October 2014 - Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western
We have been on several cruises, each one is a little different. However this was the first time we have been on a Dream series boat. Our expectations were high, but sadly we were quite disappointed with the amount of activities available on the boat. This boat, all be it quite beautiful, was no more active than the smaller boats we have been on. Carnival advertises 3d expierence theaters on board, but that is on the magic not the dream, they also advertise a sky walk, also not on the dream but is on the magic. The food was no better on this boat not even the steak house food. And our room steward was not friendly but quite hateful with us and others on our deck as well. We booked this cruise a year in advance and always book a balcony room because we are both smokers. We find out 30 days before the cruise sets sail that they are taking that privilege away as well. The Jacuzzi was cold not warm at all, the elevators were so slow it was better to take the stairs and half the time one or two of them was out of service. We went with another couple that had never been on a cruise before and because of a poor activities director on board they spent the whole time in their room watching movies because nothing was going on in the boat. They have no intention of taking another cruise. The shows were good, loved the break dancing and the electronic dancers. But would say on a whole this was a very disappointing experience. I will book another cruise but it definatly wont be based on what they say the boat does because most all advertised things are just simply not true.