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Overall my stay on the Carnival dream was excellent. The food was fantastic, we ate in the steak house a number of times and throughly enjoyed it! The staff was always friendly, especially the bartenders at the Lanai bar who kept us laughing throughout the night! The ports were enjoyable (Roatan, Cozumel and Belize) and we did 2 excursions that were alot of fun.However, the tender to get off the boat in Belize was disorganized and we waited on a staircase for 30 minutes before even getting on the tender boat. The cruise ship had to leave at least 1 hour behind schedule as the tenders were not frequent enough to handle the large number of people coming back from excursions. My major complaint was that during the sea days the boat was VERY crowded. I went out at 9am to try and get 2 chairs near the pool for my fiance and I and could not as all the chairs were occupied with beach bags, towels and books (not necessarily people). Everywhere we went had huge lines (buffet, shopping on the main deck, the waterslides) and it seemed that there was not enough space for the number of people aboard. I didn't even attempt to get into the pool as there were always children jumping in and splashing (with no discouragement from the staff or parents...despite children jumping directly on me or throwing a football in my face). I understand that kids need to play, but I would have appreciated a place to go that was quiet...even the hot tubs were packed with kids splashing and diving. The adult only area of the boat had little to attract and did not have a pool.

Crowded!

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by jessicaleblanc

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Porthole
Overall my stay on the Carnival dream was excellent. The food was fantastic, we ate in the steak house a number of times and throughly enjoyed it! The staff was always friendly, especially the bartenders at the Lanai bar who kept us laughing throughout the night! The ports were enjoyable (Roatan, Cozumel and Belize) and we did 2 excursions that were alot of fun.However, the tender to get off the boat in Belize was disorganized and we waited on a staircase for 30 minutes before even getting on the tender boat. The cruise ship had to leave at least 1 hour behind schedule as the tenders were not frequent enough to handle the large number of people coming back from excursions.

My major complaint was that during the sea days the boat was VERY crowded. I went out at 9am to try and get 2 chairs near the pool for my fiance and I and could not as all the chairs were occupied with beach bags, towels and books (not necessarily people). Everywhere we went had huge lines (buffet, shopping on the main deck, the waterslides) and it seemed that there was not enough space for the number of people aboard. I didn't even attempt to get into the pool as there were always children jumping in and splashing (with no discouragement from the staff or parents...despite children jumping directly on me or throwing a football in my face). I understand that kids need to play, but I would have appreciated a place to go that was quiet...even the hot tubs were packed with kids splashing and diving. The adult only area of the boat had little to attract and did not have a pool.
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Porthole
Cabin PT 2477
We ended up in the wheelchair accessible room, therefore it was twice the size of the other cabins! Very spacious, and we enjoyed having the 2nd porthole!
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