Carnival Dream was my 10th cruise and my 2nd Carnival cruise. We had 3 cabins for the 7 of us, 2 inside and 1 balcony. My husband and I are in our 40's, traveled with teens, kids and grandpa so we represented most age groups.
Emarkation: For most, it was a breeze, for us it was a nightmare. My paperwork was in perfect order and did all of the pre-registering on line. Upon check in the rep gave my daughter her sign and sail, only to find out a few minutes later that she "disappeared from the ressie". My son's name showed up in all 3 cabins. Long story short, an hour after standing in front of the rep, we were ready to board. But on day 3 we realized that that my daughters face was showing up on my son's sign and sail card. Okay, no big deal... on with the vacation.
We were sent up to the Lido for lunch. It was packed. The lines were long and it wasn't easy to find a table for 7. My son dropped a plate and got very upset. I told him, "It's okay". Then a Carnival employee turned around and said, "Ma'am it is NOT okay." What ????? Moving on..... Lunch was okay, nothing special.