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Carnival Dream Cruise Reviews

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3646 Psgrs
Age
5 yrs old
Built Sep 2009

What people said about this ship:

"The service staff for the dining room and room staff were wonderful." in 9 reviews.
"Room Stewards were available at all times and went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable." in 4 reviews.
"The state rooms were very nice the beds were so comfortable and the cabin steward was excellent." in 6 reviews.

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Experience:
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Some unexpected experiences.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


The cruise was as expected. Check-in was the best I ever had. As was departing. The ship set up was not good. On the Casino level you must pass through it to get from one end of ship the other. Get within 20 feet of either entrance and we either went up or down decks to avoid the stinky and stale smoke smells coming from the casino. Yuck! The drinks are watered down. TV remote work poorly. Sink drain not repaired. Since this cruise was rescheduled from a year ago due to generator problems, it was fine but a year late. Your staff was super good in attending to all the details in rescheduling!!!!!!  

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Family w/young children

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4-6 cruises

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Worst Cruise Ever

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


Sum one poop inside the casino and I had walk inside of it, it was horrible I did not notice I walk in it until I got to my room and my daughter saw it on my shin of my leg and on my shoes.  I immediately report the incident and they told me that somone will be by to clean it, so I placed my shoe out on the balcony and later arrive to find my shoes inside my cabin looks like it was clean.  The next day I went down with my family to board the boat to the island and as I was sitting waiting for my number to call another cruiser notice the poop still on my shoes I went to guest service horrible about this second experience and they had me waiting for a least an hour and the tour that I book with my faily in Belize has left because I was not able to make it in time.  My cruise was the worst experience and they offer to wash my cloths but send it back to me with all my cloths damage everything has shrink including my kids cloths.  All I wanted was to get off the ship becuase their was no one on Carnival who had any symnpathy for my experience and shows nothing but poor customer servive my vacation was ruin, it was the first time I had a vacation with all my children together and it was the wrost experice of my life.  Sorry I could not given a better rating.  Kirk Gillette

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OK cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 08, 2014


Very comfortable cruise food was ok in the buffet not as good as we had on other cruises. dining hall was better, waiters were excellent. Entertainment average  not much varity.  we are in our 80's and would recommend this cruise to younger people. Found the layout of the vessel a bit confusing, and very limited shopping. The crew were very good. last day of the trip was quite rough, but otherwise a very good cruise'

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Great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 08, 2014


A great time had by all. I have older kids (tweens) and they loved the 24-hour ice cream bar and pizza bar available to them 24 hours. We had a great time at all ports. The cruise staff is very friendly and helpful. The staterooms are large and ample compared to other lines we have been on before and the food was great. We enjoyed dining at our leisure and used it often. The kids loved the putt-putt golf course and the video arcade as well. It was a great time for all of our family from the youngest to the oldest.

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My cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2014


Excellent treatment during my cruise. My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and her birthday. This was our seven cruise and our best so far we are looking forward for another sometime soon.

 

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Our first Carnival Cruise together

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2014


This was a good cruise, I have been on Carnival before and this ship in 2011  but my husband had not. We really enjoyed the Spa..it was awesome. Food was generally good. This is a "Fun" ship, so I think the entertainment is geared more to the younger crowd. We are in the 70-80s group. Liked the St Maarten port the best...would go on this ship again

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Carnival Dream

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2014


Very nice cruise with friends.  The crew was exceptionally friendly and helpful, especially our room steward, room 6435 and the folks who worked with him.  The dancers were the hardest working I've ever seen on a cruise ship, very talented and AMAZING.  Overall, the entertainment was great.  I woild class the Dream as a "HAPPY" ship.

 

In addition, the Crimson restaurant crew did a marvelous job, happy bunch there too!

 

I ordered a birthday cake on Monday, Feb. 24, from the candy shop.  My new best friend in Guest Services, I called him Mr. 7777, provided me with special attention to make sure the cake was delivered on time, also, room service over exceeded expectations with the Birthday party, plenty of ice, snacks, phone calls to check that we got everything. THANK EVERYBODY

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Carnival Dream nothing great to write home about

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2014


This ship has no wow factor.  Very plain.  Entertainment was boring.  There should be Broadway style live entertainment every night, not 2 young teenagers playing Jeopardy with Name that Tune.  Waitstaff was excellent.  The waitstaff are the ones that really try their best to show you a great time.  Carnival seems like they have cheaped out on all the little luxeries that use to make cruising with Carnival something to look forward too.  Not even any ice sculptures or midnight buffets.  Beach towels are now also cheap.  

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Room Type:
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greatest cruise ever

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2014


I can not say enough great  things about this cruise, we had the best dinner staff and the casino staff was the best I have ever had on a cruise!!!  Everything was wonderful and there was never a reason to complain.

