We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carnival Dream

80 reviews
 All photos (2 246)2 246
Full view
Traveller (475)
Common Areas (1 356)
Dining and Bars (495)
Itineraries for this ship


Passengers: 3 646   |   Crew: 1 367
Passengers to crew: 2,67:1
Passengers to space: 35,1:1
Launched: 2009   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  
  Interior (4A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6L)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6N)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Interior (4B)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6M)  


Cabin size: 185 - 185 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 178
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 831
Traveller rating
  • 30
  • 28
  • 11
  • 6
  • 5
Time of year
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Kellie R wrote a review Oct 2021
12 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you to Carnival Dream team members Arman, our MOST EXCELLENT stateroom steward; Anthony from the piano bar; Art Shake Violin Trio; @DeonEntertainment, the fantastic cruise director with an endless supply of energy; and Tangkas, Sun, and Christina, our friendly and highly efficient wait staff in the Crimson Restaurant, for helping make this cruise one we will always remember. We loved the Playlist Production performances, and our shore excursions were fantastic (Dolphin Encounter in Costa Maya, Lamanai Mayan Ruins and Calypso Tour in Belize, and Land and Sea in Cozumel)! The only recommendation I have is to offer lunch options beginning at 11 instead of noon and offering more familiar food choices, as well as the delicious unique food choices. Also, we would love to have known more about the individual Carnival Dream team members (i.e., where they are from, how long they have been part of the Carnival Dream team, etc). I highly recommend you book all shore excursions through Carnival and not a different vendor or individual. Our Belize excursion ran late, which made us late getting back on the Dream; however, the Carnival excursion staff notified the Dream staff of this, so they waited for us to get onboard. If we had gone on an excursion with a company or individual other than Carnival, we would have been left in Belize. We will most definitely consider cruising with Carnival again in the future.
Read more
guanic wrote a review Apr 2020
Cedar Hill, Texas34 contributions1 helpful vote
This was his first cruise at the age of 7. I was a little scared for him to get sea sick. But no way he loved it everything on board.
Read more
underground u wrote a review Mar 2020
Alba, Texas33 contributions5 helpful votes
Went over Spring Break and we had an absolute blast. We were blown away by the entertainment on the Dream, the performers and production was the best we've experienced of all the cruises we've been on. The 80's Show they did and the America Rocks show were so dang good. We ran into a few of the performers around the ship and they were so down to earth. So many food choices on this ship and it was all good! Do a little research to know when they'll be open. Guy's bbq joint (Pig and Anchor) was something new we hadn't seen before, its kind of hidden on the outside on deck 5. There's the burger joint, blue iguana mexican tacos and burritos are awesome, the grill inside is always open I think, anytime we went by they were putting out grilled sandwiches, dogs and fries. Pizza 24hrs too and the pizza place, formal dining, froyo/soft serve 24hrs. Get around get to know the ship. Ship employees were kind and friendly and polite. Great water slides. If you time it right you can get into a hot tub thats not crowded, its all about the timing. Room stewards (Lukman) are always friendly and trustworthy on Carnival. Cruise director did great at keeping the party going, her name is Janae I think. She led the best name that tune competition I've ever been a part of with dancing and sing alongs. The night they took the dance party to the deck was so fun. Our kids (9 &13) had a blast with all of it. Great DJ, the thriller dance, deck movies....we had a stress melting time! Carnival has never let us down.
Read more
Pam C wrote a review Feb 2020
Montgomery City, Missouri139 contributions74 helpful votes
There was a delay because of fog. When we got to port (at time the hub told us) it was chaos. Being first time cruisers and senior citizens this was very stressful. I think everyone showed up regardless on times being changed. Once on board things were better. Food in dining room was excellent. Guys burgers were wonderful! Breakfast burrito great. Staff friendly and helpful. Lots of activities for most age groups and interests. My complaint is with the general public. So many people have no manners Nor do they care if you have a disability.
Read more
1 Helpful vote
Tammy B wrote a review Feb 2020
Lumberton, Texas13 contributions13 helpful votes
Aggravating experience overall. I didn't want to give it a poor rating, but I won't do this again. Didn't feel like things were communicated well from the minute I booked this cruise (our first and last.) There was stuff going on onboard that we didn't find out about because it wasn't in the carnival hub app. Food was awful. Service was slow everywhere: in the salon, in the buffet. Pools are small, bed was uncomfortable, lido deck is crowded. Shows were the best part. Excursions were fun but we spent too much time bored onboard. If I could go back, I'd just spend a little more money and take the kids back to Disney.
Read more
2 Helpful votes