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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 14, 2016
Ship: Carnival Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8375
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
needed maintenance of plumbing which was received timely but several other members of our group experienced some problems too.

Ship Tip

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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