Rough ride on this boat

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 26, 2017

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1437

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This boat was nice and clean.  The staff are always cleaning and come to your room 2 times daily.  All of the staff are nice and friendly.  The cons of the trip are that the excursions onboard are extremely expensive and many hidden costs once you are on board the ship.  You have to monitor your bill to ensure that you are billed correctly.  The food on board ship is less than impressive.  The options included are buffet and 1 dining restaurant.  There is free pizza and other choices, however, they close at 2pm which makes it difficult when you have kids.  The boat is very unsteady in windy conditions.  I was staying on the 1st deck and heard the engine and felt the vibrations from the engine 24 hours a day.  The rooms are tiny and not worth the $$ spent for an economy room.  The entertainment onboard was not well put together and set dining times made for difficult attendance to any of the shows with the exception of 10pm shows which kids are sleeping at that time

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 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

1 out of 5
I was staying on the 1st deck and heard the engine and felt the vibrations from the engine 24 hours a day. The rooms are tiny and not worth the $$ spent for an economy room.

Ship tip

Get a balcony room so you can actually spend time in your room otherwise you are in a cave that is tiny and not desireable

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

1 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
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