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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

This was our 7th cruise. Some have been with Carnival and some have been with other cruise lines. This was the best overall experience we've had. From start to finish we were impressed. The ease of the embarkation & debarkation made a big difference. The ship was beautiful, clean and well laid out. The staff was friendly & attentive. The food options were impressive & the quality was the best we've had in a while. We were most impressed with the entertainment. The main show was amazing and the comic shows they presented were fantastic!! The only downside for us, was the teen club (13-17) didn't offer many (if any) activities. They pretty much opened the club & played music. Our kids like the clubs that offer fun activities for them to do as well as playing music.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We were very suprised that the daily food options were different than any other ship we've been on. They had a Tandori bar, pasta bar, burrito bar & a mongolian bar available daily from 12:00 -3:00, along w/ the typical buffet, pizza & burger options.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The teen club design & the arcade were great. The staff was not as friendly & the activities were minimal. However, it did appear that they had fun activities for the under 13 age group.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Each staff person that we had regular contact with addressed us by name. A nice personal touch.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The pillows & comforters were very comfortable.

Pros: The layout of the ship, comfort of bedding, quality of food, friendly staff & great entertainment

Cons: The 13 - 17 yr. old teen club didn't offer many activities & our kids were getting bored

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

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