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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7338

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Very good cruise. Only 1 hiccup. Faster to the Fun gets priority disembarkation at Cozumel. Received a letter the night before to meet in the theater with all FTTF, platinum, and diamond guest for swift exit off the ship. Oh boy did that go wrong. We all got mobbed because right after they called for us to head to the gangway they announced for all general unboarding to do the same. Never seen so much pushing and shoving before on a cruise. I generally wait until an hour or so to exit but thought an early exit might be cool. I felt for all the diamond and platinum guests who got caught up in the madhouse. Most were elderly and were basically “trampled” so to speak. Won’t do that one again.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Mongolian Wok

5 out of 5

Very tasty. Love the Wok.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Jackpot Casino

5 out of 5

Casino was fun. Had a blast. Could actually understand what the host was saying through the microphone.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

Great customer service.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was good. Plenty of storage

Ship tip

Very nice ship.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

2 out of 5
No set excursion. Caught one of the shuttles at the port for a ride into town for some shopping. Was quoted $7 each way. They took some folks to the beach and dropped them off and wanted my party to pay $25 per person because they had to go to the beach. Gave the driver (ponytail) 14 per person + tip. Don’t be fooled into paying more than what is quoted. Bait & switch is very common in Jamaica. Beautiful island although pretty dirty. Saw 3 men at 3 different locations urinating beside the road.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Very nice visit here. Clean and safe feeling.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Always enjoy Cozumel. A little crowded though. 9 cruise ships at once in port.


5 out of 5
Had Faster to the Fun and was loading our vehicle at 7:13 a.m.
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