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Sep 2012

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"if you were not on Lido deck with the throngs of people there was really little else to do." in 9 reviews.

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Great Time With The Family

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


Had 27 people on a family cruise out of NOLA on the Carnival Dream.  Huge and beautiful ship.  Did not get the impresson from other reviewers that it was old and dated.  Food was your typical Carnival fare.  Not 5 star but you could definitely find something you would like.  Pros:  Great Indian food at Tandoori Grill and Pasta station.  Cons are that the hours are limited and the lines at the Mongolian Wok were 30-40 minutes unless you were first in line when it opened.

The biggest disappointment I had on this cruise was that we had arranged to sit together as a group prior to our cruise.  3 of us confirmed it with our separate cruise companies right before we left.  Get on the boat and we are separated and Carnival made no effort to get us back together.  Very disappointing!.  I understand that there are 4000 plus passengers, but when a a group of 27 makes efforts to cruise together, and plans accordingly, if Carnival makes a mistake, they should try to solve it.  All in all it was a great cruise!  You get what you pay for.  If you want better food/classier experience, another cruise company might be your solution.

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Somewhat disappointed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


To begin with the ship had two very small pools considering there was 4000+ people on the ship. This created some health issues that we were not willing to obtain by jumping in a pool that was extremely cloud as well as limited our cooling off time while at sea for 4 full days.

Second we were told by closes.com that Wi-Fi is available but they confiscated the information that we would have to pay an enormous amount of money to have Wi-Fi while we were on the ship because it was extremely costly. This caused us to have less communication with our business and taking care of emails and issues that must have been dealt with while we were on the ship.

thirdly our family purchased the drink packages and much to our surprise we were Shocked to that water and sodas were additional charges 

fourth we were promised onboard credit by cruisescom and carnival obviously was not informed or aware and therefore they refused to give us the onboard credit .our agent failed to tell us that we have to complete a form online before we can get that onboard credit causing us to be out of 150 dollars that we could have saved in spending. Additionally we felt that we were being punished for booking through cruises.com and not directly from carnival by the customer service desk on the shop..only comments they ever made is to go back to our rooms and contact Cruises.com to see why the confusion onboard him credit fully knowing that we were Good

 

 

 

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Carnival cruise lines simply do not take care of their guests .

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


We have cruised several times with several cruise lines including Carnival and have always had a wonderful experience until we boarded the Carnival Dream. Our cabin was HOT when we boarded we complained within an hour and continued to call and go speak to the supervisor , on the second day they came and took the temp and kept ssaying they would send up a tech to fix it. NEVER HAPPENED because they knew our entire hall was broke for several weeks and just kept on cruising week after week. It was so hot i literally had to go sit in the lobby area to put on my makeup, people were physically sick in other cabins. Carnival gave us 500$ credit and 15% off a future cruise and were simply rude when we would still complain. I did not want credit , I wanted some air conditioning on my vacation! We will never cruise Carnival again!

 

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Great family trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


The service and our room accommodations were awesome! The crew were wonderful and always asking how they can help! The ship cleanliness was great! The only negative on this whole trip was their pools were small for how many people were on the ship. We had a wonderful family trip and will definitely

Cruise again in the future!

 

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My husbands first cruise experience....

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


The service on deck was slow and twice we orderd drinks that no one ever delivered. Pools were too small, should have had an area where children weren't allowed with a pool and hot tub. Our stateroom with a balcony was hot, every night we woke up sweating, complained multiple times but no relief for the heat. I woke up at 1:30am to find my husband outside after taking a cold shower and trying to get cool from the wind. I tried carnival after sailing on two other cruise lines after friends recommended this company, I was sadly disappointed. Positives were photography staff, dining room and bar staff. Our steward for our room was outstanding, could not have asked for better.

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Carnival Dream out of New Orleans

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


I'll start with the end........not much I can complain about at all. Everything was pretty dang good!

 

We drove to New Orleans from Dallas (8 hours) on Saturday to save some bucks on flights. That's really the worst part of the trip. The line to get into the parking terminal on Sunday at the Carnival Dock in New Orleans was very long and it took a good half hour or more at noon. We paid the $112 in advance, which is the rule. Unloaded our 8 bags for the 3 of us which included at least two small bags with our minimum allowed beverages ( water, soda, wine). I do recommend you pack for this. It's worth the effort to bring what you can with you (legally)

Finally got through all the check in procedures and boarded the Dream. It was 3 pm before they would allow us down the halls to check into our stateroom. At 3:01 pm we were headed that way, the wife and I and our 14 year old son. Stateroom was on the first deck, had one twin bed for our son, two twins pushed together for wife and I, two bathrooms (one with toilet and shower, one with tub and shower) and a big window. Lots of storage, room was clean, A/C was cool - no complaints.

