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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: November 19, 2011
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship is large with lots of room & activities. Though the crew were constantly working and maintaining the ship, we could see noticeable wear since we were on the same ship a year ago. It was kept very clean, even during this cruise which was near capacity.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Our Scarlet Dining Room experience was bad with poor service & below average food quality. Outlying eating locations (deli sandwich, pizza, etc. were very good. Even the Buffet lines featured better food, though standing in line does detract from the ambience.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Some of the shows were outstaning, great singing & dancing. Funny comedians also.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 4 y.o. loves "her boat" & Camp Carnival. The staff there are very caring & they have a rich, activity-filled program.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean & laid out well overall.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our stateroom service was excellent, though as is typical shipboard, the space is quite limited.
3 out of 5
We tried eating at 1 place, not good & expensive. Took the Butterfly Farm tour. Interesting, but too expensive. The tour driver that took us there was very good, filling us with history of the island & various locations on Dutch & French sides.
3 out of 5
Blue Lagoon Dolphin Experience was enjoyable, though too short & a bit pricey. A 'gotcha', was having to pay another $15 pp when you arrived to use the swimming area with fun inflated slides, etc.
5 out of 5
Great place to buy diamonds (our 30th Anniversary), though we were misled by Carnival's Dominica & Elgan. They emphasized that there was No Duty on loose stones, which we purchased. HOWEVER, if you have them set (even into existing jewelry), you then must pay duty upon entry into U.S. Ouch!
Don't Miss: Shopping

Pros: Amenities available on ship Excellent children's programs.

Cons: Dining Room

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

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