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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:34 PM
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130,000-Ton Carnival Dream: The Ultimate Family Vacation
February 2, 2009 at 12:25 pm | In Blogroll, Press Room, carnival dream, news |
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With more than 19,000 total square feet of space catering to children, ’tweens and teens – from expansive indoor and outdoor play areas to a sprawling aqua park housing the cruise industry’s longest water slide – the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream is designed as the ideal family vacation.

In addition to modern facilities and the most dedicated space to families in the “Fun Ship” fleet, Carnival Dream’s kid-friendly amenities will include supervised programs for three age groups – Camp Carnival (ages 2-11), Circle “C” (12-14) and Club O2 (15-17) – offering a full schedule of morning-til-night activities organized by highly trained staff.



Slated to debut Sept. 21, 2009, Carnival Dream will further bolster Carnival’s distinction as the family cruise leader, carrying an estimated 625,000 children aboard its 22-vessel “Fun Ship” fleet – roughly half of the total number of kids carried by the entire North American cruise industry.



Expansive ‘Camp Carnival’ Play Area

The focal point of Carnival Dream’s children’s activities will be an expansive play area encompassing 5,000 square feet of space and offering magnificent ocean views. Located on Deck 11, Camp Carnival will be divided into three distinct sections, each catering to a different age group.



The first area, designed for children ages 2-5, features an arts and crafts center and a variety of age-appropriate toys and games; the second, aimed at six- to eight-year-olds, offers video game consoles such as PlayStation2 and Wii linked to the latest plasma TV screens; and the third, catering to kids 9-11, includes a karaoke machine, air hockey and foosball tables and PlayStation2 and Wii video game consoles. A reception desk will provide parents with a convenient and inviting venue to check their kids in and out of the program.



Like all “Fun Ships,” Carnival Dream will offer a wide variety of activities specifically geared toward children, including the WaterColors art program; ExerSeas, emphasizing physical fitness, SeaNotes, with fun music-oriented games and activities; and EduCruise, designed to educate kids on the ship’s diverse European and Caribbean itineraries.



Children can also create their own custom-designed Carnival T-shirts, as well as build their own Carnival Cuddly or “Fun Ship” Freddy plush toy. A number of multi-generational activities – including pizza-making sessions, family water play and trivia contests – will also be offered.



Camp Carnival will also serve as the site for Carnival’s babysitting services, which are available from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. nightly and cost $6 per hour for the first child and $4 per hour for each additional child in the same family.



Older Kids Enjoy ‘Circle C,’ ‘Club O2’

Sure to be a big hit with older kids are the modern, high-tech Circle “C” and Club O2 facilities, catering to 12- to 14-year olds and 15- to 17-year olds, respectively.



Located on Deck 4, the 1,075-square-foot Circle “C” center gives ’tweens a place to call their own, with a dance floor, DJ, a video jukebox and Internet workstations, providing the perfect place to just kick back and relax. Adjacent to Circle “C” is Club O2, a 2,740-square-foot teen club where older kids can make new friends, and dance to the latest hits cranked out by a high-energy disc jockey.



Designed as the ultimate “chill” space, this expansive room also includes a soda bar, music-listening stations and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Both the Circle “C” and Club O2 programs have a dedicated director who oversees a host of fun activities, including late-night movies, video game contests and pool parties.



Located next to the teen club is The Warehouse, an expansive game room featuring the latest video and arcade games. Teens can also enjoy Carnival’s popular Y-Spa youth spa program offering a variety of soothing treatments.



Expansive Outdoor Activities

As the largest “Fun Ship” ever constructed, Carnival has made maximum use of the Carnival Dream’s massive open decks, creating a variety of fun and inviting features, including Carnival WaterWorks, the largest and most elaborate water park at sea.



In addition to a 303-foot-long, four-deck-high corkscrew water slide – the longest in cruising – there will be another 104-foot-long spiral water slide that leads into a giant funnel, providing riders with an exhilarating and memorable conclusion to their journey. WaterWorks also includes twin double-lane 80-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus with squirting fountains, splash zones, “dump buckets” and more.


