Excellent Western Caribbean Cruise with Carnival

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 25, 2018

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9251

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall this was the best cruise out of three. The balcony and seven days was better than I ever dreamed. We love carnival despite little hiccups but I learned to speak up and they will make it right. I like the value for the money and they make you feel like you are on a very high end cruise ship

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Compared to our last cruise 10 years ago, embarkation was wonderful, speedy and well organized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I didn't expect Guy's Burgers to be so delicious! It is a must for everyone. We did specialty dining in the Chef's Table Restaurant and were very pleased. Received a complimentary bottle of wine for booking reservation for the first night. Food was delicious, fresh, perfectly cooked.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship is well layed out and we enjoyed our forward balcony room. The serenity deck was an exceptional experience and well monitored by staff.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our first time to book a balcony. Very spacious with tons of storage - way more than we needed. It was kept spotless 3 times a day. Sheers were worn and dirty but I didn't notice until the last day. Since it was a balcony, we were outside and didn't notice.

Ship tip

The Carnival App was very valuable on our trip. We could look up menus and maps which made it much easier to navigate.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did not leave the port shops due to our appointment times with the spa. Island looked beautiful and the people we did meet were friendly and pleasant.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
At this port we booked through Carnival and food and soda inclusive private beach, tour of rum factory, photo stop at seven mile beach and hell. Carnival crew member did not keep all guest on time and we had to sacrifice the stop at 7 mile beach to get to our "private" beach behind a bar.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We book an all day all inclusive excursion privately. It was wonderful. Our first time not to book through Carnival, but it was actually easier and better than our Carnival excursion was.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We purchased FTTF for our trip and were off the ship in 10 minutes once the word was given. Of course, some people will always cut lines, not follow the rules and be rude in general. Carnival hesitates to put them in their place.
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