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"...was - was what we expected except the food in the main dining room - it always came out cold - and the selection was not =-..." in 96 reviews.

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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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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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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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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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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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Great time

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

Had good time...food was very good. nice choice in the selections.

The stateroom were well cared for & clean.  The ship was very clean.  No problems overall..  The staff is very friendly always saying hello.

The drinks were high in price..

 

 

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Wait in Line!!!!

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

We enjoyed our cruise but were disconcerted with the way we always had to stand in line for everything.  Our suite was large and our attendant was great.  We had two nice tours but a third one was a disaster. I did not like having to cross through the cigarette smoke in the casino to get from one area of the ship to the other. Would not take an underage child on this ship again. The crew did not seem to have knowledge of the ship when asked about where different places were located they were not much help.  My sister asked for a special milk product she was told to go down to the dining room and ask, a rather long trek as we were dining on the upper deck.  We had a nice time on this cruise but though most would love all the great entertainment and action it is not my cup of tea.

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Carnival Dream from NOLA

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

Had a great trip hanging with a group of 17 people who traveled with us!  We have cruised on the Dream before but found the following observations and due to what we experience lead me to give the rating I did:  

1. There was no Caribbean Band what so ever the whole entire cruise which we have never experienced before (total 19 total cruises most with Carnival (Platinum). That was very disappointing.Angry The shows were great though!  

2. Large percent of cruisers were seniors and I just chalked that up to the time of year.

3. It also seemed that there was a lot of training staff going on, but it was not too big of a deal but it was noticeable.  Maybe this is why we felt the deck entertainment was not as good as we had experienced before.  The deck parties did not have the usual participation nor organization I've experienced in the past.Sad       The ship Host was indeed hilarious!!!!Happy

Overall, had a good time! Happy

 

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Relaxing Cruise

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

I had never cruised with Carnival before, and was pleasantly surprised by many things. The room was fairly spacious, especially the bathroom, compared to other cruise ship rooms I had been on. Overall the ship was very well maintained and clean. The service was in every way excellent. The food was good, but I would not rate it as excellent overall. I liked the fact that we could bring one bottle of wine each onto the boat. The cruise director did a great job and the shows were very good. My one complaint would be the port. I would definitely consider cruising with Carnival again, but I will never cruise out of New Orleans again if I can help it. The New Orleans people in general lacked hospitality and the taxi service was ridiculously expensive at $80 a trip no matter where we went. It was Mardi Gras week and the people of the town were expecting to make a haul off of us. The post disembarkation was mass chaos with people coming and going at the same time. We waited for over 2 hours before we could finally get a taxi willing to take us to a hotel instead of the airport.

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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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