The Dream was not a Dream: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by paradise2009
Overall Member Rating
The Dream was not a Dream
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Also my husband I are in our 40's...the average age on the ship seemed to be 70+, a lot of rude seniors. The elevators were not able to handle all the passengers at busy times, lines were long getting into the comedy club (comedians were very good), the worst of all was Carnival allows its passengers to have free will to smoke anywhere they want including the inside of their cabins...all of them except a small group of spa suites!! Can you believe this, in 2010 when smoking is so limited in the rest of the world some poor sole will get the next room on this ship after someone smoked 5 cartons of cigarettes in their room...and let me tell you they were all chain smokers aboard it was awful even in the open deck around the pool you could not walk into the gathering restaurant without walking thru a cloud of smokers. If this would have been disclosed on the phone I would not have gone aboard. Thinking this ship and service would at least equal our Disney and Royal C experiences I was truly disappointed in what I saw. I have cruised 10+ times and I would have to be offered the greatest deal to even consider another Carnival cruise...the people who cruise carnival over and over and have never tried another line don't know what they are missing!! I almost forgot, the captain did not know that the ship wouldn't fit in the port in San Juan, so instead of stopping there we had another day at sea...don't you think you would know this was a problem in advance? If this is Carnivals best ship now, I would have cringed on any other of their fleet...carnival followers try RC you won't regret it!! Less
Cabin review: 9205
9205- beautiful suite, tons of room and closet space however because of the location front right side when the ship hits a wave you think the floor is falling in your room. In addition when it pulls in or out of a port the room shakes so violently you have to hold onto anything you don't want to fall until it stops
Port and Shore Excursions
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