Not impressed

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: August 13, 2011
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This was an okay trip. This was our second time on carnival and the quality was just okay. The food was okay, but the lines on the lido deck are too long for food most of the time. The service in the dining room was good during the scheduled dinners, but not good during breakfast and lunch. The pools are way too small and salt water, so they're not really enjoyable and horribly crowded. The room was nice and clean and spacious for a boat and the steward service was good. This is a cheaper cruise line, but I'd have to say you get what you pay for.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food quality was good - just too long in lines on the lido

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The entertainment/show options weren't that great on this cruise. There were a few good shows and a few comedy nights, but certainly not something for everyone every night, as on many other cruises

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The Camp Carnival was good, but there was nothing outside of it to do as a family - magic shows, etc.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The people at the excursion desk are really not helpful unless you want to buy something. They won't help you at all understand what there is to do if you just want to walk around or go to a beach with young kids. They only care about you if you're buying something. Other than that, most people were very helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was spacious and clean - split bath was a great benefit with kids
3 out of 5
Shopping was decent here and close to ship
1 out of 5
Nothing to do without paying to go into town
1 out of 5
Nothing at all to do here

Pros: The room was great

Cons: The pools were way too small and the ports were boring

Recommends Carnival Dream? No.

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