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Carnival Dream Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Dream is a Nice Ship

Review for Carnival Dream to the Western Caribbean
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RobinKY
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Dec 2015
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

This was our 3rd CCL cruise and the biggest ship we have been on to date. It is very nice with lots of stuff to do for everyone. Service in all facets is great. Kids loved the slides, basketball court and food. They loved getting pizza and ice cream whenever they wanted. MDR food is decent. I am a fairly picky eater but could find something each night. Some MDR entres were good and some were just ok. We did have a couple snafus with them trying to substitute their chewy flat iron steak in the Chateau Briand instead of beef tenderloin and also serving the flat iron to my wife who ordered the filet. MDR service is good though and the desserts are incredible. The lido buffet is a zoo at times and lines can be really long. The specialty parts of the buffet (Tandori, Mongolian, Pasta, Burrito place) are only open from 12-230 so if you miss that time your only options are the more basic items (deli, grill - burgers, hot dogs, or pizza). The MDR breakfast or sea day brunch is head and shoulders above the breakfast buffet, which should be avoided unless you're the heap lots of food on your plate type. Decent night life on ship. We had a fun time and kids did too.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin 8A

Nice cabin with plenty of space for two. No complaints aside from noisy neighbors. The balcony doors are heavy and self close very loudly. Our neighbors above us would start opening and closing their balcony door multiple times and would shuffle their balcony furniture around beginning around 6 AM, I assume to see the sunrise. It was difficult to sleep. Other neighbors would get up early and you would hear the doors self closing (again loud) which would also rattle the walls.

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