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great food, excellent service lousy cabin

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2014


I cannot say enough about the dining experience, the cleanliness of the ship and cabin and the professionalism of the staff.  However, I was very disappointed with our cabin and the noise that we could hear from the clubs directly under our cabin.  We heard the comedy show and singing as if they were performing in our room. If it was just my husband and i it might be ok seeing that on many nights it did not stop until 1:00AM. I had my duaghter with us and the content of what she heard coming from the comedy club was not appropriate for a minor to hear.  Needless to say she had to go to sleep with headphones on.  Carnival did give us some compension and we are in a good place with Carnival however, be warned the ship is great, just be careful where your room location is.  There are many open areas on the ship and the music, etc comes into your cabin, if you are a night owl you are great, if you wish to go to bed around 10/11 choose your cabin very carefully.

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About Carnival Dream

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Balcony Cabins
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Suite Cabins
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Restaurants
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Ship Staff Quality: 78%
Stateroom Quality: 72%
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Cabins of Carnival Dream

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower obstructed picture window ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6358, 6361, 7207, 7208, 9202, 9203, 10201, 10202, 10203, 10204, 9352, 9353, 10209, 10210, 10280, 10281, 8342, 8345, 9204, 7336, 7341

Available On Decks:
Upper, Main, Riviera, Empress, Lido, Vista, Verandah

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.
Please Note: Stateroom 6207 and 6208 have a balcony with obstructed views.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6207, 6208

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Verandah, Vista, Lido, Panorama

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
230 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a picture window private bathroom with shower plus a separate washroom with sink and junior tub ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed two upper berths a single sofa bed a picture window private bathroom with shower plus a separate washroom with sink and junior tub ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Staterooms 2448 and 2473 have obstructed views.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Twin beds to do not convert to a king when both uppers are in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Main, Riviera

Cloud 9 Spa Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms including on the balcony. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.

Available On Decks:
Panorama, Spa

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit hair-dryer mini-safe and telephone. Some staterooms come with a chair and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Vista, Verandah

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a picture window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2477

Available On Decks:
Main, Riviera

Cloud 9 Spa Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a picture window with obstructed view private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
11201, 11202, 11203, 11204

Available On Decks:
Panorama

Junior Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa armchair coffee table and a private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional suite amenities include a vanity area mini-bar complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer pillow menu and telephone.

Please Note: 9205 & 9206 have steel rail balconies that have obstructed views while sitting on the balcony.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Vista

Cove Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 45 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony with large picture window view private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Main

Cloud 9 Spa Interior Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
11207, 11208

Available On Decks:
Panorama

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower two porthole windows ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Main, Riviera

Ocean Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa armchair coffee table and a private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional suite amenities include a vanity area mini-bar complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer pillow menu and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7270

Available On Decks:
Empress

Grand Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
345 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa 2 armchairs coffee table and private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub double sink and bidet. Additional amenities include a vanity area mini-bar pillow menu complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress

Cloud 9 Spa Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa armchair coffee table and a private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional suite amenities include a vanity area mini-bar complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer pillow menu and telephone.

Please note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms including on the balcony. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.

Available On Decks:
Panorama

Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit hair-dryer mini-safe and telephone. Some staterooms come with a chair and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah, Empress, Upper

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hairdryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Staterooms 1203 1204 2211 2212 2216 & 2217 have 2 porthole windows.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
11268, 11269, 11274, 11275

Available On Decks:
Panorama, Vista, Verandah, Upper, Main, Riviera

Deck Plans for Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream

 

Sky

The Sky Deck features the 2nd floor to the Serenity adults-only area, as well as the slide entrance.

Sky
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Dream Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal attire is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Crimson and Scarlet Restaurants on Carnival Dream Enjoy delicious cuisine, artful presentation, and attentive service in these elegant main dining rooms.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45 - 9:00 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45 - 6:15 PM or Late: 8:00 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required.

The Chef's Art Steakhouse on Carnival Dream This exclusive, reservation-only steakhouse features mouthwatering prime beef cooked to perfection, as well as a fantastic selection of seafood entrees, gourmet appetizers, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts.

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6-9:30 PM. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for your dining experience.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest, including gratuities. The fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

The Gathering on Carnival Dream This two-floor casual buffet restaurant features a wide array of cuisines sure to appease the most finicky of appetites. Choose from made to order pasta dishes, burritos, deli sandwiches, fresh stir-fry creations, Indian-style cuisine, a plethora of salads, desserts and other numerous dishes from around the globe that are to sure to satisfy your hunger.

Seating Times: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check onboard for actual times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Dream Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Wasabi Sushi Bar on Carnival Dream Watch as the talented chefs prepare an assortment of sushi pieces right before your eyes. Then grab some chopsticks and dig right in.

Seating Times: 5:00 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Dream Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for a warm delicious slice of pizza, burgers and other light fare fresh from the grill any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours a day.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Plaza Cafe on Carnival Dream Enjoy a cup of coffee, cakes, cookies, pastries and gelato at this casual cafe.

Seating Times: Check on-board for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: All items are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are not required.

Room Service on Carnival Dream Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24-hours a day.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations, just a phone call away.

Entertainment

Caliente Dance Club on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Dance. Dance. Dance. The party is in full swing at the dance club. Show off your moves and make new friends in the process.

Card Room on Carnival Dream Deck: Vista
Type: Other
Description: Try your hand at a game of gin rummy or simply take in the lovely sea view in this intimate space.

