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We booked this cruise as the most affordable option over the Holidays. Having sailed Disney and RC previously, was not sure what to expect with Carnival. We ended up having a fantastic time and will definitely sail Carnival again. Ship and Cabin were both great. Our room steward kept our room clean and was very friendly, knew us all by name. We ate lunch in the buffet and main dining room, food was just ok.... However, our md server more than made up for it. "Number One" our server was awesome and paid extra attention to our kids. We could never get a reservation at the steakhouse. Entertainment was not as good as Disney, but thought it was better than RC. We enjoyed all the ports, but would probably not visit Belize again. Cozumel and Roatan were both amazing. All in all, a great cruise for the price and now a Carnival fan!9

Great Holiday Cruise!

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by mbennett

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We booked this cruise as the most affordable option over the Holidays. Having sailed Disney and RC previously, was not sure what to expect with Carnival. We ended up having a fantastic time and will definitely sail Carnival again. Ship and Cabin were both great. Our room steward kept our room clean and was very friendly, knew us all by name. We ate lunch in the buffet and main dining room, food was just ok.... However, our md server more than made up for it. "Number One" our server was awesome and paid extra attention to our kids. We could never get a reservation at the steakhouse. Entertainment was not as good as Disney, but thought it was better than RC. We enjoyed all the ports, but would probably not visit Belize again. Cozumel and Roatan were both amazing. All in all, a great cruise for the price and now a Carnival fan!9
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin 8F 9224
Balcony cabin, deck 9, forward. Was very quiet and clean. The shower repeatedly flooded the floor, but this is due to poor design. Room steward was excellent.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Air Boat Tour
    Husband and teenage daughter did the excursion alone. Said they had a good time. My youngest son and I shopped in the port and went back to the ship
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  • Beach
    Booked a beach day at Maya Chan. All inclusive and absolutely perfect. This was a fantastic way to spend the day! Fabulous food and drinks, beach was perfect and service was incredible.
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  • Jeep Tour
    Booked outside the cruise line again, and had a wonderful time. Julio with the jeep rider excursions showed us a great time. Tequila tasting, two of the most beautiful beach spots I have every seen and then snorkeling and lunch at a great place. Would love to spend more time in Cozumel.
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  • New Orleans
    Embarking was very hectic on arrival and busy. However, it was organized. Did take longer than usual to board.
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  • Roatan
    We hired a cab driver to give us a tour of Roatan and it was great! 4 of us for $100 and he spent the entire day with us showing us around and had great information. Took us to Henry Morgan beach to enjoy swimming and lunch. Overall was a great time. Moses in Roatan is awesome. Also made it to the cruiseline private beach and thought it was very nice.
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