Carnival Dream Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Carnival x
Carnival Dream x
Carnival Dream
Member Rating
72% Loved It
Cruise Critic Rating
4.0 Editor's Rating

1,495 Carnival Dream Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
691
Very Good
344
Average
227
Poor
129
Terrible
51
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
623
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
149
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
111
Holiday Cruises
Holiday Cruises
48
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
TeresaEd
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
Evillynn1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
17 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
MexicoCruzinMomma
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
59 forum posts
This is our second cruise with this itinerary on the same ship, so we had a really relaxing time even with our 7 1/2 year old with us. This review is just to highlight a few parts of this cruise as we kept pretty low key...and this cruise ... Read more
djcynt
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 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

Compare Prices on Carnival Dream Cruises

house_elf
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
18 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
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
kadams45
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
gfriz76@hotmail.com
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
love carnival, they give you the best value for you money. they always gives us a fun cruise. out of 20 cruises we have never had a bad cruise with them. we have cruised royal and Norwegian and have found we get more with carnival. our ... Read more
estillcrew@aol.com
1 review
7 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

Compare Prices on Carnival Dream Cruises

comet and sandy
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
29 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
Zuessam
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
12 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

Compare Prices on Carnival Dream Cruises

Jacee and Stephen
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
27 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
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
cruisedogatl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
10 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

Compare Prices on Carnival Dream Cruises

sunluvertoo
Member Since 2010
1 review
22 forum posts
13 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
Bob W Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 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
15 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
10 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
13 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

Compare Prices on Carnival Dream Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Carnival Dream deals up to 82% off:

November Deals
Carnival Dream 72% Loved It

 
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean
See all Carnival Dream Deals >>