Posted January 23rd, 2013, 07:02 PM
Last edited by katiel53; January 23rd, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I am looking for book Carnival Dream for April 20th. I am doing alot of research and want to ask the community about dining on the Dream. I had read mixed reviews on dining so maybe the community can clarify them for me.
For nightly dining in the main dining room, is it required that you dress up every single night (or is it just one night that requires formal dressing)?
Can I eat at the main dining room every night? If not I read that the buffet was so-so, what about the Sushi Bar, Indian Bar, and Pasta Bar?
How much is the soda card?
How much is beer (I heard mixed and cocktail drinks are pricey, how pricey?)?
Can I bring milk for my 1 year old? Need probably packaged whole milk for him.
Can I bring a 24pk bottle water or do they have that available for free?
Thanks in advance!
We have been on Dream
six times, so I hope I can answer some of your questions.
It is NOT necessary to dress up 5 out of 7 nights on Dream
. By that I mean shorts on men/women are fine, but tank tops, sleeveless shirts on men are not allowed. If you go to the Carnival website, and perhaps someone has posted the website, you can get all your info re dress code.
It's your choice to eat in the dining room every night or go to the buffet. The dining room has more choices than the buffet, but here again, it's your choice. If you prefer to eat at different times, choose ATD, anytime dining, so you can go when you want. There are positives and negatives to this as you can read if you do a search on here.
I think that the soda card is about $7 a day for adults, plus gratuity, but here again, if you go to Carnival.com you can get that info. The cost means no sharing, so if you and your wife want cards, you each need to buy them.
I think most beers are about 5.25 plus 15% gratuity. I am not a beer drinker, so can't be more definite, but if you do a search on here, I am sure you will get your answer.
As far as bringing milk for your baby, my guess is that it would have to be the packaged kind, not that in a plastic container. I have only seem low fat milk on a cruise so I don't know if whole milk is even available. If your cabin has a cooler, and I say that as opposed to a refrig, because it is really not cold, just cool, there is no way to hold a week's worth of whole milk as there is barely room for a few bottles of water.
You can bring a 24 pack of water as there are two of you drinking it. I think, here again, if you look at the Carnival website, you will find the restrictions. We bring a 12 pack of 24 oz bottles with no problem. Other than water from a faucet, ie bathroom, or from a machine on Lido, meals in the dining room, there is no free water. Bottled water is available in the cabin and I think it's 1 1/2 liter for $3.95. Not worth it to me, but might be to others who don't bring their own.
I hope I have helped and that you enjoy any cruise you book.