A smaller ship and fewer passengers and crew would be preferable.

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Dream

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 28, 2014

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8204

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

The Carnival Dream is almost 1,000 feet long and carries about 3,500 passengers and 2,000 crew members.   Such large numbers often make for long lines and long waits, especially for elevators.

The main dining rooms are generally located in the lower decks aft.   Thus, if your cabin is located on an upper deck toward the bow, you are in for a long walk to and from your dining area.  

The casino, located on Deck 5 just to the aft of midship is poorly ventilated and the strong odor of  cigarette smoke seems to stick to your clothing,

There is little interplay with the cruise director except by watching  him on television.

The crew was very friendly and helpful.   It rates an A plus.   Likewise, the quality and quantity of the food was just short being top drawer.

All in all, the cruise was satisfactory, but this passenger will opt for a much smaller ship in the future.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

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

Use Room Service for a good continental breakfast.

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana Did not visit port

Get through the airport.

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Have a beer at Sloppy Joe's.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5
Shop.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Shop.
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