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imabeliever27
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our group of 10 (3 separate families) had a wonderful VACATION on the Carnival Dream! I capitalized the word VACATION because our cruise captured the essence of the word. There was no cooking, no cleaning, no cramped calendar to follow... ... Read more
FWBcruiser28
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
5th time Carnival cruiser, probably our favorite ship and cruise, I highly recommend the Dream. The following is in no particular order. Really liked the layout of the Dream and how the promenade deck flowed. I don’t know ... Read more
vegasmar10
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,293 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Pros: Friendly attentive service from all crew. Great cruise director, Chris, The Flying Scotsman, who was talented, energetic, and available to anyone who stopped him to talk or take pictures. A bit hard to understand until we got used ... Read more
Dodie M Vaughn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We had a wonderful cruise! Our cabin was perfect and our steward was outstanding! The only bad thing about the cruise was it is over already! I did not want to leave! The crew members were all very pleasant and extremely helpful. The ... Read more
Kiki G
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
I loved the ship, the customer service is very lacking, in all the Carnival Cruises I have been on this one was the least to be desired on the service end. Our cabin was clean; we never saw our cabin steward the first day until 10 p.m. ... Read more
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gooferalso
Member Since 2008
1 review
45 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Choose this cruise because it was in driving distance for all passengers. The food in the Scarlett dining room was very good and the service was excellent. Felt like royalty. The condition of the cabin was deplorable. Dirty, and many ... Read more
conwakr
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
284 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I booked this cruise because I wanted to cruise out of New Orleans. I was a bit nervous as I wanted a laid back vacation and our last Carnival Cruise quite a few years ago was just too much loud rap music and heavy drinking. I was ... Read more
mld1950
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,380 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Date, price and ship. This was my 9th cruise on Carnival but never on the Dream. The ship was great, loved the new choices for lunch and dinner. Just wish the BBq places open more hours. It is only open on sea days from noon till 230. So ... Read more
vdelfoe
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED!! Both of us are in our EARLY 60' s. unfortunately it was April Spring break and the ship was overrun with children and young adults. The adult only area is small but nice, need to have two pools and more umbrellas. ... Read more
Ronn452
Member Since 2002
7 reviews
491 forum posts
18 helpful votes
It was a last minute whim; a trip to the beach for a week or a cruise. Easy choice, the cruise! We cruised out of New Orleans to Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan. Embarkation was not too bad. We arrived about 11:30 am amongst a fairly heavy ... Read more
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roadrunnerms
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 helpful votes
We've cruised on the dream before, just not in a cabin on the front of the ship. Next time I'll be in the middle or aft. The overall cruise was good, but Carnival was a little off this time. This was probably due to the fact that the ... Read more
dbsue
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Getting On and Off the Ship: The new staggered embarkation process is a great idea. It certainly doesn't eliminate the lines but they were much shorter and faster moving than the last time we cruised. We were the last group to disembark ... Read more
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CaptainMisfit
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The Dream was another dream vacation for our family. Our 17 year old son and nine year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed themselves again. We buy "Faster to the Fun" when we cruise and even with the staggered embarkation we are ... Read more
szpal
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
30 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Overall good trip, mostly in line with what we've experienced before on Carnival. We generally feel Carnival is the best value for the money and have been loyally working toward Platinum status for awhile now. Their staffing cuts have us ... Read more
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BamaCruiser47
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
56 helpful votes
Let me start by setting the scene for anyone who reads this. This is my first review on this site, but not my first cruise with Carnival. I am a 28 year old man from Alabama, and I sail with my wife, Sara, who is 24. We have only ... Read more
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NMaisel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise, primarily for two reasons; 1) we wanted to give our graduating high school seniors an end of the year gift and 2) this ship was close to our home in Mississippi. This was our first time to cruise and we went with ... Read more
thisdudelovestocruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I cruise every spring break. I chose this cruise because they dates were right, the price was good, and the debarkation port is awesome (New Orleans). The food in the Scarlet dining lounge was not good, the service was even worse, ... Read more
Scanddreamer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Liked the deportation city of New Orleans, 3 hours from our home, with family where we could spend the night before, and no need for a flight. However, very few people on the trip were from Louisiana. The ship was huge, with over 3000 ... Read more
Sun4Me2Please
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
62 forum posts
30 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for multiple reasons. First of all we had to find one during this time frame as our 6 year old Granddaughter who would be traveling with us had her spring break during this week. Flight prices were cheaper for us to ... Read more
Skippy in Colorado
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
A group of friends traveled on the Carnival Dream March 5-12. It was a varied group of past cruisers and newbies. This was my second cruise, the previous was 5 years ago. Please let me preface this by saying that I'm not a big fan of ... Read more
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eksem
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This cruise got off to a rough start because of a difficult embarkation process and then rough seas for the first two days at sea. My wife and I both were ill. Now to the good. The balcony cabin was nice. Plenty of space and a nice ... Read more
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rickman77
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
friends were booked on this cruise. it was out of new Orleans. boarding was a nightmare, gangway was down, I know not carnivals fault, all I heard. waited for hours, port staff and cruise staff not well trained at handling such situations. ... Read more
bubbab1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were on the Dream for the Mardi Gras cruise. It was also our first cruise. Overall, I would have to say that we enjoyed the cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly (no FTTF) , we had the 11:00-12:00 boarding time and I was in my ... Read more
c40plus
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I booked the Dream because I was just dying to cruise it as I'd heard many great things about it. I had purchased Faster-to-the Fun so I knew I'd get to board early and start enjoying the experience. The terminal activity was organized ... Read more
TourLady
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall, we had a wonderful trip! That said, here is the good and the bad... It was Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but we had no problem quickly and easily getting to the port by simply planning to leave the hotel (near the airport) ... Read more
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