Carnival Dream’s other open-deck activities include the line’s first 18-hole miniature golf course, as well as basketball and volleyball courts with stadium-style seating.



Family-Friendly Staterooms, Kid-Friendly Dining

Carnival Dream’s family friendly features even extend to the ship’s accommodations, which include spacious deluxe ocean view staterooms with a unique configuration featuring two bathrooms. In addition to twin beds that convert to a king and ample closet space, the extra-roomy cabins will include one full bathroom and a second bathroom with a junior tub, shower and sink. In addition to dozens of inter-connecting staterooms, many of the Carnival Dream’s accommodations can hold up to five guests – a rarity in new ship construction and also ideal for families.



With dining such an important part of any cruise, Carnival Dream will also offer the widest variety of kid-friendly culinary choices at sea. In addition to a grille serving hamburgers and hot dogs, The Gathering casual poolside restaurant offers 24-hour pizza and ice cream while extensive children’s menus, with a daily junior special promising something new each day, are available in the main dining rooms. And with Carnival’s “dining under the stars” program, kids can also enjoy a meal with the youth staff in the Lido restaurant allowing parents to have a night to themselves.



Carnival Dream will also offer the line’s Fountain Fun Card program which, for a one-time fee, offers unlimited soft drinks throughout the voyage. And greeting guests each night as they return to their staterooms are Carnival’s wildly popular “towel animals” – in the shape of a swan, monkey, pig or dozens of other creatures – custom-designed by the line’s talented stateroom stewards.

There is gonna be a lot of great things. I can't believe it will have four waterslides and an 18 hole mintaure golf course!
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I may not be a kid. but the more i read about this ship the more excited i get about it I love the fact they are going to have 4 water slides. I am sure i will love those! haha

Thanks for posting the info!

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I may not be a kid. but the more i read about this ship the more excited i get about it I love the fact they are going to have 4 water slides. I am sure i will love those! haha

Thanks for posting the info!

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Yeah me too. Everything new they keep bringing out about it is making me want to go on it even more. I think the 18 hole mini golf course will be very cool too.
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The more water slides the more fun it will bring but it will also bring a ton of kids and a pretty penny to pay for it. Carnival has to be holding its breath in this economy in the hopes that this ship pays off. I wonder why the cruise industry always thinks bigger is better. Wasnt there a previous thread voting the Spirit class the favorite ships? These are smaller than the Conquest with nothing more than a better layout with fewer people. I would like to check out the Dream myself but will wait until I see passenger reviews after the buzz dies down.
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We have a Spa cabin booked for Dec 3rd!! woo hoo!!

I got hooked on the Spa cabins on the Splendor !!!
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im extremely excited about this ship. i cant wait to see pictures when it comes out. im really trying to talk my parents in booking it for our next cruise which will be jan 2010.. too bad im not a "teen" anymore by carnivals standards but im sure that it will be fun no matter what.
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I suppose I can now add "Carnival Dream" to my to do wish list.
That water-park at sea alone got my attention.
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The more water slides the more fun it will bring but it will also bring a ton of kids and a pretty penny to pay for it.
They have a 16 day Trans Atlantic from Rome to New York with stops in Spain, The Canary Islands, and Bermuda from $709pp. Not bad.
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We just got off the Valor and was looking into booking another cruise and the Dream is at the top of our list. Looks like it will be The Dream in Jan 2010
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The more water slides the more fun it will bring but it will also bring a ton of kids and a pretty penny to pay for it.
They have a 16 day Trans Atlantic from Rome to New York with stops in Spain, The Canary Islands, and Bermuda from $709pp. Not bad.
Thats really cheap. Less than $50 a day.
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I wish I could do that
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Mee too. It's the one-way airfares that are outrageous!
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Mee too. It's the one-way airfares that are outrageous!
they are!
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That same Trans-atlantic is now $649! Which makes it $40 a day. Oh and by the way it is the only transatlantic that Carnival is offering right now. I'm about ready to book.
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