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Carnival Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Dream

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2020

Ship: Carnival Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6265

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall the cruise was great. The ship and accommodations were wonderful. I wouldn't recommend a January cruise though because it was very cold. The water was cold, the beach was cold and the wind was insane on the boat. But the cruise line can not control the weather, ha.


5 out of 5
Embarking was great. Made an appointment, was able to get right on.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food was great. Servers were wonderful. Nice, polite, remembered my daughters name.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The water slide was my daughters favorite. Was too cold for the pools. And the hot tubs weren't even warm for 2 days.


5 out of 5
Loved every single show by the Playlist group! Love trivia with Gary. The dance parties were fun.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
It was great. She is pretty shy so only left her there 3 dif times for 2 hours each.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and polite.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It was as clean as it could be with so many people on board. but i rubbed a babywipe across the leather couch in my room and it was completely black. I don't think they clean those couches at all.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was great. Except for the couch being dirty.

Ship tip

Try the Mongolian Wok on the first day. The last day the line took 45 minutes. Take your kids to the dance parties on Lido. They wil have more fun there then Camp Ocean and they can hear the music anyway.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
Live in Houston, so didn't really consider it a port of call because been there many times.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Was excellent. Very clean, cab service very organized. Did resort for a day at Playa Mia. My only complaint would be that the hot tub was cold. The place was clean and very beautiful.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved it. Loved the free bus to Progreso. All the shops were great. Very clean place.


1 out of 5
Horrible. Waited in hallway for hour, then moved to deck 5 to wait because they had to extend time for some reason. Then elevators stopped working and had to drag all luggage down the stairs to other elevators. Then they only turned on 1 elevator and could only take 6 of us out at a time. left room at 8 am and didn't get of boat til almost 11.
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