Descent. Outdated ship. Pools were filthy.

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 31, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7388

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It wasn’t all I thought it would be. It’s a overpriced city on water . Upkeep lacked.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Expected more from the food side it was bland for the most part. Great service from staff though. Drinks were overpriced as expected.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Shows were great. Pools were disgusting very disappointed with the upkeep. Will use royal Caribbean next time.


4 out of 5
They had some fun shows and great comedy acts.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff was very helpful only had one bad experience and it was corrected.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was very outdated. Showed a lot of wear. Staff worked vigorously to clean decks and so on. Carnival just needs to update the ship or retire it.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
It had a rattle in the ceiling. I couldn’t sleep for the noise and nobody could correct the issue. I was very disappointed with the beds it was like sleeping on the floor.

Ship tip

It’s a budget cruise ship not as costly. I would definitely try a more up to date ship in the future.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
It was a neat experience. I wouldn’t do it again though. Rude people everywhere you went. Trashy ghetto slums in the area. It’s the armpit of America.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

3 out of 5
It was a great experience did a zipline excursion. The staff kept us safe and answered all questions. The country is poor.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Grand cayman was my favorite clean beaches and beautiful scenery.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Mexico is well known for the cartel. I didn’t get the feeling of danger at the port area it was nice.


3 out of 5
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