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Carnival Dream

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Carnival Cruises flagship, Carnival Dream, was launched in 2009 and remains one of the largest and most popular ships in the fleet. The 3,646 passenger vessel is now synonymous with the brand and epitomizes Carnival's claim to putting the American in American-style cruising. The ship is loaded with all the latest entertainment, gadgets and gear — including its own water park— and is the original Dream class ship.

The ship boasts an incredible array of choice, from dining to lounge bars and staterooms to spa treatments. Whatever your mood, Carnival will cater for it in a relaxed, informal way.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/09/2009
Tonnage 128000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 35
Number Of Decks 15
Number Of Elevators 18
Maximum Capacity 3646
Crew 1369
Refurbished 2017

Ship Facilities


Carnival Dream is a cruise ship which offers a casual, vibrant dining experience. Breakfast will be either cooked in true American style, or more continental depending on your choice. With 24-hour room service, breakfast, like all meals, can be taken in the comfort of your own cabin.

Lunches can be taken inside or out, with a lavish outdoor spread complementing the fresh choice of dishes in the main restaurants. If Italian cuisine is your thing, the Pizzeria featuring salads, freshly baked pizzas and calzones is available 24 hours a day.

However, the evening meal is very much the main event, with fine dining options in the main restaurant, or at the reservations-only Supper Club. The European style Bistro and Sushi Bar also extend the options available to you. For a healthy choice, sample the delights of the Spa menu.


A highlight of any Carnival cruise is the fun that begins once the sun goes down, and Carnival Dream is no different. With everything from live music, stage productions and casual bars and lounges, the perfect night awaits you.

  • Stage Shows- “All the World’s a Stage"" and these spectacular stage shows are full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance. All show extravaganzas are made to ensure every night feels like opening night. Be dazzled by the singers, musicians, scenery and costumes and leave the show in awe of what you just watched.
  • Alchemy Bar- be amazed as expert mixologists whip up quirky drinks before your eyes.
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar- sample some of the tastiest tequila there is at this al fresco bar.
  • RedFrog Rum Bar- colourful cocktail and lively music is to be expected at this popular onboard spot.

Things to do

Among her many amazing features, Carnival Dream’s expansive deck space means that fun is the name of the game when it comes to choosing how to spend your time onboard. The two pools are a popular spot and while the lively Waves Pool, which hosts regular games and live music, is perfect for families, the smaller Sunset Pool is a more tranquil area for those looking for a bit of peace and quiet. There are also lots of jacuzzis dotted around the ship, meaning you can sit back in the warm water and let the world go by.

For those looking for more active pursuits, the ship boasts a basketball and volleyball court, a jogging track and 18-hole mini golf course, as well as a gym featuring state-of-the-art exercise machines and professionally-led classes. Whether you like a bit of competition or a solo workout, there’s something onboard guaranteed to satisfy your fitness needs.

However, a holiday doesn’t just have to be about getting involved in activities and Carnival Dream certainly caters for those who want to use this time to relax and unwind. Sunbathing is made easy as there are sun loungers available on almost every part of the deck, while the two-deck Cloud 9 Spa is dedicated to pampering guests. Choose from a huge array of treatments, including massages, teeth whitening and facials, and leave your cruise feeling like a brand new you!