Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Dream

Year built2009  /  Age : 9
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassDream
Building costUSD 740 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)305 m / 1001 ft
Beam (width)37 m / 121 ft
Gross Tonnage128251 gt
Passengers3626 - 4533
Crew1369
Passengers-to-space ratio29
Decks14
Cabins1813
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byMarcia G. Harden

Current itinerary of Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 439 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2018 and ends on 23 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep      Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana   
19 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
20 Sep 07:00 - 16:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
21 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
23 Sep      Arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana   

Review of Carnival Dream

Launched in 2009, Carnival Dream is between the biggest Carnival ships and the first Dream-class vessel, together with Breeze, Magic.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Dream cruise ship

The 128,000-ton, 3,646-passenger cruise ship Carnival Dream was floated out on October 24, 2008. When first launched, Carnival Dream was the biggest ship operated by Carnival, though she was later surpassed by Carnival Magic and Carnival Breeze, which were delivered in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

The ship features facilities similarly designed on the previous generations of line's ships while presenting some new features. Significant alterations were made to the public areas on deck 5, which features an exterior promenade, running the entire perimeter of the vessel. A comedy club and a couple of themed bars were added during the 2012 drydock refurbishment. An interesting fact is that around 20 minutes of the "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" movie was filmed on Carnival Dream.

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Dream cruise liner itinerary program is based on departures from New Orleans LA to Eastern and Western Caribbean. Feature port destinations include Cozumel Mexico, Nassau Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, Roatan, Grand Cayman.

Cabins

Carnival Dream has a total number of 1823 cabins (of which 56 Suites, 835 Balcony rooms, 254 adjoining) in 37 grades. On the Carnival ship Dream were introduced the line's new cabin types "Deluxe Oceanview", Cove Balcony" and "Spa" cabins. Most Carnival Dream staterooms are 185-220-sq.foot insides (678), oceanview (258) and balcony (835, with verandas of 35-85 sq.feet). A new type of cabins are the deluxe ocean view staterooms with two separate washrooms. Another new cabin for the line is the cove balcony stateroom (located beneath the lifeboats) which has a partially enclosed veranda. Dream also features special spa staterooms and 193 "family quint" staterooms, that can sleep up to five people. 

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The two formal dining rooms on Carnival Dream are the Scarlet, with 1,122 capacity, and the smaller Crimson, accommodating 744. Both are the focal point of dining onboard the ship and feature  red decor with Murano glass chandeliers. For those who like laughter with their food, is the Punchliner Comedy Brunch, taking place in the MDR (main dining room) only on sea days. The real foodies who are curious about how the galley feeds so many people, have to check out Chef's Table. For US$75 per person, you'll be able to meet the head chef and tour the galley, as well as dine on a multi-course meal at a private table, while watching the chefs at work. 

Follows the complete list of Carnival Dream restaurants and food bars.

  • Crimson Restaurant (744-seat forward Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and “Anytime Dining”)
  • Scarlet Restaurant (1122-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, open seating breakfast and lunch; “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts for $5 cover charge)
  • Wasabi Bar (sushi bar, complimentary; serves as salad bar during the day)
  • The Gathering Lido buffet restaurant (825-seat self-service restaurant with various complimentary take-away food stations)
  • The Chef’s Art Steakhouse (108-seat, reservation only specialty restaurant, serving seafood and prime beef).
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse (added in 2017) is a open-air complimentary BBQ restaurant on Promenade Deck.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Lanai's outdoor seating areas are one of the best features aboard Carnival Dream. Ocean Plaza is another important venue and meet-and-greet hub, often missing on smaller Carnival ships. It offers a little something for everyone with a specialty coffee bar, dance floor, and bars offering drinks-of-the-day. In 2012 two new bars were added as part of Carnival's Fun Ship 2.0 refurbishment program. BlueIguana Tequila Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar offer tequila and rum-based cocktails, as well as the signature ThirstyFrog Red beer of Carnival.

Carnival Dream cruise ship WaterWorks slides

Carnival Dream is the first Carnival ship to boast (as a newbuild) a water park with multiple slides. Dream also features a wide outdoor promenade with an outdoor cafe and whirlpools in four different places along the outside edge of deck.

