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 were wonderful. We ate in the Scarlett Dining Room and were never disappointed with the quality of the food. We were disappointed in not having white table cloths every night as this is a touch that brings some elegance and brings an ambiance of "vacation." I do not know if Carnival has cut back on the wait staff as we have never waited long to be served on past cruises. This cruise it took almost two hours to dine. The Dream had wonderful shows. The choreography and dancers were tremendous. We enjoyed all of our ports. We chose to purchase excursions from Carnival and were not disappointed. Although we would do this cruise again, we have already booked our next cruise adventure on the Carnival Vista!
Our cabin was extremely nice and spacious. We loved how quite it was in the rear of the boat. We enjoyed our extended balconies and used them frequently.