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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 01, 2018

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11232

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Fun ship for all to enjoy. Try not to book during spring break.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The easiest and quickest embarkation I have ever been through.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All the food was above expected except the pasta bar - absolutely gross with super watered down sauce. Compared to other Carnival Ships, it felt as though the buffet was very limited and laid out weird.

Tandoor

5 out of 5

Must try! The food was amazing and changed daily.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
This ship seemed to have less activities than other Carnival ships (trivia and games). We very much enjoyed what was offered though.

Thalasso Pool

5 out of 5

If you can get a spa suite or pay for the daily pass - 100% worth it. After a day in the sun, there was nothing more relaxing then sitting in the thalasso. It was never busy - in fact, I never saw more than 1 or 2 other people in it. The steam rooms were also nice. Very clean.

Spa

3 out of 5

The services offered by the spa are always top notch but the staff is extremely pushy with trying to sell extra products. They keep on and on, even when you have said no. They almost insult you if you say no multiple times. I am paying double the normal price for a particular service, do not try and sell me products that have nothing to do with that service. I am considering never booking a service in the spa again based on these practices.

Jackpot Casino

5 out of 5

Most of the staff of the casino were super fun. The casino had plenty of options to play and many opportunities for tournaments.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
All the entertainment on board was excellent with the exception of 1 of the musicians that performs on the smaller stages. The Flying Scotsman (Chris) is the best Director.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff always go above and beyond to accommodate whatever you need. I wish there were more waiters that would take orders from the serenity deck.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
overall the ship was well maintained. I went during spring break and seemed that plates of food and drinks were left all over the place and it took a bit for staff to clean up.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
loved this cabin. it was comfortable and clean and a convenient location - especially to the Serenity Deck.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Not much around the port - but there is a small strip of shops right there. We did the Bamboo Rafting down the Martha Brae. It was a short 20 mins or so from the port. One of my favorite tours I have ever done. So relaxing

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Grand Cayman never disappoints. Beautiful beaches, nice people and plenty to do.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Loads of shops and restaurants right off the port. Walk through the mall and there is a taxi stand with posted rates to travel to wherever you like.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very quick and orderly
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