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This was our second cruise, our first was with Princess. The Good: *Entertainment is amazing and the shows are top notch, best I've seen on and off cruise ships. *Punchliner Comedy Club (18+) was amazing, we never missed the adult shows and they were all absurdly good. *Cabin was big, shower was hot, no complaints. *Steakhouse was to die for. *Our second restaurant crew was AMAZING (Led by *Embarking/Disembarking was super fast. The Meh: *The food at the buffet and general seating was mediocre. I wouldn't say it was bad because no cruise food is BAD....but it wasn't anything that blew me away. If you are expecting fine dining experience you probably won't be happy but you will at least be full. *The first restaurant staff we had completely forgot about us - they seem to be bogged down by four tables of 16 (we were a table of two stuck in the middle). Our waters weren't refilled once, nobody asked how everything was as it seemed they were constantly being called to other tables. Maybe not their fault, possibly a layout or assignment issue. We requested a table change and had the best staff ever. The Awful: *The people. Some of the arrogant selfishness I saw on this cruise made me almost embarrassed for the human race but there's nothing Carnival can do about this. Example is a couple groups of people plugging their nose and downing shot after shot at a Scotch Tasting event instead of listening to the staff talk about the different types was appalling. *I wasn't sure if it was a joke - the gym was the size of a closet and was pretty silly considering the ship has 4500 people.

Great Entertainment, Mediocre Food, Awful People

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by jvermast

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This was our second cruise, our first was with Princess.

The Good:

*Entertainment is amazing and the shows are top notch, best I've seen on and off cruise ships.

*Punchliner Comedy Club (18+) was amazing, we never missed the adult shows and they were all absurdly good.

*Cabin was big, shower was hot, no complaints.

*Steakhouse was to die for.

*Our second restaurant crew was AMAZING (Led by

*Embarking/Disembarking was super fast.

The Meh:

*The food at the buffet and general seating was mediocre. I wouldn't say it was bad because no cruise food is BAD....but it wasn't anything that blew me away. If you are expecting fine dining experience you probably won't be happy but you will at least be full.

*The first restaurant staff we had completely forgot about us - they seem to be bogged down by four tables of 16 (we were a table of two stuck in the middle). Our waters weren't refilled once, nobody asked how everything was as it seemed they were constantly being called to other tables. Maybe not their fault, possibly a layout or assignment issue. We requested a table change and had the best staff ever.

The Awful:

*The people. Some of the arrogant selfishness I saw on this cruise made me almost embarrassed for the human race but there's nothing Carnival can do about this. Example is a couple groups of people plugging their nose and downing shot after shot at a Scotch Tasting event instead of listening to the staff talk about the different types was appalling.

*I wasn't sure if it was a joke - the gym was the size of a closet and was pretty silly considering the ship has 4500 people.
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