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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
11 Night Southern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (New Orleans To San Juan)
Sail Date: January 03, 2016
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 2289
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

It's a sad day for us.  No St Maarten , but, and I quote "a extra fun day at sea".  So we are currently slowly heading to our next port of tomorrow (1/14) at San Juan, PR. Reason given, they could not get a good tie off at the dock because of the seas. Real reason may have been at the carnival pier was a small, maybe 200' ship not allowing the captain to get in close enough.  Odd that Carnival would allow another ship to park there at their pier knowing that the Carnival Dream was expected there.  After we had pulled in and started to try and dock, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean pulled in 30 minutes after us.  Dream pulled out with the cruise director saying the seas were to ruff. Bull.  At the service desk, staff were telling everyone complaining that the other ships were also leaving.  I told the lady to get out from behind the desk and look back at the pier, where both ships were having passengers disembarking. Lies over lies.  Also be aware that there truly is a sewage problem on board with some cabins bathrooms flooding when one takes a shower, as well as the sewer gas smell in the forward ship hallways.  Service desk has never got those items resolved.  Overall recommendation, with lies and deceit, and lack of concern from Carnival in Miami (305) 599-2600 Erica in guest relations, avoid this ship, and maybe even Carnival cruise lines.  Hard to say that as I am a platinum card member, but this has been a bad cruise.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service staff and waiters - great.
Guest services staff and cruise director- liars and terrible about getting anything done.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Definite sewer and plumbing problem on board

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice cabin, plenty of room. Problem almost every other day in hallway of sewer gas smell.

Ship Tip

Book on another ship.

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It would have been nice to visit. At least we got to see the dock.
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