Absolutely fabulous experience overall

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 14, 2014
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 7356
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Everything was great on this cruise.  The Service onboard, the different activities for the kids, the entertainment venues was all above what I expected.  The only negative issue was a disappointing experience with a ship recommended shore excursion.  Upon return when discussing it at the pursers desk we were basically told oh well it happens.  I found that quite unacceptable for something we had just paid over $300 for.  That is the only negative comment I can give.  When we do it again I am not sure I would book through the ship for the excursions because of their indifference to our complaints.  With the exception of the excursion, this was a great value for a vacation for 6 people.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
this was a great value and was great food

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
there was so much to do even the kids were reluctant to go to port for fear of missing something on board

Entertainment

5 out of 5
better than any of the shows we have seen in Branson Missouri

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Trisna was our head waiter and was fabulous. Our youngest daughter is very shy and by the 3rd day she had her ordering for herself and even out on the dance floor dancing with her and the other wait staff. Hilda was our stateroom steward and kept our stateroom immaculate. it was like she waited for us to leave to go in and tidy up.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
far greater than expected

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

go to the fore of the ship on 7 deck 15 minutes before sunset or before sunrise for one of the most beautiful site in Gods creation.

3 out of 5
been here before the cruise and was not overly excited

Key West, Florida Did not visit port

visit hemingways house
5 out of 5
the straw market was amazing as well as the public beach
5 out of 5
the dowtown section was great for site seeing
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