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Carnival Dream Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1920 reviews
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Disappointing with some excellent areas

Review for Carnival Dream to the Mexican Riviera
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lincolnillinois
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2015
Cabin: Ocean Suite

We traveled out of New Orleans to Cozumel, Honduras and Belize. The ship was beautiful although the dining rooms were garish with too much red used in the decorating.

We had an ocean suite, and it was lovely. Loved the oversized balcony. Unfortunately, the guest in the next room used his balcony as a smoking lounge which detracted from our enjoyment. Our room steward was outstanding!

The food was ok. We ate in the main dining room every evening. Unfortunately, we selected anytime dining for this trip and needed to wait many of the evenings. We will not select anytime again. The food in the dining room was good and the staff accommodated my requests. We ate breakfast in the main dining room. I did not care for the brunch menu. It was too heavy and it was the same menu everyday. The main dining room was not open for a lunch only menu and I certainly missed having a salad and sandwich for lunch. Many days we ate at the buffet. I did not care for the layout. It was difficult to find a variety without visiting multiple food lines, and the salad offerings were poor. I like lots of fresh veggies on my salad and the selection was limited. The hamburger/hot dog bar was one of the speediest I have ever encountered.

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Ocean Suite

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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. It has lots of storage and a large bathroom with bathtub. The balcony also had room for a chaise lounge and 2 chairs. The only problem was lack of plugins by the bed. We requested and received an extension cord to plug in my husband's CPAC.

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