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Age: 50+


Number of Cruises: 9

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Dream

Sailing Date: 2013-02-6

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

I have cruised on the Carnival Dream 3 times with my bro & his wife and once shared a cabin with a co-worker. I have already booked my 4th cruise on the Carnival Dream for September 7, 2013 (new itinerary). I have stayed in an interior cabin twice and once in a balcony suite, and my cruise in September 2013 will be in an interior (upper/lower) cabin. The cabin stewards have been great and very attentive.

But our dinner dining on our last cruise in September 2012 was nothing to write home about -- our head waiter although nice, just did not provide good service. Birthday and anniversary celebrations were never recognized by staff, frequently never got exactly what you order and ice cream ordered for desert would be delivered melted (looked like milk). Although, our dining was not what we expected, poor dining service did not ruin our vacation. Always keep in mind, "nothing in life is perfect. Cruising is what you make of it." I have been cruising since May 2010 and have had some bad experiences (not with the cruise liner), but I have had fun on every Carnival cruise ship I have been on despite any mishaps. Carnival Dream was dried dock after our cruise in September 1, 2012 so we can't wait to see the updates done on the Lido Deck.

The food was plenty and there was a variety to choose from on Carnival Dream.

Interior staterooms and the balcony suite were very nice and clean. The cabin stewards were all great and attentive. Cabin stewards always called me by my name whether in stateroom area cleaning or when they got off at port.

Plenty of activities for all. Sometimes activities overlapped and you would have to choose which you were going to miss. The production shows and comedies were really great. Now the entertainment (one-man band) on the Lido Deck on cruise for September 1, 2012 was down right awful. The Lido deck that usually has plenty of people at the bars, in the pools, lying on chaise lounges, or sitting around tables started leaving the area. The guy was really BAD.

I have been on Carnival Dream 3 times and have already booked another cruise on September 7, 2013 going to San Juan, Puerto Rico. September 3, 2011 and September 1, 2012 cruised on the Dream to Western Caribbean (Belize, Honduras, Cozumel, and Costa Maya) and September 11, 2010 cruised on the Dream to Eastern Caribbean (Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, and St. Maarten). Have enjoyed all the ports, but had a really nice time in Costa Maya, Mexico because the beach was in the center of the shopping (no need to take an excursion to the island beach) and partying at Senor Frog was nice.

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