4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We had an amazing time on the Carnival Dream. The staff was amazing. We loved all the bartenders, when you passed staff members they always greeted you with a smile. Our most favorite was our waitress Olivia. She was beyond amazing and we ... Read More
We had an amazing time on the Carnival Dream. The staff was amazing. We loved all the bartenders, when you passed staff members they always greeted you with a smile. Our most favorite was our waitress Olivia. She was beyond amazing and we made sure to ask for her every night. If you are ever on the dream and eat in the cremson dining be sure to ask for her. Food was good some days and not so great other days, but their was always something you could find to eat that you would like. The only problem I had was some peoples children walking around with their foul language mouths and rude, which is not carnivals problem but the parents problem. Loved the comedy shows, they played movies at night on the lido deck, they had an 80s party and a mega deck party. Overall, we had an amazing time and will definitely do it again. The only bummer was we couldn't go to mahogany bay because of the bad weather Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2011
We have just come back from a back to back Carnival cruise and had a wonderful time. I wont go over what everyone else has already written, but apart from the air con being too cool inside the ship , the second weeks entertainment the same ... Read More
We have just come back from a back to back Carnival cruise and had a wonderful time. I wont go over what everyone else has already written, but apart from the air con being too cool inside the ship , the second weeks entertainment the same as the first weeks, and the same menu in the dining room, everything the cruise had to offer was wonderful. Our carnival trips ashore were informative and exactly what we expected and wanted. We did book through Bernard's tours in St Marten and would recommend this thoroughly. Slim our guide was wonderful, fun and helpful in every way. Our Belize trip down the river Wallace, the mayan ruins, and the trip into the jungle was so exciting. Where else would you get Manatees, dolphins, monkeys, crocs,iguanas, in the wild, all in the one place. Definitely worth the trip. Our stateroom was lovely, clean, airy and roomy and we would recommend the cove balcony which is nearest the sea to see the flying fish and the dolphins! Unfortunately our balcony had to be closed for a couple of nights because of a storm, but were soon opened again when it was safe. The meals in the Scarlet dining room were lovely and our waiters Florenza and Keelan....probably spelled wrong......were the best. Nothing was too much trouble for them . The same goes for Leonardo our steward. Nice man, very quick and efficient. Loved the serenity deck, free of children.....a lovely place to relax between trips. The American people as a whole were extremely friendly to us Brits and always willing to have a chat, nice people and very helpful in lots of ways. In the two weeks my husband and I are proud to announce that we win the trivia quiz THREE times. !!! Despite the fact that some teams had five in them to our two....... Three golden ships on a stick were our precious prizes, and they are on prominent display in our house!!! Lovely staff, lovely meals, lovely trips,lovely weather (except for a couple of days )lovely clean ship, and decent entertainment, what more could you want on holiday ! We had it all ! Thank you Dream..... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2011
My husband gave me a wonderful birthday gift last yr aboard the Carnival Dream. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival, 10th over all. Carnival out did themselves with the Dream. The ship was amazing, lots of fun, the staff was fabulous ... Read More
My husband gave me a wonderful birthday gift last yr aboard the Carnival Dream. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival, 10th over all. Carnival out did themselves with the Dream. The ship was amazing, lots of fun, the staff was fabulous and the rooms were fabulous. I loved the new figuration of the bathrooms.. No longer do they feel like a closet. There we a few cons... My hubby and I love a cool room and we had a hard time getting our room to cool down the whole week we were on board. Also we feel that Carnival has lowered it standard for food quality. It just seems that Carnival has had to cut corners which I understand and they cut those corners in the food quality department. Now I do love that on the Lido deck along with the buffet there is several different types of food choices including a burrito bar with homemade tortillas.. Pasta bar which is FABULOUS! Just about every type of food you would want.. At breakfast time on the Lido deck you can get omelets made to order or eggs how ever you want them.. BUT you are going to wait in a very long line! Yes we had a rocking ship at times BUT we had some very bad storms that we went thru and was very happy with how the staff handled everyone doing those storms... The entertainment staff was wonderful we had a great time.. My Son and Daughter-in-law had cake and champagne sent to our table for my birthday.. The staff was AMAZING and had such a wonderful time.. Over all we had a wonderful time and I would DIFINTELY recommend the Carnival DREAM too everyone that will listen.. Thank you forgiving this chance to express my opinion! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2011
This was our 2nd cruise aboard the Carnival Dream. We boarded her out of Port Canaveral which is very convenient for us living here in Central Florida. Our first cruise was December, 2009, when Carnival had a one-time 9-day itinerary and ... Read More
This was our 2nd cruise aboard the Carnival Dream. We boarded her out of Port Canaveral which is very convenient for us living here in Central Florida. Our first cruise was December, 2009, when Carnival had a one-time 9-day itinerary and this cruise was a 7-day with a few of the ports. The only complaint back in 2009 and in September, 2011, is that the ship's food court on the Lido Deck is not large enough to accommodate a ship with so many passengers. The staff can't (or don't) get the tables cleared fast enough to eliminate the confusion of passengers standing around waiting for tables. We are Milestone Rewards Carnival cruises so we get VIP service. This was the first time we tried the "Your Time Dining" and it was wonderful. Our first night we gave the dining room hostess our stateroom number, requesting a 2T (table for two) and we were taken to a lovely little alcove where there were four tables for two - it overlooked the first floor of the formal dining room. Our servers were excellent. The food? Well, we have trouble ordering food we can't pronounce but we did find the 'comfort' food selection was very good for the nights we didn't want to order from the menu of the night. We did not make it to Nassau as the hurricane was too close so the captain took us further south toward Cuba and we went on to St. Thomas. In 2009 we stayed in a suite which was nice. This time we booked a regular balcony which was more than adequate. My husband is a smoker and never smokes in the stateroom so the balcony is perfect for him. Most all the cruiselines are prohibiting smoking in staterooms without the passengers having to pay upwards of $250 cleaning fee. The cleaning fee in most cases would be cheaper than upgrading to a balcony but we do prefer the luxury of sitting outside as we cruise - particularly at night. We would recommend this ship to families and it would be great for reunions, as well. I don't know that we will board her again any time soon even though the port is so convenient and, we have been on so many cruises, east/west doesn't matter...we are beginning to take longer cruises to far away places. We'll see how that pans out. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2010
We have 12 Carnival cruises with many of their new ships, so looked forward to Dream. But we were saddened by the overcrowding of nearly 4000 passengers. There were 2700 past guests onboard. Carnival did not handle this as well as they ... Read More
We have 12 Carnival cruises with many of their new ships, so looked forward to Dream. But we were saddened by the overcrowding of nearly 4000 passengers. There were 2700 past guests onboard. Carnival did not handle this as well as they could and as a result, we cannot say it was an excellent cruise, but only a good one. The ship is magnificent but the crowding detracted from every aspect of the cruise. We did notice an occasional smell of sewage but could not say it was offensive, only most unusual for any cruise ship, especially one so new. Our cabin was on deck 7 with a balcony and was what we expected from past Carnival cruises. The cabin service was excellent. Over all we had a very good time but with better management it would have been excellent. We are Platinum status with Carnival and their handling of us both entering and departing the ship was very good. Only the past guest party was a let down. While we can recommend Dream, be careful if you do not like big crowds. The shows were outstanding but you needed to get to the Encore lounge at least 45 minuets in advance to get a seat! Read Less
Carnival Dream Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 4.3
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 3.5 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.5 3.6
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates 3.0 4.1

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