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Carnival Dream
Carnival Dream
Member Name: RnR cruiser
Cruise Date: November 2012
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: 7C
Cabin Number: 2297
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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First Time on Carnival
My husband & I & took this cruise for my birthday. We were accompanied by another couple who were 1st time cruisers. We are all 65+ and this was our first time on Carnival. We are Florida residents so we drove 1 1/2 hrs. to the port. Great experience, no problem at all. We parked off the port about 3 mi. away & we were at the pier in no time. Carnival really knows how to embark their passengers. They have many check-in stations & we were on the ship in 10 minutes--no waiting in line.

We were on deck 2 in a cove balcony cabin, which I thought was very good. It was sufficient for 2 people and we would do it again. Deck 2 is convenient because it is only 1 deck down from the dining room & is also near the atrium, the theater, & the gangway.

We thought the cabin & the whole ship was very clean, a big + in my book.

The entertainment, on the whole, I would rate fair to good. The theater's sound system is way too loud. We went to the adult comedy shows a couple of times & enjoyed it. The atrium also had some good singers & music for dancing.

Now for the dining--We had the any time dining, a first for us. We liked it because it was more flexible and we happened to hook up with a great wait staff that we requested whenever we went to the dining room. The food was hit or miss depending on what you ordered. We had some very good meals & some not so good. They can't cook beef to save themselves. It's always overdone. You have to ask for medium rare to be able to chew it. The dining room was very cold, sometimes so much so that it was uncomfortable.

We didn't like the ports at all & would never sail this itinerary again. Enough said!!

The best thing about Carnival is their personnel. Everyone we came in contact with was wonderful. They couldn't do enough for you & always had a smile on their face. We have sailed other lines and we think that Carnival has the best service & personnel. A big shout-out to Windi & Budi, our terrific wait staff.

The disembarking was quick & efficient. All in all, we enjoyed the cruise & would sail with Carnival again for the right price.

Publication Date: 12/12/12
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