Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Service Waning

Sail Date: February 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was my fifth cruise with Carnival, and was disappointed to see the drop in service. I don't know if the change is across all Carnival ships or unique to the Carnival Dream. We specifically booked a cabin with a balcony because I like to enjoy a cigar occasionally, but smoking is not allowed on balconies on the Dream! We also like to have full service breakfast in our cabin some mornings. Not available on the Dream, if any Carnival ships anymore! Only continental breakfast available. They no longer offer a stocked mini-bar and keep your ice bucket full. We are used to seeing the room steward once or twice a day as we come and go from the room. This trip, we saw the steward only twice the whole week! We heard Carnival reduced the room stewards by 50 percent. Food was okay, ship was clean, and entertainment was good, but we will not be sailing on the Carnival Dream again.

Cabin / Stateroom
Don't book a balcony thinking you can smoke there. Not allowed on the Dream.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation went well, but disembarkation not as organized. Disembarkation seemed like a free-for-all. Cabins assigned a group to disembark, but not enforced.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Good variety
Service and Staff
Friendly staff, but service not what it used to be.
Food and Dining
Preferred the dining room over the lido buffet.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Belize City, Belize
No dock in Belize. Going to town a lot of waiting and a long boat ride. Best snorkeling!
Cozumel, Mexico
Best duty free prices on liquor! I bought 2 liters of Crown Royal for $29!


Burgers and pizzas are the best! Check out the adult only serenity deck above the spa. Most comfortable deck loungers.

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