Set sail at 5 pm as they said and we cruised down the Mississippi River all night and finally into the ocean sometime the next morning. Had the early dinner seating at 6 pm and food/service was very decent. No complaints. They had a every night menu and a special for the night menu. Lots of choices and something for everyone. The chocolate molten lava cake was the weeks "fav", our son had it every night.

Got to Cozumel on Tuesday and did the Mr Sanchos Private All-Inclusive Beach deal. Booked it online (shoreexcusioneer.com) before we left. Cab was $16 bucks, one way, for the three of us which we shared with three others ($32 total). Food was good, service on the beach was good, water was very clear and cool, there was a very cool inflatable playground in the ocean for anyone wanting to go climbing, sliding, jumping and or just playing. You could go to the swimming pool or beach, they had lockers for possessions. Had to be back by 4:30 to sail at 5. On time again

Next day was Belize. We did the CaveTubing which we booked online. We were supposed to disembark at 9ish but was closer to noon because the waves were too heavy to get the tenders safely docked. Made us late for the day getting to our tour guide. Other tours tried to steal us but we eventually found our guide and drove 55 mintues to go cave tubing for an hour and a half. River was cold, cave was cool and all went well. Nothing dangerous though we had been warned to be careful traveling back into Belize. There were several police check points which our driver said was normal. Crime and drugs at an all time high there though so be aware.

Last tendered was scheduled to leave Belize at 4:15 pm which was pretty close to the actual time it left. There were long lines waiting to catch the tenders. We double checked with several people to make sure we were on the right tender to  The Dream because there were other ships docked. BTW, the ships anchor a long way away from Belize. The tender takes about 30 minutes to get to the dock. The ocean was pretty rough though the weather was good. They went pretty slow and I don't think anyone got sick.

Honduras was next and we got in very early in the morning. The entire Mahogany Bay area is well landscaped and everything new. Rumor has it that Carnival spent $6 million on that area. Lots of shops, very clean, there's a big chair lift you can take over that part of the beach. We went snorkeling, waves were rougher than I'd like and snorkeling gear was kind of worn out but all in all, very enjoyable. Lots to see but a couple of people got sea sick on the Catamaran. Nice sail back to the ship, bought some souvenirs and set sail at 5.

Two more days at sea and back in New Orleans bright and early. Though leaving the ship was fairly well organized, it still took forever. They disembark by group numbers and we had a high number for some reason.

Carnival Dream was worth it, We'd do it again. Great staff in the restaurants on board, mostly from Indonesia.

Great job Carnival!

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Dream is a cruisers nightmare

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014


I am a Platinum cruiser and experience the worst cruise to date.  It started at the New orleans port terminal.  Although there are friendly people there, Jennifer was very rude and rather than telling a customer in a nice voice, she would yell across the room.  During the muster (I know this is important) but some gal that works for Carnival told me to "TURN THAT PHONE OFF."  The phone was just sitting in front me.  How about "Sir, could you turn that off."  Later that night , there were men whom I thought were Carnival employees talking at the Fun Times booth with one cursing another employee.  After a time of hearing a good selection of words, I asked nicley to stop cursing in fornt of my family.  He then turned his anger to me and gave me a couple of F-Bombs.  He moved out pretty when I advised I was going to get security.  I saw him dart off and give a couple of more folks the bomb on his way down deck 5.  I went to the Fun Times booth and spoke with the person there and aked where the man worked.  He said "Oh, he don't work here.  I said well, could you call security.  He said "I have no phone."  I asked was he going to just let this dude curse he and I out."  He said "I don't know who is."  By now, this guy was gone!  I passed it off as alcohol and poor genetics. 

The food in the Lido was the worst I have ever eaten on a cruise almost as bad at any restaurant.  At the burrito bar, the employee there was measure beans and rice, then maybe 3 shrimp that could be covered by a half dollar.  I finally told him to put some stuff on there!  The pizza line was always long.  it seems they fear they may make to much.  If you like cheese or pepperoni your in luck becasue that is all they have. 

