Oceanview stateroom with a private balcony and twin beds that convert to a king. Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films. Our ships all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise.
Balcony room overlooks a DECK below, not water , with a smoking area right there under your balcony. Yuck! Loud and noisy music from club nearby. Went to bed @ 2 am first night and it was still going at that hour. Only took this room because it was the only one left to join our friends on this cruise. the cabin attendant was awesome! Read entire member review >>
The upper deck balcony was incredible. I have a very nice private view of the ocean. This cabin is quiet and away from all of the action of Deck 5!! Some evening when walking down by the rooms on 6 forward their was a sewer smell but it didn reach our room hallway! This is a very great room foer families for 3 adults which was the size of my party. Read entire member review >>
We got the modified 8A Balcony cabin 6207 which (if you look at the deck plans) is the first starboard room at the front of the ship on the Upper Deck. If you're like me and walking is difficult at times, this may not be the best choice. It's a bit of a walk to pretty much everything, even the forward elevator, and since most of the food places are midship or aft, you'll be doing a lot of walking. The spa is forward, however, so this part worked well for me. It is also relatively quiet. We heard no noise from the room above or next to us, but the balconies further down got a bit rowdy at times.
Upon entering, there is ample room for a wheelchair. There is a mirror and wall hooks to the left and the bathroom door is to the right. Further into the room, there is a desk with four drawers, a stool, a safe and a fridge to the left, as well as two floor to ceiling closets. To the right is a king (or two twin) bed(s) with two chairs and a table and two tiny nightstands with lamps, no drawers, but there is a door to store things underneath. If you need to use a wheelchair next to the bed, the chairs and table will have to be moved to under the mirror by the entrance. The door to the balcony is between the bed and the desk. There is a small ramp on the outside of the balcony door to allow for access via wheelchair but the balcony is not terribly big and things will have to be moved around for a wheelchair. The lounge chairs on the balcony were about as wide as an airplane seat so if you're a bit ample like me, don't expect to be too comfy. The fridge had no shelves and cooled our water bottles but I wouldn't call them cold. The hairdryer was in a drawer but can only be used if you're sitting. I'm 5'8 and couldn't stand and use it because the cord was too short. There is a bag to send out laundry.
The bed was quite comfy, as were the pillows. The room was reasonably clean and the sheets were fresh and smelled clean. There is only one outlet in the entire room, on the desk, so bring a power strip if you want to charge more than one thing at a time. The bathroom is quite roomy and has lots of hand rails, a fold-down seat in the shower, a rubber mat on the floor in the shower, a seat by the sink and an adjustable mirror for shaving. The bathroom did have a moldy smell for the entire trip. There was soap scum on the tiles and mold under the floor mat. The seat under the sink was missing three of the four caps on the legs so it was off balance and not usable. Shower gel and shampoo are provided via dispenser and although I was not inclined to use them, my husband did and found them satisfactory. Be mindful that even with the curtain closed, the floor gets very wet in the bathroom as a whole and is slippery. This is a big safety concern.
Our steward was Jono and he was fabulous. He knew our names after the first day and kept the room tidy, although it was generally serviced only once a day. Anything needed, however, was available on request.
The room is sorely in need of updating, the bed linens were worn, the curtains had holes in them, there need to be more outlets, the mold is concerning and the lack of upkeep in terms of accessible equipment needs to be remedied for safety reasons.The whole room whistled and rattled with every wave. There is also likely not enough closet space for most folks. We were fine as we traveled light and didn't have much in the way of hanging clothes but for those who like to bring a lot, you won't find much storage there.
Overall I felt the room to be poor to average for the cost. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nice and had everything your normal cruise cabin has. Like i said it was a little warm the whole week in the cabin. That being said our room steward was great and the room was very nice everyday when we returned from dinner. Read entire member review >>
Cabin. We booked a balcony cabin on Deck 6 (6465), starboard/aft. My parents booked an inside cabin directly across the hall (6467). Our cabin was nice – awful color combinations and décor like the other Carnival cruise we were on several years ago…but we did not book this trip for the décor. Our cabin steward was nice and helpful, however this is the first cruise I have been on where we have been asked what time of day we would like our cabin serviced. On all previous cruises (a Carnival, Norwegian, and Disney), we have received cabin service twice a day (usually a main cleaning time and then turn down in the evening). We picked a morning time as our daughter naps in the afternoon and we didn’t want to disturbed during that time, but that left us needing to go find our room steward in the evening if we needed new towels or anything else before bedtime (this was mostly an issue on port days when we would want to shower in the evening after being in port all day and wanted some fresh towels for the morning). Nonetheless, our cabin was kept clean and we appreciate our room steward’s hard work! One thing I do wish Carnival would jump on (and I think they have on the Vista) is bathtubs in at least some of the non-suite cabins for families with small children! The shower was not ideal for a wet, screaming 2-year-old.
