Wrigley80's Excellent Adventure on the Dream Photo Review - December 4-15, 2014

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#1
Kirkland, IL
11,370 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Ok my friends well we have been home for almost 2 weeks and the holidays are over so it is time to begin my next photo review from our cruise on the Carnival Dream plus our pre and post-cruise days in New Orleans. Many of you know me from my past cruises and photo reviews with my dad. This cruise was a little different because it was my dad and myself but we also cruised with about 30 other people that we met last year on our roll call for our cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. We now cruise every December together (many of us have already made our booking for next December).

So you will see the fun that my dad and I had on our 11-day vacation but you will also see the fun that we had with our group. Our group is known as the Krewe of NOLA Kruisers. We are more than just friends who cruise together....we are like one big family.

So a little intro about my dad and myself.....My name is Brianna and I have been on 16 Carnival cruises and I only cruise on Carnival. I cruise with my dad, Rick. My mom went on our last cruise in July but she stayed home on this one. We are from northern Illinois and we love to cruise in the Winter months to escape our cold, snowy winters here at home.

So now that you know a little about who we are.....who is ready to jump onboard and begin this Carnival Dream photo review journey with me
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Carnival Valor - March 2005
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Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
Carnival Sunshine - December 8, 2013
Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
Carnival Pride - July 27, 2014
Carnival Dream - December 7, 2014
Carnival Breeze - March 8, 2015
Carnival Ecstasy - October 12, 2015
Carnival Elation - December 7, 2015
Carnival Dream - January 31, 2016
Carnival Vista - May 1, 2016
Carnival Elation - September 10, 2016
Carnival Breeze - January 22, 2017


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#3
Dora, AL
94 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
We'll be on Dream in April , looking forward to your review, sailed on Dream several years ago when she was in New ORleans, glad they have brought her back to NO as we are able to drive instead of flying.
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#4
Janesville, WI
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Joined Dec 2013
I am ready wrigley80 !! Always enjoy your reviews and DW and I plus 4 family members and friends will be on the Dream in 14 days.
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#7
Slidell, LA
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Joined May 2012
Yay! Excited to read!
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#8
Apex, North Carolina
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Joined Feb 2011
Very excited - I have been waiting for this review!



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#10
Kirkland, IL
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Joined Aug 2011
Ok. I will begin with the photos in the morning....they are taking quite a while to load.
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Carnival Elation - March 2011
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Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
Carnival Sunshine - December 8, 2013
Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
Carnival Pride - July 27, 2014
Carnival Dream - December 7, 2014
Carnival Breeze - March 8, 2015
Carnival Ecstasy - October 12, 2015
Carnival Elation - December 7, 2015
Carnival Dream - January 31, 2016
Carnival Vista - May 1, 2016
Carnival Elation - September 10, 2016
Carnival Breeze - January 22, 2017


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Carnival Valor - April 17, 2017
Carnival Triumph - December 4, 2017
Carnival Horizon - May 9, 2018


#11
Orlando
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Joined Jan 2006
Can't wait to read another of your reviews!
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Somerset, New Jersey
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You know I'm subscribed Brianna!!! Looking forward to this one, as I had friends from another board on the same sailing.
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#15
minnesota
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Joined Nov 2005
YAY!! So excited for this one! Plus it helps keep me in the mood for my upcoming cruise!!
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#16
louisiana
154 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
I am really excited about your review! I love reading about you and your Dads adventures! You do a wonderful job with your writing skills and pictures. Thank you for taking the time to do it!

