Carnival Dream W. Caribbean cruise

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
New ship, very well maintained.
Good food, comparable to upscale hotel.
Noisy cabins, with poor sound proofing.
Limited time for shore excursions.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food, comparable to an upscale hotel. Super Sushi and Indian restaurants.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
If you are going to the caribbean for Las Vegas-style gambling and shows, this ship has quite a bit of it. If you're going to the Caribbean to see tropical islands, be warned that on a 7 day cruise, they only stop 4 times, and then for only a short partial-day stay at each stop. Also, at 2 of the 4 stops (at Roatan and Costa Maya), the ship ties up at a fake, plastic-looking tourist trap with a wall around it, that could have been built in Florida. So, if you're an insecure traveler that wants a wall to block you off from the island, this is good, but if you'd like to experience the real caribbean, their destination choices leave a bit to be desired. Also, the time they allow ashore is severely limited. For example, at the last stop, we were only allowed off the ship from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, not nearly enough time to enjoy an unhurried visit ashore.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
A lot of screaming poorly supervised kids running in the hallways.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great housekeeping staff and attentive dining room staff. Cruise activities staff a bit loud and pushy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
new ship, spotlessly clean and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nicely appointed cabins, but each designed with a ventilator in the hallway door that allowed considerable hallway noise into the cabin that can disturb sleep, and also puts a damper on your privacy.

Pros: New, clean, well maintained ship

Cons: Noisy cabins, limited time on shore

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

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