My wife and I had this cruise scheduled and a hurricane named Harvey changed our itinerary for us. This was also the only cruise on the Dream we had not sailed as anyone that has looked at our profile of cruises will see and our 5th on the Dream.
Liked Carnivals new embarkation board with boarding pass, sail and sign card in mail box by cabin door and we love the Cove Balconies on deck 2. The Glory nor the Valor have cove balconies so that will be missed.
The entertainment had the best vocals of any of our Carnival cruises since Chris Williams moved on. One of the dancers, Josh looked a lot like Shelton Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
Quiet, relaxing with plenty of room for two people and even though we had smooth water the boat moves less on the lower decks. The cove balconies are cut out of the ship and closer to the water, the only view obstruction is looking straight up there you will see the bottom of a life boat.
New Orleans is a great place to visit with a very good Port and the World War ll Museum is a must see. Also highly recommend McClure's BBQ 3001 Tchoupitoulas St. Inside the Nola Brewing Tap Room.