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Carnival Dream Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Dream
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

342

Very Good

205

Average

128

Poor

77

Terrible

37

Cruise type

Family Cruises

809

Romantic Cruises

222

First-Time Cruisers

109

Senior Cruises

79

Spring Break Cruises

68

809 Carnival Dream Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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tubacka

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great trip!

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This was the first cruise all 9 of us and we couldn't be happier. It was my wife and I, our 3 grown children, 2 of their friends, and my wife's parents. After we were home we sat down and tried to find ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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lildee99

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

So close to perfect!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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belgadoc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some of the best service experienced on a Carnival cruise

First of all the ship may be older but it was definitely clean. There were staff everywhere cleaning the windows, bannisters, up on the Lido, etc. Everyone had a smile, Our dinner service was amazing. We were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Boudreaux2021

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise to Cozumel

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruisetakemeaway

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wondeful! Fun and relaxing!

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jbtb1982

1 Review Written

KMart of the seas

Let me start by saying I have spent the last 20 years sticking up for Carnival. I would tell people I was going on a carnival Cruise for vacation and they would try to take a collection so I could buy up to RCCL. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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toober

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good trip, fewer events than Vista has.

Dream is a conquest class ship so it has the atrium elevators that hit most floors. It is really a shame they put this extra elevator bank in the Forward of the ship where the elevators are needed the least. They ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mom25gs

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

16th Carnival cruise

We chose the Dream because we enjoyed sailing on her out of New Orleans and got a casino offer at a pretty good rate out of Galveston which is where we live. Embarkation was simple and quick. It was really nice ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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duffybear

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great starter cruise for inexperienced cruisers

This was my second ever cruise, the first was 12 years ago. This ship was so much better and the service was excellent. The nightly entertainment was great and our cruise director was awesome. We did the Salsa ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Deenawood

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Totally honest review by a picky person!

Carnival Dream is a gigantic ship with an awesome crew. Do the rooms need a freshen up? Yes! However the rest of the ship was clean, stylishly decorated for a cheesy cruise ship. The food overall was pretty good. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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gtschir65

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

Our 1st cruise was on the Carnival Valor, we LOVED everything on the Valor, not so much on the Dream. Everything from cleanliness, food, drinks was a complete let down. The ship stunk on the Lido deck like ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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anad36

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sisters' cruise

My sister and I wanted to spend some time together. We sailed on the Carnival Dream she was a lovely ship. We had cove balcony on deck 2. we had the best room steward Erwin. He was very helpful and our room was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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SnazzySam

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Graduation 2019 Cruise

We took this cruise to celebrate me and my best friend's graduation! Since we are both 18, my mom booked the stateroom and arranged all our excursions. My 10 year old sister came along too. Embarkation was more ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Pattywac

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise

My husband, myself, our daughter and 4 yr old grandson went on this cruise. I was nervous if we’d like it, but it proved to be an excellent vacation. We spent one day in New Orleans, stopping at the aquarium. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Tamz1975

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Drinks please???

The ship was nice however being a smoker I found it to not be very smoker friendly (I know there are people who don't like smoking but, why should they have it better than us smokers? We all pay to cruise) there ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pcruiser44

1 Review Written

Third cruise, First on Carnival

Third cruise; first on Carnival. New Orleans, Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel. Embark/disembark very smooth and efficient. Stateroom: Balcony near aft elevators deck 7. Room pleasant, normal, functional. Had ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Afeasel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun Ship for First Time Cruiser

I chose this cruise based on its ratings for best first family cruise. We booked a midship balcony room. Had late arrival time so parking lot was full and we had to park in overflow lot C. It took a long time to get ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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riseagain30

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sailed with the most appreciative people!!!!

I was able to take my in-laws that have lived their entire lives in Mexico and never had any type of vacation like this. I was so glad to be a part of it. Everything was great to them and it really showed me how ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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JanaCrews73

1 Review Written

Don’t waste your money in the SPA

This is my second and husbands 3rd cruise with Carnival. We went on this cruise in 16 and had a wonderful time so we brought our family with us for this cruise. So our party of 8 with 6 first time cruisers had some ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Sirwg3

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Vacation

Arrived a day early to explore some of New Orleans. Had a great meal at Felix in the French Quarters. Arrived on Sunday at the port around 10 am. Parked at the port cost was $140 for the week. Going through check ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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bgronow

1 Review Written

Superb cruise

recently had a caribean cruise on carnival dream,which was absolutely excellent,so much so they we have already looked into booking our 2nd one!! we embarked at new orleans,which was very smooth,we had embarkment ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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felineresa

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great value and experience for entire family

We chose this cruise for an extended family vacation, paying attention to the features for kids. We traveled among 4 families with ages from 7 to 69. The water slides, basketball court, and mini-golf were great ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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hafk

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable for Families

I was impressed with Embarkation, we were out of New Orleans, and everything moved pretty quickly. My two adult children were cruising together and it was great to have the family time. There were so many great ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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a1m1y9

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sweet Dreams!

This was our second cruise on the Dream once before the dry dock. Must say the 2017 dry dock did the Dream some good! Honestly, I had reservation about booking again on the Dream since our first time it was just ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Caribbeantravelcielo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A bit chilly for January itinerary

So I chose this date for our Carnival Dream Cruise because my husband wanted to go to the Eastern Caribbean and we had never been to Key West Florida before. The weather beganvery cold from our port in New Orleans- ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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