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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Carnival Dream

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 30, 2018

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1271

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Good first introduction to Carnival. Expectations are in line with the reduced price point.


5 out of 5
Totally painless, we got there a little bit early and they let us ride on. The Uber driver dropped us in the wrong spot so we had to walk about 5 minutes to the right terminal but other than that it was a piece of cake.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We only ate in the main dining rooms. Food was good staff was accommodating to some food allergies. Drinks were overpriced so we only had a bottle of wine

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Little disappointed in the offering. Some of the activities were cancelled and no one was notified

Serenity Adult Only Retreat

3 out of 5

The no kids thing was amazing, Carnival needs to get better at enforcing the towel rule. Almost every lawnchair had a towel on them and people were nowhere to be seen.


4 out of 5
Pretty good. We went to one of the Big Show's one night only. It was a reduced performance due to high seas, singers were pretty good.

Children's Programs

No children!

Carnival Waterworks

4 out of 5

I'm an adult and had a blast. I would go later in the evening to avoid the kids. They close at 4 you have a 30 minute window.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Waiters room stewards and others were all great. We're really little maintenance so I don't think we asked for anything other than some food accommodations.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Design was fine, people are pretty gross and leaves stuff everywhere!

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Loud banging nights all night long. It took three nights for them to finally take a seriously.

Ship tip

If you see a towel unattended for 10 minutes, take the seat Carnival doesn't enforce seat saving rules. Otherwise you'll never find a place to enjoy the sunshine.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

4 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Super easy. Weep portered our luggage. Had breakfast in the main dining room and strolled off when we were ready at about 10:30.
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