Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

It's been a long time coming

Sail Date: August 14, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

We enjoyed this beautiful ship, the Carnival Dream.  The people were friendly and the service generally pretty good.  We were regular cruisers a decade ago and considering starting again since our family has grown.  The one thing that we noticed that was significantly different from previous cruises was the dining experience.  It's not as good as it used to be on several levels.  The service staff were fine but fewer servers so the service was not as good or prompt.  The food was not at the same level either.  Entertainment was lacking a little and even though it's not expected at dinner time, definitely not as entertaining years ago.  We understand cost concerns on the cruise ship's part so maybe that's just the sign of the times.  I would still recommend cruising for the fun atmosphere, vacation convenience, and variety of activities, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom
needed maintenance of plumbing which was received timely but several other members of our group experienced some problems too.
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Probably take the early dining or flexible option with the Crimson because late dining conflicts with scheduling if service is a little slow which happened to us half the time.

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