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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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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
8 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
NitaBcruising
Member Since 2002
1 review
22,806 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

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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
5 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
52 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
hippieC4
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was my family's third cruise on CCL. The first two were on the Conquest. I am not a very social person, so I was a little concerned about this ship holding 3600 passengers. I have read many people's reviews that claimed there was not ... Read more

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PepDoccruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was very nice although the décor was a little outdated - reminded me of the 70's! We stayed in an inside cabin, was adequate. The steward was fantastic as was all the other crew members. We had early dining so that ... Read more
anjo2
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I read some of the other reviews and cannot believe we were on the same cruise. While the other reviewers were unhappy, we had a very good experience. We have taken numerous cruises on Royal Carribean, Norwegian, Holland America, and ... Read more
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phillyron
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I totally believe you get what you pay for. Being avid and seasoned cruisers (19+ times on Royal, Celebrity, Norwegian, Princess, Holland America), this has to be the worse cruise overall that my wife and I have ever been on! Our choice ... Read more
KTUnderwood
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We sailed on the first half of the Journey's cruise - embarked in New Orleans, disembarked and then flew home from San Juan. Have gold status with carnival and have sailed on a number of other carnival cruises. This by far was our least ... Read more
joew44
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to try the Journey experience since it promised a lot of extras. So we did the back to back cruises beginning and ending in New Orleans a total of 21 days. Our last experience on Carnival was the Miracle to Mexico out of ... Read more

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ehogan
Member Since 2005
19 reviews
715 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
CARNIVAL DREAM REVIEW Our Carnival Dream cruise was an eleven plus ten day back to back Caribbean cruise in January 2016. The pricing of this cruise was our main reason for travelling since we have done similar itineraries in the past. ... Read more
vesselinv
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Third time cruising with Carnival and it turned out to be quite disappointing. In a nutshell, the one port stop, St Maarten, I was really looking forward to was cancelled because the captain thought the seas were rough even though 4 other ... Read more
mr jimmy
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
96 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I travelled with my brother and his wife on the 11-day out of NOLA. Check in was the most efficient and expedient that I have seen after 8 cruises from NOLA. On the boat and our room was not ready, although we had a Grand ... Read more
cruisingfamily19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This our 3rd cruise with carnival -food was very average, one less stop as the we could not dock at St Maarten. In my opinion you need to have a backup plan for things like that. Staff were all awesome, each and every one of the staff ... Read more
ledodeck01
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
60 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Once again, Carnival delivered its standard “value for money” cruise. The Dream is a nicely maintained vessel. It is not my favorite Carnival ship however. Although a sister ship to the Breeze, it does not have a Guy's Burger ... Read more

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Allie67
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We (husband and two teenage daughters) have sailed many times on Carnival (10) and only once on another cruise line. We like the relaxed atmosphere on Carnival so we just keep going when we can. We sailed out of New Orleans so we drove ... Read more
RobinKY
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
187 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our 3rd CCL cruise and the biggest ship we have been on to date. It is very nice with lots of stuff to do for everyone. Service in all facets is great. Kids loved the slides, basketball court and food. They loved getting pizza ... Read more
charlipeppers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We embarked via New Orleans on Carnival Dream on 12-6-15. We went to Roatan, Belize & Cozumel. First of all- the process to get into the port via Security check points is long, tedious and you are standing with your carry on bags ... Read more
AlfieVWP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Thanksgiving cruise (all with Carnival). We had 17 people in our party as we planned the trip with our extended family. I am sure others in the party will be pushing for another cruise line for next year. We have ... Read more
LHARTWICK
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
965 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 2nd time on the Dream. She has definitely aged in the two years since we last sailed on her, but still a good ship. Had a good time, but overall wasn't our best cruise. PRE-CRUISE: Stayed at the Comfort Suites at the NOLA ... Read more

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