*For those reading this who are traveling with 2-year-olds that are too large for a pack-n-play and who have transitioned to toddler bed: Our cabin had enough open floor space for an air mattress that we brought for our daughter to sleep on (I bought The Shrunks toddler travel air bed on Amazon – comes with an electric pump, a patch kit, and a two part air mattress – the inside portion is the size of a crib mattress and the outer portion had bumpers to keep the toddler from rolling off the bed) – this was a better option to us as we were concerned she would roll off the pull out couch bed in the room. This option will NOT work in an inside cabin or an ocean-view cabin as there is virtually no open floor space. The air mattress was just the right size to slide under the king-size bed for storage during the day. Read entire member review >>
If you don't mind or LOVE noise, you'll love this cabin. If noise is an issue, you should stay as far away as possible from this area of the ship.
This cabin and many others in the vicinity are directly above the night club!!!
The non-stop pounding from the subwoofer will drive you mad!! Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin with plenty of space for two. No complaints aside from noisy neighbors. The balcony doors are heavy and self close very loudly. Our neighbors above us would start opening and closing their balcony door multiple times and would shuffle their balcony furniture around beginning around 6 AM, I assume to see the sunrise. It was difficult to sleep. Other neighbors would get up early and you would hear the doors self closing (again loud) which would also rattle the walls. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin great location!!! Right off the elevators had zero noise from the lido deck. The only noise was the last sea day the laundry was right across the hall so our hall was crowded but that was the only time the whole cruise!!! My parents stayed next door and wee took down our balcony partition and it made our balcony huge and a great place to hang out!!!! Read entire member review >>
I would like to say that my Cabin Stewart, Rino, was great! He must have been in and out every time I left. Both rooms (my kids were across the hall) were always clean with fresh towels and ice. Read entire member review >>
This was a typical balcony cabin. The bed was very comfortable and the cabin had plenty of storage space. I've read complaints about the Promenade deck jutting out below, but really didn't see it as a problem. The people on that deck are a floor below, so it's not like they're walking by your balcony at eye level. And it doesn't obstruct your view of the water. The cabin is above the back of the show lounge, but noise was never a problem. One afternoon we could hear the performers rehearsing, but it wasn't enough to keep me from a good nap. I wondered if having a smoking area below our balcony would be a problem, but I never noticed anything. The cabin is near the elevators/stairs, and we never had a problem with motion. Read entire member review >>
Room was directly above a night club with loud music late into the night. Bed and walls vibrated from the loud music. I complained on the 4th night and was told things would be taken care of. Loud music back the next night and rest of cruise. Maintenance work going on deck directly below my balcony on a sailing day. This should have been done while in port and people were off the ship. I could not enjoy the extra cost I paid to have privacy! Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin 8304 was great! Lots of storage, exceptionally clean bathroom/shower, no obstructed view on the balcony... nice!! Beds were comfortable!We also booked interior cabin 8306--- nice as well! Clean, nice storage room, comfortable beds/bedding. Read entire member review >>
You couldn't best the location and how near it was to everything on the ship. If you are a light sleeper you could hear the slot machines faintly when all else was quiet. Our balcony was just above the Lanni on deck 5 so during the day there was much activity especially in the hot tub just to the right of our balcony.