Encore! Main Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Atlantic
Type: Entertainment
Description: Encore! (the main show lounge) - Sit back and enjoy the performance; every night is an extravaganza.

Encore! Main Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Lobby
Type: Entertainment
Description: Encore! (the main show lounge) - Sit back and enjoy the performance; every night is an extravaganza.

Fitness Center on Carnival Dream Deck: Spa
Type: Health
Description: Featuring the latest equipment and inspiring classes, including yoga and pilates, enjoy an exhilarating workout with views that will take your breath away.

Hair Salon on Carnival Dream Deck: Spa
Type: Health
Description: After a day spent in the sun you might be ready for a little pampering. A visit to our shipboard Salon is sure to have you looking your best for an elegant evening.

Internet Station on Carnival Dream Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: It's Fun Hub, the online, shipboard community that gives sailing guests the ability to connect with other cruisers, access the Internet, get shore excursion information and ship announcements, check the news and weather as well as view all the daily funtastic activities on board.

Jackpot Casino on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Gaming
Description: Feeling lucky? Sure you are! Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. That's just a sampling of the games that the casino has in store.

Library on Carnival Dream Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Escape into a good book or browse through one of your favorite magazines in our spacious and peaceful library; two floors of quiet contemplation and vast knowledge are at your fingertips.

Library on Carnival Dream Deck: Panorama
Type: Other
Description: Escape into a good book or browse through one of your favorite magazines in our spacious and peaceful library; two floors of quiet contemplation and vast knowledge are at your fingertips.

Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Burgundy Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

Pool on Carnival Dream Deck: Sky
Type: Pool
Description: By day or night, the pool is an ideal venue to breathe in the refreshing sea air, enjoy a beverage or relax on a comfortable lounge chair. Poolside on a cruise ship is a little slice of heaven, and here you can enjoy exactly that. Grab a drink from the pool bar and relax with friends and family at this main pool area.

Sam's Piano Bar on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Piano Bar - Join your fellow guests around the piano bar and sing along to your favorite songs.

Spas on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Pool
Description: Breathe in the salty sea air as you relax in one of the whirlpools located on the half-mile-long promenade and get spoiled by views, each more intoxicating than the last.

The Song Jazz Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Sway along to the cool jazz tunes.

Tips for Carnival Dream

Great service in dining room at breakfast. Fast service and no lines.Try the BBQ out on deck 5 outside. Floor 14 and 15 for adults is a must. The hammocks are to die for. They need more. The one slide was disappoining because you don't go all the way down. Have to walk down stairs the rest of the way. Otherwise the Dream was the best I have been on. Loved it!!!

Try the pasta bar at least once for lunch, it's very good. Favorite Frozen drink was the mocha chocolate, yummy. If anyone in your family has food allergies, make them aware of it because the restaurants for dinner are extremely thorough and will visit with you before dinner to go over your meal. Trisna who was in charge when we sailed was amazing with keeping my son's food safe.

Look at your map, ship is easy to navigate but there is so much to see and do, that you don't want to overlook anything. Be sure to try a brunch one morning in the dining room, fantastic menu!

Go to breakfast early...shorter lines.

Get to know the staff by name...they are a great staff that makes the cruise a delightful cruise.

Whe did breakfast in the diningroom, not so crowded as Lido.

Dont buy the excursions on the ship, go to the ports or online. They are way over priced for what you can get in the port. Look for locals to drive you around or give tours, not the Carnival ship approved ones. They need money too!

The deserts are the best!

Go to the back of the ship, outside by the pool for most meals. It's the farthest distance from the main elevators so it's less busy. At the ports, get off early. Sometimes other ships come in and you have to wait for them to dock.

We enjoyed brunch in the dining room! Delicious food and so much to eat! Love the round couples deck chairs.....get up early to grab one in the sun! Visit Bob in the piano bar! So much fun!

The Comedy Brunch is nice if you like to sleep late and like to avoid the craziness of the buffets.

Find the serenity deck the first day. We didn't find it until the end

Pick up a casino lanyard & ask them to punch a hole in your Sail & Sign Card. Even if you don't gamble, it's a neat way to keep your card handy around your neck when exiting/reboarding the ship. It keeps your hands free & ensures that you don't drop the card. Guest Services can also punch it.

If you need a printout of you account statement, use the machine near the front desk. You can avoid the line at the Guest Services Desk & get updates as you need them. It is simple to use.

Check out the Serenity decks on the ship. They are lovely areas that are much quieter than the pool areas - adults 21 & over only.

We always bring a mini/small flashlight..that can be purchased for a couple of dollars...they come in handy because if you are in an inside cabin..it is pitch dark at night and it is ample light to get up and move around the cabin or go to the washroom without disturbing anyone else sleeping.

Be sure to pick up a deck plan for your ship - especially the small ones either at embarkation check-in desk or the front desk on the ship. It will keep you from getting lost. They are small and easy to carry with you.

If you purchase Carnival stock you can actually get onboard credit

Getting around this big ship is time consuming, leave early.

No customer service

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