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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 29, 2018

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1361

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise and I am already planning the next one. It was more than I ever expected.


5 out of 5
No problems!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Delicious with many choices. We had Your Time Dining but after getting a couple of different waiters/waitresses we chose to request Arni the last 2 nights. The others were great, but loved Arni.

The Grille

5 out of 5

Delicious - can't say that enough.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

Everyone knew you.

Scarlet Restaurant

5 out of 5

Beautiful decor and excellent staff.

Taste Bar

2 out of 5

I heard about this but never found it.

The Gathering Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

There were so many options and so little time. The deserts - YUMMY!!!!!

The Crimson Restaurant

5 out of 5

My dining room and I loved it. Loved the staff - Arni - and would select this one again.

The Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

After all of the deserts, you still were looking for that piece of candy to cure that craving and this was it. Loved the decor!

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

Many options.

Plaza Cafe

5 out of 5



5 out of 5

Cook tasting and quick meal.

Mongolian Wok

5 out of 5

Good. Yummy!!!!


5 out of 5

Good selection.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
So much fun and interactive. Loved the shows. Loved the deck parties. Loved playing Clue. LOVED EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Whirlpool Spa

5 out of 5

A great way to end the day!

Photo Gallery

2 out of 5

Loved seeing the pictures but wish that a digital package could be offered to get all of your pictures and some prints. It was heartbreaking to see them just be thrown in the trash.

The Fun Hub Internet Station

5 out of 5

Was able to get online whenever I needed.

Waves Pool

5 out of 5

So much fun!

The Fun Shops

5 out of 5

The selection was great and the prices were reasonable.


5 out of 5

I didn't get in but the area was relaxing.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

Friendly knowledgeable.


5 out of 5
The shows were great! The entertainers were awesome and friendly.

Encore! Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Very comfortable and relaxing. Beautiful!

Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Enjoyed the options of current movies that were both geared to kids and adults.

The Collection Art Gallery

5 out of 5

The selection of prints was incredible.

Ocean Plaza

5 out of 5

Relaxing and calming!!!

Dream Lobby

5 out of 5


Dream Atrium

5 out of 5

The place to be. Beautiful!!!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My daughter really enjoyed Club O2.

Club O2

5 out of 5

Friendly with many activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Arni our selected waitress was awesome. She was so friendly and remembered our name after the first night. Roderick our cabin steward was awesome. Always smiling and greeting us willing to help in any way possible. Lee the Cruise Director – there is not enough space to talk about him. For me, so many of his inspirational words I have taken with me. I love hearing “Had Fun and Make Memories” everyday! Grinzz was kind and always friendly. EVERYONE WAS THE BEST! I didn’t meet or interact with anyone that wasn’t happy and smiling. I wish the crew could do a training to people I come in contact in the world with everyday.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved the design of the ship and it was kept clean. The only thing that could use improving was seeing all of the food plates and drink wear in the hallways. It did make us laugh when we saw what they had been eating or drinking. It’s just sometimes it was there for more than 24 hours.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
LOVED IT!!!! LOVED IT!!! I would definitely select this cabin again. It was in the middle and close to the aft or forward. Very spacious and loved the view. We did not pick the room number but it was a sign from my husband who had passed away unexpectedly 11 weeks earlier. He passed on the 13th and he was born in 61. I guess he was with us.

Ship tip

Go to the Shows!!!! Do as much as you can. This ship has so much to offer and the crew is the best. “Have Fun and Make Memories” Lee

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
It’s my hometown and there is a lot to do just be careful.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
We did not do any excursion. During this time you weren’t able to swim at the beach because of an algae problem. Staying in port was very clean and nice. Loved that you could walk back to the ship at any time.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We did not do any excursion. My Favorite!!! Everything was right there. The beach, beach chairs, restaurants, and shopping. Plus I got my first passport stamp here. LOVE IT!!!!

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
We did not do any excursion. Enjoyed the tender ride. It was something different. The shopping was good and fresh fruit was good and available. Next time we will venture out into the city.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
We did not do any excursion. Loved that shopping was close to port and you could go back on the ship whenever you wanted to. We did take a taxi to a beach area, Aquarium. You were provided chairs and they were sure to set them up for you but the beach was not good. You couldn’t walk in the water because of the rocks. We didn’t know and didn’t have beach shoes so couldn’t enjoy the water much.


5 out of 5
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