We like to watch people come and go from the ship and we were able to do so in each port. Read entire member review >>
We booked stateroom 6471, an extended balcony room. This is an L-shaped room. It was great. The bed faced 2 windows looking out on a double length balcony. We spent a lot of time on the balcony and enjoyed it. Read entire member review >>
Would recommend a higher deck. Room itself was nice but was over the Encore Lounge which was loud at times. You are on the forward part of the promenade deck which for some is a problem but not for us. We had rough seas so we had some rocky days and nights. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was just fine, but I would suggest a mid-ship because of the size of this ship and the time it took to walk everywhere. We chose an aft cabin to be close to the buffet and pool area, but it was a very long walk for everything else. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was very nice, and quiet. We heard some hallway noise some evenings, mostly other guests coming back to their cabins, but nothing through the ceilings or walls. There was ample room for our family of 4, and the balcony was nice to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning while the kids were still sleeping. The bathroom was a nice size, and there was lots of room for clothes. The balcony was by far our favorite part of the room. Read entire member review >>
6480 is in the back, so be prepared to do a lot of walking. When walking to the front, we found that taking the corridor was fastest. There's noise from the karaoke bar below from about 9-12 each night, but other than that it was quiet. Cabin was bigger than expected, and contained enough closet and drawer space to keep it from getting cluttered. Read entire member review >>
8340- this cabin was close to the mid ship elevators, it could get a bit noisy, kids running up and down the halls, you could also hear the workers cleaning the lanai, deck chairs scraping the decks til 2 or 3 am. The bathroom was fine, closets were fine as well. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in room 9224 on the Dream. It was a typical stateroom, but it was very quiet. The balcony was nice; we had an adjoining balcony with my husband's brother and his family. I would recommend this room to anyone. Read entire member review >>
Great storage space. Loved being mid-ship- great access to everything. Great balcony....even numbered cabins had the best port views. Slept 2 adults and 2 small children very well. Read entire member review >>
My cabin was 6207, handicapped. It is at the front of the boat. Now, it was noisy as all get out in rough seas, caught the brunt of the storm, but it still shook in moderate seas. Also, the balcony had a 4' steel bulkhead, not the clear plexiglass that the other cabins have. Definitely a negative. This was NOT disclosed when we booked the cabin. Read entire member review >>
6214 was a fine room. The balcony is above the promenade deck where people can walk, but very seldom did I see anyone there. The captain's quarters are above us about 2 decks and that was really the only one that could see us. Very seldom did I hear people in the hall. I feel like it is a good location on the boat. Read entire member review >>
clean cabin, very well stocked with supplies. Balcony smaller than we are used to. Hair dryer worked out very well. Good storage. Wish there had been a few more U.S. channels on the t.v. Read entire member review >>
We were in room 7242 (Ocean Suite, Cat 8A). We were located in the front port (left) side of the ship. Bed was a king size, pull out sofa was at least queen size, and was one of the most comfortable mattresses I have slept on. Cabinets, closets, and drawers are quite abundant and you will have plenty of room to un-pack. Room had Jacuzzi bathtub, double sink, very clean.
As for outlets, there was one in the room as well as 1 in the room just outside the bathroom (2 total). The hairdryer in the bathroom was adequate for my wife an daughter. All 4 of us had phones, 3 iTouch's and an iPad, and none of us had an issue with the single outlet. All accessories remained properly charged and there were no fights or arguments over the outlets. Balcony was BEAUTIFUL, wide, and I could not go back to a balcony-less room after this cruise…so beware when you book, you will get hooked!
As an aside, research where your room is before you book it. What floor is above you? Below you? If you get a room on the 6th floor, above the hot-tub on deck 5, expect to hear people talking. Is room over/under Restaurant? Theatre? Club? Pool? It makes a difference, and a little preparation and planning goes a LONG, LONG , way!!!
Room 7242 is approximately 7 rooms from the front of the ship. It is on the 7th floor. 6th floor has balcony rooms as well (quiet underneath) and nicer suites are above on floor 8 (quiet above). Being 2 decks above the Lanai Deck (where people walk and play) the noise did not carry up (Quiet outside) and there were no hot tubs outside either. The Lanai Deck on this side of the ship and towards the front was virtually empty the entire cruise.
ONE IMPORTANT NOTE: The rooms have a safe located inside a cabinet. Unless you use the safe, the door is unlocked. If the ship rocks from side to side the safe door will open and hit the inside of the cabinet door, making an audible knock. Don't be like me and spend an hour, in the dark, trying to find out where the heck the noise is coming from. Stick a washrag in between the cabinet and the safe and you will be noiseless all night long
NO THE BOAT DOES NOT ROCK A LOT, but at night, they speed up and any large swells will create a rocking motion. Again, nothing to worry about. We left the day after a hurricane, and the ride was just fine. Read entire member review >>
I wish we had gotten a Cove Balcony instead of a deck 6 veranda. I didn't like deck 6 because directly below you is deck 5, the Panorama deck. So instead of looking down and seeing the ocean, you see people sun bathing, smoking, eating and sitting in the hot tub. On the first sea day the ship offered an outside BBQ almost directly below our veranda. The smoke from the BBQ was chocking and the noise wasn't very nice. At night the lights from the deck produced enough glare to make it difficult to see over the railing to the ocean. The Cove Balconies are under deck 5 and less expensive, more private and a much better view. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was excellent, with one exception. Mattresses are poor. When fluffy duvet is off the beds, you can see huge body depressions from former guests. Mattresses do not contain any type of springs or support. They are just like very heavy pads. You feel as though you are sleeping in a hammock in bed. I had the same problem on Carnival's Glory a couple of years ago. They need better beds.
