Not what I expected

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 29, 2015
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 2330
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Have been on several Carnival cruises, keep thinking I want to try one of the other cruise lines but always come back to Carnival, great value and lots of fun. I have come to the conclusion that I like the smaller ships better than the mega ships like the Dream and Glory.  We like to walk after each meal and both these ships have limited outdoor space for this (the Glory is like walking a mouse trap).  Disappointed that there was not a adult only swimming pool on the serenity deck, only 2 whirlpools (one was under repair most of our cruise).  We are going on another Carnival cruise next year, different ship and locations so we'll see what that ship has to offer.


Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was great. Main dining room was no problems. Lido deck dining room is poorly laid out, very congested at the drink stations.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Like to watch the different events on the lido deck but you had to be on the deck above and look down on the lido deck to be able to see what was happening since they don't have the raised stage on the Dream like they've had on all the other Carnival ships we've been on.


1 out of 5
Have heard better entertainment at high school productions. Comedy club entertainment was good. On the lido deck there wasn't a raised stage as on all the other Carnival ships I've been on and hard to see what was going on.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was very clean as always with any Carnival ship I've been on. The Lido deck layout of the Lido deck and the lido deck dining room is poorly laid out. All the other Carnival ships I've been on have had a raised stage. The dining room on the Lido deck is very congested at the drink stations, has 2 different ice cream stations but both are at the front portion of the dining room. Just didn't care for this ship as well as I have other Carnival ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice and roomy
5 out of 5
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