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Carnival Dream

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"We had 2 birthdays during our 7 night cruise and the dining room staff made those special." in 101 reviews.

"First time on a carnival cruise and was expecting less but i was thrilled with the outcome." in 41 reviews.

"Actually one of the servers on the lido deck knew my name all week and I think I bought one drink off a..." in 47 reviews.




1097 reviews from our community




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Fun Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 19, 2015

This was a very fun cruise for my family.  I probably should have not done a 7 day cruise for the first cruise but all in all it was fun.  My 12 year old and 9 year old had a blast.  I was a little disappointed with the food.  I have always heard how great cruise food was and I wasn't that impressed.  Another draw back was the lines for everything.  Tooooo many people in on one boat.

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Wonderful Time can't wait to do it again next year

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2015

The 7 Night Carnival Dream cruise was absolutely amazing.  We had plenty of things to do on the boat especially on Sea Days!  The comedians that came to the Punchliner were hilarious and the food was delicious.  Great amount of days to be gone and we celebrated my fiance's graduation.  We plan on getting married next year and take another 7 day cruise.

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Amazing cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

We had an amazing time on the Carnival Dream! Everyone we met who worked with Carnival or on the excursions were so helpful and wonderful! This was our honeymoon, and we couldn't ask for anything better!

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Great time for all

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

Had a wonderful time on the Carnival Dream, our stateroom attendant Blessing was excellent. Always called us by name and available when needed. We needed a different table in the dining room and they switched us by the next day to a perfect table for the rest of the cruise. Customer service desk also helped with issues that were solved without trouble. Love the ship even better since remodel in 2012 but lines to get food on the Lido deck and Gallery were way too slow and long!

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Awesome

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2015

Everything from the room to the dining was fantastic.  My son even enjoyed the O2 club. Our waiters, Wayan, Iryna, and Gede were the best.  Treated us like royalty. My son's favorite was the unlimited ice cream.  Now that we are back home, we are in cruise food withdrawal.

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vanscott
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Wonderful Family Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2015

Just returned from a family cuise, a total of 10 of us.  It was a wonderful experience.  The entire crew was very friendly.  Only down side....anytime dinning was a bit chaotic and the wait service was slow.  The Carnival Dream held 4,500 guests.  This was too many people for me, but over all a FUN vacation.  The kids loved camp carnival and the water slide.  The adults loved the shows/games, the casino, and the Serenity Lounge (adults only area).

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Carnival Dream

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

First time leaving out of New Orleans. We used the transfer from the airport and it went very smoothly. Our favorite excursion was the Little French Key in Roatan. It was incredible. Our room was great and the staff was outstanding.

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jdorton2001
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Dream Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

There are so many things to talk about from this cruise. 7 Day Isla Roatan, Belieze, Cozumel.   I was impressed at how easy the embarkation was in New Orleans.  We arrived at the port parking garage at 10:30, parked, unloaded and checked in and was on the boat by 11:30.  We always pack a bag to carry on with our sundries and a change of clothes and bathing suit.  This is a good Idea as our luggage didn't arrive until 7 PM.  . I was very impressed with our Capitan and crew as there was a tropical Storm in the western Gulf and totally missed it.  First order was to hit the buffet and then the bar, we decided to do the Cheers program, but waited until Monday and saved $50.  I broke even using the program on Wednesday after we returned from our excursion.  We booked our first excursion thru Carnival for Roatan.  Barefoot Catamaran snorkel and lunch.  We loved this excursion and recommend it highly, the Jolly Roger crew took great care of us and we had a blast.    Belieze well let's just say this was our least favorite stop!  We had booked an excursion not affiliated with Carnival as some of our friends had recommended it.  Since we had no contact with them prior to us getting on the tender we didn't know it was canceled.  There is a barrier reef and the ship has to anchor about 3-4 miles from the "port" so the tender takes about 30 min. Not a fan!!  We ended up going to the Altun Ha Mayan ruins on a 18 passenger van that was driven like we were on a race course with a million pot holes.  We were wearing bathing suits and flip flops as our original adventure was supposed to be Goff's Caye beach.  Cozumel was amazing as always.  We always take a taxi to Paradise Beach.  It is a very inexpensive getaway and the service is amazing.  Look it up you won't be disappointed.  All in all I would rate this cruise a 9 out of 10.  The shows were great and the comedians were greater!  We had so much fun laughing and hanging out.  We had 8 people in our group and met a Facebook group with another 200+ people.  They organized a pub/ bar crawl, a poker run thru many different cabins so people could see the different types of cabins that Carnival offers.  They had a slot pull, a wacky sunglass event and meet and greet.  One thing we tried that we haven't done before was the Steak House!  It was Amazing and well worth the extra $35.  You will need to make reservations but you will not be disappointed!  I hope this review is helpful, I know you will have an amazing time on the Dream or any other Carnival ship.  We are cruising again in November on the Magic hope to see you there!!

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Blue Iguana Mexican Fiesta Deck Party Isla Roatan

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A long awaited honeymoon trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

This cruise has 3 wonderful ports of call.  The service was fantastic, the crew all knew our names by day 2.  The food in the dining room was excellent-with a different feature drink each night.  While sea days are slightly crowded, there is always an abundance of activities to do everyday.

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Not my favorite cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

I had an ok experience on the ship. The ship itself needs updating badly. It is starting to have worn spots at various different places. Secondly, I have been cruising with Carnival for the last 4 years; and the menu is getting old.  I want some variety. Lastly, my child got sick on the 3rd day of the cruise this time. The medical clinic on the boat doesnt take ANY TYPE of insurance, so I had to take my daughter to the hospital in the Caymon Island. This wasnt my favorite cruise. 

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mjmauldin
Third Mate

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

expose11
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.

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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