The Puch-line breakfast was good and the service was great.  At night, the dining experience was dismal.  Your order was late, never arrives or wrong.  Cold food, and either several entrees at a time or a substantial wait.  The lights would start flashing nights before dessert.  My experience on other ships had this dinning as a very nice event.  NOT HERE!  Dennys has them beat!

The state steward was great but about 3 rooms from us the smell of sewage was sickening and it was like that the enitire week.  My question is, "Has Carnival Lost it's Way? 

I recommend staying away from the Dream and New Orleans! 

 

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The Carnival experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


The Carnival compound at Roatan was great. We went zip lining and then to their private beach which was just a short walk from the ship. We did not need to rent beach chairs since there were plenty available under the palm trees. This port had shops, a beach ,and an easy  or extreme  zip line experience all within walking distance of the ship.

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Best ship and awesome experience!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014


Every cruise ship should be modeled after the Dream. Deck 5, which goes all around the ship, is what makes this ship #1. It is so easy to get around and really easy to go from one event to the next. The two pools are nice and the area around them is roomy and fun. We never waited more then a few minutes to get our food in the buffet line. The omlet station can take a bit longer but that is to be expected. All the food on the ship is really good. Dinner is especially good in the dinning room.  Service was way above average. Our room was always clean and the bathroom was perfect. I took three showers a day and everytime we left, the room was recleaned and stocked with fresh towels.  We asked for turndown service at 8pm so our younger special needs daughter could get to bed by 8:30pm and every night is was done. Not only was it done, but it was always before 8pm. Service at dinner was the same. Our head waiter, Joseph, was more then attentive to our needs. He somehow read my mind and brought me things I forgot to mention or was thinking of getting but didn't speak up. He even cut up my daughters steak one night and offered to feed her so I could enjoy my dinner. I was speechless. Joseph alone made me want to go back to the Dream. Or never get off! 

I have never been on vacation that allowed me to get so relaxed that when I returned home I forgot how do do things for myself.  I really can't say enough about how good the service and experience as a whole was on this trip. I'm 41 years old and I have been on some very nice trips. This one is at the top if not THE TOP of the list. 

It would be extreemly hard for us to go on another ship after this experience. We sailed on the Elation which was a good experience, but nothing like the Dream. The Dream is a huge ship but it feels small. It felt like we were on a ship with 500 people at the most at any given time. Not 3600. Its quick to get around, never felt crouded, the entertainment was top notch and easy to enjoy, and fun.

Our family of 4, me nad my wife, our 14 year old (who we hardly saw in the evening because she was having fun with kids she met in the pool) and our 9 year old special needs daughter, (who can walk, but most of the time we use a folding wheel chair) are already thinking about our next trip on the Dream.

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Great Family Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Dream | Sail Date: Jun 08, 2014


Wa had a group of 7 and all had a great time. There was always something to do and the shows were great. The food in the Dining rooms was great as was the service. The wait on Lido Deck for breakfast and lunch was long, and the food was OK. All staff were professional and courtious and we all had a great time.

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Cabin / Stateroom: 73%
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Cabins of Carnival Dream

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower obstructed picture window ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7336, 7341, 8342, 8345, 9204, 9352, 9353, 10209, 10210, 10280, 10281, 6358, 6361, 7207, 7208, 9202, 9203, 10201, 10202, 10203, 10204

Available On Decks:
Verandah, Empress, Main, Riviera, Vista, Lido, Upper

Reviews:

12 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.
Please Note: Stateroom 6207 and 6208 have a balcony with obstructed views.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6207, 6208

Available On Decks:
Lido, Vista, Panorama, Empress, Upper, Verandah

Reviews:

17 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Balcony Stateroom

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
230 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed two upper berths a single sofa bed a picture window private bathroom with shower plus a separate washroom with sink and junior tub ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a picture window private bathroom with shower plus a separate washroom with sink and junior tub ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Twin beds to do not convert to a king when both uppers are in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Staterooms 2448 and 2473 have obstructed views.

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Main

Reviews:

4 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

Cloud 9 Spa Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms including on the balcony. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.

