Let's start by saying ,we came a day earlier than our scheduled cruise. We stayed at the Crown Plaza Hotel in New Orleans . This hotel is not far from the cruise parking garage, Fulton Parking. They have a shuttle to the port . Our ship is the Carnival Dream.
Once we get to the port,now it's embarkation time. Standing in line ,not knowing if you are in the right line. No signs ,then finally someone comes and states if this is your check in time , go to another line. This is so unorganized. They need to find a better way to do this. Once inside the building things went pretty fast to enter the ship. Yay!
We were in cove cabin, 2309. Loved our room. Because we would go thru rough waters,balcony was not accessible until Monday.
There was a shortage of crew because of previous hurricane.
There also was sewage problem on the 2nd level. Order was stronger near the laundry room.
FOOD: Guy's burgers were great ! Lido restaurants were disappointing, food not so good.
Encore entertainment disappointing because lack of performances and performers. This is a 7 day cruise. We spent more time on the balcony.
Excursions: Bamboo Beach Club: disappointing, looks like something someone threw together at the beach. The best part was the unlimited number of drinks, because the food was not good.
All in all the cruise was 3 star.
The cabin was clean. Steward always came twice a day to keep it clean. Best steward ever. Thanks Ida!
It look like someone threw together this bamboo building , outside restrooms. I don't know why this is called a club. So disappointing. The best part of this excursion was the view of the water. The unlimited drinks had very little alcohol. The $89.99 is way too much for what you get. Maybe $29.99 or $39.99View All 97 Beach Reviews