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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Vacation in hell

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1 out of 5

Vacation in hell

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 The hot tub's and the pools we're closed most of the time, the food was the worst I've ever had on a cruise and the  slides were close to which was really upsetting that's one of the reasons I have taken that particular cruise. The things I liked about it was that they have a sushi bar and guys hamburger shop that was pretty good  another negative is they didn't have enough bartenders and workers and some of them had an attitude and  they were still working on the ship blocking halls laying tile down they took the boat out of drydock a week or two to soon I wish I had never been on that ship it left a very terrible taste in my mouth 

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1 out of 5

Lack of Ammenities

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Sadly, I was disappointed with this trip. When I got on the ship, none of the hot tubs were opened for use. The food was TERRIBLE, and there was no variety.  Also, the bars that were open were packed, while other bars stayed closed. At one time I wanted a bottle of water after my morning run, and I purchased the cheers package, so all beverages were covered. When I approached the bar for a bottle of water, the employee told me they were closed. So I asked where could I get a bottle of water, he just shrugged at me and walked away. The ship also seemed to be lacking the necessary crew to keep the dining areas cleaned. I had to bus tables myself in order to get one. Maybe my expectations were set too high, but I will not be traveling with Carnival ever again. 

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5 out of 5

First time cruise was amazing

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Great staff and crew very hospitable, had a great time, our steward and our lead waiter were amazing, planning on coming back on the same ship soon. Thank you carnival dream team

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4 out of 5

sitting

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

You sit to eat,you sit drink,you sit to sunbath,all your seating -bar stools,  deck chairs, dinning chairs all need improving.                                                                 Bradley Edge was a nice experience hope to see Bradley again sometime. Also

over- serving your guest may need to be addressed by management.

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3 out of 5

7 day 25 Year Anniversary Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Favorite part was the relaxing room.  

Hot tubs didn't work until day 5. they messed up my wifes acupunture appt. Ate at Chef Arts Steakhouse which was additional $80. Food was bland at best. the water slides didn't work half of trip. 

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4 out of 5

Dream 1/22/17-1/29/17

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We enjoyed our cruise, of course each cruise is what YOU make of it.  The ship was clean but in need of refreshing, but we knew when we booked that she was going in to drydock just after this cruise.  The main entrée portions in the dining room are larger than most of the other cruises we have been on.  In the buffet the plates were platters that many cruisers would pile full.  We elected to eat normal portions!  We enjoyed the comedy shows in the Burgundy Lounge, the country show in the Encore, and several movies on the Lido Dive In Theatre.  We met our room steward when we arrived and elected to have evening service only.  We have service before that would appear and make the bed each time we left the room, so we thoroughly enjoyed our steward cleaning our cabin while we had dinner.   We had an extended aft balcony on Empress #7460 and were pleased with our cabin and enjoyed the view of the wake just below us. 

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3 out of 5

january 22 rotan, belize, and cozumel on Carnival Dream

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Overall it was fun, but, having cruised with Carnival several times before this one was a little flat.  the entertainment was so so with the feature being the comedy club.  one of the comedians went on a rant about the Trump administration which was uncomfortable.  the food and service in the main dining room was good, but not as spectacular as past cruises.  the buffet was boring and the food was repetitive and not really tasty.  the level of service in maintaining the cabin was a little less than before too.  Not bad, but not great.

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3 out of 5

review of cruise Jan 22 departing from New Orleans

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The comedians were very good.

We have been on several cruises and the things that we didn't like were with the anytime dining we were unable to make a reservation like we had on all the other cruises. We also found the lack of direction on the ship hard to follow. We had to hunt down the restrooms, when we disembarked there were no signs that directed us to the correct stairs

The workers on the ship were great. Everyone very friendly.

Suellen DeMars

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Good value for money

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The 3 ports were all good. I loved the sea day brunch. The serenity deck is wonderful for relaxation, sunning or just reading. The ship was clean and my bed was comfortable.  The ship was going into dry dock for refurbishing after our cruise.  I would like to see how they improve the ship.  

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3 out of 5

Cruise 2017 With family

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Had a blast on the excursions- would do them again for sure.  In Belize we met our cruise director in one of the stores with his "boss" as he called him.   Cruise director was Jayce and Alex was his boss.  Totally rude to my sister and I.  I couldn't believe how rude they both were.  Only good thing from what I heard was jayce was going to California.  So otherwise the cruise was ok.    You can be as busy as you want or do totally nothing at all.  The only downfall was our last day at sea it was raining and freezing.   So I know that isnt Carnivals fault.  But overall it was a fun cruise.

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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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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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