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Carnival Dream

Watch all of your vacationing dreams come true aboard Carnival Dream, the first of Carnival’s Dream-class cruise ships, which offers 5- through 8-night voyages to the Caribbean departing year-round from New Orleans and Texas. Carnival Dream offers a fun and free onboard atmosphere, with plenty of fun and activities for guests of all ages. This revolutionary and family-friendly Fun Ship™ has a wide variety of dining options, comfortable accommodations and seemingly endless options for onboard entertainment, making it an excellent cruise ship for everyone.

Carnival Dream Accommodations

Carnival Dream has a great variety of cozy accommodations onboard, from interior, ocean view and balcony staterooms, to Junior Suites, Ocean Suites and huge Grand Suites that feature VIP check-in, whirlpool bathtubs, and balconies. Carnival Dream was the first ship in Carnival’s fleet to  <em>Carnival Dream</em> is a perfect ship for a family cruise.  debut Cove Balcony staterooms. These balcony staterooms feature a private enclosed balcony (with a large picture window view), located much lower on the ship than a typical balcony would be found, bringing you as close as possible to the ship’s wake. Another pioneer type of accommodations for Carnival, first available aboard Carnival Dream, were Cloud 9 Spa staterooms. Staying in such accommodations, you will benefit from private access to the spa, two classes per individual (for up to 2 guests per room), and priority in booking spa appointments. Cloud 9 Spa staterooms are available as an interior, ocean view, balcony or suite.

Carnival Dream Features

You’ll never find yourself short of something awesome to do while sailing aboard Carnival Dream. Some of the more popular public spaces aboard Carnival Dream are Carnival WaterWorks (an aqua park with multiple waterslides and a splash park), Carnival Seaside Theater, Cloud 9, a large casino and a fabulous youth program (for children ages 2 through 17). There are also multiple dance clubs, show lounges, and bars where you can relax, have a drink, and enjoy the live entertainment. When sailing onboard Carnival Dream, you can raise a toast at the RedFrog Rum Bar or BlueIguana Tequila Bar, sit back and laugh at The Punchliner Comedy Club, or satisfy your sweet tooth at Cherry On Top (featuring a well-stocked assortment of candy and custom ice cream bar). Following a refurbishment in 2017, new venues also include BlueIguana Cantina, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, Pizzeria del Capitano, Bonsai Sushi and the Alchemy Bar!

Carnival Dream Dining Options

You will also never fall short of dining options aboard Carnival Dream, which offers a wide variety of venues and tastes that are sure to please everybody. Among the many dining options available onboard Carnival Dream are:

  • Crimson Main Dining Room (Open/Assigned)
  • Scarlet Main Dining Room (Open/Assigned)
  • Lido Marketplace (Buffet)
  • Guy's Burger Joint (Burgers/Fries)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (Mexican)
  • Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que (BBQ)
  • Seafood Shack (Seafood)
  • Pizzeria del Capitano (24-Hour Pizza)
  • Mongolian Wok (Asian/Chinese)
  • Bonsai Sushi (Asian)
  • Carnival Deli (Sandwiches/Wraps)
  • Chef's Table (Specialty)
  • Swirls (Frozen Yogurt/Soft-Serve)
  • 24-Hour Room Service

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Ship Highlights

Carnival WaterWorks

One of the first things you might notice when seeing Carnival Dream is the massive waterslides located towards the top of the ship. A signature space onboard many Carnival cruise ships has been taken to an even better level aboard their Dream-class ships, including Carnival Dream. While its main highlight is the giant Twister Waterslide, where you can slip and veer your way through hundreds of feet of winding curves and zig-zagging turns, there is also a bowl slide, racing slides, a spray park for younger children, and the super-soaking PowerDrencher which is sure to cool you off in no time. With colorful twisting waterslides, stationary water toys, and more, it’s a fun-filled time for guests of all ages.

Carnival’s Seaside Movie Theater

Check out a movie, live sporting event or concert on this giant 12’ x 22’ LED screen, with a 70,000-watt sound system! It’s located outdoors, right by the Waves Lido Pool, so you can even watch while  Don’t pass up the chance to try Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que while onboard <em>Carnival Dream</em>   you swim. At night, this screen transform into Dive-In Movies, where you can relax on the outdoor loungers, grab some popcorn (and maybe a drink) and snuggle under the stars as you watch popular films.

The Chef’s Art Steakhouse

The Chef’s Art Steakhouse is the specialty restaurant onboard Carnival Dream, serving up premium steaks, succulent seafood, and other similar gourmet entrees that you can pair perfectly with just the right glass of wine. This restaurant requires a cover charge per guest, but it’s worth trying at least once (although you might come back a few times after experiencing what it’s all about).

Caliente Dance Club

One of Carnival Dream’s evening hot spots is definitely their dance club, Caliente. Playing a wide range of music late into the night, and featuring a large dance floor and bar, this is a place you wouldn’t want to miss out on if you’re looking to have a good time while on your Carnival Dream cruise.

Cloud 9 Spa

This 40,000-square-foot, two-deck spa is Carnival Dream’s ultimate escape (and is the largest spa ever featured onboard a Carnival cruise ship). Among the many treatments and amenities available at Cloud 9 Spa are a Thalassotherapy pool, thermal suites, VIP whirlpool treatment rooms, three saunas, and a Media-Spa. Also located in this area of the ship is a state-of-the-art fitness center, offering various exercise equipment and classes (such as yoga and Pilates) and a hair and nail salon, offering services for both women and men.


Pamper yourself the way you deserve! A tranquil, adults-only retreat aboard Carnival Dream, Serenity is a great place to spend some time if you’re looking to just relax during your cruise. You can kick back on one of the large lounge chairs, enjoy reading a book while taking in the fresh sea breeze, daydream in a comfortable swinging hammock, or grab your favorite drink from the bar. It’s a great area to get away with your partner or visit to simply relax, read a book. or do nothing.

Jackpot Casino

Does Carnival Dream have a casino? Yes! Feeling lucky? Try your luck at Carnival Dream’s Vegas-style casino. Among the many games are blackjack, roulette, poker, and slot machines.

The Lanai

Take a relaxing walk along this half-mile promenade, enjoying amazing views along the way. Perhaps you’d like to take a dip in one of Carnival Dream’s Jacuzzis that are located on the outer edge of the deck, giving a fantastic view to its occupants!

Your ticket to relaxation and rejuvenation awaits, as does big savings and exclusive offers. Call us now - we’re ready to assist you today!

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Deck Plans
Deck Plan Key
  • Deck Key Twin Bed and Single Sofa
  • Deck Key 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Single Sofa Bed
  • Deck Key 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Upper Pullman
  • Deck Key 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 2 Upper Pullmans
  • Deck Key 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Single Sofa Bed and 1 Upper Pullman
  • Deck Key 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Double Sofa Bed
  • Deck Key 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Single Sofa Bed and 2 Upper Pullmans. Beds do not convert to King when both Upper Pullmans in use.
  • Deck Key Stateroom with 2 Porthole Windows
  • Deck Key Connecting staterooms
  • Deck Key Twin Beds do not convert to a King Bed
  • Deck Key Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
  • Deck Key Junior Suites with obstructed views: 9205, 9206
  • Deck Key All accommodations are non-smoking
Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room or space listed, and may be of a similar ship. All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. Deck plans are subject to change. Please verify all information directly with the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors.