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Carnival Dream First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Dream
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Very Good

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Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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Family Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

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First-Time Cruisers

109

Senior Cruises

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109 Carnival Dream First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Garykitty avatar

Garykitty

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Carnival Dream very romantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My husband and I had cabin 12201 Carnival dream, spa balcony cabin. It was our first cruise.Cabin was beautiful .Spa was great ohhh thalosopool how i miss you, and the relaxation room. Everything was wonderful. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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bigboicruise

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Disappointed and mad that i spent money on this cruise.

We went on the cruise to try to get our love back but I ended up getting food poisioning from the blacken mahi mahi and was confined to my room until Tuesday I finally get a chance to go out with my wife and walk ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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AliciaRM

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Best Vacation!!!

This was my first cruise, and after this one it's definitely not going to be my last! This ship is so BIG and so NICE! Our room steward, Christine, was absolutely wonderful! The drinks did not lack alcohol. The ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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charlipeppers

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Carnival Dream was not a Dream

We embarked via New Orleans on Carnival Dream on 12-6-15. We went to Roatan, Belize & Cozumel. First of all- the process to get into the port via Security check points is long, tedious and you are standing with your ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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groovybear06

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My last Dream!

I have traveled alot and I have never written a review however I felt I should for this trip. First, the interior rooms were tiny. A queen bed with 2 fold down bunks from the ceiling with uncomfortable mattresses. I ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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tamanator

1 Review Written

Carnival Dream

Our (my wife and I) overall experience on Carnival Dream was truly beyond marvelous. We totally enjoyed the cruise from start to finish. Every process was well organized and very efficient especially considering ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Kms1282

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time of My Life

I recently went on my first cruise in August and firmly believe there is no better way to travel. I went on the carnival dream and was accompanied by the friendliest staff that you could imagine. There is something ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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beachseeker72

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

It was a dream; Cabin 2280

My family just enjoyed our very first cruise a few weeks ago. We chose July because we were cruising with a large group of family and friends with children out of school for the summer. I might add our children were ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Rebecca Benjamin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

I am so excited about my adventure. It was more than I had hoped for. The food, entertainment and staff were excellent. The professionalism and courtesy of the entire staff was wonderful. I enjoyed this cruise so ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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hmh1234us

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just back from 1st time cruise on the Carnival Dream - Eastern Caribbean

We are just back from our first cruise on the Carnival Dream. I have to say that overall we really enjoyed ourselves ( husband and 2 boys ages 12 & 14 ) and had a great time. I had no idea of what to expect so ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Mschmidt1578

1 Review Written

Amazing getaway!

The ship was great. We booked an interior room and got upgraded to a window room which was awesome. The staff is wonderful. It was my first cruise and didn't even have to take motion sickness stuff. The comedy show ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Tammi Taylor

1 Review Written

Carnival Dream; A Dream Come True

My husband and i just got home from our awesome cruise on the carnival dream! Thank you Carnival for such top quality service. I have never experienced fantastic customer service like you all distributed during our ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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jamieschindel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don't know if I will ever go on a Carnival Cruise again!

I was Sooooooooo excited to go on my first cruise:) And left disappointed and confused why this is all this rave about cruises. The food was so terrible, that I was on Pep-to Bismol night 2. For the breakfast ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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mims4fun

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first cruise

We had a wonderful time it was more than we expected. We absolutely loved it, everyone was so nice. We met so many people from all over. It's something we will never forget. The places we went were so beautiful. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Nateb42

1 Review Written

Will never book with Carnival again!

As a 21 year old couple, will never book through carnival cruise line again. My biggest complaint will have to be the overall crowded ship, there was no room anywhere, shoulder to shoulder everywhere you went. The ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Joy B.

3 Reviews Written

Lines, Lines, and More LINES

You spend a great deal of your time standing in long lines...there's a 1-2 hour wait for " Your Time Dining" practically every night Worse on " Captain's night." You have to get up with the chickens / Crack of ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Joy B.

3 Reviews Written

Lines, Lines, and More LINES

You spend a great deal of your time standing in long lines...there's a 1-2 hour wait for " Your Time Dining" practically every night Worse on " Captain's night." You have to get up with the chickens / Crack of ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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DallasDarling

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best time ever!!!

My first cruise and I traveled alone. I met the most amazing people which made my trip better than I could ever imagine. I didn't need to exercise because I danced evey night all night. I was celebrating my ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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bonniec218

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not as good as the competitor

We sailed out of New Orleans in January on the Dream. This was my 2nd cruise (my first with Carnival), and 1st cruise ever for DH. The ship is rather large, maybe too large, as it seemed a big confusing getting from ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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jat1953

1 Review Written

Confusion, poor directions

This was our third attempt to take a cruise due to weather and health. We were at the dock and drove about seeking signs which were not available for the ship. Very confusing. We boarded the ship and went to a nice ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Vixxxen101

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Dream Come True!

I had never been on a cruise before. Heck, I had never been out of the contiguous United States! The Carnival Dream was a lovely first experience. I had booked this trip because my boyfriend has cruised numerous ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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NotAtWork

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

So Glad I Did It!

My best friend really wanted to go on a cruise for her 30th birthday, but I had never done one before, so I was very hesitant to agree. After going back and forth on dates and destinations, we finally settled on ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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ldslees

1 Review Written

Absolutely loved it!

For our 25th wedding anniversary we decided to treat ourselves to a cruise...and we couldn't have asked for a better vacation! We booked a cove balcony on the Dream out of New Orleans which are the balconies ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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mrcajunjoker

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not a great first cruise...

My girlfriend and I just took our first cruise (as an anniversary of dating a year) and chose Carnival out of New Orleans, so it was the Dream. We went to Key West and the Bahamas. The cruise was last week, the 20th ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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seccor12

1 Review Written

First time cruiser

First of all you're on a cruise, how could you not be happy!! But I suppose the point of this review is just to give my opinion. I didn't find much to complain about on the Dream, our cabin was incredible. I loved ...
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Sail Date March 2014


Carnival Dream Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.54.2
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment3.53.9
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.9
Enrichment3.53.6
Service5.04.2
Value For Money5.04
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