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Carnival Dream Review

4.5 / 5.0
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For the kids!

Review for Carnival Dream to the Southern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

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, why do you need a person to hand you a piece of bacon? And why would the bacon be half way down the buffet line from the eggs?

Cabin Review


Cabin 8A

If you don't mind or LOVE noise, you'll love this cabin. If noise is an issue, you should stay as far away as possible from this area of the ship.

This cabin and many others in the vicinity are directly above the night club!!!

The non-stop pounding from the subwoofer will drive you mad!!

Port Reviews

New Orleans

Our boarding passes indicated we were to board between 2:30 and 3 p.m.

We parked in the Carnival Cruise parking terminal: $126.00

We arrived at the parking garage/port at approximately 11 a.m.

There were no "marked" parking spaces left. Like many others, we had to park in an exit lane.


They motored us to a protected area of water due to the choppy seas. The turbidity reduced visibility and the coral and fish in the area left a lot to be desired. Due to the rough seas, they elected to use buses to take us back to the ship.

Belize City

5 zip lines in all: none of them long or fast. One is very, very short.

Not worth the money or the effort.

Belize City

The zip line is anything but exciting and you'd better be in excellent condition to climb to the upper most zip line!! You have to carry your tube over a gravel trail for almost thirty minutes to reach the beginning of the cave tubing "adventure".

Which isn't much of an adventure given the fact a guide must pull you and your 8 member party through the mile long cavern.

If it were me, I'd install some colorful lighting in the cave to enhance the experience. It's pretty boring actually.

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