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We left from Port New Orleans! The embarkation was a smooth process. It took about 30 minutes from luggage to on board! We arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:05. We were greeted warmly by our Cabin Steward, Adi! He was phenomenal. He called us by our names and he was enthusiastic about our days ashore. Also, he made the most wonderful towel displays and left our cabin spotless! The food was ok most nights! We enjoyed the elegant nights the most. the dinner selection was wonderful those nights. Because our daughter likes to swim, many evenings we had to eat on the Lido because we wanted to be with her. I tried every restaurant and fell in love with Chrisann from St. Lucia at the coffee bar! She new just what I wanted (vanilla milkshake with shot of Espresso!--THICK)! The Entertainment was great! Chris the Flying Scotsman was our Cruise Director and he really made our experience wonderful along with his teammates, J-Swift and Stephen! I thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. We played bingo, participated in trivia, watched the LipSync Battles, visited the spa for the kids party option, danced at the deck parties, watched Dive-In movies, and more. I would do it again in a heart beat!!! We Definitely Lived the Dream!! We also enjoyed the Stingray City and Rum Beach excursion in Grand Cayman, We went to Paradise Beach in cozumel. It was probably the highlight of our trip. It was wonderful!!! Fresh Mojitos!!! The beach was ok. There was a water park area (inflatables) available; however, my daughter loves water but is a beginning swimmer and the water was too deep for her. BUT she LOVED The pool there! It was warm and refreshing! Wait until Cozumel to make your liquor purchases. Carnival matches the price BUT specialty items are SIGNIFICANTLY Cheaper!!!! We also did the hop on hop off in Montego Bay. Overall, the cruise was phenomenal. We enjoyed every moment!

We Lived the Dream!

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by kanisawms

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We left from Port New Orleans! The embarkation was a smooth process. It took about 30 minutes from luggage to on board! We arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:05.

We were greeted warmly by our Cabin Steward, Adi! He was phenomenal. He called us by our names and he was enthusiastic about our days ashore. Also, he made the most wonderful towel displays and left our cabin spotless!

The food was ok most nights! We enjoyed the elegant nights the most. the dinner selection was wonderful those nights. Because our daughter likes to swim, many evenings we had to eat on the Lido because we wanted to be with her. I tried every restaurant and fell in love with Chrisann from St. Lucia at the coffee bar! She new just what I wanted (vanilla milkshake with shot of Espresso!--THICK)!

The Entertainment was great! Chris the Flying Scotsman was our Cruise Director and he really made our experience wonderful along with his teammates, J-Swift and Stephen! I thoroughly enjoyed our journey together.

We played bingo, participated in trivia, watched the LipSync Battles, visited the spa for the kids party option, danced at the deck parties, watched Dive-In movies, and more. I would do it again in a heart beat!!!

We Definitely Lived the Dream!! We also enjoyed the Stingray City and Rum Beach excursion in Grand Cayman, We went to Paradise Beach in cozumel. It was probably the highlight of our trip. It was wonderful!!! Fresh Mojitos!!! The beach was ok. There was a water park area (inflatables) available; however, my daughter loves water but is a beginning swimmer and the water was too deep for her. BUT she LOVED The pool there! It was warm and refreshing! Wait until Cozumel to make your liquor purchases. Carnival matches the price BUT specialty items are SIGNIFICANTLY Cheaper!!!! We also did the hop on hop off in Montego Bay.

Overall, the cruise was phenomenal. We enjoyed every moment!
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Cabin 8D 9259
Wonderful! Adi, our cabin steward was amazing! Bed was comfy!
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