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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It was a Dream

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

It was a Dream

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My spouse and I had a wonderful cruise aboard the "Dream" to the Western Caribbean.  The staff were outstanding-helpful, polite, and available when assistance was needed.  We particularly enjoyed the entertainment on board.  JASE the cruise director was everywhere, and made the activities "FUN".  I enjoyed the excellent food choices, but would like to add that the DR vegan options weren't as great as in the past.  (My spouse's comment)

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5 out of 5

Fun Trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Had a great time on this cruise.  We had two medical evac situations, one by boat from Cozumel and the other via the US Coastguard.  The crew of this ship handled both situations very professionally and took care to keep passengers informed.  We also encountered some awesome crew members during our stay - Our cabin steward, Ru, was awesome and very attentive.  There was also a drink waiter that always had a smile from ear to ear whenever he came by, very friendly and helpful.  They made our experience a good one!  

A bit about the ports - Roatan was beautiful - not much to do there but very relaxing.  Belize was kind of disappointing - they've got some work to do on their infrastructure - the city, the shops, the roads and the housing around the port are in very poor shape.  Cozumel never disappoints.  All in all, it was a good trip.  Fun experience - next stop Bahamas! =)

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4 out of 5

GREAT SHOWS AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT

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

----Various entertainment venue!!! Super courteous staff=== Jkoti in the restaurant!!!

There is a gap in things to do for young folks, perhaps  add more activities geared towards 18-21 yr olds

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5 out of 5

Disappointing

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

My favorite part was the ports. Lots and lots of fun. I was disappointed in the staff and attitude of many staff members. Especially the Cruise Director Jase. I found him to be arrogant and obnoxious. It seemed as though many crew members were hard working and doing their best to make the experience enjoyable while others stood around with their better than attitudes. I don't find condescending to "guests" entertaining. I will definitely chose another cruise line or at least another Carnival ship. I would not recommend this cruise to anyone who expected to be treated with respect.

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3 out of 5

Family Thanksgiving

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

This cruise was pretty much as expected.  Since it was at Thanksgiving, I expected lots of kids running around and there was.  As a senior citizen, it is not my ideal cruise environment but for a family cruise this was the time all could go because school has to be in recess (Teacher and Student in the Family).  The ship is very large and lots of passengers, everywhere was pretty crowded except the library.  I did not attempt to use the pool.  Knowing that I was going into the cruise with lots of families, I enjoyed myself being with my family.  All of us had different likes so daytime everyone did their own thing and we came together at dinner.  This was a good choice with ages from 60s to teens in the family.

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5 out of 5

My Summary

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Our maid was really nice  and respectful.  The  refrigerator  in our  room was out the whole week,  and we had  to put our things in an ice chest. The air conditioner  was reported  twice for  not working. Was told we were going to get a fan but never received  one.  I feel I should  be  reimbursed  for the discomfort. 

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1 out of 5

Going down

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Very displeased with cruise as a plantinum member. Crew was below stamdard. Formal dining staff was horrible. Glass was empty and continued to as for water refill. Didnt check on dinner status. never went back after 2nd night. Room stewart had to be reminded to do room twice a day. Hardly saw him and hardly spoke when we did see him. PIXELS just plain SUCKED. No package deals rather a poke dot card for buying single pictures. NEVER ALLOWED THEM TO TAKE PIXTURES AFTER THAT SINCE PIC WERE SOLD AS INDIVIDUAL AND NOT PACKAGES. Really worst cruise EVER

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5 out of 5

Can't wait to book another!!

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There were many great parts of the cruise, but I have to complement the dining staff in the choose your own time dining, specifically Volodymyr!!!  He was incredible, predicted our every need, remembered us and called us by name, and honestly gave us the best service we have EVER had.  This guy and his team, Nikola, Arlianty, and I Kommang were a winning combination.  Everyone was incredibly warm and friendly, and were delightful to talk with and get to know.  Their work was incredible, and we looked forward to seeing them every night.  Volodymyr was just the best and we requested his section every time!  The service was truly impeccable.  

The value for the ship was great, and we had truly an amazing experience.  We will be repeat cruisers with Carnival in the future!!

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5 out of 5

Awesome trip

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Everything was wonderful. Had so much fun. Our waiter Alfred and his team we absolutely great!!!.. awesome food, great staff meeting new friends.......It doesn't get any better than that!!!

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5 out of 5

Happy Cruiser!

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

This was my first cruise on a Carnival ship and I loved every minute of it. I thought they were well organized from beginning to end. I booked an inside room this time and it was okay. Plenty of storage. Our twin beds were not configured correctly, but we lived with it, no problem. Service was great. I missed having a coffee pot in my room but room service was quick and reliable. We enjoyed every tour we signed up for through Carnival. I'll take a cruise with Carnival every chance I get.k

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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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