Otherwise, cabin was roomy with great storage. Balcony was excellent. Everything worked well and it was very clean. Exceptionally long sofa in cabin which was nice. Decor was mildly colorful and very pleasant. Read entire member review >>
6th floor is tricky on the Carnival Dream. We were in 6-246, port. If you're forward, you're over the 3 story Encore Theater and it is LOUD when they are doing shows or BINGO there. Also, the 5th level Promenade is bumped out around the entire ship, so the 6th floor balconies are really over that and not the ocean -- that wasn't a problem for us, but for some other rooms on the 6th floor, their balconies would be over the bumped out and elevated hot tubs which would allow hot tubbers a glimpse into your stateroom. Also, there is a large outdoor smoking area on deck 5 midship (between the hot tubs) and the smoke wafting up and back would have been more than I could bear. Noise from the hallway wasn't too bad, but the sound of slamming doors got tiring after a while (especially early in the morning and late at night!).
Two of our party were across the hall in an inside cabin (nice use of space, very comfortable) but heard the shows in the Encore theater even more loudly than we did across the hall. They were unable to tune it out and did not get to sleep until the late show was over each night.
Balcony doors seem to have been retrofitted with closing mechanisms that stop the problem of slamming (a problem I read about in several Cruise Critic reviews).
If I were to sail again on the Dream, I wouldn't choose a cabin on the 6th floor. I'd either go higher on the ship or lower, but would not want to be in the front of the ship and have to hear the activity in the Encore Lounge twice each night from the room. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was very spacious. We were located one floor up from the Casino and I thought we would hear sounds from there, but is sure did not bother us at all. The balcony looked down over the lanai deck and we could see if the jacuzzis were full. The bathrooms were also nice--not a closet like I have heard. Read entire member review >>
We were in the back of the ship with a rear balcony. We normally love this location on other ships however we were directly above the stage of the Burgundy Lounge and when they had a live band the noise and shaking was horrible. We are early risers so to hear someone screeching karaoke to a loud live band at midnight when you are trying to sleep is not a good thing. The balconies were not as private as others in the past due to the setup with people from above able to see down on you and a lack of vertical separators between balconies. The ones there were sloped backwards. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was 6334, it was off to the side but still overlooked one of the extended hot tubs on deck 5. I will tell I think it was a great cabin, great ocean view, quiet (except when our neighbor had his T.V. just a bit too loud one night)and great people watching if I wanted. No one ever looked up or paid attention that I was sitting on the deck reading or just gazing out over the big blue sea. I would have no problem staying in that same cabin again! (The sooner the better for me :) Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 6490 with an extended balcony. We were a bit disappointed when we found out one of our friends had an ocean-view 1371 with two bathrooms (one had bathtub and sink, the other a shower, sink and toilet. We also didn't have sofa like others in inside cabins and ocean-view.
We were in the back of the ship and since the ship is so long it was a hike to get to anything in the front of the ship. Not much of a problem for us as we stayed to areas in the rear or middle of the ship most of the time.
The view of the ocean from our beds through two big windows was great. Read entire member review >>
Avoid this location of the ship at all costs.
Cabin was large and had plenty of space for your belongings. Storage under the bed for suit cases, under the couch for large bulky items, and three closets in addition to a very small dresser.
6266 is located above the access door to the Promenade Deck. The door would slam hard enough to shake the room, all hours of the day and night. In addition, the deck chairs were stacked up by the staff in the early evening, and people would unstack them into the early morning hours and drag them up the deck to a location they chose. This made sleeping very difficult.
Stay on deck 7 or above to avoid this problem. Read entire member review >>
Spa Cabin 12206 - Too Noisy Too Small. It certianly was convenient to the Cloud 9 Spa but it failed to meet the expectations of a spa environment. It was not peaceful or quite. Read entire member review >>
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