Fun Western Caribbean cruise

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 128

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 15, 2017

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7441

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The Dream is a wonderful ship. My dad and I have sailed her twice. We will be sailing a third time September 30. We always have a great time and relax a lot. We always have a balcony to enjoy the views plus take naps. Be sure to meet and interact with the crew as it will enhance your experience greatly.


5 out of 5
New Orleans is such an easy port for embarkation and disembarkation. We had Faster to the Fun and the process was even quicker and easier. It was nice to be able to access our cabin immediately.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We enjoyed our dinners in the MDR. We absolutely love Guy's Burgers which were added in March 2017 in a quick drydock. We loved Guy's Pig & Anchor BBQ during sea days. We ate every day at the Lido restaurant for breakfast and enjoyed everything that we ate!

The Gathering Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

We ate breakfast there every day and it was great. I love the fresh made omelets from the omelet station.

Sunset Bar

4 out of 5

Nice place to get a drink

Burgundy Aft Lounge

4 out of 5

Enjoy watching the comedy shows

The Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

Always enjoy Cherry on Top and the variety of items the shop has in stock.

Taste Bar

5 out of 5

Loved tasting the food here.

Serenity Bar

5 out of 5

Convenient beverage service

Scarlet Restaurant

5 out of 5

We enjoyed our dinners there every night. Our wait staff was wonderful.

Sam's Piano Bar

4 out of 5

It is a nice venue but how much fun depends on the piano player.

Redfrog Rum Bar

4 out of 5

Great place for drinks

Pool Bar

4 out of 5

Nice quiet place to get a beer

Plaza Cafe

5 out of 5

Great place to get a milkshake or coffee!


4 out of 5

I always enjoy the pizza especially with a cold beer.

Dream Bar

4 out of 5

Nice location for drinks and entertainment.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

4 out of 5

Nice place for drinks

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We used the waterslides during our stop in Belize while other passengers were in port. I did not care for the Drainpipe slide at all but loved the Twister slide! Dad and I always a game of mini golf whenever we sail.


5 out of 5

Great place to relax and take a nap.

Mini Golf

5 out of 5

Mini golf is always fun however on this cruise, the holes were waterlogged due to a lot of rain and no drainage.

Whirlpool Spa

4 out of 5

Always relaxing.

The Fun Shops

4 out of 5

We always enjoy shopping for deals there.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

Guest services has always been very helpful and kind whenever we sail. The staff was great.


5 out of 5

Encore! Main Lounge

5 out of 5

A great place to watch shows

Ocean Plaza

5 out of 5

Nice place to watch performers and hang out. Met a nice duo there and they spent their breaks with my dad and me.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We always enjoy meeting and interacting with the crew. Our cabin stewards were awesome as was our dinner wait staff. We met a wonderful assistant housekeeping manager named Marija who was an absolute delight! We stay in contact with her.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I love all of the Funship 2.0 features that have been added and most of the ship's layout. There are some areas that need improvement along deck 4 where it seems like the ship is always waiting for something for the empty space. The common areas were always clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Relax and enjoy this wonderful ship. Make sure to try out the different dining venues.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Just embark/debark here. However the port is so easy to board and debark.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Our second time at Mahogany Bay. Both times my dad and I just did the beach break with kayaking. We were first on the beach and even though it rained for a while, we had a great time. We always eat lunch at Fat Tuesday's on the bach.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We love Cozumel. Dad and I just wander around the different shopping areas at the port. We went over to the port area used by Royal Caribbean to look around. We ended up at our favorite table at Fat Tuesday's eating lunch and drinking beer.


5 out of 5
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