Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Had a great time

Sail Date: November 12, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

I had a great time.The people I went with made it the fun ship. It was my 5th cruise. I was suprised the dream was alot bigger than other ships I went on but really nothing more on it just more people. The food in the gathering buffett offered lots of variety. The Italian was great, best lasagna I ever had! but didnt find it till 1/2 way thru the cruise you have to go up a stairway in the buffett to the next floor was not well marked. Room was always fixed up never saw the fellow after he introduced himself the first day but he was there everytime we left we came back to a fixed up room /new towels ect.Food was good but not as good as some other lines Ive been on. The Art of steak restaurant was worth the $30 extra it was .

Pros: the wave pool and bar Aft of the ship

Cons: Elevators always overflowing with people often couldnt get on

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

Ship Quality
clean, big but really not more to do just more people
Service and Staff
not the happy bright smiles greeting you in the morning like previous cruises staff seemed tired and overworked.Bar staff was all good. Dinning room staff was pleasant but appeared overworked to many tables did not check on us much. Lisa from London on entertainment was great Bob from Ireland was dreadful.
several games canceled with no notice. We went to Mini Golf tournment know one showed up we played anyway and when we returned the putters and asked about it they argued that we were wrong there wasnt supposed to be one. We had to show them our schedule then they said it was a misprint.
Food and Dining
liddo buffett excellent and Art of steak, Crimson dinning good
Cabin / Stateroom
smaller than some weve had but we go for the cheapest because we spend so little time in it. So didnt really care, lots of storage/closet space staff was excellent
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
due to rough seas we had to skip this port. The smaller ships went in we had been trailing a Norwegian ship the whole time we watched them go in when it was our turn the captain anounnced there was to much wind to go in. It didnt seem windy to us . But we figure it also had somthing to do with how large the ship is perhaps he didnt have the room to menuver that the smaller ships had in the channel.We found bigger isnt always better.
Belize City, Belize
Went snoreling the boat picked us up right from the ship didnt have to tender to port so didnt see anything on land
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
We just walked off and went shoping was adaquate for buying some tshirts ect. From the ship it looked like there was not much else there wasnt a pretty island like some of the Saint islands or Jamaica

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