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Carnival Dream

The Carnival Dream is nothing short of an innovative wonder and stands as one of the largest ships in the Fun Ship fleet. Its extensive dining and entertainment options are a testament to its grandeur. With a host of facilities tailored for children, including various clubs for different age groups, and family-friendly cabins designed for high occupancy, the Carnival Dream is a fantastic choice for families. Onboard, you’ll discover two main dining rooms, a gourmet steakhouse, and a dedicated sushi spot. For those seeking a more relaxed dining experience, there’s a pizzeria, a burger joint, and a smokehouse. As the kids enjoy their age-appropriate activities, adults can unwind in one of the many bars, indulge in pampering sessions at the Cloud 9 spa, or escape to the adults-only retreat known as Serenity. Plus, the Carnival Dream boasts an exhilarating waterslide at WaterWorks, ensuring the whole family can bask in the sun and fun. No matter your preferences, the culinary delights and activities aboard the Carnival Dream are sure to turn your dreams into reality.

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Galveston serves as a popular cruise departure point in Texas, offering travelers a convenient gateway to various cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Carnival Dream Overview

When it comes to innovation, Carnival Dream leads the way. This ship was at the forefront of a recent surge of remarkably innovative and fun Carnival vessels. As the pioneer of the Dream class, Carnival Dream set the course for her successors—first Carnival Magic and then Carnival Breeze.

Let’s return to the Carnival Dream itself: the ship offers a unique experience, featuring the RedFrog Rum Bar® for lively fun and the stylish BlueIguana Tequila Bar™. Your appetite is in for a treat, as Carnival Dream hosts two dual-level dining rooms, a gourmet steakhouse, and a dedicated sushi spot, Bonsai Sushi™. Moreover, you’ll find an extensive selection of casual dining spots serving up delicious options like BlueIguana Cantina™, Pizzeria del Capitano, Guy’s Burger Joint™, and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse™. (Yes, that’s Guy as in Guy Fieri, guaranteeing mouthwatering dishes.)

Carnival Dream also boasts the nearly magical Alchemy Bar® and Ocean Plaza, a delightful combination of delectable treats and captivating entertainment. Entertainment opportunities are plentiful throughout the ship, and so is watery excitement, from the heart-pounding waterslides at Carnival WaterWorks™ to the serenely rejuvenating Thalassotherapy pool at the Cloud 9 Spa™.

Despite its dreamlike name, the Carnival Dream is a very real and extraordinary vessel. Can’t believe it? Pinch yourself… and secure your dream cruise today.

Carnival Cruise Line Ship Carnival Dream

Carnival Payments & Refunds

To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.

Deposit and Final Payment

Cruise TypeDeposit AmountFinal Payment Due Date
3-night cruises$100 per person ($200 for single occupancy) 76 days prior to sailing 
4 to 5-night cruises$150 per person ($300 for single occupancy) 76 days prior to sailing 
6 to 9-night cruises$250 per person ($500 for single occupancy) 91 days prior to sailing 
Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Transatlantic, Transpacific and cruises that are 10-nights and longer$400 per person ($800 for single occupancy) 91 days prior to sailing   

Non-Refundable Deposit at the time of booking: Early Saver and Super Saver
Non-Refundable Total Fare at the time of booking: Pack & Go

Note: Select promotions require full payment at the time of booking.

Carnival accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card for all cruise payments.

Cancellations and Refunds

Penalties may apply if you cancel or change your reservation. Penalties can be up to 100% of the amount paid, and deposits are often non-refundable. We recommend purchasing insurance to protect against covered unexpected events. Please check with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor for cancellation and refund policies for Carnival cruises.

Carnival Dream Dining Options

Guy's Burger Joint - Guy Fieri

Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast


Sit down to breakfast with the world of Dr. Seuss.

Carnival Dream Onboard Activities
Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Sit down to breakfast with the world of Dr. Seuss.
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea

Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea

Make cuddly new friends at sea.
Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

Let us show you what we’ve got.
Men's Services

Men’s Spa Services

Hey man, been to the spa lately?
martini tasting on carnival cruise lines

Alchemy Martini Tasting

A martini tasting never tasted this good.
Jogging Track

Jogging Track

Enjoy a run with a view.

