Perhaps we're not as fussy as other reviewers here, but we had a wonderful time on the 10/31 NCL Dream sailing out of New Orleans. Our cabin was exactly what we were lead to expect for the price we paid, very clean and neat. The steward took good care of the cabin; towels were replaced when we indicated, and left when we intended to reuse.
The food in the main dining rooms was quite good, and while the portions were small, seconds were quickly provided when asked for. We appreciated the "Cooking Light" selections on the menu which were tasty and well-prepared.
The Italian specialty restaurant was a nice option, and we wished we had another opportunity to dine here, but we were so impressed with le Bistro that we ate there 3 nights, and had a wonderful experience each time. The staff was outstanding, and the maitre d' was exceptional. The small upcharge was well worth it!
I could go on and on, but let me just say that we found nothing to complain about. If you're fairly easy-going, don't have unreasonable expectations, and appreciate good value for the money, then the Dream is for you.