Western Caribbean cruise

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2018

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Ship is too big. We spent more time waiting in line to do things and actually doing things. Don’t get me wrong they had lots of activities and lots of things to do but this was supposed to be relaxing vacation that hurry up and wait vacation.


4 out of 5
No one greeted us when we get on board to tell us what to do.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Gotley dinner seating because that’s all it was available. Only had two couples at our table as being one of them. Felt rushed through the whole dinner process.

The Chef's Art Steakhouse

5 out of 5

This restaurant is outstanding, too bad it is an extra cost option.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
They were plenty of activities always going on. The problem is with a late dinner seating is that some of them are held during that time and you are unable to attend them. Most of the shows they had two showings so depending on your dinner seating you could do one of the two. In some cases this was not true. Also why do you assume that everybody wants to drink constantly. I’m tired of getting drinks shut down my throat the entire trip.

Cloud 9 Spa

4 out of 5

Went for a massage to relax. It was great until the end when the sales pitch came out. Why can’t you just go and have a massage without all the sales pitches.


4 out of 5
Most of the musical showd were good. Some of the comedians were lacking.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The majority of the staff were very friendly. There were a few however who were rude. I attribute that to some of them being new and being overworked.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The design is not bad once you figure out how to get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Was a nice size room. The steward we had was awesome.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

4 out of 5
The port is awesome. Wish however we had been warned when we booked the cruise that it was Mardi Gras.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Great place. Wish we would’ve had more time. Felt rushed doing our excursion. Didn’t really have time to see much of Cozumel.

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
Nice visit to the sport. But need to control the tender situation better. We missed our excursion because there were too many ships and not enough tenders running.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Great port. But why won’t you let the locals conduct their Tuers inside the port city. This really went smoothly out of the whole trip.


5 out of 5
This really went smoothly out of the whole trip.
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