“Carnival Dream”
Cruise review of Carnival Dream

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Embarkation was smooth at the Carnival terminal used for the Dream. After getting checked in, we had a short wait until our number was called for boarding. We had lunch on the Lido Deck and had no problem finding a space to sit. Our cabin was one of the Cove Balcony cabins. It was interesting being on a balcony that close to the water. Some of these cabins on deck 2 are below the galley and could be quite noisy in the early morning hours. We had all of our evening meals in the Crimson Dining room, upper level. I believe the lower level was used for those with Anytime Dining. The upper level section was blocked by partitions from seeing the entire upper level or any part of the lower level. This gave you the feeling of being in a smaller dining room. That was good in that the noise level was not excessive and you could hear conversations at your table, but you could not see the staff when they gathered for songs on the stairway. The entertainment in the main theater was just ok for me. There were 3 main shows during the week and only 1 of them was better than just ok. I was not impressed with the other entertainment options around the ship. Other than the main theater, the singing ability found in the various venues was mediocre to poor.
Carnival Dream Cruises to the Western Caribbean
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Cabin review: Cove Balcony

7C2400
Cabin 2400 is located below the galley. We were awakened every morning very early with all sorts of bumping and scraping noises from above. I would not choose to stay here again. The cove balcony is not bad, but don't pick a cabin located under the galley on deck 3.

Port and Shore Excursions

Port
We took a taxi to Paradise Beach. Cost $2 plus have to spend a minimum of $10 on food or drink. Nice beach, plenty of chairs with umbrellas. Also has a nice pool if you don't want the ocean.
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Port
We spent the day at the West Bay area at the Infinity Bay hotel complex. Right at the pier of Mahogany Bay, Carnival has turned this into a private island experience. The Carnival property looked very nice and I would like to spend some time there if I come back to this port.
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Published 02/28/13
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