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New Orleans to the Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Caribbean
New Orleans

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Family Cruises

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First-Time Cruisers

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215 New Orleans to the Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


TSki2102 avatar

TSki2102

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

1st Cruise Ever Left Much To Be Desired

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This was my 1st cruise ever. I received a voucher for an inside cabin from the casino where I am a rewards member. A friend recommended NCL so I decided to accept the offer. I paid additional to upgrade to a ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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moayedi

1 Review Written

Fantastic Guys!

Everyone does his or her job with a smile and courtesy. This make a world of difference in guest's mind.Thank you. Cleanliness was carefully attended to: A Food quality A- Service: A Entertainment A ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Matt195 avatar

Matt195

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First experience

For my first cruise it was okay. I wasn't sure what to expect but found very little guidance onboard on where to go, how things work, etc. The Dining experience was good. We had an awesome waiter at the Aqua and ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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MamiSherman

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers with a 4 year old son

We are first time cruisers from Canada, a married 40 year old couple with a 4 year old son. We chose a cruise, as opposed to an all inclusive resort holiday, so that we had a high level of service, great ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Garykitty

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Carnival Dream very romantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My husband and I had cabin 12201 Carnival dream, spa balcony cabin. It was our first cruise.Cabin was beautiful .Spa was great ohhh thalosopool how i miss you, and the relaxation room. Everything was wonderful. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Justmike33

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

I Didn't Want To Go Home

I'm a 52 yo male and this was my first ever cruise. We chose Carnival because we live near NOLA and we thought that a 5 night cruise to Cozumel and Progresso would be a good starter. My wife has been on two previous ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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bigboicruise

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Disappointed and mad that i spent money on this cruise.

We went on the cruise to try to get our love back but I ended up getting food poisioning from the blacken mahi mahi and was confined to my room until Tuesday I finally get a chance to go out with my wife and walk ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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JBorowicz83

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dawn good enough for us to book 4 more Norwegian Trips

This was our first cruise for me (32) and my fiance (39). Im a scuba diver and we normally like to go to resorts and stay in country for a time but we thought we would try it with the deal they were offering. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Miswmn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Dawn Cruise, March 27-April 3, 2016

Background - This was our first cruise and we were very excited to go. Ship Information - There is not a lot to do on the ship if you don't drink or gamble. Activities - Laying out by the pool, Game shows, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Chotejaan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awesome!

This was our very first cruise and one of very few vacations taken together as a family. (we are self employed). Absolutely loved it. We drove to New Orleans. Parking facilities were provided by the cruise line. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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libbymruss1@gmail.com

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

1st Time Cruise: 5 day cruise to W Carribean (good but beware of the arcade).

This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to ...
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Sail Date March 2016


gunney1100 avatar

gunney1100

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very Relaxing

Sailed on the Dawn from NOLA on March 13, 2016 with my wife. Ports were Cozumel, Belize, Rotan Bay, Costa Maya. This was my first cruise and after sailing it won’t be my last good Lord willing. First let ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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madison1686@gmail.com

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Ports were awesome, ship was not!

The ship and staff were awful. The food was gross.There is entertainment unless your a kid or a drunk, They catered way to much to partying. You had to wait in line behind all the drunks to even get a soda. The same ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Newman1515

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise

My wife and I took our first cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. To be honest it only took us 35 years of marriage to take a cruise, we often go to the islands but were very nervous with the thought of being a captive ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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adam238946

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bad Boat Experiences

This was our first cruise and we were really looking forward to it. So lets start with day 1. Everything went pretty smooth getting on the boat, except for one rude lady that gave us our boarding pass telling my ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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kashube2003

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised with 1st time cruise.

Being 1st time cruisers we were very anxious and a little nervous about the entire experience. Those feelings left very quickly once we started the check-in process. Our hotel was in Gretna, across the river ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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dumpster0915

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good First Time Experience

This was my first cruise and I had a good time mostly. There were a few quirky details but mostly i had fun and I am looking into doing my next NCL cruise. I left out of New Orleans and stayed at a Marriott 2 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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AliciaRM

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Best Vacation!!!

This was my first cruise, and after this one it's definitely not going to be my last! This ship is so BIG and so NICE! Our room steward, Christine, was absolutely wonderful! The drinks did not lack alcohol. The ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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slchepurnyj

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Realistic Review from a Normal Person

I loved my time on the Dawn! This was my first ever cruise and I was a bit skeptical about it before I went because I was reading these reviews, so I went in with low expectations. We went with another couple, all ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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SteveMiller

1 Review Written

We surprised ourselves how much we loved it!

This was our first ever ocean cruise. We'd been talking about trying cruising for a few years but done nothing about it until a special birthday. We are normally independent travellers so we weren't sure that ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Nutchelle

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Definitely a Fun Vacation!

We sailed January 4, 2016 to January 9, 2016. Due to reading too many reviews and spending too much time on research (LOL), I was extremely nervous about whether we would enjoy this cruise. All my fears were put ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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LBnLo

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

What can go wrong will go wrong.

It took many years to convince my wife to take a cruise do to her fear of water. She finally gave in to give me my birthday wish. So we started our cruise to Cozumel on the 4:30 Jan. 14 2016 cruise. Once we entered ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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d_wooden

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Vacation ruined by having to get on a ship

We took the Norwegian Dawn out of New Orleans. We arrived at 10:30 as we were instructed and we were 'herded' into a room with, what I estimated to be, about 1100 other people before they decided to start loading ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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charlipeppers

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Carnival Dream was not a Dream

We embarked via New Orleans on Carnival Dream on 12-6-15. We went to Roatan, Belize & Cozumel. First of all- the process to get into the port via Security check points is long, tedious and you are standing with your ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Penn Lake

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Review

My wife and I worked for the airlines our whole life and thought that we had no reason to take a Cruise - at the prodding of my brother with the kids off somewhere else and the dog dead over Christmas we took this ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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