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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 30, 2018

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8477

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Neat cruising down the Mississippi to get to the Gulf, overall had a wonderful time and staff were great.


3 out of 5
Parking was a breeze, people outside directing cruisers where to stand or what line to get in didn't know what they were doing!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Lines way too long for anything except buffet. I didn't get to try several places I really wanted to try!

Jackpot Bar

1 out of 5

Hate the cigarette smoke! Please move smoking to a back corner! (Or totally get rid of it!)

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
REALLY need an ADULT pool!

Jackpot Casino

2 out of 5

Hate the cigarette smoke! Please move smoking to a back corner! (Or totally get rid of it!) I stink like smoke after I've been in there only a few minutes. Can the ventilation be upgraded in there?


5 out of 5
All shows are excellent! Great entertainment staff! Love you Cameron! Go Hoosiers!

Children's Programs

I didn't bring children, didn't ask parents who did what they thought.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Guest Services staff were not interested in a bad excursion experience, bought from them! Pretty much said there's nothing they can do about rude staff and amenities not available as advertised. All other staff were awesome!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice and clean, needed more chairs in bars, smoking in casino is disgusting! Isn't there a back corner that could be smoking??? Not the main hallway that you have to walk through to get from bow to stern!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Average Carnival room, aft balcony had great views but not really all that much bigger.

Ship tip

Make your own fun! Enjoy!

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Stayed 2 days before cruise and explored on our own. Lots to see and do!

Montego Bay, Jamaica

1 out of 5
We chose the all inclusive Breezes beach day-be warned.... it's not all inclusive because when the employees want to stop working for the day they say the water is too rough to do any excursions involving the ocean! They just shut down! The lady in the excursion/ equipment use building was rude and unhelpful. Acted like we were bothering her. When back on the ship we alerted the guest services staff, not even half of the fees we paid were offered as refund, nothing! The facilities were nice and clean, but most staff were not glad to see us. I wouldn't ever go back.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Went to beach on our own, nice day.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Rented a jeep here from the business at the "cruise town" and exploded, fun times!


5 out of 5
No issues! Easy and organized.
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