Beautiful Ship, Extremely Big

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The Carnival Magic is a very large ship with an entire deck dedicated to food. The kids are kept very busy. The ship is clean. Do not like the fact that the balcony doors slam shut to help keep the rooms air conditioned. Liked the center of the ship and the glass elevators.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The dining room diner food was very poor quality. It was not very hot. The options were available but the quality was very disappointing. Dining times were okay. Prefer open seating but ended up with late seating but it worked out. Loved the specialty restaurant but had to pay $30 extra per person even though it was well worth it for the excellent quality of food.


3 out of 5
Since we had the late seating for dinner was it hard to stay up to see all the shows. The comedy show for adults was pretty good but the variety show we never saw because of the lateness and the crowds. I did play tirvia and that was fun. Overall there is something to do all the time if you want to follow a shedule.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Overall the staff was very friendly. I did not find that the staff went out of their way for us but we were not treated wrongly by any means. They would smile and acknowledge you which was always pleasant. I thought the staff in the stores could have been a bit more friendly including the photo area.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Easy to get around once you knew the through decks. The first two days the crew is very available to help direct you.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Extremely large balcony stateroom with plenty of space to store our clothes. Amenities were well stocked. The bed was very comfortable. Liked the sitting area. The only bad part was having one electical socket in the room but we were worned and so we brought an extention cord with more outlets. Loved that my room was nice and cool and the shower was great.

Pros: All the food stations and options

Cons: The balcony doors slam shut because they are heavy and on springs.

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

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