March 2014 - Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western
The check in went find-after that everything was on a downward spiral. The lido deck had no calyposo music and the staff was very cold to the passangers compound this with the cruise director Hennie who was completely worthless- he was more into enjoying himself. The activities on the ship were the worst on any carnival ship or other lines i have ever been on. There were plenty of clubs and bars but only 5-10 people in them at any given time the choice of music and the lack of "talented singers" was very apparrent. As for the ports you couldnt wait to get off the ship to at least feel you did something. The last port costa maya was a complete waste of time the ship pulled in at 7am and left by 1pm that isnt enough time to go anywhere when you top it with clearing the ship at 8:30 i would have rather stayed in port at hondorus. The only thing on the ship that had a crowd was the casino it was the only thing to do on the ship. The shows at best were 5-7th grade level performances the singers were more tin hear than me it was very pitaful. I would highly reccommend it you are going on a carnival cruise you avoid this ship it isnt worth it, if they were to give it to me free i would go on a different ship. As for the food in the dining room it was aweful- never in my life did i ever want to spit food in a napkin i am so glad i take small bites . What they claimed to be pumpkin pie was squash with jellitin and it was so nasty that the waiter even said are you sure you want to taste that it looks really bad-it was the most bakingsoda tasting thing i was discusted with the food . They have really went down on the ship food stantards and service on this one . You also couldnt find a drink server and when you did it was 20-30 minutes before they even came back with your drink. I just needed to vent because it was the worst cruise i have been on carnival .They should fire the cruise host due to him not realizing that is job is to have entertainment for the guests and insure the entertainment and activites not only are fun but they are good entertanment. If you want to go to bed on vacation by 8pm and do nothing than thast is the only ship to jump on --but if you want to have fun and feel like you on vacation do not go on this ship you will be highly dissapointed.