Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

Helpful Votes
7

3 out of 5

Fun but not what we expected

Sail Date: October 26, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We have been on several cruises, each one is a little different. However this was the first time we have been on a Dream series boat. Our expectations were high, but sadly we were quite disappointed with the amount of activities available on the boat. This boat, all be it quite beautiful, was  no more active than the smaller boats we have been on. Carnival advertises 3d expierence theaters on board, but that is on the magic not the dream, they also advertise a sky walk, also not on the dream but is on the magic. The food was no better on this boat not even the steak house food. And our room steward was not friendly but quite hateful with us and others on our deck as well. We booked this cruise a year in advance and always book a balcony room because we are both smokers. We find out 30 days before the cruise sets sail that they are taking that privilege away as well. The Jacuzzi was cold not warm at all, the elevators were so slow it was better to take the stairs and half the time one or two of them was out of service. We went with another couple that had never been on a cruise before and because of a poor activities director on board they spent the whole time in their room watching movies because nothing was going on in the boat. They have no intention of taking another cruise. The shows were good, loved the break dancing and the electronic dancers. But would say on a whole this was a very disappointing experience. I will book another cruise but it definatly wont be based on what they say the boat does because most all advertised things are just simply not true.

Ship Quality
shipis beautiful but elevators constanly going down, jacuzzis were cold activities were poor
Food and Dining
food was ok steak house was the best food on board
Service and Staff Henni was nice but not good with planning on board, room steward started off friendly but was not at all by the time we debarked, the omelet guy was great
Entertainment
shows were good the rest was unenergetic and boring
Children's Programs
dont have children
Onboard Activities
boring ship nothing going on poor activities director
Destinations and Excursions
rose hall was over priced for what all we did, sting rays were great snorkeling was dangerous for unexpierenced snokelers
Cabin / Stateroom
nothing different from any other ship we have been on.
Exact floor plan on all the ships (they did upgrade the safe)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Vendors were pushy, Rose Hall is over priced for what it is and there are alot of stairs not a good excursion for older people with walking difficutly. Had a lady sent back to ship because she fell on the stairs. The musician was great and the wood carver out side were the most exciting things there. Jamaica was not that much nicer than what we have here in the states was pretty disapointed in this port.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Stingrays were awesome John and Jason of the Skin Diver were wonderful informative captains. Water was rough that day and would not recomend a slow swimmer for the snorkel part of the Coral Gardens.
Cozumel, Mexico
Always love Cozumel beautiful place friendly people no need for an excursion get a cab and go

Tip

bring a deck of cards to keep yourself busy when theres nothing to do unless you want to loose all your money in the casino.



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