The following official YouTube video reviews Carnival's Dream-class vessels (Breeze, Dream and Magic) as facilities and onboard amenities.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Dream lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Encore! Theatre (1400-seat show lounge for live show and music productions; features the “Playlist Productions” live musical mixes and “Hasbro Game Shows")
  • Dream Atrium (11-deck high midship open floor area, featuring Dream Lobby Bar with piano and dance floor)
  • Cherry on Top (candy shop; offers branded gear, special occasions gifts, tuxedo rentals)
  • Rendezvous Lounge (23-seat club with bar)
  • FunHub (24-hour Internet computers room; free Intranet offered for information on onboard programs, menus and scheduled events)
  • Circle C (complimentary kids' club and lounge area with video games, parties, movies, planned activities)
  • Club O2 (teens only lounge with movies, karaoke, video games, themed parties); Warehouse Video Video Games Arcade
  • Jackpot Casino (484-seat, with slot machines and gaming tables; features gambling tournaments and complimentary classes)
  • FunHub (with Internet/Intranet computers)
  • The Lanai (60-seat promenade with Lanai Bar-BQ Bar and four cantilevered Whirlpools; Power Walking/Jogging Track)
  • Ocean Plaza (270-seat lounge with Plaza Cafe)
  • Caliente Disco and Nightclub; Sam’s Bar; Burgundy Lounge (hosts the Punchliners Comedy Club); Song Lounge and Bar
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (for Mexican drinks)
  • RedFrog Pub (120-seat, with indoor and outdoor seating, games, live music, international beers selection and Thirstyfrog/RedFrog beer)
  • Sunset Pool area; Waves Pool area
  • Camp Carnival (complimentary kids play area)
  • Cloud 9 Spa (Thermal Suite, Oriental Steam Bath, Aroma Steam Bath, Steam Rooms, Sauna, Lacanium, Thalassotherapy pool)
  • Carnival WaterWorks (kids pool play area with Twister water-slide and AquaPark)
  • Seaside Theatre (with huge LED screen for movies, sport events, concerts, with stage for live performances)
  • City Sports Park (featuring outdoor relaxation area, 18-hole mini golf course, Ping-Pong Tables, multisport court and Sports Bar)
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area and Serenity Bar).

Carnival Dream wiki

  • The Dream ship was one of the biggest stars in the "Alvin & the Chipmunks - Chipwrecked" movie.
  • The Carnival cruise ship Dream is the first of the line's biggest Dream-class vessels, and the biggest ever built in Italy (until the new Carnival Vista). Her sisters are the Carnival ships Breeze and Magic, and also Costa Diadema.
  • On March 13, 2013 while docked in port Philipsburg (St Maarten), the ship suffered a mechanical problem with its backup emergency diesel generator during its testing. Even though its propulsion and primary power systems were OK, CCL decided to allow it to continue its itinerary without an operational back-up. Carnival also decided to fly all 4363 passengers home via about 50 private charters and commercial flights from St Maarten. All passengers received a refund (3-days cost of the canceled trip) and a 50% discount on a future cruise.

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Carnival Dream Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Dream cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New Orleans$564
2018 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$463
2018 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$599
2018 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$439
2018 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$564
2018 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$424
2018 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$539
2018 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$449
2018 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$464
2018 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$459
2018 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$494
2018 Nov 11 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$409
2018 Nov 17 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$684
2018 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$469
2018 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$444
2018 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$454
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$584
2018 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$839
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$779
2019 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$434
2019 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New Orleans$534
2019 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$454
2019 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$419
2019 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$434
2019 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$444
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$474
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$439
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$569
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$649
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$589
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New Orleans$609
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$519
2019 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$499
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$529
2019 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$599
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$514
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$539
2019 May 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$429
2019 May 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$439
2019 May 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$459
2019 May 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2019 Jun 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$599
2019 Jun 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Jun 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$599
2019 Jun 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$599
2019 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2019 Jun 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$599
2019 Jun 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 Jul 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$619
2019 Jul 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 Jul 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 Jul 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$589
2019 Jul 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 Jul 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$609
2019 Aug 01 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2019 Aug 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$559
2019 Aug 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$509
2019 Aug 15 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$409
2019 Aug 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2019 Aug 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2019 Aug 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$399
2019 Sep 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Sep 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Sep 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2019 Sep 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Sep 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Sep 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2019 Sep 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Oct 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Oct 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2019 Oct 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Oct 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Oct 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2019 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Nov 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2019 Nov 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Nov 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Nov 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$409
2019 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$479
2019 Nov 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2019 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$269
2019 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$269
2019 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$519
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$619
2019 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$619
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$289
2020 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$289
2020 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$319
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$289
2020 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$289
2020 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$309
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$289
2020 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$289
2020 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2020 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$319
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$339
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$379
2020 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$709
2020 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$449
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$449
2020 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2020 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2020 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2020 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369
2020 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$409
2020 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$409
2020 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369
2020 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2020 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369