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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: September 04, 2010
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 7 years ago
I thought the service on the Carnival Dream was fantastic-- I didn't have one bad experience with any of the staff. I took one tour that didn't meet my expectations, then went my own way. I also enjoyed a massage in the spa. The meal service and the shows were excellent too. I wasn't prepared for the size of the ship and the amount of walking (on hard marble floors) I would do on it. The upside to all that walking was the fact that I didn't gain weight or experience high blood sugar (I'm diabetic). The downside? My knees hurt when I got home. I also enjoyed the people I met-- a very friendly ship! And I loved the adults-only Serenity Deck and the fact that there were hot tubs all over-- great! I also think Carnival did an excellent job of organization, in light of the number of passengers. Check in and check out were quick and efficient. The destinations did meet my expectations. All in all, I'm glad I took this cruise and will cruise again!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I loved eating in the dining room. The service and menu choices truly made it a great experience!


5 out of 5
Lots of choices.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
With 2 exceptions-- the bar staff could be snooty when I asked for a glass of water and the spa staff was a little snooty too. I think there should be access to water for everyone, particularly in the areas where people are in the sun.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nice ship, but next time, I'd choose a smaller one.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a wonderful room steward who took excellent care of us.
3 out of 5
Aggressive shop owners tried to sell their stuff. Nice scenery. I would've liked to do the beach but I could see the water was rough.
Don't Miss: The scenery
3 out of 5
Discover Mexico! was a total waste of time. I saw a much better Mexico exhibit at the Museum of Art in NYC. I didn't like the tour I took because they wasted too much time there.
Don't Miss: Shopping!
5 out of 5
We just did some shopping in Belize, had a snack, looked around the port area. I enjoyed it immensely and took lots of great pictures.
Don't Miss: Just being there.
3 out of 5
Shopping was overpriced. I would've liked to see more of the island but I was a little fearful about going out on my own. What I did see was beautiful, however.
Don't Miss: The harbor

Pros: The service, my balcony cabin, the shows

Cons: The crowds, the showroom, the size of the ship

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

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