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Carnival Dream

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 130000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 35
Number Of Decks 15
Number Of Elevators 10
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 6
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 3652
Crew 1367

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 buffet 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.

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!

Customer reviews for Carnival Dream

I had booked this cruise as a part end of a two week holiday doing Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans where we joined the ship. I had read some mediocre reviews about Carnival so was a little worried about what it would be like but I have to say it exceeded our expectations. The ship had a friendly atmosphere and the food was excellent and the staff in the main dining rooms were amazing and every other night they did a song and dance performance for us which we found was just such good fun and everyone seemed to enjoy singing and dancing along with them... We didn’t use the buffet as there was always a queue but they had a 24 hr pizza place and burgers and tacos etc around the pool and on sea days served brunch in the main dining room till 1:30 pm so lots of different options to eat. Carnival’s ethos is fun fun fun and I have to say they do a brilliant job and I would have no qualms at all about sailing with them again....

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Excellent cruise very clean ship good choice of food in self service and in the restaurant no complaints at all but being English we would have liked a kettle and tea/ coffee in the room so we could make a drink first thing in the morning.well worth the money.

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