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Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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This is our whole group in front of the Christmas tree in the main lobby.
I am sitting on the deck looking for whales or dolphins which I never saw.
It really feels like you are swimming with them but you never get wet!
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"This ship was selected for us by the travel agent booking our cruise. We were assigned a cabin in the aft with a wraparound balcony. The cabin was small, no seating area. The balcony was very narrow and not very..."Read More
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SAW48

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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Fun getaway.

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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doublenickel55

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it fit into our schedule and we are repeat Carnival cruisers. Check-in and boarding the ship was fast and easy. Carnival must be trying to cut costs. I noticed more rusty paint and dirtier windows. The food on this cruise in the main dining room was not up to what we expected. We had a waiter in the main dining room for breakfast who seemed not to like his job. Prior ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Should be knicknamed Nightmare on Elm Street.

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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Jlrjgr

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We love Carnival for the most part. This makes my 9th cruise with them. Almost from the moment we got on we were Like I guess they didn't have enough time to clean. That's ok we aren't here to judge, we are here to enjoy. We really needed this get away. We planned well over a year ago. Getting on was so easy. Love the staggered boarding time. This ship needs some tender loving care starting with ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Horrible Service!

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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RJBrown

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Lets start with this dang coronavirus...You state you are taking extra precautions including medical evaulations before boarding. OH so filling out a sheet of paper is a medical evaultion! What are you people smoking! Here fill this out have you been to Asia? Are you sick? Have you been around someone who is sick? Now sign your name and get on the boat. You have got to be KIDDING ME! Room ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


So close to perfect!

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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lildee99

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

My husband and I sailed for the second time on the Carnival Dream, stateroom category 8B, room 6318. The ship had just returned from an altered itinerary due to fog, and so hadn't been in port for several days. As such, she was in need of a thorough cleaning outside: all outside windows and balconies were filmed over with salt and tough to see through. The inside of the ship was pristine; I seldom ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


First Time Cruise to Cozumel

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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Boudreaux2021

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

This was our first cruise. We (my husband, myself, my 17 year old son & his girlfriend (she's cruised lots) decided on a short trip (4 days) to Cozumel from Galveston to see if we would even like to cruise. We were scheduled to begin check-in at 1:30 pm. Even though we were scheduled we ended up being mixed in with every one left to embark (Note: pick an earlier time). Short wait at check-in & ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Cove Balcony

Traveled with children


Dream was not a good Dream

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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nlktx49

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First time on Dream, we were surprised to see it was very worn - furnishings were shabby, couldn't find a USB connector anywhere, called Guest Services and was told that none of the cabins on the Dream had USB connectors. Are you kidding? How old is this ship? When was the last time it was in dry dock? Cabin steward Nanang was good, and our waiters each night in the MDR, Richard, Alberto, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Wondeful! Fun and relaxing!

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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cruisetakemeaway

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This 5 night cruise from Galveston exceeded my expectations. A prior Carnival cruise was not great so I was apprehensive about this one. What a waste of worry! Plentiful waiters for fast soda package service. Was concerned about room only being cleaned once a day, but we never ran out of towels (my biggest concern), and on the one day when we had all been in the sand and beach water, I ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Man I wish we could go back now!

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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Jerrydiwebb

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Though it had been quite a number of years since my wife and I had last cruised, we had so looked forward to this trip. We had driven down the day before, and stayed at the Galvez and caught the shuttle the next morning. We had scheduled an early arrival time. and as such were there right on time. After dropping off our luggage with one of the porters (look for guys in floral print Hawaiian style ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Bottom of the cruise barrel

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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monicabenson

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

My office went on a cruise, and we chose this trip based on dates of availability. There were some things I enjoyed - we had a good time playing trivia, the food was good, and most of the staff were very nice. Here are my issues: - It took FOREVER to get a drink at any bar on the ship. Bartenders were extremely slow and I was served one of the worst drinks I had ever had. - The entire fifth ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Cruise and Progresso Excursion

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

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Coffee4Eve

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Carnival Cruise September 2 – 7, 2019 We took the Carnival Dream out of Galveston just as a quick escape. Nothing really planned, just some time to relax. We have been on a number of ships, but the Dream was huge. They did a great job of managing people and having enough areas so that when you were on the ship it did not seem crowded. A few lines here and there, but that is to be expected. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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