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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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rangerdog
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,659 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Dream Review - June 5-12, 2016 - just returned Before I start the review, let me say that after 18 cruises, this was BY FAR the absolute BEST cruise we've had....the CD/staff/entertainment/casino/customer service, etc on the ... Read more
VALJEROME
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was our second trip on the dream as we sailed last april. my husband and 2 children( ages 10 and 13) were together on the 9th floor. this year we booked a balcony which was awesome, and we will never not have a balcony again. The ... Read more
IAkrs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Had been on Pride last year, this trip on Dream the staff didn't seem as helpful or friendly. The nightly entertainment was sub par, the production and costumes were so bad it was insulting. The service in the main dining room was slow ... Read more
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CRUZIN MOM 50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We decided to cruz on the Dream because we loved our experience summer of 2015. So we decided to cruise on the Dream two years in a row. But this year wasn't the same as our first experience. Rooms: There were two days our rooms were ... Read more
Txredneck52
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We Had an amazing trip aboard the Carnival Dream. There were ups and downs, and good and bad points but overall we cant really complain about anything. Embarkation: we purchased the faster to the fun package, personally we thought it ... Read more

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mccabeab
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was my 5th cruise and my husband's 6th. By far, the Carnival Dream was our favorite ship! We had an interior state room and for the 2 of us it was perfect. There was plenty of closet space, the bathroom was the perfect layout and the ... Read more
ms1337
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our first cruise, and we were also celebrating our honeymoon. I'm glad we picked the Dream! It's a massive ship with lots to do! Service: The service was excellent - the staff is polite and eager to help. They remember your ... Read more
Lindajoy44
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My first cruise and my early birthday present. I hear everyone talking about how nice some crusies are but this dream was like a nightmare. First of all, our rooms where not ready so we had to wait. Second of all the steward was lazy. He ... Read more
sailing away with u
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We had Faster to the fun and was in our room in no time. We stayed in 10275 our daughters stayed in 10277 on the Lido deck. We were able to open the connecting dividers on the deck, it was great. The cruise was wonderful, islands and ... Read more
TeresaEd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We have cruised 6 times with 5 times on Carnival. We chose this cruise on the Carnival Dream for out family reunion which was a Big mistake. The new assigned boarding times was a disaster and had to stand in a very small area in the heat ... Read more

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Evillynn1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was a group cruise planned for 2 yrs with close to 30 people traveling together. I have been on multiple cruise lines and am a repeat cruiser to Carnival. This was my first time leaving out of New Orleans. The luggage drop off at ... Read more
stephkd
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our first cruise. We chose this ship because we live in New Orleans. We chose this particular cruise because it included a stop in Jamaica. We had a check in time of 10-10:30. We got downtown around 9:45, but by the time we ... Read more
djcynt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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

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kadams45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
6 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
comet and sandy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have been on many cruises mostly carnival but one RCL and two NCL. My husband and I were traveling with my sister and her husband spring break week. We picked the dream because it was a different port for us, New Orleans seemed like a ... Read more
rkrkbjhc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 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
28 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

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Zuessam
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
11 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
12 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
4 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
Dusk2DawnLA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 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
11 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

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