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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Carnival Dream

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 28, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1437

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

My fourth cruise alone - I loved the Carnival Dream and would absolutely sail on it again.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was fantastic & drinks were great - strong. I had not had the BBQ restaurant onboard before and it was fantastic. Guy's burgers were amazing as always.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Unfortunately, for half of our first sea day and the entire second sea day, the outdoor activities on higher levels (Slide, putt putt, etc) were roped off due to wind. This is out of the ship's control but I wish they would have docked farther out away from the wind to give us a day in the sun!


5 out of 5
Ben the piano man was great. Milan the comedy host did a great job and Gary the cruise director was hysterical. The Halloween costume contest and party were my favorite parts. Well done. The latin club was very lively and fun as well. The late night DJ could have played some different music to engage people a bit more.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Putra in Any Time Dining (Crimson) was my favorite - he took the time to stop and get to know me which I appreciated since I was alone. My room steward was nice but I wasn't as impressed with my room cleanliness as usual. I had to wipe down surfaces when I arrived and my room went un cleaned the final sea day (I had spent the morning in the room but was out by 12 PM).

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved the added lounge between the casino and back areas. Lots of pods in the adults only area which was very nice. Lots of hot tubs & other nice seating areas as well. Loved it all.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My cabin was large for an interior! It was the perfect size. When I arrived I noticed surfaces weren't quite as clean as I'd like so I had to wipe them down with a towel which came away dirty. The bed was made into a king and also tended to split down the middle (two twins pushed together) which I haven't noticed before.

Ship tip

Explore and utilize it all!!

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
On and off boarding here so nothing to note

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
I visited Mr Sanchos beach club which I booked directly. Easy cab ride from the cruise port. Always a great port.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

4 out of 5
I was not thrilled with the initial excursion offerings so decided I would just visit the free beach next to where the shuttle drops you off. However, I could not find the beach and was uncomfortable walking around alone so I ended up taking an excursion booked through the shuttle driver company to a hotel that had a pool, all inclusive food & drinks and private beach. The beach chairs were wooden but they had these plastic sand loungers that weren't too bad. But for $50 it was great for 3 hours - food was good.


5 out of 5
Weird route off the ship due to construction but was smooth again
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