NOT A REAL DREAM CRUISE ON THE CARNIVAL DREAM: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by trman903
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NOT A REAL DREAM CRUISE ON THE CARNIVAL DREAM
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
FOOD: The food on the ship was just below average. The buffet area is set up in a crazy way and the idea of the Deli, hamburger grill, pizza station and Mongolian grill on the outside of the buffet area was not a great idea, also the pasta bar was up stairs from the buffet. The tables were never cleared quickly so you had to hunt for a table every time. The Dining rooms were nice but the staff was not that pleasant, they never asked us our names and they rushed you through the meal.
SHOWS: The three shows were good and the singers and dancers were very good. The other nights were a juggler and a hypnotist that were just OK. The comedians were just OK. DAILY ACTIVITIES: There was not much to choose from, Trivia or Bingo very boring.
ADULT ONLY AREAS: They advertise an adults only pool but we never found one. The Serenity area was at the front of the ship and on the top two decks and were not that easily accessible to people in wheel chairs or Amigo carts as you had to take the forward elevators to the 12 deck then go through the spa area to get a small elevator to the Serenity deck. The elevator was big enough for four people only. There were no bathrooms on the Serenity decks so you had to go back down to deck 12 for the bathrooms. Bathrooms throughout the ship were not placed in the right areas so you had walk far to find one.
The different clubs were in out of the way places and were small in space so they were always crowded. The casino was small and they had a smoking section which was not good. The swimming pools were small and there were only two so finding a deck chair was difficult.
The doors to the cabins were not too sound proof as you heard everything going on outside in the hall and they would vacuum the floors late a night and early in the morning. Disembarkation was smooth with the exception of the fact that they made an announcement over the speakers in the rooms at 7am that if you were self carrying your luggage you could head two deck zero to leave the ship. We had the last group to leave the ship so we had plenty of time for breakfast and did not have to rush.
Like I said this was our first and last cruise on Carnival. It's like the old saying you get what you pay for. So we will pay a little more money for better quality on RCI. Less
Cabin review: 8266
Cabin 8266 was nice. The closet space was very good and the higher beds we good for storing you luggage under the beds. The bath rooms were good and the stand up shower was nice. This cabin is by the elevators and the Atrium so it was very noisy if you wanted to go to bed early. The beds were very comfortable
Relaxing, seemed like a brand ...
Rough start to a good cruise
not so good, never again