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Carrying nearly 700 more passengers than its predecessors, 2009's 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream is the first of three ships in Carnival Cruise Lines' Dream class. (Carnival Magic and Carnival Breeze are the ...
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djcynt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I felt the need to leave a review about this cruise because there are quite a few things that seems to have changed with Carnival cruise lines and I figured someone needed to say something. My hubby and I decided to take this particular ... Read more
house_elf
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just returned from a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Dream, sailed out of New Orleans. Our party included myself and my husband (both 28), our 2-year-old daughter, and my parents (my mom just retired and this was our ... Read more
Da Captain
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 2nd time on the Dream, with the first being last year. They changed the menu this year and for us it wasn't for the better. you have the standard pizza & ice cream that you can't go wrong and the Salad buffet gave plenty ... Read more
kadams45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
went on a 7 day cruise to celebrate my 60 birthday, our 30 wedding ann, and a family vacation, here is a list of my problems 1. problems getting my room key to work right took us over 3x going to guest services to get the problems fix ... Read more
estillcrew@aol.com
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Carnival never disappoints. The food was great, the comedians were great, the shows were average, and the staff was exceptional! Shout out to Tina, our cabin steward, who went out of her way to make my bed comfortable and to Veronika, the ... Read more

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rkrkbjhc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We have been loyal Carnival customers since 1994, however our cruise last week changed all of that. We have sailed on several other lines but always chose Carnival when traveling with family. We booked four cabins on the Carnival Dream ... Read more
mrsfrisby
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was the 6th Carnival Cruise I have been on, and might be the last. I've cruised the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean multiple times, and have always been pleased with Carnival. This cruise might have been so awful due to the spring ... Read more
Zuessam
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I read a lot of reviews before the cruise and as usual if you are the type of person that complains about everything do not go on a cruise. Carnival Dream is a large ship but is very crowded. There are always lines at every eating station ... Read more
tkportersat
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
5,069 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Prior to the cruise we stayed at the Hampton Inn Harvey. Had a nice dinner at New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company and then pretty much hunkered down in the room for rest after our 8 hour drive from Texas. The Hampton was clean ... Read more
Jacee and Stephen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Workers deserve the credit for the success of the cruise due to high seas, rain, deck closings due to safety. ALL WORKERS were fantastic in manners in my company. Not a single complaint. They deserved their tips. Ok- Carnival: ... Read more

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Dusk2DawnLA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
This was my first Carnival cruise but I have been on six (6) other cruises. I have never had the experience on any other cruise before. My friends and I decided we wanted to go on a cruise. All together there were eight of us; four of ... Read more
kristinequeen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I will start off with the only positive about the Carnival Dream. They have on sea days a late breakfast in the tacky dining room from 8am-1pm. Do not go on this cruise if you do not smoke. Casino and night clubs are full on smoking but ... Read more
cruisedogatl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Our cabin, 6444, was directly above the Calinte Night Club. The pounding sound from the subwoofer started every night at 10:30 and would continue non-stop until 2 or 3 a.m. the following morning. Don't ask me why they don't have the ... Read more
Jcurryflyfisher
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my third cruise, all on Carnival. Last was on Magic out of Galveston last January. Same ports, Roatan, Belize, and Cozumel. Chose balcony cabin 8383. Starboard side. Ate in Crimson dining, steward was Louie. Had fttf this ... Read more
sunluvertoo
Member Since 2010
1 review
20 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are in our mid 50's and have taken 11 cruises on 5 different cruise lines RCCL, Celebrity, Princess, Holland, this was my second Carnival cruise, the first was 5 years ago on the Victory out of San Juan which we loved. I had low ... Read more

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Bob W Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
This is the first time I felt the need to write a review about a cruise I took. I have taken 17 cruises on 7 different cruise lines with the first one on the Homes Line Oceanic in the late 1970's. For me cruising has always been an ... Read more
Dean Macabelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was a family trip. Six siblings on my husband's side and their spouses/significant others cruised together. Most of us were in our 50s and 60s. We all converged on the Holiday Inn West Bank from various places in the USA on ... Read more
er9900
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our third and last carnival cruise. Carnival Dream was everything but, the staff was rude in the main dining room after we asked the maître d if we were going to be served after waiting a very long time for our dinner, ... Read more
burpeeking
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This is my first review of any Cruise lines, from the others we have done, I have never felt the need to write a review until now. This is our 3rd Carnival Cruise and while everything was "fine" it just didn't hold up to any of ... Read more
AliciaRM
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my first cruise, and after this one it's definitely not going to be my last! This ship is so BIG and so NICE! Our room steward, Christine, was absolutely wonderful! The drinks did not lack alcohol. The service in the dining room ... Read more

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NitaBcruising
Member Since 2002
1 review
22,741 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I hadn't cruised Carnival for 6 years. I think their older ships were hard to navigate, plus kind of neon gaudy. Also, the 7 night and shorter cruises have too many kids and drinking young adults. This time I went with a friend, there were ... Read more
reds cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Many changes on the Carnival Dream since we cruised on it in 2015. Now you have to sign a form saying when you want your room cleaned, in the morning or in the evening. Apparently they don't do both times any longer. We have been on 6 ... Read more
oOChiefOo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our 3rd carnival cruise. Although I consider the 1st 2 overall better experiences, the dream was still a lot of fun and would do it again in a heartbeat. As usual the food was great, the port experiences were great, the activities ... Read more
poppabj
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Was reading some other cruisers reviews about the food on the ship, They didnt like the buffet and dining room food. Well my experience was that we were served in the dining area by a staff that was second to none,and we were served ... Read more
grillinchillin
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We got an amazing players club deal out of New Orleans and took off on a 7 day cruise to Key West, Freeport and Nassau. The only real cons of the trip were OBC and the weather (Not a Carnival issue - it's a January issue!). Windy and ... Read more

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