Family Vacation on Carnival Dream: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by dt12201
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Family Vacation on Carnival Dream
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The food and restaurants on the Dream were very similar to other Carnival cruise ships including the menu. The best thing about the Dream is the public areas. It had 2 nice pool areas and a bunch of More whirlpool tubs. The water slides were awesome and Jumbo TV helped entertain in the main pool area. During lunch you had a wide variety of items, but lines could get long (especially Mongolian, BBQ and Grill).
Entertainment was hit and miss. My kids really liked the Hip Hop Dancers and Comedians, but some of the nightly entertainment was not very good and the movies on the Jumbo Screen and in-room TVs were so-so. The do have a little problem with seating at the Encore Theater and Comedy Club, but overall this is the best Carnival Cruise Ship I have been on and I would cruise this ship again. Less
Cabin review: 8D6323 Balcony
Cabin Closets lack hangers, so we always bring extras. Inside cabins had very little sitting areas, there was a small chair (no back) and the bed. Balconies were pretty small. Only could find 2 real electrical plug-ins. Beds were very comfortable and closets were fairly big. We loved the door stops they left in the rooms, since we had 2 cabins across from each other. A little noisy because it was deck 9 in the middle before the pool (9323/9325)Read All Balcony (8D) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Did an excursion to Atlantis (Family of 4). Excursion is very expensive for what you get. We arrived early and the water park areas was almost empty (9:30). We we able to do 90% of rides before the water slide line started to get lone. With your admission you had access to chairs, towels, water slides, pools, beach and aquarium. Around noon the pools and water slides were packed. We spent the rest of the day laying by the pools and looking at the aquarium. Food and drinks were very expensive. Overall is was a great day, but I am not sure I am willing to spend that much money next time.
Second Port was Grand Turk - Cruise Port was really nice. Good shops, pool, beach, but the food and drinks were a little expensive. The kids did the Flow-rider and loved it. I would recommend the beginner excursion, you only get half of the flow-rider but you get to ride twice as much.