Great New Years cruise

Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Dream

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 28, 2019

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11244

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Took this cruise to celebrate my wife's 65th birthday and the New Years eve party.


5 out of 5
Very quick after the fog lifted and the ship got into port.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room service was very good. Bar tenders at the Atrium bar did not want to make the Moscow Mule with Tito's Vodka. Other bars on the ship didn't mind. Very hard to get a drink after 8:00 pm on New Years eve. Bars were overwhelmed.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Spa was great, with the steam rooms and Thalasso pool. We used them every day.


5 out of 5
Piano Bar was good. Comedian Bill Martin was good.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward Ida and his crew on the 12th floor was great. The staff all over the ship were very pleasant and greeted you as you passed by.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was easy to get around. Overall very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Average size for a cruise ship. Bed was comfortable. Shower had great water pressure. We had the balcony partition opened to our friends balcony so it made it a little more roomier for both couples and made for great visiting.

Ship tip

Try the mud room in the spa. It was a great suprise to my wife. It was very relaxing and fun.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Ship was late due to fog. Shopped the Strand district. Went to Stuttgarden and had a few drinks (great Moscow Mule) waiting for the ship to come in.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
No excursion, been here many times. Just Shopped around town. Ended up at Poncho's Backyard and had a few drinks with chips and salsa

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
No excursion, been here several times. Stayed on ship and had a massage to please the wife. lol


5 out of 5
Was the quickest I have ever gotten off in Galveston.
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