Good, but not Great Cruise

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Very good!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good variety and preparation. Excellent selections at lunch with pasta bar\, tandoori and several other subspecialty stations. Loved the sushi! Excellent waiters. But\, we know well enough to plan for a set seating\, not \"anytime\" dining. Our waiters knew us and our service was personalized. Made was our waiter at table 128.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Production shows were loud and irritating. All the songs were \"overdone\" in screechy voices. Worse yet\, it was evident that the cast was lip synching. Other entertainers were great in the atrium and casino. Outdoor screen was under used and could have had a better selection of movies. Trivia contests and other games weren't much fun because there was only \"team\" competition (half the room vs. the other half). The ship on a stick prizes were awful. C'mon\, can't they afford a key chain or a pen or something small with a logo instead of those stupid plastic pieces of junk that we all threw away immediately or refused to take. RCCL does it right and I have the key chains\, flashlights\, hats\, wallets\, umbrellas\, bags and countless other items to prove it. It's good advertising!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
GReat cruise director staff and wait staff and cabin staff. EVeryone we encountered was helpful and friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was attractive in a Las Vegas style\, clean and easy to navigate\, although maps were scarce. Stateroom was very comfortable and larger than some other ships. Lots of storage space. Loved the artwork on the stairs and in public areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great staff\, nice amenities like the mini fridge and the flat screen TV. Lots of room and storage.

Pros: Fantastic staff/waiters/crew\, good food\, excellent ports

Cons: Entertainment (shows)\, long buffet lines

Recommends Carnival Dream? Yes!

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