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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: June 25, 2011
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

With 4500 fellow cruisers, I expected many more attractions than on smaller Carnival ships. The tiny pools were such a disappointment. We appreciated the amazing staff; our room stewards and dining room waiters were exceptional!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We've been on Carnival before and were disappointed in the small variety of fresh fruit and overall quality, selection and presentation of the food.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Sparky, Wanpen ("One Pen"), Kitty and Chinathip absolutely made the cruise for us! Their warm, friendly personalities were such fun and we enjoyed every encounter with them!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a spacious room with balcony--the only way to cruise!
3 out of 5
We didn't get to stop at Costa Maya because of tropical depression; I enjoyed it tremendously on a previous visit.
Don't Miss: Shopping and enjoying the huge pool (with swim up bar)!
5 out of 5
Be sure and go beyond the cookie-cutter shops the cruise lines have at their docks. The town (a short cab drive away) is filled with beauty and wonderful shops.
Don't Miss: Find the town square--it's only a block or two away from the main road in town and worth it!
3 out of 5
Again, the cookie-cutter stores make the different ports of call begin to seem like the same place... If you don't like to tender in to port (ride in a smaller ship), skip Belize.
5 out of 5
Loved Tabyana (spelling?) Beach!
Don't Miss: The beach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Terrific staff! Ship was cleaned constantly!

Cons: Ship was too large; long lines; tiny swimming pools

Recommends Carnival Dream? No.

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