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2nd cruise (1st was on Carnival Conquest out of New Orleans in 9/2013). Noticed the following on this cruise: 1) Liked Lanai deck going around the ship, but did not like that it obstructs balcony view of the water. 2) Did not like larger crowd. Issues with the behavior of some kids which left my 12 year old twin sons not feeling very comfortable with Circle C. 3) Saw two people removed from Punchliner Comedy Club by security. 4) Food was familiar, but Guy's Burger was no longer on the ship. Pasta bar service was extremely slow. More people meant longer lines at the buffet. 5) Did not participate in any shore excursions. 6) Comedy shows were excellent and the one show in the theater was very good. 7) Crew members were professional and do a fabulous job. 8) Getting on and off the ship in New Orleans was very well organized and better than when I sailed in 9/2013. Overall, while you want to offer consistency of service from one Carnival ship to another, it was this consistency that was a negative for me. On my first cruise, everything was new and exciting. On the second cruise, it was familiar. That combined with the larger crowds that comes with traveling during peak time (versus off peak), made our second cruise less enjoyable when compared to our first cruise.

July 19 Eastern Caribbean Cruise out of New Orleans

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by ChotuTinda1

Trip Details
2nd cruise (1st was on Carnival Conquest out of New Orleans in 9/2013).

Noticed the following on this cruise:

1) Liked Lanai deck going around the ship, but did not like that it obstructs balcony view of the water.

2) Did not like larger crowd. Issues with the behavior of some kids which left my 12 year old twin sons not feeling very comfortable with Circle C.

3) Saw two people removed from Punchliner Comedy Club by security.

4) Food was familiar, but Guy's Burger was no longer on the ship. Pasta bar service was extremely slow. More people meant longer lines at the buffet.

5) Did not participate in any shore excursions.

6) Comedy shows were excellent and the one show in the theater was very good.

7) Crew members were professional and do a fabulous job.

8) Getting on and off the ship in New Orleans was very well organized and better than when I sailed in 9/2013.

Overall, while you want to offer consistency of service from one Carnival ship to another, it was this consistency that was a negative for me. On my first cruise, everything was new and exciting. On the second cruise, it was familiar. That combined with the larger crowds that comes with traveling during peak time (versus off peak), made our second cruise less enjoyable when compared to our first cruise.
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Cabin 8G 11252
Cabin was good. It accommodated us, plus we were familiar with this type of cabin since this was our second Carnival cruise.
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