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We've been on Carnival cruises in the past and they have upped their game! Service was very good. Food has gotten better. Shore excursions were very fun, well organized, very informative and priced appropriately. I found the spa services a little lacking however. Massage was okay. Certainly not the best I've ever had. The manicure was the worst ever. $50.00 and she fiiled the ridges off across the top of my nails leaving them so thin they broke off within the next 2 days and were a mess. Also whatever services they have ,they try to sell you way overpriced products. The ship was very clean and room was nice with balcony. Our room steward was very good and friendly. He introduced himself right away and asked when we normally like to have our room serviced. He always took care of everything when we wanted and made great towel animals every day. Outdoor movies were okay for viewing but very hard to hear with the kids still in the pool and loud and splashing. We really enjoyed the entertainment every evening. A very talented bunch! Embarkation was smooth and timely as was debarkation. Enjoyed our day in New Orleans where we did Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour. Very fun! Ate at Kenny's Seafood, it's a fish market and restaurant , very good food!

Nice cruise!

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Suke542

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We've been on Carnival cruises in the past and they have upped their game! Service was very good. Food has gotten better. Shore excursions were very fun, well organized, very informative and priced appropriately.

I found the spa services a little lacking however. Massage was okay. Certainly not the best I've ever had. The manicure was the worst ever. $50.00 and she fiiled the ridges off across the top of my nails leaving them so thin they broke off within the next 2 days and were a mess. Also whatever services they have ,they try to sell you way overpriced products.

The ship was very clean and room was nice with balcony. Our room steward was very good and friendly. He introduced himself right away and asked when we normally like to have our room serviced. He always took care of everything when we wanted and made great towel animals every day.

Outdoor movies were okay for viewing but very hard to hear with the kids still in the pool and loud and splashing.

We really enjoyed the entertainment every evening. A very talented bunch!

Embarkation was smooth and timely as was debarkation.

Enjoyed our day in New Orleans where we did Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour. Very fun! Ate at Kenny's Seafood, it's a fish market and restaurant , very good food!
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