Carnival versus Royal Carribean

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 01, 2016
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1253
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We have been a long time Carnival customer but last October we took our first cruise on Royal Caribbean and then went back to Carnival this cruise.  The entertainment is much better with more of a variety on Royal.  The food on both is great and my wife loves 24 hour ice cream which only Carnival offers:)  But on Carnival the casino with its smoking policy is right in the middle of the ship where it's hard to avoid.  Royal the casino was on a different deck from the Promenade and that meant you didn't have to deal with the smoke if you didn't want to- which was great.  I don't think there is such a thing as a bad cruise but I'm starting to think you get more bang with your buck with Royal Caribbean.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lots of room and loved that there was a shower and a bathtub!
3 out of 5
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