Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Awesome family fun!

Sail Date: August 21, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

I honestly cannot complain about a thing pertaining to this cruise. We had a fabulous time. The ship was always impeccably clean, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and there was always something fun going on! I read other reviews that complained about things like no tablecloths on the dining room table or only one room cleaning per day. To those kind of people, it's unfortunate that you let petty things like that take away from your trip! If you want a vacation that's amazing, affordable, and family friendly than this is perfect for you! It's all about perspective! As for me and my family, we'll definitely go again!

The ONLY thing I think they could do differently is have the Endless Bubbles (soda) available at places other than the bars. My kids didn't like standing at the bar for their drinks, at times they saw/heard things they didn't want to! But again, not a trip ruining thing. Just an observation!

Cabin / Stateroom
Loved the balcony! We'll never cruise again without one! We had 4 people in our cabin and never felt crowded. Lots of storage space. The room was always very clean.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
There are lines and waiting but nothing that shouldn't be expected with that many people. Staff were friendly and helpful and kept things organized and moving along!
Ship Quality
Amazingly clean with the amount of people. Not once did I see anything dirty or cluttered. I was impressed. Our room was great. Nothing fancy but very clean and comfortable.
Destinations and Excursions
Montego Bay: nothing to do right at port. You have to take transportation to get to anything. The people were very pushy at this stop, we were offered weed multiple times, and they would get mad if you didn't buy anything. But, Doctors Cave beach is beautiful. We spent the day swimming and snorkeling and had a great time.
Grand Cayman: absolutely beautiful! The water here is stunning. The people are friendly. The good was great. We did the Stingray and Starfish excursion and had a wonderful time!
Cozumel: fun and more fun! The people were great! So much to see and do all within walking distance. Dolpinarus is a must do!
Onboard Activities
Always something going on. The nightly movies on the Lido deck were so neat- lying under the stars on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean- heaven!
Shows were great, music was awesome, contests and games were fun for everyone! Our favorite were the live singers in the atrium, we loved to sit and unwind as we listened to them! The Comedy Clubs are a must do- hilarious!
Service and Staff
We couldn't have asked for better service from everyone. The staff was amazing! They worked very hard, no matter the time of day you saw people constantly working and cleaning and they always smiled!
Food and Dining
Great selection, the staff were helpful, and the choices were perfect- dining room, room service, buffets! And endless ice cream...bonus!
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
Be aware that the locals can be very pushy. And there is nothing to do at port. I strongly suggest doing a shore excursion here so you have something organized to do.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Amazing place! Eat at Rackams on the beach just down from the port- amazing food and views!
Cozumel, Mexico
Go to Dolphinaris- lots of fun!


The movies at night on the Lido deck were awesome! Eat at least once on the Lido deck for the view. Take advantage of the dining rooms, great service and fun thrown in. And try the different shows, games, won't regret it. The biggest must do- go to the Comedy Clubs. Top notchentertainmen

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