Disclosure: I will be attending a Carnival Cruise Lines 7 day press event with my family aboard Carnival Dream. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.
I can’t believe in less than 1 month I will be boarding Carnival Cruise Lines – Carnival Dream with my entire family. This will be my husband’s first cruise experience and I am so excited to share this with him. Carnival Dream is the largest ship in the New Orleans post which can hold 3,646 passengers and over 1000 feet in length. What an amazing way to take a first cruise!
As if the size of Carnival Dream wasn’t impressive enough, Carnival Dream is also chalk full of cruise ship entertainment and fun. Starting off with RedFrog Rum Bar and the very cool BlueIguana Tequila Bar we can quench out thirst and prepare our appetite for an amazing food journey. Carnival Dream features two dual-level dining rooms, a gourmet steakhouse including the Lido Restaurant and Ocean Plaza, which combines tasty treats with entertainment.
We are always on the go when traveling with my family. The great news is that Carnival Dream has many entertainment from water-based fun, like the heart-racing waterslide action at WaterWorks to the calming waters in the adult Thalassotherapy pool at the Cloud 9 Spa. Adult fun is just an elevator ride away! You can enjoy some adult time at the Punchliner Comedy Club, enjoy the casino, nightclub, piano bar, and art gallery. Don’t worry about the kids! Carnival has them taken care of. Entertainment like dive-in movies, the Carnival Seaside Theatre, video arcades, stage shows and more.
Did you know Carnival has unveiled Camp Ocean, which will replace the line’s existing Camp Carnival program. Camp Ocean has experienced staff and a welcoming atmosphere that our children will enjoy. Three age-related categories will each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 will be dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds will be “Sharks.” Camp Ocean will be introduced on Carnival Magic, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Triumph later this year with the balance of the fleet implemented by 2016, including Carnival Vista which is set to debut in early 2016.
My son is very excited about checking out Camp Ocean this summer! Carnival will also introduce a Badge Challenge as part of Camp Ocean. Carnival states “The badge challenge will provide the opportunity for kids to earn and collect badges as a special memento of their cruise. Badge challenges include a variety of unique activities that provide an original way for kids to learn about their vessel, experience onboard adventures and gain a sense of accomplishment. After completing tasks which may include trying a new food, making an aquatic towel animal or riding the water slide, children will collect corresponding Camp Ocean badges.” Your kids will not only enjoy the time they spend at Camp Oceans but they will be learning about the ship and trying new things while on vacation. I Love this idea!
We are counting the days until our Carnival Dream experience. Thinking about booking a Carnival Cruise? Don’t worry! Next week I will share more information on Carnival Cruise Lines – Carnival Dream, our destination, and more regarding accommodations.
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