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Carnival Dream Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean from New York (Manhattan)

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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


I Guess We Must Have Been Dreaming, Our Cruise Was Awesome!

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mgasparro1
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was my 10th cruise (3 with RCCL and 7 with Carnival). It was my fiance and I, however, we had other friends that were on the Dream as well. This was by far the BEST CRUISE we have had! Don't get me wrong, there are a few things that need to be worked out, however, what vacation doesn't have something that can be improved. I will do my review in sections. EMBARKATION/DEBARKATION: ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Carnival Dream - A Bad Dream

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mesodoc
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Let me start by saying that we have cruised with Carnival a total of 5 times before. For this Thanksgiving cruise from NY, we had a group of 8 cabins (20 people), mostly family and some friends. We all live in Brooklyn, NY, so traveling to the pier was easy. We got 2 vans and arrived around 10:30 AM at the pier. We were pleasantly surprised at the quick and efficient check-in process and were ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Nice, but a little crowded.

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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)


Not quite a DREAM but certainly not a NIGHTMARE

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kaykels
First Time Cruiser

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 ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Traveled with children


Dream a nightmare

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jmmdmom
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Just returned from my 8th Carnival cruise which was on the new Dream class ship. I wish to warm those who cruise to have fun to avoid this ship. While it would make a great ship for boring parents, as it is family oriented, it is not a ship for funloving parents. Perhaps it is just the newness of the ship, but I found all the employees I asked had been with the cruiseline for years. My son found ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Traveled with children


Had a Great Time On the Dream

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brighteyes818
First Time Cruiser

Since it was a Sunday the cab ride from Port Authority to terminal was quick. We entered the port about 10:30 am, we were one of the first to arrive. We proceeded to the security line, waited a few minutes, walked to check-in (where they were having some computer trouble) after check-in we were guided to a long terminal area where we waited for our zone number to be called. We were told that they ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


Dream to the Bahamas

Review for Carnival Dream to Bahamas

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Casino Player
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

We are on our tenth Carnival Cruise and we were doing a B2B. Someone from the ship came for our luggage to bring it to our stateroom for the eight day cruise. Then we went down to the lobby. We met fellow Cruise Critic members Jack and Geri at the lobby. We got our room keys and someone told us our Sail&Sign information would be transferred from our last sailing, the one we just completed. ...
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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


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


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