Carnival Dream Surprises Good and Bad
Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: August 23, 2015
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Carnival Dream exceed our expectations for the cuisine,which does not enjoy a great reputation, but it should. Entertainment was really good. Loved the comedy shows, but some shows were missed because we were at dinner. Service was great all around....except for the tour desk.
Since we booked this cruise based on the destinations and tours offered, we were extremely disappointed we were not permitted to book either Mayan tour in Belize because I have a mobility issue. I was willing to sign a disclaimer that I would not be walking around the actual sites, but could enjoy the rest of the tour. But I was treated as if my disability was mental, not physical. I know my limitations and I resented the tour desk staff's taking the decision out of my hands. I would have booked from a tour company at shore, but because of the distance and the possibility we could miss the ship leaving port, we did not go anywhere in Belize.
I realize this was only one day out of the entire cruise, but it has colored my opinion of our cruise. I don't know when or if we will ever return to Belize, so as far as I am concerned, this was a huge missed opportunity for us. I was not only disappointed, but I felt disrespected. And it will affect my future cruise choices with Carnival.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Solution would be to put the casino at one end of the ship, and the same with the ship's galley. Since I use a scooter on board, I had to use the elevators to go from deck to deck, and that meant long waits most of the time unless I was lucky enough to park myself in front of an elevator that came quickly, and was not full. Of course, some of the delays I experienced was because of very rude fellow passengers. Thankfully, most of my fellow passengers were polite and helpful and acknowledged my being there before them.
Go to the talks about port shopping to get all the coupons available. Skip the specialty restaurants or upcharges from the regular menu. Special choices show up on the daily menu. If I paid extra , I would be upset seeing them available for no extra charge. Be patient.