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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 23, 2017

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The Carnival Dream is just that. It was the best ship we've been on to date. They really do a good job with timing of the shows after dinner. Excursion option were good.


5 out of 5
Smooth embarkation at Port NOLA.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was perfect.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
My favorite days are as follows: breakfast, lounge chair on the pool deck for sun and people watching, lunch, Serenity deck, ice cream, 6pm dinner, show, comedy club.


5 out of 5
The shows were fantastic. I loved the 80's tribute night. The cruise director was awesome too.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 14 year old enjoyed making friends her age.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the Deluxe Oceanview cabin. Having the extra wash room is the best way to go.

Ship tip

If you aren't going with a balcony or suite cabin, get the Deluxe Oceanview.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
One of my favorite cities. I love walking the French Quarter and visiting Cafe du Monde for beignets and chicory coffee.

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
We did the Hop On and Off tour. The wait to hop back on was 45 minutes at one of the stops. There was a long wait at the 90 mile marker. I wish we'd rented the dune buggies to go it ourselves instead of all the list time waiting.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5
Spent my 40th birthday doing a 12 mile bike ride across the island. Our guide was great. The ride wasn't difficult, just hot! We stopped for lunch and then continued by van to the beach for about 2 hours and then back to the port for shopping.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Atlantis was amazing! We had one of the best experiences of any water park we've ever been to. It was so much more than a waterpark. We were able to swim in the ocean, paddle board, and enjoy all of the water park attractions.


5 out of 5
Rated 5 stars but really this is a tough one. They made me leave, so it's hard to praise them for that!
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