Carnival Dream Review

Standards Have Slipped

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Dream
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Horatio Hornblower
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2023

This is my 7th cruise on Carnival. All of them from Galveston as we live just north of Houston. I actually think this is my last Carnival Cruise. I've followed the Video Bloggers and I'm up to date on the price increases and service decreases but unless you have been cruising before I don't think you will notice it but for someone who has been on 15 different cruises II noticed it right away. This is our first cruise since 20-19.

The house keeping and waitstaff crew were working their butts off. Sometimes it took until late afternoon to get our room made up because of staff cutbacks. The omlete/sandwich station was understaffed during peak hours as well as the pizza stand. Most of the time it was staffed with one person causing very long lines.

The Dream has the new hull paint job and it looks sharp. However on the exposed passanger decks I saw a lot of rust. I've never noticed this before. I only saw four deck crew painting in the six days and two did a very sloppy job and got a bunch of paint on the wooded top rail.

Cabin Review

We stayed in 8404 which is a baloney cabin. I upgraded into this cabin but what I didn't know was the smoking was changed. I'm used to it being around deck 11. The dream has two smoking areas one on deck port side mid aft and the other on deck 11 starboard stern. Both areas are very nice but I could smell the smoke on my baloney.

There is only one US electrical plug and one European plug. We had purchased a thingie that had three usb and three outlets and had enough power for our stuff.

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