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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 10, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11236

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved the cruise! Our room awesome! Large, close to everything! Rooms rereads, servers, bartenders were all over the top helpful! Was looking online to book my next cruise on the drive home! ❤️❤️


5 out of 5
Got there early, seemed chaotic, boarded quickly though

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Loved dinner, our servers were the best! Guys burgers and bbq were amazing! We had a burger every day!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Spa services were great! The Thalassotherapy pool was over the top! I had a massage and it was very relaxing.


5 out of 5
We went to a few of the shows and the performers were outstanding!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Jonathan was great, our dinner staff was the best! Loved the waiters at the Red Frog Rum bar!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship looked great - staff did a great job

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was actually larger than I thought it would be. Location was almost ideal (discovered on the 1st afternoon that the kids ran right over our ceiling to get to the slides 😂) but it wasn’t an issue since the slide closes before we went to bed). But close to spa, lido deck, bars and elevator to get to other decks. Literally took about 15 steps from our door to get to the pool overlook. Was afraid the proximity to the slides and elevators would be intrusive but it wasn’t at all.

Ship tip

Make sure to hit Guy’s burgers, Guy’s Pig and Anchor (VERY limited hours - only real downside to the entire cruise) and the alchemy bar. And the ice cream! 😜

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
No excursion, just wandered around Jackson square and ate beignets and seafood! Yummm!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Water near shore was not too clear, seaweed on beaches. Beautiful from the ship though!

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Loved Mahogany bay! Make sure to snorkel the reef right off the docks at the free beach!

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
No excursion - beautiful water!

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5
Loved, loved, loved Cozumel! Water, beaches, snorkeling - all wonderful! We went to Mr. Sancho’s and our server there was awesome


4 out of 5
Pretty quick - although many people were disembarking before they were supposed to we were able to disembark fairly quickly.
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