Carnival's Vacation Protection Plan

In life, you never really know what may happen. Carnival Vacation Protection can help protect your vacation payment against the unexpected from the time you leave until you return home. Here’s how…

  • Trip Cancellation – In life, you never really know what may happen… but you can rely on the Vacation Protection trip cancellation. If you need to cancel for some of the most common reasons (severe weather, illness, etc.) you’ll get 100% of the cost of your trip back, in cash. If you need to cancel for any reason not listed in the plan — any reason at all — you’ll get 75% back in a Future Cruise Credit Certificate.  Provided by Carnvial Cruise Line.
  • Travel Insurance – Sail through your vacation with less to worry about.
    • Trip Interruption: Up to total trip cost reimbursement if you must start your vacation late or need to come home early due to illness, injury and more
    • Baggage: Up to $1,500 if your stuff is lost, stolen or damaged, and up to $500 reimbursement if you have to buy necessary items while your bags are delayed 24+ hours
    • Medical: Up to $10,000 if you get sick or injured on your vacation
    • Emergency Evacuation: Up to $30,000 for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation (services provided by LiveTravel)
  • 24/7 Worldwide Travel Assistance – Need help while you travel? Assistance is there for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… anywhere in the world. Provided by LiveTravel.


Carnival Vacation Protection is not available to residents of Quebec, New York or Puerto Rico.

Travel Insurance is underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies, including Nationwide Life Insurance, Columbus, Ohio (NAIC #23787).

This is not a complete description of all benefits and limitations. For full terms and conditions of coverage, ask your Vacations To Go cruise counselor. Prices, terms, and conditions listed in this summary are subject to change without notice, and need to be reconfirmed with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor at the time of booking.

If you book a Carnival cruise, you can purchase insurance from Carnival or from the independent insurance provider, Generali Global Assistance (formerly CSA Travel Protection). Click here to see details of the Go Plan from Generali Global Assistance. 

Carnival Dream Parking Information

Departure for Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Dream will be via Cruise Terminal 28. Parking can be found at one of several outdoor parking garages, covered parking lots, indoor parking garages, or the is also free cruise parking at one of the many cruise friendly hotels on the island. Simply arrive the day before departure and stay as a guest at their hotel and you can safely park your car with them until you return from your cruise.

The Official Port Of Galveston Parking - Galveston Park

Our Port of Galveston discount cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. Find where to park in Galveston for Cruises for the port of Galveston parking. Find Parking near Galveston Cruise for Carnival and other cruises. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston’s official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and be sure to secure a worry free spot for parking near Galveston Cruise Port. This port parking can be used by Carnival Cruise parking. We value our customers and so if you Park by the Ports, it is safe cruise parking.

Go To the Official Port Of Galveston Parking Page

What you need to know before visiting Galveston

Operating out of Galveston Island, the Port of Galveston is at the heart of cruise life and sits in the West Bay at the beginning of the Houston Ship Channel. This port currently has 3 cruise terminals and serves, on average, over 1 million cruise passengers a year. Located on Harborside Drive in Galveston, the port is connected to the mainland via the San Luis Pass toll bridge and Interstate 45.  The city’s cruise industry has grown significantly over the years, making it a key player in the Gulf of Mexico cruise market.

Galveston Island

Galveston - Destination details

Captivating destination that offers a blend of rich history, beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and numerous activities for visitors

Galveston Cruise Terminals

Terminals and Transportation

Uncover terminal insights and explore the diverse transportation choices for a hassle-free cruise departure. Get ready to set sail!

Galveston Beach

Cruise FAQs

Are you planning a cruise adventure from Galveston but have a boatload of questions? You’re in the right place! This FAQ page is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about cruises departing from Galveston.

Itinerary for Galveston

Before Cruising Itinerary

Relax and Explore Galveston by visiting some of the most delicious seafood restaurants and steak houses in the area, or explore the iconic Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier.

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