Available On Decks:
Spa, Panorama

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Cloud 9 Spa Balcony Stateroom

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit hair-dryer mini-safe and telephone. Some staterooms come with a chair and coffee table.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Vista, Verandah, Empress, Upper

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a picture window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2477

Available On Decks:
Main, Riviera

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Cloud 9 Spa Interior Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
11207, 11208

Available On Decks:
Panorama

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Cloud 9 Spa Interior Stateroom

Grand Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
345 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa 2 armchairs coffee table and private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub double sink and bidet. Additional amenities include a vanity area mini-bar pillow menu complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress

Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony window private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit hair-dryer mini-safe and telephone. Some staterooms come with a chair and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah, Empress, Upper

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hairdryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Staterooms 1203 1204 2211 2212 2216 & 2217 have 2 porthole windows.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
11268, 11269, 11274, 11275

Available On Decks:
Panorama, Vista, Verandah, Upper, Main, Riviera

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower two porthole windows ample drawer and closet space mini-bar mini-safe hair-dryer interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Main, Riviera

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Porthole Stateroom

Cloud 9 Spa Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa armchair coffee table and a private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional suite amenities include a vanity area mini-bar complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer pillow menu and telephone.

Please note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms including on the balcony. Inclusive Spa stateroom amenities for 1st and 2nd guests Only - fees applied to 3rd & 4th guests.

Available On Decks:
Panorama

Ocean Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa armchair coffee table and a private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional suite amenities include a vanity area mini-bar complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer pillow menu and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7270

Available On Decks:
Empress

Reviews:

3 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Ocean Suite

Cloud 9 Spa Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a picture window with obstructed view private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe interactive TV complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone.

Please Note: Cloud 9 Spa accommodations are non-smoking rooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
11201, 11202, 11203, 11204

Available On Decks:
Panorama

Junior Suite on Carnival Dream Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony sitting area with sofa armchair coffee table and a private bathroom with shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional suite amenities include a vanity area mini-bar complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit interactive TV mini-safe hair-dryer pillow menu and telephone.

Please Note: 9205 & 9206 have steel rail balconies that have obstructed views while sitting on the balcony.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Vista

Cove Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Dream Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 45 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed a private balcony with large picture window view private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space interactive TV hair-dryer mini-bar mini-safe complimentary use of bathrobes bathroom amenities kit and telephone. Some staterooms come with a sofa and coffee table.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Main

Reviews:

4 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Cove Balcony Stateroom

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Carnival Dream

 

Sky

The Sky Deck features the 2nd floor to the Serenity adults-only area, as well as the slide entrance.


2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View
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Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Dream Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal attire is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Crimson and Scarlet Restaurants on Carnival Dream Enjoy delicious cuisine, artful presentation, and attentive service in these elegant main dining rooms.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45 - 9:00 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45 - 6:15 PM or Late: 8:00 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required.

The Chef's Art Steakhouse on Carnival Dream This exclusive, reservation-only steakhouse features mouthwatering prime beef cooked to perfection, as well as a fantastic selection of seafood entrees, gourmet appetizers, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts.

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6-9:30 PM. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for your dining experience.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest, including gratuities. The fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

The Gathering on Carnival Dream This two-floor casual buffet restaurant features a wide array of cuisines sure to appease the most finicky of appetites. Choose from made to order pasta dishes, burritos, deli sandwiches, fresh stir-fry creations, Indian-style cuisine, a plethora of salads, desserts and other numerous dishes from around the globe that are to sure to satisfy your hunger.

Seating Times: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check onboard for actual times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Dream Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Wasabi Sushi Bar on Carnival Dream Watch as the talented chefs prepare an assortment of sushi pieces right before your eyes. Then grab some chopsticks and dig right in.

Seating Times: 5:00 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Dream Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for a warm delicious slice of pizza, burgers and other light fare fresh from the grill any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours a day.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Plaza Cafe on Carnival Dream Enjoy a cup of coffee, cakes, cookies, pastries and gelato at this casual cafe.

Seating Times: Check on-board for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: All items are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are not required.

Room Service on Carnival Dream Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24-hours a day.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations, just a phone call away.

Entertainment

Caliente Dance Club on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Dance. Dance. Dance. The party is in full swing at the dance club. Show off your moves and make new friends in the process.

Card Room on Carnival Dream Deck: Vista
Type: Other
Description: Try your hand at a game of gin rummy or simply take in the lovely sea view in this intimate space.

Encore! Main Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Lobby
Type: Entertainment
Description: Encore! (the main show lounge) - Sit back and enjoy the performance; every night is an extravaganza.

Encore! Main Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Atlantic
Type: Entertainment
Description: Encore! (the main show lounge) - Sit back and enjoy the performance; every night is an extravaganza.

