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"Carnival Dream Review - June 5-12, 2016 - just returned Before I start the review, let me say that after 18 cruises, this was BY FAR the absolute BEST cruise we've had....the..."Read More
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The "Dream" is not all you would dream it would be.

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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Supersailor68

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our third cruise with Carnival and by far the most disappointing. I do not say not to cruise Carnival but I wouldn't cruise this ship again. For those who have cruised before normally the ship is constantly being cleaned either by the hand rails being wiped down, elevator buttons being cleaned or the floors being vacuumed. I rarely seen this happening durning the time we were on the ship. ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Dream vs Valor, no contest

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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Tedkorn

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

After cruising on the Valor for two years we had something to compare with the Dream. We found the Dream's entertainment, employee attitude, food, food service and ship management inferior to the Valor. We were disappointed with the overall experience. To be more specific, the dining room (open seating) tables were setup so as to prevent socializing, bar service was non-existence and ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

1 Helpful Vote


Fantastic Girls Trip!

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GalsWannaCruz

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Embarkation was a breeze and actually quite exciting. The cruise line personnel were extremely friendly, organized and informational. It took only about forty-five minutes from when we left the parking garage to sitting on the Lido Deck! Disembarkation was smooth as well. This was a "girls" trip and we had a wonderful time. We chose aft balcony rooms and they were quite spacious and the decks ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Carnival Dream

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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rangerdog

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

Carnival Dream Review - June 5-12, 2016 - just returned Before I start the review, let me say that after 18 cruises, this was BY FAR the absolute BEST cruise we've had....the CD/staff/entertainment/casino/customer service, etc on the Dream was TOP NOTCH!! It was the most organized embarkation and debarkation of ANY port! Now, having said that, I'm going to make some reflections on some things ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Balcony

14 Helpful Votes


A Dream of Average!

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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Da Captain

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 2nd time on the Dream, with the first being last year. They changed the menu this year and for us it wasn't for the better. you have the standard pizza & ice cream that you can't go wrong and the Salad buffet gave plenty of choices but the dining room was just average this time around. The Cruise Director Brandon was pretty good, the comedy was above average, but the shows ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior with Picture Window (obstructed views)

10 Helpful Votes


For the kids!

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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cruisedogatl

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our cabin, 6444, was directly above the Calinte Night Club. The pounding sound from the subwoofer started every night at 10:30 and would continue non-stop until 2 or 3 a.m. the following morning. Don't ask me why they don't have the night club on an upper deck! The food and food selection in the buffet was very poor and the manner/methods used to display it is even worse. For instance, ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Some good, a whole lot of bad; definitely did not meet my expectations.

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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KTUnderwood

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We sailed on the first half of the Journey's cruise - embarked in New Orleans, disembarked and then flew home from San Juan. Have gold status with carnival and have sailed on a number of other carnival cruises. This by far was our least favorite in terms of the ship, the dining experience, and the service onboard. Here is a rundown of our memories from the Dream: -no turndown service or ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Walmart of Cruise Lines

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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phillyron

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I totally believe you get what you pay for. Being avid and seasoned cruisers (19+ times on Royal, Celebrity, Norwegian, Princess, Holland America), this has to be the worse cruise overall that my wife and I have ever been on! Our choice was made because it was a 10 day cruise. We picked up the ship in San Juan and were finished with the embarkation by noon. The welcome aboard lunch was so-so but, ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Nadi

5 Helpful Votes


Good Value for Money Cruise

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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ledodeck01

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Once again, Carnival delivered its standard “value for money” cruise. The Dream is a nicely maintained vessel. It is not my favorite Carnival ship however. Although a sister ship to the Breeze, it does not have a Guy's Burger Joint nor a Red Frog Pub. It seemed difficult to find a quiet place to have a beer and read a book. The Ocean plaza was always packed with people doing trivia quizzes, crafts ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


No rating
Good but not great - cutbacks are becoming apparent

Review for Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Southern

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TxChick

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

If you haven't sailed with Carnival in the past you would never know anything was missing, tha being said, this was our 7th cruise and the service is going downhill fast. Embarkation was great, New Orleans could teach Galveston a thing or two. We always do FTTF and we appreciate getting to our room early, our bags came with everyone else. We did overhear there were 300 people who purchased so it ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


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