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We’ve only been on 1 other Carnival cruise. It’s typically not our first choice of cruise lines. Positives: clean staterooms, Seafood Shack was fabulous, staff was attentive. Lunch deserts were out of this world. Comedy was entertaining. Negatives: Excursions were poorly described. Based on descriptions, We were disappointed. Not enough pool chairs Pool area was overcrowded Entertainment was really bad, really bad. Let me say that again, really bad. We wer never greeted when we came aboard. We didn’t know how to get a card to enter our room Disembarkation took forever. Carnival missed the opportunity to improve the customers experience by making the excursions clearer, choosing better productions, offering more onboard activities, flexible dinning times, greeting upon boarding ship, disembarkation quicker, offering more buffet areas instead of just 2 ( the lines were insane). This was not a bad cruise, was average based on experiences we have assess from past cruise lines. We’ve had fabulous cruises and average cruises.

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Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Punx

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We’ve only been on 1 other Carnival cruise. It’s typically not our first choice of cruise lines.

Positives: clean staterooms, Seafood Shack was fabulous, staff was attentive. Lunch deserts were out of this world.

Comedy was entertaining.

Negatives:

Excursions were poorly described. Based on descriptions, We were disappointed.

Not enough pool chairs

Pool area was overcrowded

Entertainment was really bad, really bad. Let me say that again, really bad.

We wer never greeted when we came aboard. We didn’t know how to get a card to enter our room

Disembarkation took forever.

Carnival missed the opportunity to improve the customers experience by making the excursions clearer, choosing better productions, offering more onboard activities, flexible dinning times, greeting upon boarding ship, disembarkation quicker, offering more buffet areas instead of just 2 ( the lines were insane). This was not a bad cruise, was average based on experiences we have assess from past cruise lines. We’ve had fabulous cruises and average cruises.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin 8E 9394
Clean. Steward was responsive and friendly.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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