If you have sailed before on Carnival Cruises, you know what to expect on the line’s newest ship, the Carnival Dream. The food’s good, the cabins roomy, the dress very casual, the casino chinging, the alcohol flowing at an upbeat, rather high decibel party at sea.
But energetic fun is the agenda -- around the pools, on the dance floors, in the bars, and in the dining rooms, where waiters sing for and dance with passengers in a conga line that snakes around the tables (and the wackiness continues in port, such as in Cozumel, Mexico, above).
The Dream is less flashy than the neon of Carnival’s older ships -- designer Joe Farkas said he didn’t really have a theme for the Dream –- but frequent cruisers will recognize the bold design and colors (main dining rooms are named Scarlett and Crimson).
The new ship, Carnival’s biggest at 130,000 tons as compared to 113,000 tons on the Splendor of 2008, offers bigger and better waterslides, a laser show, an impressive lanai on Deck 5, cove balcony cabins only three decks above the water, a snazzy enlarged Serenity sunning area for adults only (at no extra charge on Carnival), a new comedy club that is packed for every adult show, and a lunch buffet with the most choices at sea.
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