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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very nice ship, excellent staff, not impressed with the food. Noise level was high during cleanup if your room Was under the dining area. I won’t pay for balcony view for the next time.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
As a first timer I guess ok

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Ok, food bland and cold to Luke warm. Not impressed

The Gathering Lido Restaurant

3 out of 5

Cold food, bland food, concoctions I never heard of and didn’t want to try. Desserts were good, breakfast was good but most of the time it was cold.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

4 out of 5

Very good food enjoyed it. Probably your best place to eat.

Mongolian Wok

2 out of 5

Wanted to try this place! Tried three times, line was long, they took for ever to serve food. They could do a better job or get more help to move things along so you could get food or Get the line moving faster

Deli

4 out of 5

Sandwiches were very good, you got your food very quickly, people were very nice

Scarlet Restaurant

4 out of 5

Our servers were amazing. Very entertaining, carried on a conversation with you to learn more about you and you to learn more about them. Serve food on time

Pizzeria

3 out of 5

Pizza was OK, cold at times. Took for ever to get a pizza cooked your way.Pizzas were bland.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn’t do any

Photo Gallery

1 out of 5

It was chaotic, could never find our pictures, people were picking through pictures and putting pictures in front of other pictures so we missed out on finding our pictures if they were ever printed. Wasn’t a pleasant experience, I don’t think I’ll bother getting pictures taken by the crew ship😩Next cruise we take we will get people to take pictures of us and we won’t have to go and try to dig through millions of pictures to try to find the ones that were taken of us, and your prices are too high on the package deals.

The Fun Shops

3 out of 5

Ok,I bought two small purses and after only wearing one for a day and fell apart, so the store person gave me a new one as a replacement

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Cowboy comic was fun and Motown hits era nice too

Children's Programs

Childless

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent! Everyone was so pleasant, nice, always smiling, very helpful. I hope you pay them enough because they deserve it. They are your back bone to your operation. I hope they get enough time off to recuperate from the busy Pace that they are under every day.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
it Was ok. Areas were very clean. I thought the tables could be cleaned better. They use the same rag doing many tables at one time never using a disinfectant. I also watched a worker use a dirty rag from cleaning for five tables walk over to the ice cream machine and use that same rag to clean the little Spicket‘s Where the ice cream comes out that wasn’t very appetizing to see.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfort was nice. Could use more TV channels, our room 9331 was over the gathering area so after every meal we had to listen to chairs and tables being drug around while they cleaned the floor. It was very noisy and we couldn’t get to sleep at night Until they were finished. Same for breakfast and lunch if we were in the room we had to raise the TV up because they were making so much noise or if we decide to come in and take a nap because we were both sick and really couldn’t until I stopped and finished doing what they were doing upstairs.

Ship tip

If it’s your first cruise don’t do a seven day cruise do a 4 to 5 day cruise to get your feet wet, also have if you can some friends go with you that are seasoned cruisers that helps out a lot too.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
No we didn’t have an excursion but the port is nice

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
This port was very nice very clean, had nice shops. Did go on a catamaran snorkeling excursion. The crew mates were very helpful and very nice. It was hard snorkeling because the waves were pounding us and it was cold and windy, And we were 68 feet depth of water and didn’t see many fish just a few barracudas and some bluefish. I would’ve liked to have gone in shallower water where I could see the fish better.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5
This port was very nice very clean. The locals were very sweet and you could bargain with them on their price. We did not do an excursion here at this port

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
We did not like it at all, the shop owners were rude, did not want to bargain with you, as soon as you got close to the shops the men were coming and bombarding you with trying to get you to take their taxi to go look at the Atlantis. We did not take an excursion here either

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
A nightmare, rushed, didn’t give you time to get all your paperwork together, the elderly people could not hold onto luggage and dig all the paperwork out the show and they were dropping everything everywhere and it was like no time to try to get your stuff together because they were pushing you to move move move. I found the disembark meant people not friendly at all bossy no patience not coordinated well as far as directing people to where they needed to go. I felt like a cow going through a feedlot going through the shoots.
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