We will be on the Dream again in September 2015!
#17
Kirkland, IL
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Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by xplnusa
I was wondering when this would come up!!!!
I had to get through the dreaded holidays with the family and now that those are over it's time for the review
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Carnival Valor - March 2005
Carnival Destiny - January 2006
Carnival Celebration - March 2007
Carnival Victory - April 2008
Carnival Pride - May 2009
Carnival Elation - March 2011
Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
Carnival Sunshine - December 8, 2013
Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
Carnival Pride - July 27, 2014
Carnival Dream - December 7, 2014
Carnival Breeze - March 8, 2015
Carnival Ecstasy - October 12, 2015
Carnival Elation - December 7, 2015
Carnival Dream - January 31, 2016
Carnival Vista - May 1, 2016
Carnival Elation - September 10, 2016
Carnival Breeze - January 22, 2017


Future Cruises
Carnival Valor - April 17, 2017
Carnival Triumph - December 4, 2017
Carnival Horizon - May 9, 2018


#18
Kirkland, IL
11,370 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by mamacruiser
We'll be on Dream in April , looking forward to your review, sailed on Dream several years ago when she was in New ORleans, glad they have brought her back to NO as we are able to drive instead of flying.
I definitely wish I lived closer to a port. I would be cruising every month if not more. For us living in Illinois there are many times when the airfare is more than the cruise....that's crazy. You will love the Dream....I know we did

Originally posted by trooper49
I am ready wrigley80 !! Always enjoy your reviews and DW and I plus 4 family members and friends will be on the Dream in 14 days.
ooooooo 14 days. Now I am the jealous one.
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Past Cruises
Carnival Valor - March 2005
Carnival Destiny - January 2006
Carnival Celebration - March 2007
Carnival Victory - April 2008
Carnival Pride - May 2009
Carnival Elation - March 2011
Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
Carnival Sunshine - December 8, 2013
Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
Carnival Pride - July 27, 2014
Carnival Dream - December 7, 2014
Carnival Breeze - March 8, 2015
Carnival Ecstasy - October 12, 2015
Carnival Elation - December 7, 2015
Carnival Dream - January 31, 2016
Carnival Vista - May 1, 2016
Carnival Elation - September 10, 2016
Carnival Breeze - January 22, 2017


Future Cruises
Carnival Valor - April 17, 2017
Carnival Triumph - December 4, 2017
Carnival Horizon - May 9, 2018


#19
Kirkland, IL
11,370 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by cruzn buckeye
love your reviews! looking forward to this one... the red is a little hard on the eyes
Sorry about that I'll change it back to blue. I always make my first post in red....I guess it's just a habit
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Past Cruises
Carnival Valor - March 2005
Carnival Destiny - January 2006
Carnival Celebration - March 2007
Carnival Victory - April 2008
Carnival Pride - May 2009
Carnival Elation - March 2011
Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
Carnival Sunshine - December 8, 2013
Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
Carnival Pride - July 27, 2014
Carnival Dream - December 7, 2014
Carnival Breeze - March 8, 2015
Carnival Ecstasy - October 12, 2015
Carnival Elation - December 7, 2015
Carnival Dream - January 31, 2016
Carnival Vista - May 1, 2016
Carnival Elation - September 10, 2016
Carnival Breeze - January 22, 2017


Future Cruises
Carnival Valor - April 17, 2017
Carnival Triumph - December 4, 2017
Carnival Horizon - May 9, 2018


#20
Kirkland, IL
11,370 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by Jamman54
You know I'm subscribed Brianna!!! Looking forward to this one, as I had friends from another board on the same sailing.
Thank You Jeff. Your reviews kept me busy at work many days in the late summer and early fall so now it is my turn to re-pay the favor. I hope you enjoy this one as much as the others
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Past Cruises
Carnival Valor - March 2005
Carnival Destiny - January 2006
Carnival Celebration - March 2007
Carnival Victory - April 2008
Carnival Pride - May 2009
Carnival Elation - March 2011
Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
Carnival Sunshine - December 8, 2013
Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
Carnival Pride - July 27, 2014
Carnival Dream - December 7, 2014
Carnival Breeze - March 8, 2015
Carnival Ecstasy - October 12, 2015
Carnival Elation - December 7, 2015
Carnival Dream - January 31, 2016
Carnival Vista - May 1, 2016
Carnival Elation - September 10, 2016
Carnival Breeze - January 22, 2017


Future Cruises
Carnival Valor - April 17, 2017
Carnival Triumph - December 4, 2017
Carnival Horizon - May 9, 2018