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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 25, 2014
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1205
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The 3 ports we visited were wonderful and the weather was what you would leave WI for in the winter!  Many things to do and for all ages.  Many children on board, however, never experienced any difficulty because of them - good kids - controlled by parents.  Food was excellent,  Enjoyed the sit-down breakfast or seaday brunch whenever we could.  More leisurely than waiting in line up on 10!  But, the food up on 10 is very good - it's just very crowded and finding a table not always easy!  Staff very friendly everywhere.  Did find the dining  wait staff to not be as friendly with each other as we had experienced on other cruises, e.g. the Carnival Conquest - with the exception of the head waiter we had our last two nights.  He and his assist staff made our dinners "fun."  The casino was not at all to our liking.  We like 3 reel slots and there were not enough of them.  Too many $1 slots and too many video, picture slots, which we never play.. We did enjoy the waiters (particularly Wii) and the casino more on the Carnival Conquest..  .

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Lines for anytime dining are very long. Would probably do assigned seating next time - if tables for 2 are available.

3 out of 5
arrive early!
3 out of 5
Atlantis a disappointment - way too large to get around in and casino not to our liking.
5 out of 5
SkyRide to the top for relaxing drinks, snacks or lunch and magnificent views.
5 out of 5
Take the water taxi to Phillipsburg. It's what St. Maarten is all about!
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