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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 10, 2014
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1206
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I had heard that Carnival cruises were noisy and this one was. It was a nice cruise with excellent service but I felt like I was on the party boat and it was a little hard to find quiet at times. I felt at times like I was at a college keg party. They did not enforce the smoking policy, so there were times when I was in a no smoking area (the pool, serenity) and there were people smoking. Went to 3 shows. The first one was horrible (horrible singing, average dancing and a horrible sound system), during the show I looked at the lady on the sound board and she was just kicked back doing nothing and I thought "I don't know much but I do know the mic is kicking a lot of feedback". The second show was good. So I decided to try a third, I should have quit while I was ahead. For those who think this is what to expect on a cruise, this is not my first cruise. My last cruise had excellent entertainment. I can't say it was a terrible cruise, the food was good, the service was good but I found myself bored at times because unless I wanted to get drunk and make a fool out of myself, there was nothing to do. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
I got bored.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
There were a few talented people but they were few and far between.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

The sit down dining had excellent food and excellent service every night.

5 out of 5
BOSS was fun but it was a done in one activity.
5 out of 5
The Mayan Ruins were fabulous.
5 out of 5
The Tequila experience was fun but it was a done in one activity
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