Carnival Dream

3.7 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: New Orleans, Louisiana

Cruises to: Caribbean - Western, Caribbean - Eastern

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

First and Last Carnival Cruise

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Weather a little rough the first night but wonderful after that. Ship was not as elegant as I had hoped and most of the lounge areas were not very comfortable. Had a great cabin steward and several waiters were notable, most crew were very friendly. Room had bedbugs, not nice. Enjoyed the new itinerary. The food was very good in the dining room but not really impressed with buffet food. The Burgers, pizza and barbeque spots were great.

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3 out of 5

Not the best I've ever taken

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)
I have sailed carnival before and this is not what I expect from this company. I spent over $3k for this trip for myself and my 11 year old daughter. This cruise left me feeling ripped off.

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5 out of 5

Birthday Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends
This was my Birthday cruise and I went alone. I enjoyed a quiet time and resting. I really enjoyed visiting with the cast in the show, I know many of them from previous cruises. I also enjoy the piano bar. Gregg was great and we had a good time every night.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Awesome Cruise

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The cruise was great! Enjoyed all the activities and shows on board. went to the beach in Roatan. It was beautiful. We did the day on the beach excursion and it was great, had a reserved spot on the front row. Did the wildlife river cruise in Belize and it was great, it was rainy that day but they provided rain ponchos and there was a cover on the boat, didn't see many animals but still thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I think the guides name was Sue...She was a hoot.... It was a rainy day in Cozumel and we just went ashore to buy some things and were glad we did not have an excursion that day, when we got back to the boat we went to several trivia and other games on board and had a blast. Our dining experience was great, we did the Our time seating, sat by ourselves all but one night and shared a table with 2 other great couples. I really enjoyed the casino and how our bank was maintained. I won 1000.00 on night 2 on a poker machine with a royal flush! that made it extra fun so I played on that money the rest of the trip. Overall all we loved the trip from beginning to end... thanks Carnival and !

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5 out of 5

Very relaxing cruise

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Overall, had a great time, the food and service was wonderful. All the staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs. The cabin was always clean.

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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
Contributor Level: Second Mate
Aug 19, 2015

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

expose11
Contributor Level: Third Mate
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
Contributor Level: Third Mate
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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