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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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"We had to walk to the dining room to see the daily menu." in 131 reviews.

"Bob in Biloxi I had heard that Carnival cruises were noisy and this one was." in 48 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 61 reviews.


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Perfect way to relax and unwind

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The staff on this boat were absolutely amazing. They made every part of each day as enjoyable as possible. The food was superb and there were plenty of options for anyone and everyone to eat what they like. This cruise was the second I had been on with Carnival and both times I have felt very satisfied with my choice in cruise liner. If you are looking for a vacation that you can plan everything months in advance and not worry about a single thing while on the boat/destinations, then this is the perfect vacation for you. 

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Husband and Wife get a way

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This was a first for my husband and I to go off by ourselves, and well worth the money.  Every Employee on this ship was caring, kind, and made our cruise the BEST vacation ever!

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Great service, medicore food, too many people

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We've been on serveral cruises on different cruise lines. While service is great, with 4500 passengers there were long lines to exit or board the ship. Serving 38,000 meals a day, makes it difficult to have really good food. I think some of the smaller carnival ships had more activities and better food. Great water slides for the kids. Overall, still an enjoyable time but not as good as some of the smaller ships. 

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It was "ok"

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I purchased a balcony suite for this cruise. It was a beautiful room, but the dust that had built up in there over time was inexcusable. There were a few minor problems (broken closet door, no tv remote, no tv service, etc) as well.  The staff was friendly and willingness ng to help, but response time left something to be desired. The main dining room service was extremely slow, albeit friendly and fun. The decor throughout the ship was dated, but generally clean and well maintained. The nightly show was excellent, and a highlight of our cruise, and the deck party midnight buffet was impressive. 

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Western Caribbean Cruize

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It was smooth sailing.  Great ride very peaceful. Had great AFT room with extended Balcony.  The Steak House while not included was good and worth the 70 dollars extra for my wife and me.  Best part was waking up in new ports to explore.  Bad parts.  We felt like we were on the QVC Shopping network Cruise.  Extra Charges for everything so don't assume its included.  Key West was nice Port enjoyed it very much.  Freeport was lacking and we all booked different versions of the SAME excursion, it was no doubt a tourist Trap.  Nassau was nice and the Concert with Trace Atkins was very good.  It also Cost us 40 dollars Per Person extra.  Food was OK. Had a good little sandwich shop and the pizza was ok.  Other stuff I saw on the website are not on the Ship YET.. supposedly coming in the FALL. it was little misleading...Overall we have a relaxing vacation but don't think I will be rushing back any time soon.  If you don't like LINES you wont like this. 

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Cruise

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Loved everything about the cruise except Cayman Island tour could have been a better tour.only went to Hell and rum shop. Could be much better. Overall cruise was lovely.

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Great time for entire family

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we just came back from a week on the Carnival Dream.  Great food, wonderful shows and entertainment, wonderful staff and ship in great condition.  13 year old son, 17 year old daughter, both said best vacation ever.

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There is not much to say. Comedy was good but lines terrible. Take out the elevators as EVERTONE waited way too long to get one, if they did get one! Press the button and the elevators still passed you buy. Best bet was to get on it ride the whole circle to get where you wanted to go. No supervision at the putt putt that was needed greatly. Better security. Only saw two security personnel during the whole trip. Require personnel to keep their pants up and use ear pieces when playing vulgar music.  Sorry to say this as it was a disappointment to us, but you wanted to know the best part of our trip and that was stepping back off it........................... Best Regards

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Carnival Dream review

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The service on this Western 7 Day Caribbean cruise was outstanding.  Friendly, family, spirited staff.  Ship was very clean and the food was excellent in the main dinning rooms, brunch, and lido buffet.  Always something to do and good shows.  The pools were small, no adult only pool.  The dancing parties on Deck left much to be desired.  Overall had A great time and can't wait for my next cruise.

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Poor Guest Services

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From the time we arrived there were issues with our sail and sign account and guest services could do little to resolve it. When we brought the issues to their attention all they did was offer us a free drink. Meanwhile we could not access our account and had no purchasing power. We continuously had to stand in long lines ( at one point we wired over an hour and half) for guest services. 

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reginamcday
Third Mate

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

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.

mjmauldin
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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