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These boisterous ships woo party animals, as well as fun-loving families and singles, with constant entertainment (think poolside hairy chest contests, after-hours comedians, buckets of beer, plenty of activities for kids) and increasingly impressive food, including burgers by Food Network star Guy Fieri. Carnival has begun to host onboard concerts by big-name performers — including Jennifer Hudson, Chicago, Jewel, and Leann Rimes — on regular sailings and has partnered with Dr. Seuss Enterprises for themed story hours and kid-friendly "Cat in the Hat" brunches.

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dibeee
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Traveled As:
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Room Type:
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Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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best time ever!!!!!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Breeze | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2014

this was my first cruise...and all i have to say is wow!!!!!....it was sooooo wonderful....the staff was absolutley almost perfect....always smiling and courteous and the best part about them is everywhere i went they knew my name...no kidding...we picked the cove balcony for our cruise which was perfect for us because the view was breathtaking...our stewart had to be the best on the cruise of all the stewarts...always accommodating our needs..plus he made us super cool towel animals everyday...he knew i loved ice and always made sure that my ice bucket was full...i never had to ask for anything it was like he could read my mind...the activities, the food, the hospitality, the fun...i cant put a price tag on this because it exceeded my desires of what a vacation is all about...i loved our ports of call..turks, aruba...ect...perfect...thank you carnival and all your staff..for the most spectacular, wonderful, exciting adventure of my life...p.s...hats off to rojoleo...our lido deck server..we called him roger....make sure you look him up on lido deck he is the best server of all of them...i would highly recommend carnival breeze to anyone...:)

 

 

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mjmauldin
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
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Carnival Dream out of New Orleans

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014

I'll start with the end........not much I can complain about at all. Everything was pretty dang good!

 

We drove to New Orleans from Dallas (8 hours) on Saturday to save some bucks on flights. That's really the worst part of the trip. The line to get into the parking terminal on Sunday at the Carnival Dock in New Orleans was very long and it took a good half hour or more at noon. We paid the $112 in advance, which is the rule. Unloaded our 8 bags for the 3 of us which included at least two small bags with our minimum allowed beverages ( water, soda, wine). I do recommend you pack for this. It's worth the effort to bring what you can with you (legally)

Finally got through all the check in procedures and boarded the Dream. It was 3 pm before they would allow us down the halls to check into our stateroom. At 3:01 pm we were headed that way, the wife and I and our 14 year old son. Stateroom was on the first deck, had one twin bed for our son, two twins pushed together for wife and I, two bathrooms (one with toilet and shower, one with tub and shower) and a big window. Lots of storage, room was clean, A/C was cool - no complaints.

Set sail at 5 pm as they said and we cruised down the Mississippi River all night and finally into the ocean sometime the next morning. Had the early dinner seating at 6 pm and food/service was very decent. No complaints. They had a every night menu and a special for the night menu. Lots of choices and something for everyone. The chocolate molten lava cake was the weeks "fav", our son had it every night.

Got to Cozumel on Tuesday and did the Mr Sanchos Private All-Inclusive Beach deal. Booked it online (shoreexcusioneer.com) before we left. Cab was $16 bucks, one way, for the three of us which we shared with three others ($32 total). Food was good, service on the beach was good, water was very clear and cool, there was a very cool inflatable playground in the ocean for anyone wanting to go climbing, sliding, jumping and or just playing. You could go to the swimming pool or beach, they had lockers for possessions. Had to be back by 4:30 to sail at 5. On time again

Next day was Belize. We did the CaveTubing which we booked online. We were supposed to disembark at 9ish but was closer to noon because the waves were too heavy to get the tenders safely docked. Made us late for the day getting to our tour guide. Other tours tried to steal us but we eventually found our guide and drove 55 mintues to go cave tubing for an hour and a half. River was cold, cave was cool and all went well. Nothing dangerous though we had been warned to be careful traveling back into Belize. There were several police check points which our driver said was normal. Crime and drugs at an all time high there though so be aware.

