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
4 out of 5

Our first cruise was amazing!

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Over all a super good experience. The Spa staff is disturbing in the claims they make (I work for a clinical research organization), in fact I may take a hidden camera to some video of the Spa seminars if I ever go on another cruise, and forward the evidence to the FDA. I also found the mandatory gratuities to be inflated an unconscionable in how they withheld them and attempted to charge my credit card for them without my permission.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Terrible Caribbean cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
We considered the cruise very poor for many reasons expanded upon above. we wont be back to Carnival. Just to many screw ups and poor judgment by Captain and company that ruined our cruise and tours. Also there was essentially no entertainment for the older crowd. The Scots, Chris, was oriented for the young crowd with hip hop music and games. Also too many activities in smoking areas.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great cruise to relax on.

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For the most part the cruise as a whole was great. We had a few complaints about the buffet and beverages or lack there of but it was a nice vacation. Would cruise again (unsure if it will be Carnival) but will read ALL of the small print. I didn't like the $90.00 per person gratuity charge I would rather the choice be my own.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

A Good Trip

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This was an enjoyable cruise and it was not my first one had a terrible summer and this just made me feel Ahola better after the cruise I needed to stay on the ship for another seven days

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Dream come true

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This was by far the best cruise . I have sailed on the Triumph and also was very pleased with the cruise, but the dream is by far my favourite. Everything and everyone was absoultely "AWESOME".

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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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