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Carnival Dream Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Dream
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Traveler rating

Excellent

18

Very Good

12

Average

9

Poor

5

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

809

Romantic Cruises

222

First-Time Cruisers

109

Senior Cruises

79

Holiday Cruises

48

48 Carnival Dream Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Love2cruise2048

1 Review Written

Dream cruise

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First, it doesn't take a lot to make me happy. Champagne at embarkation, free bottle of wine at steak house 1st night of cruise, attentive cabin steward, accommodating maitre'd and main dining room wait staff all ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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DonaIris

2 Reviews Written

Christmas cruise - Okay, but lacking in entertainment

Overall, cruise was okay. My 6th cruise with Carnival and my first time wondering if I should consider other cruise lines. Food: buffets were decent; Italian restaurant and pizza not as good as other ships We ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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lakelodge

7 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Taking our two granddaughters on a Christmas cruise.

We surprised our grand daughters (whom we are raising) with this as their Christmas present! Emma, age 16 and MC age 8 were ecstatic! We were on our 25th cruise, but only the third with Carnival. Years ago, we went ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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mcoakle

2 Reviews Written

Great Thanksgiving Dream Cruise

Been back from our Carnival Dream Thanksgiving cruise for a few days. I'll post a more elaborate cruise review on the Carnival Forum. Port Canaveral: We drove down from South Carolina on Friday after work. We stay ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Oduck74

1 Review Written

Big Boat, Big Fun......Disappointing Casino Expriences......

First, I would like to start this review off by saying that my wife and I over all experience with getting on board as well as off board this "massive" ship was smooth and very quick!! Secondly, our overall ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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mo cruzin'

1 Review Written

Mostly A Dream 11/17 to 11/24/12

PRE-CRUISE: La Quinta Inn in Cocoa Beach - on a 1 to 5 scale, I'd give it a 3 1/2. Nothing to complain about, but nothing remarkably awesome, either. Embarkation: VERY smooth - Carnival has clearly worked on ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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nzdisneymom

3 Reviews Written

Christmas on the Dream

This was our family's first time on Carnival, my second time. First time on the Dream. Embarkation: Port Canaveral is so easy. We shuttled over from a nearby hotel, arrived around 1:00 and were onboard and in ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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survivorfan

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Dream Not So Dreamy

I defended Carnival after our first cruise with them on the Freedom, but unfortunately we will likely not sail Carnival again after our recent experience on the Dream. I returned home deflated by poor service, lack ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Aislinncursala

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

We will not cruise on Dream again...

Carnival Dream November 5th to 12th, 2011 This was my fifth cruise, fourth on Carnival. First let me say with the financial situation of the last several years I understand that economies of scale are ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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NeuroQueen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thanksgiving on the Carnival Dream

We decided just three months from departure to travel over Thanksgiving. I had read so much about the Cove Balconies and wanted to experience one. We are two fifty something nurses from South Florida and are ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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20165

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dream over Thanksgiving

Overview We have been on many cruises, 15+, but most recently cruising has become a Thanksgiving vacation for us over the last 4-5 years. Most recently on Carnival Conquest and RCL Freedom of the Seas in 2009 and ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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FamilyCruise4321

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Not Quite a Dream

Embarkation: Embarkation was very smooth. We were checked in quickly. Our room was available yet - they close off the rooms until 1:30 pm. So we had a leisurely lunch and then stopped by the room. Debarkation ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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duchessathome

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Dream cruise with Hurricane Maria

This was our 2nd cruise aboard the Carnival Dream. We boarded her out of Port Canaveral which is very convenient for us living here in Central Florida. Our first cruise was December, 2009, when Carnival had a ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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Auldsn2usc

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Dream Halloween Cruise

Our cruise aboard the Carnival Dream was interesting to say the least. We were scheduled to do the Western Itinerary, but was changed to the East due to Hurricane Rina. The wife & I were slightly disappointed due to ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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greenjane52

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Ship...wonderful Dream !

We have just come back from a back to back Carnival cruise and had a wonderful time. I wont go over what everyone else has already written, but apart from the air con being too cool inside the ship , the second ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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kiwigirl1972

1 Review Written

Amazing trip of a lifetime April 30 - May 7 2011

I booked my cruise in January 2010 and spent time reviewing and researching. I had read mixed reviews but was not worried as I find many people just like to find something to moan about. If you go on the Dream and ...
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Sail Date April 2011


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eye4travel

1 Review Written

Carnival Dream(Nightmare) for the holidays

This was my first experience on a Carnival ship and it will be my last. The cruise was booked with an inside cabin which would be assigned later,and initially we were to be on deck 2. My companion, a veteran ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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OurExperience

1 Review Written

Christmas / New Year 2010-2011 Holiday Cruise

Embarkation - Carnival had left us a voice message the day before our cruise date saying we should arrive at the Port Canaveral terminal at 1:30pm. We actually arrived at the terminal at 10:30am; there was virtually ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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dedhedcubfan

1 Review Written

Holiday Cruise on The Dream

Family of 6 traveling together - 2 adults, 1 teen boy, 3 girls (7yo 5yo, 2yo). We had 2 balcony cabins on Deck 9, 9346 and 9232. Booked 1 adult and 2 kids in each. We booked in mid-November 2010, about 6 weeks ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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DrNex

2 Reviews Written

Service on the Dream is hardly a dream

We are young cruisers (in our 20s) and went on this cruise for a quick getaway during the holidays. Our cruise was from December 23, 2010 to January 1, 2011, which was nice as it encompassed both Christmas and New ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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mbvacay

1 Review Written

Christmas Dream Getaway

We left on Dec 18th for a special five day cruise on the Dream. This was our first cruise together so we were real excited to this getaway. I am unable to comment on the embarkation process due to the fact ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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klee70

1 Review Written

Davis Family Christmas Cruise

We flew into Orlando the day before the cruise. Rented a car from Budget then drove out to Cape Canaveral. Stayed at LQ in Cocoa Beach (which was right on the beach) just a few miles from the cruise terminal. Cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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cotton belle

1 Review Written

Christmas Dream

Cruising with the family for the first time and it was great! Getting on the boat was fast and so easy. We boarded early and went up top to have a quick bite to eat. The food was good but, the lines were long so ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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MizLizzie

2 Reviews Written

An okay family cruise, but I wouldn't do it again.

I won't go into the ship's features since that has already been done at length. I will just hit our likes and dislikes about this ship. And I want to comment on our cabin, #2456, because prior to departure, I could ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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lisamw4174

1 Review Written

Thanksgiving Week on the Dream

We flew into Orlando on Friday rented a car from Thrifty and spent the day at the beach in Cape Canaveral. Saturday dropped the car off and headed to the port via Thrifty's shuttle, was at the port in minutes and on ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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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