This was our second cruise with Carnival and the Dream was a beautiful ship. Attention to detail and luxurious furnishings made this the trip of a lifetime. We booked a Cove Balcony (mid ship) and were not disappointed. It was very private and protected from the weather and a great spot to enjoy our morning coffee from room service. The amazing thing was the lack of crowds most of the time, with 4,000. passengers on board!
Getting on and off the ship at port and the 4 stops was absolutely the easiest I've ever experienced. We loved the itinerary and were not disappointed at all! Our cabin was well appointed, clean and comfortable. Great shower, good water flow and plenty of hot water. We chose the dine on your own time option and that was the best choice for us. We were seated quickly each time and requested the same wait staff each time. Dennis from the Phillipines was our head waiter and he was wonderful. The food and the dining experience in the Crimson was great. We ate at the buffet a few nights because we were too tired from our adventures to dress for dinner. The food was great, no complaints here! We ate all of our breakfasts on the Lido as well, and the omelets were very good and didn't have to wait long at all! One day we had the lanai BBQ for lunch and also went to the Deli on the pool deck, both were really good.
One of the coolest things on this ship was the movie screen at the pool deck. They showed movies at night and football. It was great to just relax in a lounge chair, have a drink and enjoy the show, almost like a drive in movie! We only went to a comedy show and that was fun.