My 12 year old loved everything about it and I think this Cruise really caters to the pre-teen crowd. Pros (Things we Liked/Loved): Service-Everyone on this ship ... Read more
1776Lisa
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Embarkation was a breeze with the Faster to the Fun option. We were some of the first to get on board and our luggage was there and our room was ready. Others had to wait for hours dragging their carry on bags with them everywhere. The ... Read more
Sharkyshark
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. There were four of us - my husband and I and our two daughters, ages 9 and 14. The food was good, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating (with the notable exception of the pool bartenders), and ... Read more
Kismetjp
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Everything was done so well. Staff was very nice and helpful. Loved our room (8280). Balcony too hot usually. The ship was always hopping and there was always good food. Alvardo in the dining room was so professional and nice. Our room ... Read more
amimarie
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We had a wonderful time aboard the Dream! Embarking was hot and slower than I remember but in all everything went smoothly. Our cabins were great and service was just as good. We love morning coffee on the balcony one of my ... Read more
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Angel Dust
Member Since 2007
1 review
46 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We love that the Dream is so close to home for us and we loved the ship! We live outside of Baton Rouge, so being able to cruise out of New Orleans and having a short drive is very appealing to us. We love the Dream! Especially the new ... Read more
gorillaj
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we heard some great things about the Carnival Dream. I must say, the things that we heard were not exaggerated in the least. Do yourself a favor and take this cruise if you ever get the opportunity to do so. ... Read more
Shirley Anne
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had a GREAT time and always cruise on Carnival. DINNING: Crimson - Deck 3, Hostess was Sherrell and service team was Ricky Mario, Deonna and Kostadin were GREAT and served us an anniversary cake and had everyone sing to us for our ... Read more
Suke542
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We've been on Carnival cruises in the past and they have upped their game! Service was very good. Food has gotten better. Shore excursions were very fun, well organized, very informative and priced appropriately. I found the spa ... Read more
camwaltz
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
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
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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
6 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
3 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
ohlatx
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
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CimW
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
367 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
9 forum posts
8 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
22 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
pinkritegrl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise for my husband and I. We were excited and the Dream definitely surpassed our expectations. Embarkation and debarkation was a breeze. We had a balcony room which was spacious and always meticulously cleaned ... Read more
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