Carnival Dream - 7 night Western Caribbean

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 31, 2016
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 11233
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The ship was full, but we never had an issue finding lounge chairs each day. Seems that people are getting a little too casual for dinner in the dining rooms on regular dinner nights - many people's attire was better suited for the Lido buffet than the Main dining rooms.

Weather was cold, overcast and windy on our last sailing day back to port - first time I realized how few TV channel options there are in the room - a couple more channel options would have been nice.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Quality of the food seems to have declined over the years. Would appreciate more Vegetarian dining options daily. Raw Juice Bar would be amazing to see onboard!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Seems to be plenty to do onboard.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Didn't make it to any of the variety shows, but enjoyed the comedy show.

Children's Programs

Didn't utilize on this trip.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Brian - serving on the Serenity Deck, was fun and attentive with our small group all week.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Appreciated the morning cleaning and night time turndown service - which has changed to a choice between morning or evening room cleaning. Mini bar fridge in room didn't really keep things cold, it cooled them off but never achieved a status of cold. Would consider a oceanview cabin on a future cruise as the 2 bathrooms makes a wonderful difference. We had that on the Breeze.

Ship Tip

Deli is the best lunch option - made fresh when you order. Fruit for breakfast is the fastest way to get fed, bypass the lines and the fruit is fresh cut and replenished as needed.

5 out of 5
Arrived 10 days prior to Mardi Gras and the celebrations had already begun, we stayed in the French Quarter and are glad we did - everything is within walking distance.
5 out of 5
Went scuba diving at Barefoot Cay Dive Resort - booked privately through the Resort. Mary's Place dive site is phenomenal!
5 out of 5
Would love to have gone diving but the excursion through the ship was cancelled - too late to book a dive privately. Walked around downtown and took a horse and carriage tour around the island for 60 mins. Snorkeling or Diving are the things to do in Belize.
3 out of 5
Seems Cozumel is a stop on every cruising itinerary so we've been there more than enough times within the last few years. Would like to see some other options instead of Cozumel.
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