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Carnival Dream Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,934 Reviews

Nice cruise with a couple minor hiccups

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by M45_rl

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean

Really a nice ship. Staff was excellent: room steward Josephine, wait staff Sunny, Ikatuk & Kadek In Crimson, bartenders Airine (sp? pronounced Irene) and Dwi at Ocean Plaza Bar (next to Alchemy), Tomislav and Harta at the casino, Nana at the Lobby Bar and Dipak at level 10 aft bar. All were EXCELLENT and recognized me by name after first day. Rock band was Excellent, brass jazz/soul band was Excellent too! (Together they were PHENOMENAL!) Steel drum lady was good as well. All other bands were “meh”. Biggest Dissapointment: 1st Caribbean cruise I’ve been on without a Latín band. No salsa, no merengue, no cha cha cha, in other words no spice. The disco was really bad too, not a soul in there probably because the music was terrible, undanceable. Food was very good to excellent. For breakfast go to the lido deck and do the omelette station. Pizza was very good too, open 24 hours. Guy’s Burgers were pretty good but Guy’s BBQ (“Pig & Anchor”) was HIGHLY over-rated. Did not do any shore excursions. Overall, good cruise.

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New Orleans

Lyft from airport to cruise terminal was good

Key West

Surprisingly beautiful. Walked from ship to “southernmost point”, really cool architecture, bars.


Industrial port, absolutely nothing to do ashore except browse the souvenir stands.


To many peddlers and taxi drivers begging for business.

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