Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Dream Cruise

Sail Date: June 26, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first time cruising with Carnival. We wanted to try it because of the Dream Ship. While it was a beautiful ship, we found it difficult to find our way around resulting in us never finding some things we had set out to find! We truly enjoyed the food stations like the Tandoori and Deli but wished that the hours of operation were posted at each station instead of having to look at the paperwork left in our room. The food overall was very very good. Our servers/waiters in the dining room were excellent, very friendly and made us look forward to dinner every night. We were impressed by the cleanliness of the ship also and the attention to detail to mop up water, clean finger prints, etc. And a final note: Each time we attempted to go to the Serenity section for adults only it was full and we wondered why was it put right next to the large slide where all the children were? Overall though, we enjoyed our cruise and loved the excursions we chose. Too bad we were unable to stop in Costa Maya though but we understand and appreciate your attention to the safety of everyone.

Pros: The ports we visited

Cons: The ship was difficult to navigate and we got lost several times.

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

Service and Staff
Some of the staff was very friendly, some kept to themselves and seemed to only be concerned with their next task. My only explanation was maybe the language barrier made it difficult. The staff working in the halls on the rooms were always friendly to us. The staff walking around doing multiple jobs in The Gathering area were all business. A few times we had to wait for them to pass through a door or isle.
Ship Quality
The ship seemed to be broken in pieces making it difficult to find certain areas.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Our attendant was wonderful and did a great job. We would have liked to get a fresh/new bar of soap about half way through the week as ours ran out and we had to use the liquid soap in the shower.
We enjoyed the shows a lot and while we only participated in a few games/activities, we had a lot of fun. The staff was great on those.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Carnival has it right with this one. Owning the beach and area is perfect.
Cozumel, Mexico
We would have liked more time on the beach after our sail and snorkel time.
Belize City, Belize
We were surprised by how little there was to do here. But our excursion was the BEST, we did the Raiders of the Lost Mayans and it was outstanding. Good thing it took almost the whole day because it would have been a waste of time for us. Good job informing us while in the ship about being sure to have something planned.
Don't Miss: Raiders of the Lost Mayans was awesome.

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