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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.

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Sails from:

Galveston, Texas , New Orleans, Louisiana

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Western , Caribbean - Eastern , Caribbean - Western , Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises on Carnival Dream

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4.8 out of 5

wondrous and relaxing by abellou

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I have been on several carnival cruises and this one had the best service of ANY cruises and cruise lines I have been on. GREAT JOB DREAM!!! I just wish you had more destinations out of NOLA! All I typically see is Cozumel and the one I took to 3 destinations. Additionally, I did not know we were above the caliente club and the base was annoying. Next time I will be more aware. I will be back soon. Thanks Carnival!

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4.7 out of 5

Your post-cruise customer service continues to negate the fabulous cruise by nicholemmathis

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Before I tell you that the cruise was great, I cannot get anyone to answer the phone to resolve my significant billing discrepancy. My Sail and Sign account is accurate. However, none of the $1,316.14 that you’ve ALREADY TAKEN FROM MY BANK ACCOUNT has any justification. And no one will answer the phone. Carnival’s limited input is that they’re holds places by my bank but my bank has confirmed they have no holds on my account. Carnival has taken out more than double what they are due. In the meantime, I’m a single mom who is now overdrawn on my bank account and I can’t buy food to feed my children. Thanks for completely negating my amazing cruise experience.

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4.2 out of 5

Good family fun by wemade3

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Was very frustrated on the disembarkation process.

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4.8 out of 5

On the Dream at Sea by jflynn1954

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if you book the horseback riding in Roatan, be aware it is not as described. A guide led us on the supposed horseback ride all the way around their area. I thought we would be in command of the horse because the write up mentions galloping the horse on the beach - well NO! The guide was very nice but we walked the entire time with him holding the lead. He was walking, not on horseback either. I would not do this activity again

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4 out of 5

Overall great experience...food was ehhhhh. by heyman102771

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Overall we had a really good time. It was my first time on a cruise and I learned a lot about how to do things differently next time. There’s a ton of things to do on the ship and at the ports. Most of the food was really good and the staff was awesome.

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Aug 19, 2015

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

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.

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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