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.

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3 out of 5

Worse room on the ship

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I thought I accepted the room I was looking at deck 8 towards the back of the ship. Paid for the room. Waited few days to review order looking for my room when I called they told me was going to be a few days till they assign the room. Then when I got the room it was under the kitchen and banging and sliding items all night. To say dissatisfied with the room I paid for is an understatement. This is my 4 the cruise. I booked all others using a travel agent, and was very satisfied. Tried on my own this time and not satisfied at all. It would be ok if I saved any money but I paid same as always. My best advise is deck 7_8 middle of ship.  Some really nice rooms on very back of ship also 

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3 out of 5

Was a nice cruise

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This cruise was nice enough, but just not as good as I've had on other cruise lines.  There was only one speciality restaurant and it was always booked up.  The food was ok.  Not the high quality food that I was expecting.  The first night I got a pork chop that I had to saw through.  The food was actually better on the buffet.  My room steward was awesome!!!  She had the room picked up with we came back from breakfast everyday, and did our turndown service every evening while we were at dinner.  The comedian the first night was ok, but the second night was terrible.  No one in our group of 10 thought he was very good!  All in all it was a nice cruise, just not the greatest! 

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5 out of 5

Amazing vacation!

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We absolutely LOVED the cruise! The Carnival Dream was perfect, and we really enjoyed the staff on board. We visited the comedy shows several times, and even sang a little in the Song room (Karaoke). Dinner time was delicious, and the wait staff made us feel right at home. All in all... the boat was amazing!

 

Roatan- Positives- the most beautiful views I think I have ever seen. We took a rental car with a tour guide, and got to see a few secret places off the beaten path. We learned a lot about the "real" Roatan, as opposed to the "tourist" Roatan most visitors get to see. 

Negatives- When we finally made it to the beach, we were constantly harassed by locals wanting us to buy a massage, get our hair braided, buy some handmade trinkets, and even got asked if we wanted to buy cigars to smoke on the beach. At first I was really annoyed. I mean... being asked if you want a massage 35 times in an hour was a little excessive, but when my tour guide informed me the income the locals make off of these massages, and trinkets, was the only income they make, it helped me understand their persistence. Also, we noticed a lot of local military armed with rifles posted at convenience stores and other stores along our private tour. If you have small children, might want to stay close to the port, and maybe choose to visit the beach right off the main dock. 

 

Belize- Positives- One of the best vacation spots I have ever been to! I absolutely loved the whole city! We chose to go cave tubing with a company called Ecotours. Our tour guide was named Raymond, and he was AMAZING! He was very friendly, and told us all about Belize City...right down to some of the medicinal benefits many of the local plants offer. There was a thirty minute hike in the jungle to reach our push off point for the cave tubing, but with our tour guide showing us the local plants and natural rock formations along the way, it felt more like ten minutes! The river we floated down was crystal clear, and the river bed was all smooth rocks. I would definitely do the cave tubing again!

Negatives- We didn't have enough time to really see all of Belize City. There is so much to do, and so many wonderful things to see, we just couldn't do enough in the 8 hours we were in port. 

 

Cozumel- Positives- What can I say other than it was AMAZING! The beaches in Cozumel are second to none! We had fresh margaritas and authentic fajitas on the jeep tour we took. Our tour guide took us to some of the smaller Mayan Ruins, and to visit the old Lighthouse. I highly recommend the jeep tour for 1st time visitors. 

Negatives- Like Belize.. there just wasn't enough time. I could have stayed on the beach for another 6 hours!

 

This trip was amazing from start to finish. I highly recommend cruising with Carnival. We are already discussing our next trip! 

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5 out of 5

Great Trip!

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Loved this ship, Dream! Staff was fabulous and we interacted with several during activities! Dining staff was perfect! Loved the food_---mostly did dining room for breakfast and dinner...

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3 out of 5

too many people

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dining room experience left a lot to be desired, very slow service and then we were rushed with appetizers, salad and soup all at one time. didn't have time to enjoy a cocktail before dinner, then dessert and out the door.

our room Stewart was great.

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5 out of 5

Fun Fun Fun

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My favorite parts of the cruise were the sea days, the other guests & their stories, the ports of call, the food, the movies, the demonstration by the Chef of the Steakhouse, my cozy cabin & the Carnival staff.

 

Least favorite was the excursion in Cozumel because the guide of the art exhibit spoke mainly Spanish to a group & the rest of the guests would have loved to learn more about the artist & their offerings.  The flyers were the best part of the tour.

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4 out of 5

Very Nice Vacation with Exceptional Staff

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We had a nice room midship that was one of the quietest we have had.  The people who cleaned our room were exceptional, very friendly and always had it looking great.  All of the help was much friendlier than the Norwegian cruises we had been on.  Very easy ship to get around in and also pretty décor. The food was better than the last Carnival cruise we took and they had changed the dinner menu.  It was nice to have a few different items to choose from.  We did miss having the newer dining options on this cruise, like Guy's Burgers and the Italian restaurant.  We attended the previous cruiser get together for platinum and diamond guests and it was nice, but it seems they have cut back on the appetizers and the entertainment was just so so. The shows at night were very good and the first two comedians were also great, not so much the last two.  There were some nice places to go and relax in the evening and listen to music.  This was the biggest ship we had been on and it did seem a little crowded at times.  We had anytime dining in the evening and there was a wait some nights especially if you eat later than 6:30.  We enjoyed the brunch on sea days but, the bbq outside on sea days was just ok.  The only big disappointment we had was that the pool at the back of the ship was closed the last day of the cruise.  There ended up being only the big pool in the middle that day and since it was a sea day it was very crowded.  They were very organized getting us on and off the ship in New Orleans which was fantastic.

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3 out of 5

Carnival cruise Sept 11th 2016

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My favorite part of the cruise was the stop in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The dinners in the Crimson dining room were superb. The breakfast and brunch in the burgundy dining rooms was also great. The Lido buffet however not so much. The same foods get old and most of it is bland. The adult drinks weren't great so we didn't waste the money on those. You can buy the soda package but even those seemed flat and odd tasting. Stick to the water with lemon! The tea, that's a whole other story. Not. Good. At. All. The shows and comedy club are great as well as the entertainment staff. They go above and beyond to make sure your stay is great. I'm not sure that I will ever take another cruise as apposed to an all inclusive, again. 

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5 out of 5

meeting wonderful people

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we met three wonderful couples in the dinning room.  I looked forward to to seeing them. yes I would recommend a cruise . The people who worked on that line were wonderful. you feel like family or old friends. I don't know how they smile all the time. But it feels good to receive those smiles.Big Smile

 

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4 out of 5

Dream Girls Vacation

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The entertainment staff was great. Very personable and energetic. Lizette one of the dancers was a joy to meet. We loved Eric who did most of the trivia and games. He was so sweet and so much fun. Emily is a wonderful cruise director.

The service in the dining room was wonderful for dinner. Kind of slow at breakfast but the food was always good. What I loved most about the cruise was the variety of music, shows, and activities

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reginamcday
Second 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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