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.
Book your Carnival Dream Cruise
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
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 Type||Deposit Amount||Final 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
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que
24-Hour Room Service
The Chef’s Table
Pizzeria del Capitano
The Carnival Deli
Dining Room Breakfast
Kids’ Meals for Campers
Carnival Dream Onboard Activities
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
Cloud 9 Spa
Carnival Players Club
The Punchliner Comedy Club
Seuss at Sea
Cloud 9 Spa: Hydrotherapy Pool
Big Fun for Infants & Toddlers
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Cloud 9 Spa: Thermal Suite
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea
Seuss-a-palooza Story Time
Mega Deck Party
RedFrog Rum Bar
Deal or No Deal
BlueIguana Tequila Bar
Exclusive Carnival Brews
80s Rock-N-Glow Party
Cherry On Top
White Hot Night Party
Men’s Spa Services
Hair & Beauty Salon
Groove for St. Jude
Alchemy Martini Tasting
Military Appreciation Gathering
Drinks On Us!
Casino Prize Games
Master the Martini
Arts and Crafts
Cruise the Vineyards
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.
What you need to know before visiting Galveston
Operating out of Galveston Island, the 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.
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.