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Carnival Dream is a large ship, carrying 3646 passengers and 1369 crew, and sails from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"We had to walk to the dining room to see the daily menu." in 125 reviews.

"Bob in Biloxi I had heard that Carnival cruises were noisy and this one was." in 48 reviews.

"Actually one of the servers on the lido deck knew my name all week and I think I bought one drink off a..." in 59 reviews.

Carnival Dream departs from:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Carnival Dream sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

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Carnival Dream - 7 night Western Caribbean

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The ship was full, but we never had an issue finding lounge chairs each day. Seems that people are getting a little too casual for dinner in the dining rooms on regular dinner nights - many people's attire was better suited for the Lido buffet than the Main dining rooms.

Weather was cold, overcast and windy on our last sailing day back to port - first time I realized how few TV channel options there are in the room - a couple more channel options would have been nice.

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great cruise

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Yes we had a great time and better believe it we already booked same cruise same boat again 2 days after we were home now also for our daughter and grand children.

Every employee on board was super nice they do everything to make or keep you happy

Our "stateroom " was very nice , food was between good and great anyway to much

One thing a night in the extra Paid Art- Steakhouse was a bit of a disappointment we got the worst table card table size and looking at the emergency exit.

Food was very good and servers very nice but if you do make sure you get a

good table

 

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Caribbeans  Dream is abeautiful ship. Food was very good in the dining rooms but not in the cafeteria. Ship was always clean. Cabin was adequate as expected. Entertainment was welldone. Looved the  Blackjack Band. The ship always seemed overcrowded.

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Magic Cruisers were an awesome group to join

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Awesome experience for my first cruise.  As a Foodie, this was a fabulous trip.  We had several dining experiences in the dining room, an awesome Chef's Table experience [MUST DO], and the ability to get quality food 24/7 was great.

 

 

 

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First time Dreamer..nice ship, will sail it again.

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Cove balcony was outrageously great, loved the privacy and close to the water. 

The rooms were nice, updated. 

Well kept 2 times a day.

Plenty of great shows to entertain. 

Cons were that the gym was small for that many people on board, and the food was not very good. Cold sometimes even.

That said, I'd sail the Dream any day of the week!

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SUPER fun time on board

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had the best time cruising on the carnival Dream.. the ship itself was gorgeous, as expected... but the ROOM we got... THAT was an extra special surprise, thanks to our booking agent English!!! We had "larger" room, and it actually had a BATH TUB, with an extra bathroom area, with a sink/shower... That was fun.. actually SOAKING in a hot tub.. unexpectedly nice! Our travel companions had an interior room across the hall, again thanks to English our travel expert at Entertainment... everything was SMOOTH and easy!! Despite one day of rocky seas, our captain was an expert, and got us everywhere ON TIME, and without any incidents!! Cant wait to do it again!Love

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Review is 5.

 

My husband and I really enjoyed our cruise with Carnival Dream.

 

Mr. P kept our room clean and in good order through the entire trip. When I asked for additional hangers, I received them quickly. We appreciate him for his excellent care of us.

 

Our dining in the Scarlet Dining Room was excellent. Japa, Amil and Jonathan gave us exceptional service and we dined in this space each evening of the cruise. They always greeted us by name and took care of our every wish and need. I cannot praise them enough.

 

Room service failed to deliver us coffee one morning when we asked for it but the next time we requested early coffee, we got it. When I initially called for an extension cord for my CPAP machine, Mr. P got it for me immediately.

 

The only recommendation I have for improvement is supplying spaces and tables suitable for playing cards and other games. Only one table is really suitable for a group in the library area. Playing scrabble is not good on deck 10 or in the eating area as it is too loud to concentrate in these areas.

 

Entertainment was excellent. However smoking in the gaming area prevented me from enjoying this area. It was unpleasant going through this smoked filled area to get to other areas for entertainment.

 

The majority of the people who helped us were very courteous and friendly. Overall our experience was excellent.

 

Margaret and John Derryberry

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Great Winter Getaway

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Weather, which Carnival of course has no control over, was the worst part of the trip.  We only had 3 days of nice tropical weather.  It was quite windy and chilly the rest of the time.  Strong winds created a lot of movement on the ship.

That said, the ship itself is outstanding!  Lots more food options than the last cruise we took (12 years ago).  The spa was wonderful.  Also greatly enjoyed the spa sun deck, where only adults are allowed.

We had an interior cabin to save money, as we spend little time in the cabin.  The bed was very comfortable.  My husband was sick one day and we pretty much did stay in the cabin, but we were very comfortable.

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Compact but Comfortable

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Enjoyed everything!

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Despite the long drive..we enjoyed the cruise. Carnival is the most family-friendly cruiseline, we like the amenities, the activities on board  & off board are fun, & our kids enjoy Camp Carnival. Thanks!

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Great experience

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I had an excellent time. The wait staff was great. I enjoyed  the shows and entertainment very much. I can't wait to do it again. I thank Leo Knapp for the great planning.

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reginamcday
Third Mate

Try visiting the barbecue section on the ship for lunch. The food is a welcomed change.

expose11
Third Mate

Eat dinner around 6pm so you can go to the show after and then go straight to the comedy club after the show. They really have the timing right on when shows start so you don't have to miss anything. Relax and let people do stuff for you.

mjmauldin
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Get out to the 10th deck early to get a seat by the pool at night to watch movies

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