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Family Affair

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

Our family had a good time on the cruise.  We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.  The personal on the ship were courtesy, friendly and professional.  The staff assigned to us in the resturant and to our room, knew us by name and attended to our needs without hesitation.  The food was great.  We enjoyed all the entertainment, the shows, the clubs, movies, games, etc.  The cabin was enough space for the three of us, since we did not spend much time in the room.  We enjoyed each of our destinations.  We are looking forward to cruising with Carnival soon.

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Awesome ship and crew!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

The ship was absolutely amazing! Very Beautiful. Staff was truly trying to exceed your expectations. I don't believe it would be possible to fake an attitude that great. The only downside to this cruise was that the time in ports were quite short. Trips ashore seemed somewhat rushed. Especially in Grand Cayman where we had to take a tender to shore as opposed to a pier. (That was my favorite stop.) This is a great trip for our two kids as well as there was plenty to do to keep them occupied. The 17yo had the Club O2 (teen nightclub) and the 11yo was always busy swimming, waterslides, hot tubs, mini golf, arcades..you name it. Food was amazing and of course very plentiful day or night.

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family fun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2015

This cruise had plenty to do and went to fun ports with great activities. There were more things to do than time to do them. The Punchline Comedy Club had great talent booked and never failed to make us all laugh.

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Great value for a week long cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2015

 

Had a wonderful view on our 10th floor balcony by the Lido deck.  Food buffet and pool were on the same deck. 2-floors up was the gym and spa. Rhino took good care of our room and made sure the room was fresh 2x a day.  The couple on our next door were chain smokers.  They'll be smoking on the balcony and the smoke and ashes would fly through our balcony.  Had to report them to Carnival.

Next, the nightly dance and music shows (3-nights) were magnificent and entertaining.  The comedy bar was funny except for that one comedian who makes racist jokes, made fun of the Canadian national anthem right in front of a Canadian citizen and especially insults african-american men.  I understand comedy bar are full of sex jokes and I'm fine with that, but insulting cruise guests directly at their faces due to its race, color, religion and nationality is not what we paid that cruise for. 

It was a huge ship and very well maintained ship.  Had several jacuzzis in the different areas of the ship.  Water slides is ok but nothing fancy.  Only had 2 salt water pools for a ship with over 3500 guests on board.  

Spa was wonderful and an ideal place to get away from the crowd.  The steam rooms was wonderful. You get to use the spa facilities the entire day for only $40, very reasonable price.

 

 

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The Dream

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2015

Loved the Carnival Dream. The staff was very friendly and did an excellent job of taking care of us. The ship is beautiful and very clean. Great food and entertainment. We couldn't have had a better vacation.

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The Dream is Truly a Dream!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 08, 2015

This was our 26th cruise on Carnival, and I have to say, this was the best ship we have been on!  The room felt larger and the common areas were expanded.  The Casino was also much larger than other Carnival ships we have sailed on.  We were also very impressed with the food in the main dinning room and the steakhouse.  The steakhouse is great on all of Carnival's ships, so don't skip it just because of the added cost, it is well worth the $35.  The only issue we had on the ship was at debarkation; one of the employees clearly had a bad night and wanted to take it out on the passengers, other than this issue, it was a perfect cruise.  Lastly, if you have kids traveling with you, they are going to love the water park and kids areas on the ship!!  Enjoy your cruise!

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

rocky ship.   Noticed that when the ship moves slowly, it is smooth but when it goes faster, it rocks and rocks even at night when trying to sleep.  Not ideal for people who wants to get a good night's sleep

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great!!!!!!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

We liked all the hot-tops and used them all. The employees were really nice and helpful. I also liked that we could walk to seated breakfast and evening meal with just one floor higher.

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EXCELLENT!! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

Great food, excellent service and everything was very clean! My husband very much enjoyed the cove balcony, he loved sitting out there watching the ocean, other ships and having his morning coffee on the balcony.

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Not a Fan of the Mardi Gras Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

I did not know when booking this cruise that there would be so many children on this cruise.  Unfortunately many of their parents let them run amuck and cause issues for other passengers.  We had prank calls from children on the stateroom phone, children running in the halls, pushing all the buttons in the elevators and being rude and disrespectful to adults.  We left our children at home so that we could enjoy our vacation only to find we had to deal with the bad behavior of other people's children.  I will no doubt cruise again but never during a Mardi Gras week from New Orleans!

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

expose11
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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.

Check out the adults-only Serenity Deck on board the Carnival Dream. It's near the top of the ship and is a quiet place to get away from much of the noise down below. They have a bar and lots of comfortable places to enjoy watching the ocean glide by. Try a Kiss on the Lips drink! Tasty!

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