Fitness Center on Carnival Dream Deck: Spa
Type: Health
Description: Featuring the latest equipment and inspiring classes, including yoga and pilates, enjoy an exhilarating workout with views that will take your breath away.

Hair Salon on Carnival Dream Deck: Spa
Type: Health
Description: After a day spent in the sun you might be ready for a little pampering. A visit to our shipboard Salon is sure to have you looking your best for an elegant evening.

Internet Station on Carnival Dream Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: It's Fun Hub, the online, shipboard community that gives sailing guests the ability to connect with other cruisers, access the Internet, get shore excursion information and ship announcements, check the news and weather as well as view all the daily funtastic activities on board.

Jackpot Casino on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Gaming
Description: Feeling lucky? Sure you are! Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. That's just a sampling of the games that the casino has in store.

Library on Carnival Dream Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Escape into a good book or browse through one of your favorite magazines in our spacious and peaceful library; two floors of quiet contemplation and vast knowledge are at your fingertips.

Library on Carnival Dream Deck: Panorama
Type: Other
Description: Escape into a good book or browse through one of your favorite magazines in our spacious and peaceful library; two floors of quiet contemplation and vast knowledge are at your fingertips.

Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Burgundy Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

Pool on Carnival Dream Deck: Sky
Type: Pool
Description: By day or night, the pool is an ideal venue to breathe in the refreshing sea air, enjoy a beverage or relax on a comfortable lounge chair. Poolside on a cruise ship is a little slice of heaven, and here you can enjoy exactly that. Grab a drink from the pool bar and relax with friends and family at this main pool area.

Sam's Piano Bar on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Piano Bar - Join your fellow guests around the piano bar and sing along to your favorite songs.

Spas on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Pool
Description: Breathe in the salty sea air as you relax in one of the whirlpools located on the half-mile-long promenade and get spoiled by views, each more intoxicating than the last.

The Song Jazz Lounge on Carnival Dream Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Sway along to the cool jazz tunes.

149 Tips for Carnival Dream

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.

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

Great service in dining room at breakfast. Fast service and no lines.Try the BBQ out on deck 5 outside. Floor 14 and 15 for adults is a must. The hammocks are to die for. They need more. The one slide was disappoining because you don't go all the way down. Have to walk down stairs the rest of the way. Otherwise the Dream was the best I have been on. Loved it!!!

Punchline Brealfast was good asked for Ratatat and Ruprell

Take a morning or two to enjoy Brunch in the restaurtant instead of always eating at the buffet.

Explore the ship right away their is a lot of hidden gems :)

Make sure to book a Cove Balcony.

go do the brunch in the dining room awsome everything is fresh an made to order even the coffee is better u can sit down an relax an enjoy ur breakfast in comfront

Try the pasta bar at least once for lunch, it's very good. Favorite Frozen drink was the mocha chocolate, yummy. If anyone in your family has food allergies, make them aware of it because the restaurants for dinner are extremely thorough and will visit with you before dinner to go over your meal. Trisna who was in charge when we sailed was amazing with keeping my son's food safe.

Look at your map, ship is easy to navigate but there is so much to see and do, that you don't want to overlook anything. Be sure to try a brunch one morning in the dining room, fantastic menu!

Go to breakfast early...shorter lines.

Get to know the staff by name...they are a great staff that makes the cruise a delightful cruise.

Whe did breakfast in the diningroom, not so crowded as Lido.

Dont buy the excursions on the ship, go to the ports or online. They are way over priced for what you can get in the port. Look for locals to drive you around or give tours, not the Carnival ship approved ones. They need money too!

The deserts are the best!

Go to the back of the ship, outside by the pool for most meals. It's the farthest distance from the main elevators so it's less busy. At the ports, get off early. Sometimes other ships come in and you have to wait for them to dock.

We enjoyed brunch in the dining room! Delicious food and so much to eat! Love the round couples deck chairs.....get up early to grab one in the sun! Visit Bob in the piano bar! So much fun!

The Comedy Brunch is nice if you like to sleep late and like to avoid the craziness of the buffets.

Find the serenity deck the first day. We didn't find it until the end

Pick up a casino lanyard & ask them to punch a hole in your Sail & Sign Card. Even if you don't gamble, it's a neat way to keep your card handy around your neck when exiting/reboarding the ship. It keeps your hands free & ensures that you don't drop the card. Guest Services can also punch it.

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