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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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11 Night Eastern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (New Orleans To San Juan)
Sail Date: October 04, 2015
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2442
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We had a really good time on this cruise. The cabin exceeded our expectations, and, the service was excellent, esp. the room stewards. Our dining experience was also excellent...The Scarlett Room provided us w/excellent dining experiences, except for the last 3-4 days of the cruise, when we had to wait over an hr. to get our main course. The shore excursions, all in all, were "ok". One of them, which was purchased on-line pre-sailing, turned out to be a big disappointment. it was described as lasting 4 hrs; w/1.75 hrs. beachtime at 2 beaches. However, the driver would only allow us 10-15 mins. at each beach, and, by the time we reached the last beach, he told us he had to be back in town before 12, which meant our 4 hr. tour was cut by 2+hrs! We were not pleased!!! However, the 4 of us(1 other couple on the bus)"pressured" the driver to allow us at least 45 mins. at this beach....to his credit, he did. I have filed a complaint w/the tour operator owner, and, he has promised me "a refund"...wouldn't say how much, though...oh and he did promise this: "if you come back to St. Maarten, I will give you this tour free!"....) :

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
well worth the upgrade cost.....big and spacious...king-sized bed, w/sofa bed in the living room area; 2 bathrooms/showers and 1 toilet; 4 separate small closets; small fridge; room safe; large desk in living room w/chair, AND, OCEAN VIEW!!!!
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
be careful of on-line bookings for on-shore excursions!!
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