Carnival Dream is a Big Ship But .......

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: June 18, 2011
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
We loved the ship and it's staff! My family felt that Carnival didn't live up to the experiences we have had in the past on other cruises with Carnival and Princess. Boat was well stocked and very clean. Cruise Director Gary was the worst we have seen and the programing really is lacking under his direction. Comedy was the best thing on the ship.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was not very fresh! Eating experience is better at a place like Golden Corral Buffet. If this was our first cruise I would have wondered why people always talk about how great the food was on the cruise but we have cruised before and the food was much better on other carnival ships or excellent on the princess ships.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
plain and simple it stunk! Comedians were funny and our kids loved the family shows! The rest was pitiful!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
one of our kids enjoyed the 13 to 14 programming but our other one did not. I found that age group was not very well supervised. When checking on our kids I found kids left unsupervised in an area that parents are asked not come into and found the kids making out. I was not very happy to see that going on.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was great! We loved the very sweet staff!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
upper deck anytime dining area had a dirty mop smell that made it hard to want to go up and eat. Clean but stinky.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
very clean and well taken care of but the beds were very crammed in and state room extremly small.
3 out of 5
we snorkled off the Honey Bunny! Fun but the gear was lacking and water not very clear. We were a little disappointed.
Don't Miss: its not snorkleing.
3 out of 5
blue lagoon was great!
Don't Miss: blue lagoon if youhave kids! Very fun day.
5 out of 5
We rented a Jeep from budget for $79 for the day. It was so much fun touring the very cool island! Ship wanted $69 per person so do this on your own and save a bundle!
Don't Miss: go to the mountain top and then find a beach! water was awesome!

Pros: The Hard Working Loving Staff keeps the Ship very Clean and Tends to the Guests Well.

Cons: Food and Entertainment was very disappointing most of the time. The Boat packs the folks on but has not added additional programing to compensate. I think the food really suffers in freshness and quality as well!

Recommends Carnival Dream? No.

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