September 2016 - Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western
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.