Carnival Dream

3.8 out of 5

Overview

Carnival Dream is the first of the Dream-class ships, which are among the largest in Carnival’s fleet. Debuting in 2009, the Dream now sails year-round to the Caribbean from New Orleans. New cruisers and loyal fans of Carnival will be delighted to find some of Carnival’s most popular restaurants and bars including Guy’s Burger Joint, Guy’s Pig & Anchor BBQ, the RedFrog Rum Bar, the pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, and the poolside Mexican eatery BlueIguana Cantina. Activities abound on this fun-filled ship too: those with a knack for showmanship can participate in Lip Sync Battle: Carnival, or the “board games come to life” game show by Hasbro. Kids will enjoy the onboard WaterWorks aqua park with waterslides and Camp Ocean youth clubs, while adults can escape for some quiet time in the adults-only Serenity area or the Cloud 9 Spa. With a whopping passenger capacity of 3,646 guests, Carnival Dream only recently surrendered the title of “Largest Carnival Ship” in 2016 to Carnival Vista.

Sails from: Galveston, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cruises to: Caribbean - Western, Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

It was an okay cruise. Excursions were fun, but ship activities were not. by racuff

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Probably will not take another cruise with Carnival...the activities were no fun. I/we were bored after being on the ship for a day at sea. After being at sea for 2 1/2 days, I was about to pull my hair out! Most of the time, we went back to our cabin and watched tv...what few channels there were to watch.

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Cruise 2017 by teldridge2017

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This was probably the best cruise so far and plan on many more in the future. It was a little ruff on the last day at sea we had 10ft swells and was a little rocky, but it was an awesome cruise.

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5 out of 5

enjoyable trip by proraly

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we enjoyed our time on the ship. one of the main attractions of this itinerary is that you spend more time at sea than in ports of call, so you can be as active (or inactive) as you want, at little or no cost.

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Had A Good Time by kawanamerie

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Wasn’t happy with all the elevators shut down at busy times and having to walk up flights of stairs with a knee injury. And somehow someone had my Folio number using it at the Photo checkout. But the charges where refunded. Other than that the trip was nice. I really enjoyed all the live shows and the cruise director was great!

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4 out of 5

Carnival dream Cruise was fun, buy ship could have been cleaner. by joanr50

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Carnival Dream is a little hard to find your way around, due to some of the floors not going from front to back. We had any time dining, but next time will have a scheduled time to dine, I believe I like that better. The staff on the dream was wonderful, and everyone that we came in contact with was great.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3646

  • Total Crew: 1369

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.66

  • Built: Sep 2009

  • Refurbished: 5 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 14

  • Total Cabins: 1823

  • Cabin Categories: 38

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reginamcday says ...
Aug 19, 2015

Try visiting the barbecue section on the ship for lunch. The food is a welcomed change.

expose11 says ...
Jul 24, 2014

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 says ...
Jul 21, 2014

Get out to the 10th deck early to get a seat by the pool at night to watch movies

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