Carnival Dream wasn't the perfect dream

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: November 12, 2011
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This was our 26th cruise and 2nd on the Dream. It was not as good as the one in 2010. Carnival is trying hard to save money and previous amenities and services are slowly disappearing. The ship was clean. We had great table mates. Some of the daily activities and shows need replacement. This maybe fine for new cruisers but for repeat they become boring.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinner was our least favorite experience and this is usually what we look forward to. Menu selection and presentation has deteriated. Breakfast selections at buffets usually cool before you reach your table.


5 out of 5
Very good for first time cruisers - for us on our 13th Carnival there was too much same old same old.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We didn't get a WOW but they were very good,

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Bigger is not better. The quantity of people often overwhelmed the elevator availability. Dining rooms were only accessable to other floors by elevator. The ship was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
No problem here,
1 out of 5
3 out of 5

Pros: Beautiful ship - friendly staff

Cons: Food quality and service slipping

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

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