Carnival Dream

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Fun in the sun!

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The food and shows were amazing! We loved the cave float trip in Belize. The people are so kind and happy on that island despite the poverty and recent hurricane destruction. Roatan was beautiful but you are limited on your experience with the locals. You spend the day in a free resort style beach area where locals are not allowed unless they work there. Cozumel is beautiful throughout the entire island and lots of beaches. The food and entertainment lines are long on the ship but worth the wait.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Dream 1/22/17-1/29/17

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We enjoyed our cruise, of course each cruise is what YOU make of it.  The ship was clean but in need of refreshing, but we knew when we booked that she was going in to drydock just after this cruise.  The main entrée portions in the dining room are larger than most of the other cruises we have been on.  In the buffet the plates were platters that many cruisers would pile full.  We elected to eat normal portions!  We enjoyed the comedy shows in the Burgundy Lounge, the country show in the Encore, and several movies on the Lido Dive In Theatre.  We met our room steward when we arrived and elected to have evening service only.  We have service before that would appear and make the bed each time we left the room, so we thoroughly enjoyed our steward cleaning our cabin while we had dinner.   We had an extended aft balcony on Empress #7460 and were pleased with our cabin and enjoyed the view of the wake just below us. 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Good value for money

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The 3 ports were all good. I loved the sea day brunch. The serenity deck is wonderful for relaxation, sunning or just reading. The ship was clean and my bed was comfortable.  The ship was going into dry dock for refurbishing after our cruise.  I would like to see how they improve the ship.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Cruise 2017 With family

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Had a blast on the excursions- would do them again for sure.  In Belize we met our cruise director in one of the stores with his "boss" as he called him.   Cruise director was Jayce and Alex was his boss.  Totally rude to my sister and I.  I couldn't believe how rude they both were.  Only good thing from what I heard was jayce was going to California.  So otherwise the cruise was ok.    You can be as busy as you want or do totally nothing at all.  The only downfall was our last day at sea it was raining and freezing.   So I know that isnt Carnivals fault.  But overall it was a fun cruise.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Great Trip!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Dream was a fun ship to be in with plenty to do! Food was great, entertainment was really good. We will be returning to the Dream soon! Love the on board band Bourbon Funk. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

review of cruise Jan 22 departing from New Orleans

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The comedians were very good.

We have been on several cruises and the things that we didn't like were with the anytime dining we were unable to make a reservation like we had on all the other cruises. We also found the lack of direction on the ship hard to follow. We had to hunt down the restrooms, when we disembarked there were no signs that directed us to the correct stairs

The workers on the ship were great. Everyone very friendly.

Suellen DeMars

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

january 22 rotan, belize, and cozumel on Carnival Dream

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Overall it was fun, but, having cruised with Carnival several times before this one was a little flat.  the entertainment was so so with the feature being the comedy club.  one of the comedians went on a rant about the Trump administration which was uncomfortable.  the food and service in the main dining room was good, but not as spectacular as past cruises.  the buffet was boring and the food was repetitive and not really tasty.  the level of service in maintaining the cabin was a little less than before too.  Not bad, but not great.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Good 1st cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The best part of our cruise was the shore excursions. Each port was fantastic. The ship was very nice although the hot tubs were often out of order or just not open, I later was informed the ship was going into dry dock in a couple weeks so I imagine the hot tubs would be fixed then. I would have liked a discount since it wasn't a fully functional ship.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Awesome as always

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

What can I say, Carnival did it again. I have been on several cruises with Carnival and not one time have they let me down. All the crew are amazing, great food and entertainment as well.

I honestly don't see myself cruising with any other line.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Fun, fun and more fun

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Carnival does a great job with having fun.  Endless food and entertainment.  Staff is awesome and it is easy to meet people.  My favorite part of cruising are sea days when i do nothing but relax and enjoy the day

 

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Promenade

The Promenade Deck features the Encore! Main Lounge, the Fun Shops of Carnival, Celebrations, Jackpot Casino, Jackpot Bar, Internet Cafe, the Lanai, Ocean...

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Atlantic

The Atlantic Deck features the Encore! Main Lounge, photo gallery, Rendezvous Club Lounge, the Page Turner Library, second floor of the Crimson and Scarlet...

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The Lido Deck features staterooms in categories 8F, 8E, 4J, and 4H, as well as the Waves Pool area, Waves Bars, the Gathering Lido Restaurant, Mongolian,...

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The Spa Deck features staterooms in category 8S, as well as the Cloud 9 Spa, Waterworks, Carnival Seaside Theatre, mini-golf, splash park, outdoor jogging...

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reginamcday
Contributor Level: Second Mate

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

expose11
Contributor Level: 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
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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

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Price

L

Size

Sep 2009

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

3646

Total Passengers

2.66

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1823

Total Cabins

38

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