Old Ship! Needs Remodel!

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Carnival Dream

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 16, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8446

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This ship was extremely disappointing and the food was weak. The cruise nickels and dimes you like crazy. I couldn’t purchase the alcohol package since not everyone in the room wanted it. I thought this was unfair. No free drink for my friend’s bday from any bar and she’s cruised 8 Times with Carnival!


3 out of 5
We benefited from having a relatively handicapped person who can’t walk long distances with us- went through quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The main dining room’s food never rose above mediocre and hovered at disappointing most of the time. Cold, unseasoned, mushy crab cakes, undercooked lava cake, dry salmon, bleh! Best: guy’s hamburger joint, and pizza. Best but for added bucks: the Seafood Shack and the Sushi place.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Karaoke was fun but times moved around too much. Never got to the putt putt. Cooking demo - too hot in room snd the show was ridiculous. Amateur host - and the tasting was horrible!!! Bingo was too costly for merely three games. Dance party on lifo deck was good. Why does Ent Dir Gary walk around like CP3O?


4 out of 5
The piano lounge was fun but I felt the piano player was bored and done with it all. The stage shows were very well done, but the Flicks character creeped us out.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Waiters at the red frog were great; dining room waitstaff was excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The wait for an elevator was ridiculous! The ship smelled of mold and gas. This ship is in dire need of a remodel or sinking!

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The decor was silly and dated. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom terribly outdated. Our guy was terrific. Shower strength was good. Windows seemed dirty.

Ship tip

Pick another ship.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Very nice port. Easy to manage. Locals were friendly and helpful.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

1 out of 5
This port is terrible. Locals are nice but wayyyy over the top in begging for your attention and $$$. Very annoying. 4 miles from ship to terminal!


1 out of 5
We waited and waited and waited due to staffing by TSA supposedly. Crazy! Let me off this ship!!
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