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Carnival Dream Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
1,934 Reviews

First time cruise, looking forward to next one

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by firstimecruiser2018

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Spa Interior

This cruise left close to home and it was the best vacation ever. We picked the bobsled excursion in Jamaica. The wait at the the top was longer than expected due to a group riding the breaks of the bobsleds and slowing everyone down. However, the weather was perfect and the view incredible. The skylift was peaceful and Dunn's waterfall is a must for Jamaica. We went snorkeling for the first time in Grand Cayman. The guides were very good and kept a close eye on our safety. Plus, this excursion allowed a lot of time for shopping. In Cozumel, we chose to do our own trip by getting in a taxi and traveling to a local beach by Chankanaab. Only $15/person including a drink and free rentals of kayak and snorkel equipment.

The Dream is a wonderful ship. All the staff was eager and happy to assist with whatever request we had. One of us is gluten free and the restaurants all had options. The entertainment was great, especially the comedians. We left the kids home and got the Cloud 9 package, which we used everyday. The food in the main dining room was some of the best we every had. We tried the BBQ and buffet, but were not impressed. Guy's Burger Bar was worth going back for. There were plenty of children on the ship, but we only encountered them during meal times or when the teenagers hung out at night at the back of the ship. Also, we were lucky the weather was perfect for this time of year. We would definitely choose another Carnival Cruise.

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Spa Interior

We only used for sleeping and showering, adequate and kept very clean.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

New Orleans

Port was easily accessible and embarkation was straightforward and quick.

Bobsled Tour

The wait was 1.5 hours for bobsled, but the weather and view were nice.

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The guides were very helpful and safety focused. Was very good for a first timer.

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Great beach location and very affordable at $15/person including rental equipment and a daiquiri.

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