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Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Dream

Year built2009  /  Age : 10
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
Sister-shipsCarnival Breeze, Carnival Magic, Costa Diadema
Christened byMarcia G. Harden

Current itinerary of Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 464 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 11 Nov, 2019 and ends on 16 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
11 Nov 15:30    Departing from Galveston, Texas hotels
13 Nov 09:00 - 18:00    Cozumel, Mexico
14 Nov 10:00 - 18:00    Progreso, Mexico
16 Nov 08:00    Arriving in Galveston, Texas hotels

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 a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the 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. The 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 takeaway food stations)
  • The Chef’s Art Steakhouse (108-seat, reservation only specialty restaurant, serving seafood and prime beef).
  • Seafood Shack (added in 2018; open only for lunch and dinner at an additional cost; offers New England clam chowder in bread bowl, fried buffalo shrimp, steamed lobster, and other options; prices range from around US$5-$12 and orders can be made at the counter).
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse (added in 2017) is an 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 the 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 a 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 (a 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 a huge LED screen for movies, sports events, concerts, with a 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).

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Carnival Dream Wiki

The cruise liner was one of the biggest stars in the movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chipwrecked" (2011). Dream is Carnival's  first vessel of the new Dream-class, and at the time the biggest-ever built in Italy (until 2016 when was launched Carnival Vista). Sisterships from this series are Breeze and Magic, and also Costa Diadema.

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
2019 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $384
2019 Nov 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston
2019 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston
2019 Nov 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $464
2019 Nov 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $424
2019 Nov 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $369
2019 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $694
2019 Nov 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $354
2019 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $334
2019 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $329
2019 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $364
2019 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $368
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $679
2019 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $844
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $434
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $319
2020 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $314
2020 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $348
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $304
2020 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $374
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $324
2020 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $324
2020 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $394
2020 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $334
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $334
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $344
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $384
2020 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $673
2020 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $419
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $679
2020 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $409
2020 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $364
2020 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $384
2020 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $389
2020 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $404
2020 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $424
2020 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $394
2020 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $419
2020 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $394
2020 May 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $389
2020 May 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $379
2020 May 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $404
2020 May 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $459
2020 May 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $499
2020 May 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $599
2020 May 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $609
2020 Jun 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $579
2020 Jun 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $649
2020 Jun 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $644
2020 Jun 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $584
2020 Aug 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $489
2020 Aug 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $429
2020 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $389
2020 Aug 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $369
2020 Aug 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $379
2020 Aug 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $339
2020 Sep 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $319
2020 Sep 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $354
2020 Sep 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Sep 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Sep 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $344
2020 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Oct 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $319
2020 Oct 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $344
2020 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $329
2020 Oct 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $319
2020 Oct 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $344
2020 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Nov 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $344
2020 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Nov 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Nov 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $344
2020 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $539
2020 Nov 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $299
2020 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $324
2020 Dec 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $299
2020 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $314
2020 Dec 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $379
2020 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $644
2020 Dec 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $684
2020 Dec 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $634
2021 Jan 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $329
2021 Jan 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $299
2021 Jan 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $349
2021 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $299
2021 Jan 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $299
2021 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $334
2021 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $299
2021 Feb 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2021 Feb 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $374
2021 Feb 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $339
2021 Feb 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $319
2021 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $354
2021 Mar 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $379
2021 Mar 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $679
2021 Mar 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $429
2021 Mar 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $579
2021 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $399
2021 Mar 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $429
2021 Mar 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $419
2021 Apr 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $419
2021 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $394
2021 Apr 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $379
2021 Apr 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $379
2021 Apr 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $394
2021 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $379
2021 May 01 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2021 May 08 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $689
2021 May 16 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $529
2021 May 22 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $769
2021 May 30 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $669
2021 Jun 05 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $999
2021 Jun 13 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $789
2021 Jun 19 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $999
2021 Jun 27 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $789
2021 Jul 03 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $999
2021 Jul 11 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $789
2021 Jul 17 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $999
2021 Jul 25 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $789
2021 Jul 31 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $959
2021 Aug 08 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $629
2021 Aug 14 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $709
2021 Aug 22 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $469
2021 Aug 28 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $669
2021 Sep 05 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $459
2021 Sep 11 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2021 Sep 19 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $449
2021 Sep 25 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2021 Oct 03 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $449
2021 Oct 09 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2021 Oct 17 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $449
2021 Oct 23 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2021 Oct 31 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $449
2021 Nov 06 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $599
2021 Nov 14 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $439
2021 Nov 20 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $749
2021 Nov 28 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $439
2021 Dec 04 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $579
2021 Dec 12 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $459
2021 Dec 18 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $929
2021 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $959
2022 Jan 03 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $469
2022 Jan 09 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $439
2022 Jan 15 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2022 Jan 23 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $439
2022 Jan 29 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2022 Feb 06 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $459
2022 Feb 12 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $609
2022 Feb 20 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $469

Carnival Dream User Reviews

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Our Second Carnival Cruise

by AndyBoggart
1 Review written
7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean
Departure date: 10 Feb 2019
Together with my wife, we enjoyed our second Carnival cruise. We had a cove balcony near the waterline and the steward was very helpful. The staff were very nice and always kept our room clean. Embarkation and check-in were smooth. I recommend picking the earlier check-in time to avoid long lines...