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Choose this cruise so that my wife and I could spend a week with her sister and brother in law. This was the time that he could take vacation. Embarkation was a mess with no one knowing what was going on. The same with getting off the ship. Bussing of tables in the buffet was also very spotty. Waiters would walk by and leave a dirty table. Did not see the number of officers that usually walk ship so this might have been the reason. Roatan and Cozumel were very good stops. But Belize needs to be remove from the list if they ever overbook again and will not supply the tenders for the passengers to get to shore. But overall I enjoyed the cruise, weather was great. And we had a nice family vacation. I just wish the cruise lines would understand that they are keeping a large number of people out of the casino with they do not provide for the non smokers. Would have loved to play some blackjack or poker but I do not smoke and I will not let some blow smoke on me. So all my gambling money left the ship with me. All of the staff were eager to please when asked. But table service around the bars was non-existent. Boo Carnival. Dining staff very good except on show nights when they were asked to preform for the guest. Would have rather been able to get second glass of wine instead of watching my waiter who had no sense of rhythm dance. Boo Carnival. Belize was a total mess. No shore excursion booked so we couldn't get off ship until 12:30 and had to be back onboard at 4. So with the 40 minutes of tender time left very little time to explore the port. Boo Boo Carnival. I really thought something should have been done about this instead of just giving us excuses, This was one of my worse experience ever on a cruise. Again Boo Boo Carnival. Food was little above average. The addition of Guy's Burgers and The Pig and Anchor is what really helped. Entertainment was so so. The Motown show was excellent while the hypnotist and magic act was just one degree above bad. Bands and the Piano Bar were very good. Embarkation must have been designed my squirrels and run by chipmunks It was real cluster****. Still don't know why they gave us a time to check in. They weren't ready for us at that time. Getting off ship was just as squirrelly as never heard any times or group called. We just walked up and off with the first group without knowing if it was our or not. But all thing considered it was still an enjoyable cruise and when we take our next cruise I will check with Carnival and see what they have to offer.

New Orleans to Mahogany Bay

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by wruthe4550

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Choose this cruise so that my wife and I could spend a week with her sister and brother in law. This was the time that he could take vacation. Embarkation was a mess with no one knowing what was going on. The same with getting off the ship. Bussing of tables in the buffet was also very spotty. Waiters would walk by and leave a dirty table. Did not see the number of officers that usually walk ship so this might have been the reason. Roatan and Cozumel were very good stops. But Belize needs to be remove from the list if they ever overbook again and will not supply the tenders for the passengers to get to shore. But overall I enjoyed the cruise, weather was great. And we had a nice family vacation. I just wish the cruise lines would understand that they are keeping a large number of people out of the casino with they do not provide for the non smokers. Would have loved to play some blackjack or poker but I do not smoke and I will not let some blow smoke on me. So all my gambling money left the ship with me.

All of the staff were eager to please when asked. But table service around the bars was non-existent. Boo Carnival. Dining staff very good except on show nights when they were asked to preform for the guest. Would have rather been able to get second glass of wine instead of watching my waiter who had no sense of rhythm dance. Boo Carnival. Belize was a total mess. No shore excursion booked so we couldn't get off ship until 12:30 and had to be back onboard at 4. So with the 40 minutes of tender time left very little time to explore the port. Boo Boo Carnival. I really thought something should have been done about this instead of just giving us excuses, This was one of my worse experience ever on a cruise. Again Boo Boo Carnival.

Food was little above average. The addition of Guy's Burgers and The Pig and Anchor is what really helped. Entertainment was so so. The Motown show was excellent while the hypnotist and magic act was just one degree above bad. Bands and the Piano Bar were very good. Embarkation must have been designed my squirrels and run by chipmunks It was real cluster****. Still don't know why they gave us a time to check in. They weren't ready for us at that time. Getting off ship was just as squirrelly as never heard any times or group called. We just walked up and off with the first group without knowing if it was our or not. But all thing considered it was still an enjoyable cruise and when we take our next cruise I will check with Carnival and see what they have to offer.
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Cabin 6A 1223
The cabin was spacious and because it has a second half bath allowed my wife and I to get dressed at same time. Queen size bed with room to walk around unlike the last Royal Caribbean cruise where you had to crawl into bed in a dollhouse size room. More than enough closet space. Actually had a closet that went unused. Good job Carnival. Finally a tv system where you could watch the Major networks and ESPN America. Although I had to watch the one game I wanted to see in the casino (which was very smoky). Good job Carnival.
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