Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Enjoyable cruise - even for the 80-somethings!

Sail Date: January 25, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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..  .

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Destinations and Excursions
Port Canaveral, Florida
arrive early!
Nassau, Bahamas
Atlantis a disappointment - way too large to get around in and casino not to our liking.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
SkyRide to the top for relaxing drinks, snacks or lunch and magnificent views.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Take the water taxi to Phillipsburg. It's what St. Maarten is all about!


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

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