1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
Unfortunately teenagers were running around at all hours, shouting and throwing things, and when we complained to guest services, as this was carrying on until 03;00hrs, we were informed, there was nothing that could be done. On the ... Read More
Unfortunately teenagers were running around at all hours, shouting and throwing things, and when we complained to guest services, as this was carrying on until 03;00hrs, we were informed, there was nothing that could be done. On the deck below us, there was an out door chess set, teenagers would congregate there, throwing the pieces around, shouting obscenities, I requested if the pieces could be removed at night, but was informed that they were in a public area, so could not be removed. The food in the Crimson restaurant was served cold, so we had to return it to the kitchen, on more than one occasion, in the buffet, you may have chilli con carne, but there was no rice, we had roast turkey on the menu, but there were no vegetables. And when i'm sitting down to my evening meal, I do not expect a waiter to be wandering around with a tray of drinks, which he is trying to sell shouting, {shot, shot, shot}, this is just a booze cruise. My wife and I will not be using Carnival again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
We left from Port New Orleans! The embarkation was a smooth process. It took about 30 minutes from luggage to on board! We arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:05. We were greeted warmly by our Cabin Steward, Adi! He was ... Read More
We left from Port New Orleans! The embarkation was a smooth process. It took about 30 minutes from luggage to on board! We arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:05. We were greeted warmly by our Cabin Steward, Adi! He was phenomenal. He called us by our names and he was enthusiastic about our days ashore. Also, he made the most wonderful towel displays and left our cabin spotless! The food was ok most nights! We enjoyed the elegant nights the most. the dinner selection was wonderful those nights. Because our daughter likes to swim, many evenings we had to eat on the Lido because we wanted to be with her. I tried every restaurant and fell in love with Chrisann from St. Lucia at the coffee bar! She new just what I wanted (vanilla milkshake with shot of Espresso!--THICK)! The Entertainment was great! Chris the Flying Scotsman was our Cruise Director and he really made our experience wonderful along with his teammates, J-Swift and Stephen! I thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. We played bingo, participated in trivia, watched the LipSync Battles, visited the spa for the kids party option, danced at the deck parties, watched Dive-In movies, and more. I would do it again in a heart beat!!! We Definitely Lived the Dream!! We also enjoyed the Stingray City and Rum Beach excursion in Grand Cayman, We went to Paradise Beach in cozumel. It was probably the highlight of our trip. It was wonderful!!! Fresh Mojitos!!! The beach was ok. There was a water park area (inflatables) available; however, my daughter loves water but is a beginning swimmer and the water was too deep for her. BUT she LOVED The pool there! It was warm and refreshing! Wait until Cozumel to make your liquor purchases. Carnival matches the price BUT specialty items are SIGNIFICANTLY Cheaper!!!! We also did the hop on hop off in Montego Bay. Overall, the cruise was phenomenal. We enjoyed every moment! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
My love for Crusing takes me to the ports. This is my second Cruise on the Dream loved it even better the second time around! Did a balcony on deck 11.. was nothing short of amazing! Wanted to try a cove balcony was worried about being on ... Read More
My love for Crusing takes me to the ports. This is my second Cruise on the Dream loved it even better the second time around! Did a balcony on deck 11.. was nothing short of amazing! Wanted to try a cove balcony was worried about being on deck 11 was great wentvright out of our room and there every thing was! Lots of choices to eat. Mongolian, Guys burgers are good! But I do like the traditional grill with choices of chicken nuggets French fries, nachos. tried the new pizza wasn’t bad! Alternative dining seems to be going down on choices. Ice cream oh my had it a few times. Brunch was very good steak and eggs! Guys Pig & Anchor was amazing just wasn’t open enough it was open two of the sea days! Even though we missed our port in Roataun it will not stop me from cruising! Ship was clean! I miss a lot of the old perks. Bigger isn’t always better! But you have to roll with the times! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We had an amazing time on the Carnival Dream. The staff was amazing. We loved all the bartenders, when you passed staff members they always greeted you with a smile. Our most favorite was our waitress Olivia. She was beyond amazing and we ... Read More
