Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Carnival Dream W. Caribbean cruise

Sail Date: December 01, 2009

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

New ship, very well maintained.
Good food, comparable to upscale hotel.
Noisy cabins, with poor sound proofing.
Limited time for shore excursions.

Pros: New, clean, well maintained ship

Cons: Noisy cabins, limited time on shore

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Children's Programs
A lot of screaming poorly supervised kids running in the hallways.
Ship Quality
new ship, spotlessly clean and well maintained
Food and Dining
Great food, comparable to an upscale hotel. Super Sushi and Indian restaurants.
Service and Staff
Great housekeeping staff and attentive dining room staff. Cruise activities staff a bit loud and pushy.
Entertainment
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.


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