Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Not up to Carnival Standards

Sail Date: August 14, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

I love Carnival, but this boat was not up to the Carnival standard that we are accustomed too. First off, we got a suite, which should come with priority. Well, it took me finding our stateroom service guy and asking him where our luggage was for us to finally get luggage 4 hours after boarding. Our room was supposed to be done when we boarded, and was not. It also was not cleaned well. The closet doors had hand prints among other grime and dirt on them. It did not feel clean. Our stateroom service guy asked us to choose morning or evening for a turn down. We used to get both. With the price of a suite we should get both. Maintenance was in our room 3 times without notifying us. We had to exchange out our beach towels at the pool. The stateroom guy only did it once after he overheard us complaining on the way to exchange them at the pool. The water at dinner at the tea smelled like fish. It was gross. Did not feel like the food or cleanliness of the dishes was up to Carnival standards. Overall,  very disappointing. The boat was full of rust spots and places where the floor was giving way (like on the sports court) . The excursions were great! The waitstaff in the dinning room especially Juliana were great. Otherwise, not up to what we are used to on Carnival.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was dirty and needed maintenance. At least they thought it did. They were in our room 3 times unannounced.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Priority boarding and room was not ready plus our luggage should have been waiting and it took 4 hours and asking the stateroom guy where it was to get it.
Ship Quality
Ship was dirty, water smelled like fish, room was dirty.
Destinations and Excursions
Awesome. In Belize you must do the Shark Rays and Island Getaway with H2O Tierra
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Build a bear was fun
Comedy show was good. Movies were good. Build a Bear was a lot of fun
Service and Staff
Our stateroom guy could never be found. We also had to change out our own towels at the pool and maintenance was in our room 3 times unannounced.
Food and Dining
water smelled like fish, food not up to carnival standards
New Orleans, Louisiana
Do not stay downtown. Also be careful at the mall. My husband was verbally assaulted int the mall and told to give money to a gang kid or he would be cut.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Fun on extreme zip line. Beach was OK>
Belize City, Belize
Super fun swimming with sharks and rays. Plus Caye Caulker Island is beautiful.
Cozumel, Mexico
Always fun on the Sail and Snorkel with Johnny Dep:)


Water slides hurt your back. Need redone. The have bumps that leave a mark!

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