We had an amazing time on the Carnival Dream. The staff was amazing. We loved all the bartenders, when you passed staff members they always greeted you with a smile. Our most favorite was our waitress Olivia. She was beyond amazing and we made sure to ask for her every night. If you are ever on the dream and eat in the cremson dining be sure to ask for her. Food was good some days and not so great other days, but their was always something you could find to eat that you would like. The only problem I had was some peoples children walking around with their foul language mouths and rude, which is not carnivals problem but the parents problem. Loved the comedy shows, they played movies at night on the lido deck, they had an 80s party and a mega deck party. Overall, we had an amazing time and will definitely do it again. The only bummer was we couldn't go to mahogany bay because of the bad weather Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We had children with us ages 3,3,9,11,13,15. There were so many rude children on this cruise. Too much chair saving with no one using them for hours. I felt like service was awful compared to previous cruises. I will never cruise ... Read More
We had children with us ages 3,3,9,11,13,15. There were so many rude children on this cruise. Too much chair saving with no one using them for hours. I felt like service was awful compared to previous cruises. I will never cruise during spring break with Carnival again. Entertainment wasn't what we were used to. Paid for premium internet and it was a waste of money. Paid for the bottomless bubbles for a couple of the kids...they usually were done eating before drinks arrived. Going to the bar for their drinks is a horrible set up for children. I loved the location of our room on the 11th floor. It was very convenient for pools, slides, and food. The BBQ restaurant was open about 2 hrs the entire cruise. Long lines and really was not that good. This was our 6th cruise, 4th Carnival, 2nd time on the Dream. Disembarkation was a huge mess. No one was following the directions of which floors were being called. We will definitely be trying a different cruise line just for comparison if we cruise during spring break again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
It was a great cruise due to the great staff. First the Flying Scotsman (Chris Williams) cannot be beat! He did a one hour one man show on the last afternoon that went from Elvis to Italian Opera (an Impossible Dream in between plus many ... Read More
It was a great cruise due to the great staff. First the Flying Scotsman (Chris Williams) cannot be beat! He did a one hour one man show on the last afternoon that went from Elvis to Italian Opera (an Impossible Dream in between plus many others!). Our housekeeping Team, Arry and Lulu, did everything we wanted and needed! Arry made me a new towel animal every day and let me keep them for the whole cruise. My favorite was a bird in a swing with a piece of bubble gum in his mouth! The wait staff was excellent - Putra, Arlianty (Leah) and Hannifi. Leah gave me extra scallops and made me Mickey Mouse chocolate melting cakes (with 2 ice creams). We had a lot of seafood - even extra lobster tails!!! Putra danced with my grandsons which made it special! With all the eating I was shocked that I had lost a pound! But we also did a lot of walking! Maghogany Bay was an excellent beach especially if you get a cabana but book early! They get sold out. The ecopark on Belize was a good tour as you can see a lot of the lay of the land and hear history of the people of Belize. We just shopped in Cozumel since we had been at that port several times before. We did pick up our bambo sheet set from Cariloha that we won on the Love & Marriage show. The CArnival Dream is VERY big - our first cruise was on a ship with 600 guests which cannot be found any more. I do prefer a smaller ship. The disembarkation was the fastest we have ever done!! Embarkation was even not too bad. We were there at noon. At our age, not sure we will go again but will use Carnival if I do - maybe Cuba??? Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Have been wanting to go on another cruise for years. Friends were booking a trip on Carnival Dream and asked if my friend and I would like to join them. So glad we did. The ship was clean and there was so much to do. It was ... Read More
Have been wanting to go on another cruise for years. Friends were booking a trip on Carnival Dream and asked if my friend and I would like to join them. So glad we did. The ship was clean and there was so much to do. It was particularly windy during most of our time at sea but we still enjoyed time on deck and playing the trivia contests in the Ocean Plaza I even won a Ship on a Stick for the Golden Girls Trivia Contest.The movies by the pool at night were really fun. The food was good though not the greatest. However, our servers, Francis and Wenscislaw were wonderful and were more than helpful if we requested something. My one complaint would be the temperature of the hot tubs. Many of them were cool and some were just simply luke warm. By our final night at sea, the hot tub on the Serenity Deck was finally at a decent temperature. I would definitely cruise Carnival again. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
New Orleans is fantastic, stayed 4 nights either side of the cruise. Embarkation was organised and so was disembarkation. I liked :- The ship itself- it’s lovely,the ships decor, cabin was good size with ample storage, cabin ... Read More
