All about $$$ not about a good time

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 20, 2015
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8440
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

2 TINY pools... Hot tubs were always cold.. Every bottle of water is $5 & every soda is $2. Gratuity is expected everywhere, even for a $2 soda..(comes to $2.48). The food was terrible always. Lobster/steak/fish/shrimp all sub-par. 6-7 main channels with ESPN not as one. Every movie played during the "movie nights" we're terrible. The track has no grip & wasn't usable after it rained (unless you wanted to slip). Big basketball court on top but nobody played because it was constantly windy.. Only got 3 half days on the islands but had to spend 5 1/2 days on the boat. Everyone couldn't wait to get home! Seriously, just find a resort at the place you want to & save thousands.. 

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Worse than fast food! Pizza was awful. The same food in the buffet every time. Ended up eating salad every meal.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Only thing to do was lift weights but I can't really think of a weight room worse than that. All shiny but stupid exercises. Probably was one that you could pay 20$ to use every day?


1 out of 5
The phrase "there is nothing to do" was used at least 20-30 times.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The youngest person in our family thought everything was way to kiddy.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Friendly! I wouldn't be as friendly as him if Carnival was charging me room & board to work on the boat.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
A blind orangatang could have designed this ship better. Nasty people everywhere. Every hot tub was cold (I felt every one multiple times) so I never got in.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Tiny rooms! We had one of the bigger ones! Shows they want to cram as many people on board in order to bring in the most possible $.

Ship Tip

You couldn't pay me to get back on this boat. Total trip with balcony view will cost you an arm.

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