Another great cruise: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by cruisecrazy09
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Another great cruise
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
It had been 3 years since our previous cruise, we were a little burnt out on cruising so we spent some time doing land based vacations, after this trip I can say I have been officially bitten by the cruise bug again and hope to be back on another ship soon!! Less
Cabin review: 9475
Negatives: Underneath lido deck which can be noisy at times...we found that during the afternoon was the noisiest and early in the morning when they are moving deck chairs around. Also there was one day around 4am that they pressure washed the lido deck, which kept us up for about an hour. Didn't really like the layout of the room and that it was smaller than a normal balcony room. Positives: We loved that the room was located at the end of the hall and only had 1 neighbor, which made for virtually no noise coming from the hallway. Loved the large, wrap balcony...it was really great to be able to have such a wide view. Also liked the overhang from the lido deck as this provided shade on our balcony and no one from above could look down onto our balcony like we could look down on the balconies below us. We also liked that it was easy access to get to the aft pool and the buffet restaurant, just up one floor.Overall, for us the amazing balcony is worth sacrificing some space inside the room. We will definitely book this type of room again in a heartbeat.
Port and Shore Excursions
We booked the beach day through Carnival and the only complaint is when we went to Fat Tuesday's to get something to eat, we sat for 20 min before a server brought us menus. Most of that time we never even saw any servers waiting on other tables; we did however witness one person get up from her table to go hunt her server down so that she could pay her bill and leave. The service seemed to be extremely lacking and the one server that I tried to speak to said they didn't speak English, so rather than sit another 20 min before someone came back to take our drink order, then wait 20 more min to put in our food order, etc. we left and went back to the ship to eat lunch. Other than the lunch fiasco, we enjoyed floating on the water and relaxing on the beach. Also, I know a lot of people would rather walk than pay to ride the chair lift to the beach, but I personally like riding the chair lift!