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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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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
6 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
11 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
PepDoccruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship was very nice although the décor was a little outdated - reminded me of the 70's! We stayed in an inside cabin, was adequate.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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
CarribeantravelCielo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We decided to take this trip to see how Carnival Dream compared to the other Carnival cruise ships. We booked the 7 day cruise with the Grand Suite (7317) and and 2 interior rooms to accommodate other family members on our trip with us. ... Read more
charlipeppers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
1,006 forum post
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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shawnwhittaker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is my 4th cruise, all with Carnival. I brought my family for my anniversary and Thanksgiving. We wanted to bring our young kids to Grand Cayman, where we got married on a Carnival Cruise, to show them where we got married. The ... Read more
R2TJL174
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was our second cruise on the Carnival line, first on the Dream. After our experience on the Carnival Dream, we will never sail Carnival again. Food was sub-par. What was being served in the buffet was being served in the restaurant. ... Read more
groovybear06
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I have traveled alot and I have never written a review however I felt I should for this trip. First, the interior rooms were tiny. A queen bed with 2 fold down bunks from the ceiling with uncomfortable mattresses. I hit my head on the bunk ... Read more
shuckabyr
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was my 5th Carnival cruise and my wifes first. I promised her nothing short of an unbelievable experience. I cannot apologize enough to my wife for the disappointment that began almost immediately. We boarded the Dream, found our ... Read more
Jagged.Shard
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the first time of cruising with Carnival having been with numerous other cruise lines. We were somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer size of the boat - but we expected this having done some basic research beforehand. The firs thing ... Read more

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