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New York (Manhattan) Carnival Dream Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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1917 reviews
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Swimming with Dolphins. Blue Lagoon, Nassau Bahamas
This is our whole group in front of the Christmas tree in the main lobby.
I am sitting on the deck looking for whales or dolphins which I never saw.
It really feels like you are swimming with them but you never get wet!
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Nice, but a little crowded.

Review for Carnival Dream to Bahamas

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christr
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

The Dream is a wonderful boat. We had a great time on it. However, with 20% of or more passengers, it does get a bit crowded. There were always lines for the buffets. The theater and lounge areas were always very crowded. You often couldn't get to a comic show unless you showed up very early for it. There were a few extra hot tubs on board compared to their other ships, but again, with an ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Interior with Picture Window (obstructed views)


Carnival Dream First Sailing From NYC

Review for Carnival Dream to Cruise to Nowhere

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Casino Player
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

We came down to the piers for our ninth Carnival cruise on this new ship. We were doing a B2B so we had luggage. I found someone to assist me with our luggage on the elevator and he found a porter for me. I gave him my checked luggage. We got on board pretty quick in spite of the fact that the NY port couldn't use the regular means for boarding the ship and had to bring us in on Deck zero. My wife ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


We Dreamed a Dream on the Dream....not!

Review for Carnival Dream to Cruise to Nowhere

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ken987
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Hi, Here is my experience. I hope it helps others. We arrived at the port at 11am and by 1140 am we were on the ship. My sister needed Special Assistance so we were one of the very first on board. We did have to walk total of 15 to 20 minutes. My sister must use a cane and we all were not happy at the distance to the point of entry. It truly was far...and mind you we had to carry our own ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Balcony


dream the impossible dream

Review for Carnival Dream to Bahamas

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smatsea
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

embarkation-we took this cruise to sample the ship and not for the ports as we have not sailed on Carnival in quite some time. We have sailed on her affiliate ships and we wanted to see how the line has improved. Being from Long Island we had very easy boarding not having to fly. We arrived at the terminal by limo at 10:30 and we were onboard the ship by 11:15. Others had bigger wait times and ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Spa Suite


Enjoyed the Dream

Review for Carnival Dream to Cruise to Nowhere

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mizLORInj
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Upon arrival at the NYC terminal, we got through security and check-in quickly, then there was a long line to get onto the ship. Maybe 40 minutes from the time we got to the port to being onboard which isn't bad at all. It was a bit strange to board at deck Zero instead of into a beautiful atrium, but we got a ground view of the cove balcony cabins which looked cool from the outside. We ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Balcony


CARNIVAL DREAM - TOP NOTCH EXPERIENCE!

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nycruise
First Time Cruiser

We've sailed 18 cruises on multiple cruise lines. On this cruise we traveled as a group of 5 adults in 3 separate staterooms. The ship was full, with over 4400 passengers, a record number of passengers for Carnival Cruise Lines. The embarkation went smoothly, less than an hour from top to bottom. Our rooms were ready when we boarded which is always nice. Being brand spanking new, the rooms ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Balcony


A Nor'easter Rockin Dream

Review for Carnival Dream to Cruise to Nowhere

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paulekrause
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was my 11th cruise on 5 various cruise lines. Have done Carnival twice before. Love the value, the exterior lines of the ships, but not the interiors so much. Have also done 3 CTNs over the years with NCL. Traveling with me were my wife, 21 year old son, 16 year old son, and 28 year old son and daughter in law. It was her introduction to cruising. Four of us had a balcony cabin while my ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Not quite a Dream but not a Nightmare either

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booklady26
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

About Us : My husband and I are 60 & 58 respectively but are "young" for our age. We're growing older but not up as the Jimmy Buffett song goes! This was our 5th cruise with Carnival and our 44th cruise overall. Living in New Jersey, we've been sailing only out of the NY area for the past few years since it's so convenient and we don't have to put up with all the headaches of flying. We chose this ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony


the bad dream

Review for Carnival Dream to Bahamas

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jonmajic
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

this cruise was the worst i have ever gone on . If this is there newest and best ship i do not want to see the older and smaller cruise ships I do 2 cruises every year ! to start the food disgusting ! The same repeat food items every meal and what we did get was poor quality , the service what service did not exist , the ship was always dirty tables at lunch still full of empty trays full of ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Traveled with children


Dreamers Be Wary

Review for Carnival Dream to Cruise to Nowhere

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PhotoGal07
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

First let me start by saying that my husband and I, and the other couple we travelled with had a fantastic time. We were there to eat, drink and enjoy getting together with old friends, and we accomplished all of those things. However, the cruise itself needs a lot of work. Some background information about us as travelers. The four of us are between 26-29 years old. And both couples ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


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