Wonderful Surprise

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 20, 2015
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6311
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Booking this trip with Carnival was a little bit of a concern considering our only other cruise was on Princess. Due to the fact that this was a larger ship, the only negatives I would add would be the long line to embark on day 1 and waiting for tenders in Belize, both were taken easily in stride. Everything else about this cruise was absolutely wonderful.  Anyone who complains about the service, accommodations or food is out of their mind.  We met wonderful staff personalities that made our trip all the more memorable.  Our room was always clean and the beds were so comfortable that we slept like rocks all night.  I would highly recommend eating in the dining hall as much as possible, we only ate at the buffet for snacks, which was lacking when compared to Princess, but the food and presentation in the dining halls for dinner and brunch was outstanding, and we had no complaints.  A great addition to spending time on the ship during at sea days was the Punchliner comedy club in which we saw 4 great comedians over the seven days.  The main theater shows in the Encore theater were entertaining and all musically based which made for a fast pace and a lot of dancing.  I would not hesitate to book on Carnival again after this wonderful experience.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Standard balcony was a little smaller than what we expected however it was clean, comfortable and had a refrigerator which ended up being just the right size room for this trip. Appreciated the smart layout for the bathroom.

Ship Tip

Check out the Punchliner Comedy Club, we had 4 different comics over our 7 day cruise with a lot of fresh material, hilarious. Avoid the buffet and eat in the dinning rooms, much better food.

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