Last tendered was scheduled to leave Belize at 4:15 pm which was pretty close to the actual time it left. There were long lines waiting to catch the tenders. We double checked with several people to make sure we were on the right tender to  The Dream because there were other ships docked. BTW, the ships anchor a long way away from Belize. The tender takes about 30 minutes to get to the dock. The ocean was pretty rough though the weather was good. They went pretty slow and I don't think anyone got sick.

Honduras was next and we got in very early in the morning. The entire Mahogany Bay area is well landscaped and everything new. Rumor has it that Carnival spent $6 million on that area. Lots of shops, very clean, there's a big chair lift you can take over that part of the beach. We went snorkeling, waves were rougher than I'd like and snorkeling gear was kind of worn out but all in all, very enjoyable. Lots to see but a couple of people got sea sick on the Catamaran. Nice sail back to the ship, bought some souvenirs and set sail at 5.

Two more days at sea and back in New Orleans bright and early. Though leaving the ship was fairly well organized, it still took forever. They disembark by group numbers and we had a high number for some reason.

Carnival Dream was worth it, We'd do it again. Great staff in the restaurants on board, mostly from Indonesia.

Great job Carnival!

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sassy3
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Carnival cruise lines simply do not take care of their guests .

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014

We have cruised several times with several cruise lines including Carnival and have always had a wonderful experience until we boarded the Carnival Dream. Our cabin was HOT when we boarded we complained within an hour and continued to call and go speak to the supervisor , on the second day they came and took the temp and kept ssaying they would send up a tech to fix it. NEVER HAPPENED because they knew our entire hall was broke for several weeks and just kept on cruising week after week. It was so hot i literally had to go sit in the lobby area to put on my makeup, people were physically sick in other cabins. Carnival gave us 500$ credit and 15% off a future cruise and were simply rude when we would still complain. I did not want credit , I wanted some air conditioning on my vacation! We will never cruise Carnival again!

 

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planetg53
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Go to 4 countries in the awesome caribbean

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Glory | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2014

We had never gone on a cruise with Carnival, usually we go with NCL but the itinerary was the draw as well as the price. The food was amazing, the service top notch and the ports were beautiful. We did the beach buggy snorkel in Cozumel which was a little pricey but the Explore Caribe group with Memo and Santiago made it worth every penny, we had a wonderful time! in Belize Chukka tours did the Altun Ha Belize city tour and they were greatHappye did a tour with South Shore 11 zip lines eco tour and the beach the most fun ever and In Grand Cayman we had to find an excursion because Carnival cancelled our Reef Snorkel We went to Stingray City, snokeled near the reef and had an awesome experience. Guys burgers and the Blue Ignauna grill were a welcome lunch after returning from excursions. We chose your time dining and were suprised to have lobster and filet mignon in the Golden dining room. The shows were good but few of them and the punchliner comedy club was hit or miss. All and all we had a great trip this was not our first cruise but first time visiting the western caribbean and we will return. Carnival did a good job although the Glory is a little dated. I felt there could have been more entertainment options although we went to all the shows Motor City, Divas and Latin nights which were really very good.

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jim78609
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Class experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Splendor | Sail Date: Jul 03, 2014

We were sure it was going to be a miserable cruise.  After all, we had Hurricane Andrew chasing us up the coast.  Imagine our shock and delight when we got to the pier and we we're told the cruise was changed to Bermuda!  I am sure it was protecting their own assets, too, but making that change took us from miserable to memorable!  The food was spectacular, with no exceptions, and service was friendly and responsive.  We have nothing negative to say abut the entire experience.n we left impressed with the level of professionalism of everyone involved.  This is our third cruise on Carnival, and the best so far.

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Roll Calls


Carnival Splendor
124
Members on Cruise

8 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (San Juan To Miami)

Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Splendor
Cward1972
bbullis
PMack
Nietours
+ 120 Ship Mate app members

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Carnival Dream
104
Members on Cruise

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 12, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Dream
104 Ship Mate app members

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Carnival Breeze
103
Members on Cruise

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 08, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Breeze
grammydeb
Greenhorn
+ 101 Ship Mate app members

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