Carnival Dream

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 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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Our vacation on the Carnival Dream

On this cruise I love the shows they were awesome but I did have a experience that was... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Our vacation on the Carnival Dream

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On this cruise I love the shows they were awesome but I did have a experience that was not resolved never brought up like it didn't exist we left our room and when we returned my daughter found a sippy cup in her bed I called guest services they sent up security who tried to make it seem like I was crazy and didn't know what I was talking about when I tried to tell him it didn't belong to us or one that we knew after my statement was taken I was told there would be an investigate and someone would get back with me and no one ever got back with me to say anything I told them that I felt as if someone had been in our room because even the bathroom had a few glitches which we noticed very disappointed how this incident was handled

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

A lot of fun

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

This was a very fun cruise.  The shows were awesome.  I wished for better entertainment during the day.  The Spa was amazing.  The food options were crazy!

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Was one of the better ships we've been on.

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The excursion at Belize with the tubing in  the caves and the ziplining. Where the comedy show was-easy access and large for all the guests. We also enjoyed our aft balcony room. Including the rum bar on the lido deck. The ship layout was easy to navigate around.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Disappointed!

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

I should start by stating the food on Carnival was improved from a few years ago. The ship was renovated and looked nice and relatively clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our days in port and the excursions we went on. Everything else was downhill...there were so many people on the boat it was difficult to find seating for meals and find lounge chairs around the pool. It was impossible to find seating in the Serenity area of the ship. The entertainment was scarce and shows seemed short. The level of service has seriously gone down over the years. There was less attention to detail than in previous cruises. All and all, we were disappointed in our Carnival experience.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Late for everything

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

I would never recommend Carnival Cruise to anyone.As a matter of fact I talk a customer out of traveling Carnival today. They are checking on other lines. My day in Belize was ruined because we were stuck on the ship an hour an half longer than promised.I missed an important meeting at the Embassy.  NEVER AGAIN

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good time at sea but some things missing

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

the only late night snack was pizza. Bingo is too expensive. Shows were not as good as on NCL. Food in dining was good. Disembarking was too hurried. We were told to leave cabin by 8am but rere called at 7:30 to leave. No breakfast at that day. Casino was good. Only 1 outlet in stateroom so needed long extension cord for CPAP. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

fun cruise

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

i would recommend a cruise on the Dream.  The cruise director was fabulous.  The food was great.  The only criticism is if you don't book your excursion through carnival they treat you like a second class citizen, and don't make sure you get off the boat if tendered.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Average At Best

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ports of call were great because of the experience visiting foreign countries.  You see things that you ordinarily wouldn't see unless you go there. 

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Contributor Level: Cruise Director
5 out of 5

So much fun!

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

Took my daughter and two grandsons (9 and 3) with me.  We had a cove balcony.  I liked the room but when traveling with my husband only, I prefer a balcony higher up.  The CD (Chris the Flying Scotsman) is just AMAZING!  He made the whole trip so much fun.  Food is okay, I think cruise food in general is not as good as it was 10 or so years ago, but I don't cruise for food.  I cruise for FUN and this trip was FUN, FUN, FUN!  Other entertainment was enjoyable also.  My young grandson is special needs and the photographers took extra time to get good pics of us and we so appreciate that.  Roatan is a great port if you just want to go to the beach - easy for kids.  We did the Altun Ha mayan ruins tour in Belize and I really enjoyed my older grandson getting some history lessons in while having fun at the same time.  We went to Mr. Sanchos, all inclusive, in Cozumel and I wish I was still there.  The Dream is a great ship, can't go wrong!

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

A dream vacation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

We loved everything about the carnival dream cruise! Defiantly a kid friendly ship. We loved how involved our server Dewa was with the kids! Dewa has the kids dancing having so much fun and remembered all 13 of our names! Defiantly worth getting the drink cheers package for my handsome and I. Thank you for delicious food weather it's breakfast lunch or dinner! 

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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

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

3646

Total Passengers

2.66

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1823

Total Cabins

38

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