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My husband and I just returned yesterday from our 7 day cruise on the Carnival Dream. It was the first cruise for us together and since we didn't take a honeymoon in June 2016, we decided to make this our honeymoon trip. We loved everything about the ship and we got a balcony room so that we could relax on the balcony in the mornings before starting our day and in the evenings after a long day of entertainment to unwind. Only 1 major problem...the cabin below ours had a smoker and YES, he was smoking on the balcony, which is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. We reported it the second night and the next day, he was there again smoking. I actually saw him with cigarette in hand and called to complain again. The next day, a crew member came to our cabin to check to see if they could figure out what cabin it was, as they had gone to other cabins and found no evidence of smoking or they knocked on the door and no one answered. So, I went on my Carnival Hub app, which is awesome, by the way, and looked to see where our cabin was and counted from the elevator how may cabins it was to get the cabin number below ours. We contacted guest services once more when we yet again encountered the SMOKER on the balcony and this time gave them the cabin number. Well, needless to say that nothing was ever done since yesterday morning he was there yet again SMOKING on the balcony-which my husband now has photo evidence. I am appalled that the crew on this ship did not know what cabin was below ours and that nothing could be done about this guest smoking on the balcony. My balcony that I was looking forward to enjoying became a nightmare. I asked on this forum before I left about a clothing steamer and found that it was prohibited due to being a fire hazard; however, smoking on a balcony or having an open flame (lighter) anywhere on a ship with 3000 guest is allowed. This however, as upsetting as it was, was not going to ruin my honeymoon, so we just hoped and prayed that the ship would not go up in flames and we made the most of the time we were on the ship. Guys burgers was amazing and the pizza was out of this world. The shows were impecable with the production of Flick so well done. Mathew was awesome as Flick as well as the other performers. Our cruise director, The Flying Scotsman was so full of energy and made the cruise so much fun. We loved all the crew who serviced our cabin and provided excellent care with our needs. Aside from the smoking issue this was a great first cruise for my new husband and I together.

VERY DISAPPOINTED ABOUT SMOKING ON BALCONY!!!

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by erically

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My husband and I just returned yesterday from our 7 day cruise on the Carnival Dream. It was the first cruise for us together and since we didn't take a honeymoon in June 2016, we decided to make this our honeymoon trip. We loved everything about the ship and we got a balcony room so that we could relax on the balcony in the mornings before starting our day and in the evenings after a long day of entertainment to unwind. Only 1 major problem...the cabin below ours had a smoker and YES, he was smoking on the balcony, which is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. We reported it the second night and the next day, he was there again smoking. I actually saw him with cigarette in hand and called to complain again. The next day, a crew member came to our cabin to check to see if they could figure out what cabin it was, as they had gone to other cabins and found no evidence of smoking or they knocked on the door and no one answered. So, I went on my Carnival Hub app, which is awesome, by the way, and looked to see where our cabin was and counted from the elevator how may cabins it was to get the cabin number below ours. We contacted guest services once more when we yet again encountered the SMOKER on the balcony and this time gave them the cabin number. Well, needless to say that nothing was ever done since yesterday morning he was there yet again SMOKING on the balcony-which my husband now has photo evidence. I am appalled that the crew on this ship did not know what cabin was below ours and that nothing could be done about this guest smoking on the balcony. My balcony that I was looking forward to enjoying became a nightmare. I asked on this forum before I left about a clothing steamer and found that it was prohibited due to being a fire hazard; however, smoking on a balcony or having an open flame (lighter) anywhere on a ship with 3000 guest is allowed. This however, as upsetting as it was, was not going to ruin my honeymoon, so we just hoped and prayed that the ship would not go up in flames and we made the most of the time we were on the ship.

Guys burgers was amazing and the pizza was out of this world. The shows were impecable with the production of Flick so well done. Mathew was awesome as Flick as well as the other performers. Our cruise director, The Flying Scotsman was so full of energy and made the cruise so much fun. We loved all the crew who serviced our cabin and provided excellent care with our needs. Aside from the smoking issue this was a great first cruise for my new husband and I together.
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Cabin 8E 9295
Our cabin was very nice and the balcony was nice until we had a smoker directly below us. We reported it for several days and even after seeing the man with a cigarette in his hand hanging off the balcony, guest services could not seem to find out which cabin was directly below our cabin. Our cabin however was very well maintained and out stewart Agus was amazing. He handled our every need.
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