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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Carnival Dream

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 21, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6424

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a great vacation. We loved everything about the ship. Our favorites were Ben in Sam's Piano Bar, Feliks and crew at Alchemy (they make the best drinks), the aft pool on the Lido deck, the 24 hour pizzeria, and the ice cream!!! 100% a great trip!!


5 out of 5
We were allowed to board 30 mins prior to our designated time. Found a porter immediately. Great experience!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Omg. Where to start. Guys Burger was great. The buffett was just a buffet. The pizza place was beyond wonderful. The MDR was my favorite. Our waiter, Mel, made the excellent experience even more amazing. Funny, friendly and 100% aware of our requests.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We used the spa which was good but overpriced. The pools were nice. The aft pool was never crowded.


5 out of 5
I wish I could give this 10 stars. We went to the rock show which was excellent. We absolutely LOVED Ben Gentry in the piano bar. Honestly that was the highlight of our trip. We were there every night. He knew our name and engaged the audience the entire time. Funny, talented, amusing.. I dont know what other things I can say!!!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Completely wonderful.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Everything was great.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the room. We loved our balcony. Housekeeping was great.

Ship tip


Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
The port was wonderful. Enjoyed our excursion. Great time.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
We shopped for an hour then went back to the boat. I would prefer 2 days in Cozumel instead of coming to this port.


3 out of 5
We were kicked out of our room at 815. Didnt get off the boat until 10 am. There was pure chaos with little staff direction.
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