Dream Disappointment

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: August 17, 2013
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1320
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The dining, stateroom and entertainment staff were exceptional' stateroom was very good and the food was excellent. The downsides of this cruise was the failure of parents and staff to control the children that were onboard. We had children "riding" the elevators, especially the one in the atrium, stopping at every deck, up and down; children pushing past older guests to get into elevators or up or down stairs; running throughout the ship even as last a 4:00 AM, most of which was done in the presence of staff but nothing was ever said. I have been on other ships and the ship's staff have stepped in when this behavior was noticed. Security officers were nonexistent except at the 18 and over nightclub. The Lido deck buffet area was far to small for the number of guests onboard therefore there were almost always large lines.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
NIghtly entertainment was good and comedy club was excellent

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Attentive and friendly

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Don't miss the pasta area, one deck above the Lido buffet, ship's dining rooms for breakfast instead of the long lines on the Lido deck.

3 out of 5
We did not leave the shopping area at the dock.
3 out of 5
Secured a guided ride around the city at the dock.
5 out of 5
We did a ZIP line trip that was great, it also included a guided trip around part of the island.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

Didn't get off the ship
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