New Orleans is fantastic, stayed 4 nights either side of the cruise. Embarkation was organised and so was disembarkation. I liked :- The ship itself- it’s lovely,the ships decor, cabin was good size with ample storage, cabin steward very nice,dining room, theatre ( good special effects), live band & the brass trio, Guys burgers were delicious as was the smoke house, Indian and Italian lunchtime food. I wasn’t so happy with dining room service being so slow although the staff were super and the food delicious ,the desserts looked lovely but didn’t always taste as good as they looked and I felt they went mad with gelatine in them, our pillows and sheets smelt quite unpleasant and I asked for new pillows but they smelt the same so must have been what they were washed with. I also got small itchy spots all over my arms and legs but my husband didn’t. I thought perhaps I was allergic to the sheets??. They went as soon as we left the ship. Getting on and off the ship was very smooth on excursions. I didn’t think the excursions were good value as they brought you back to ship so early. We went to one place and just had time to get round it quickly then had to head back to the ship which didn’t leave for 3 hours. We went to another which was a beach and spent hardly any time on the beach at all. In future I’d organise that myself. We went to a midnight film and really enjoyed that, perhaps the bar staff could have been a little quieter as they were shouting, laughing and crashing about lol! Luckily not all the way through the film :) The comedy room was really good and very popular- lucky to get a seat in there so paid to be early. The shows were good but the singing was iffy (harmonies mainly) at times. The entertainment director Chris was fantastic, he put his heart and soul into everything he did, he’s such a hard worker! I think I’d opt for anytime dining in the future, we spent so long in the dining room it took over the evenings so we went to the buffet a couple of times. One big gripe was the bar service, not enough staff so long waits at times, then they’d disappear with your card so another wait then sign - why don’t they just scan your card which they do when you get on or off the ship. It would save all the waiting and paperwork. All in all though, we still had a smashing time, we were on holiday so chilled out and went with the flow. The ship is great for kids, they were all having a ball and the special clubs looked fabulous, the waterworks were brilliant too. I must also add that every single time I used a restroom anywhere on the ship they were spotless and actually very attractive, like hotel ones! I’d definitely go again so it couldn’t have been that bad even with the couple of gripes that we had! I’ve tried to be as fair as I can, we really enjoyed ourselves. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
The Dream is truly that, a Dream cruise. Extra clean, very friendly personnel, restful time, great food, love, love, love the people who work for Carnival! They are so friendly and accommodating. They took care of every request with no ... Read More
The Dream is truly that, a Dream cruise. Extra clean, very friendly personnel, restful time, great food, love, love, love the people who work for Carnival! They are so friendly and accommodating. They took care of every request with no complaint and with a smile. Every area was clean and neat. I never saw any messy areas. Our cabin always had clean towels and extras in some cases. Our steward personally delivered the next days itinerary and any messages. Rafael was GREAT!! All the public bathrooms were clean at all times. There was never any trash left anywhere because someone from the crew was always there picking up, mopping, vacuuming, and wiping down every area. I never saw any unsanitary areas. All public bathrooms had plenty paper and soap. Every where I turned, there was a dispenser for antibacterial solution and it was always full. Every time someone left a table in any eating area, there was someone cleaning it for the next person. I have NO complaints about any part of the cruise.I didn't rate the entertainment excellent simply because it just wasn't my musical tastes, but my husband who is a musician said that every musician and dancer was talented. I highly recommend sailing with Carnival anywhere and will sail Carnival again in the very near future! Great job, Carnival!! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Embarkation in New Orleans was smooth and efficient as always. We were on the ship by noon. The Dream is a big nice ship. Very clean, Never felt crowded. Food in MDR was excellent. We had YTD and it was great for us. All food on the ship ... Read More
Embarkation in New Orleans was smooth and efficient as always. We were on the ship by noon. The Dream is a big nice ship. Very clean, Never felt crowded. Food in MDR was excellent. We had YTD and it was great for us. All food on the ship overall was good, but I found Guys BBQ to not be very good BBQ. I only had the lido buffet once, but found it to be satisfactory. Crew was always working to keep the ship clean, and all staff did a good job, Our cabin steward, Mara did a fantastic job on our room. i found most of the shows to be entertaining, and the cruise director was very good. Enjoyed the coffee shop on deck and the prices were very reasonable for coffee. Roatan was fantastic, We went to Little French Key, and will go again. Belize, we took the Carnival Snorkeling excursion and was not impressed. A 45 minute boat ride to a sand bar in the ocean. Snorkeling was not ideal as equipment was awful, and current too strong to enjoy the snorkeling. Cozumel, we went to Mr. Sanchos and it was excellent as always. Disembarkation was fast and we were off the boat at 10am. Read Less
Carnival Dream Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 4.4
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 3.5 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.5 3.6
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates 3.0 4.1

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