Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5


Sail Date: August 07, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We booked and planned this cruise for our children and their spouses ages 20-26, we booked 4 balcony rooms, we have always cruised royal caribe an but chose carnival because we were told it was geared towards the 20 something crowd, boy was that not true. We had our 2 yo grandchild with us as well, and on the first day were told she could not use the small slide even with her parents holding her, so everytime she was outside she wanted to slide and couldnt. The nightclub was closed most nights, the shows were too packed no seats, the smoke filled casino was awful and the food made at least 1 if not 2 of us sick everynight, this was the most disappointing trip I have ever been on and really makes me sad I spent so much time and money trying to plan this for over a year for my family of 9. We will not be cruising with carnival again.

Cabin / Stateroom
Nice size room and balcony
Embarkation and Disembarkation
It is what it is
Ship Quality
The smell of sewage was awful on the second floor, dirty pool decks all the time
Destinations and Excursions
The best part was being off the boat
Onboard Activities
Did not like how things closed at times when other shows were going on, seemed forced to attend shows then not enough room to sit, had to stand
Children's Programs
Went to camp ocean. With our 2 year old grand child and would not leave her in there, the teens where running wild around the little ones, did not feel safe
The night club was not open every night, seemed to be closed whenever there was a comedy show, seemed to force you to go to things you may not be interested in, the deck party was a bunch of middle school kids, the whole cruise seemed to be geared to the 12-17 age group, their clubs were always open, my 6 twenty somethings kids were bored most nights, the casino was so smoke filled you couldn't breathe in there, dissapointed that we spent so much time trying to find something to do
Service and Staff
Our dinner staff was awesome, freddie and crew, our room steward Ricard was nice but left dirty glasses and dishes in our room, not enough towels every day, and never seemed to be around.
Food and Dining
Food was not very good, only offered water for drinks, and the water in pitchers on table tasted awful and had things floating in it, our wait staff was the only good part, same things everyday on buffets, and lines very long for burrito bar, Mongolian wok, ect waiting in line 1 hour and then they closed buffet.
New Orleans, Louisiana
City smells so bad all the time, gross
Cozumel, Mexico
Awesome place to visit my 3rd time there
Belize City, Belize
Probably should have skipped this port 1 week after a hurricane, but the zoo was okay just alot of damage
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Definetly will be back there, the reef was beautiful, beach was beautiful best part of the whole trip!


Great if you have kids 12-15, otherwise just enjoy the ports

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