Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not for me

Sail Date: March 05, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Recently sailed on the Carnival Dream from Port Canaveral, Florida. The ship is beautiful and we had the most spacious cabin and best food we've ever had. However, I will not sail on Carnival again because of their promotion of alcohol and the number of intoxicated people we encountered. I believe in drinking responsibly. Many of their activities seemed to encourage drinking without thought to the amount.

Pros: Spacious cabin, great food, great service

Cons: Drunks and extremely loud entertainment

Recommends Carnival Dream? No.

The juggler and outside dancers were the best shows we saw. Sound is amped so high that it's difficult to hear the singers. The female singer screamed on high notes. We gave up on the shows and went to smaller venues that weren't so loud.
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