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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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kingtut
Member Since 2007
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
First off you need a GPS for New Orleans. We stayed at Comfort Suites in Harvey great clean place to stay will be back there, when we visit New Orleans again. Booked our first Cove balcony it was great .Cabin 2353 I could have called this ... Read more
tucsonjim
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As long time cruisers, we have gravitated to another of the lines as our "go to" provider. When a group cruise on the Dream presented itself, we decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, Carnival reinforced the low expectations ... Read more
TiggerJeffrey
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had a great time, found that the food was good BUT I wasn't a fan of the maitre d'. Likely the attempt at a floor show and entertainment is to induce us in the early dinner seating to move along. That was successful if not annoying. Food ... Read more
Sherman793
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
236 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well I know inquiring minds want to know about the new Journey cruises, so I will share some highlights. This is our first Carnival cruise in 6 years and just my husband and I, (56 and 46 yrs old) cruised. We have been cruising Royal for ... Read more
dicap99
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
83 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Even after a great price break, I would not recommend this cruise / ship to a friend. Pros * staff attitude and service orientation (excellent) Cons * Embarkation - the worst I have ever experienced (being silver or ... Read more

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cruisedreamer2
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I always read the reviews on Cruise Critic and appreciate the authors who take their time to write them, so I promised myself that I would do the same when I returned from our recent 21 day back to back cruise out of New Orleans on the ... Read more
rhalt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The crew were so nice, they always greeted us in the hallways. The food and service was very good. Cabin was perfect. Each evening the dining room had on the menu an appetizer that was a little daring. I loved the experience of eating ... Read more
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LoloS
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We have had some negative experiences with Carnival cruises in the past so we decided to approach this cruise with very low expectations. That seems to have paid off because we were pleasantly surprised by this cruise. The staff was very ... Read more
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Talk2sooz
Member Since 2014
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Great cruise, nice long stops in Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel. Food was good, service great but had I known I could choose 'your time' to eat we would have. I enjoy having the same servers but did not like getting seated in a booth all ... Read more
ldedier
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I been on a number of cruises, with Carnival this one was not so great, they cabins was lacking a number of things broken and not maintained. My biggest issue was the entertainment was lacking typically you have trouble finding time to do ... Read more

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Iheart2cruise
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This is our 5th cruise. It's number three with Carnival. First Husband and I are a 'roll with it ' kind of couple. We definitely don't sweat the small stuff. We enjoyed the Dream and what it had to offer. She's a little lived in and ... Read more
Dpw134
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I'm a realist. I think there will be problems anywhere you go if you want to find them. That being said, cabin 9400 had a definite sewer smell off and on during the duration of our trip. We complained, they pretended to care. Yea, the ... Read more
Jimmy Eason
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
WE have cruised nearly all the ships owned by Carnival. This is our 22nd year of cruising Carnival. It all started when we went to casino. The stench was so bad that 200 feet from casino the smell was overpowering. The stink could be ... Read more
LSU Engineer
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you hate crowds and long lines, then this might not be the ship (or cruise line) for you. However, here are some tips to avoid the worst parts: - Avoid the buffet area ("The Gathering", "Pasta Bella") altogether. ... Read more
Bucknerfamily
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We just returned from a great cruise on the carnival dream. It was myself my husband our 2 year old daughter, my parents, my two sisters and my 3 year old nephew. We all had balcony rooms on deck 10 and 11. Embarkation was a breeze we got ... Read more

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djsmith34
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We spent 7 days on the Dream and had to endure sewer gasses all week. Three out of the 7 nights I woke up nauseated by the oder. We told our Stuart about it and his answer was to sleep with the balcony door open. I called guest services ... Read more
vanvorousr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship overall is ok however it needs cleaning and updating and excursion people need training. The Bad - We had room 9400. That is directly below the Lido deck where they are constantly banging around. From midnight to 3 am ... Read more
jvermast
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise, our first was with Princess. The Good: *Entertainment is amazing and the shows are top notch, best I've seen on and off cruise ships. *Punchliner Comedy Club (18+) was amazing, we never missed the ... Read more
Kms1282
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I recently went on my first cruise in August and firmly believe there is no better way to travel. I went on the carnival dream and was accompanied by the friendliest staff that you could imagine. There is something for everyone. If you ... Read more
NWACruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked the cruise to celebrate our 29th Anniversary and 30 wonderful years of being a couple. We chose the dream because the port was easy to get to and we enjoy visiting New Orleans. We also have not been on a Dream Class ship. ... Read more

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jterry
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We just came from our vacation on the Dream sailing to the Western Caribbean. I had spent some time reading the reviews prior to our trip so will provide feedback based on some of what others have been saying. Overall I thought the ... Read more
DarLiz
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We hadn't cruised in 10 years so wasn't sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The ship was clean and the staff was friendly and always helpful. The food at the Scarlet Restaurant, the buffets, deli and Bar B Que was hot, fresh ... Read more
Adia.niccile
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
I travelled with a mixed group that travels together yearly. It is approx 40 of us that cruise yearly. I travel with my 16yo son and 12yo daughter. Honestly, The Dream was the worst cruise experience we've had. We started in New Orleans at ... Read more
CanmoreCruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
As a frequent cruise traveler, having traveled on over 8 different cruise lines over the years I must say this cruise has been the most disappointing. This was my first time on Carnival and I believe it will be my last. Most of my issues ... Read more
jessicaleblanc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Overall my stay on the Carnival dream was excellent. The food was fantastic, we ate in the steak house a number of times and throughly enjoyed it! The staff was always friendly, especially the bartenders at the Lanai bar who kept us ... Read more

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