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Events at Sea by Carnival Dream

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The events listed have been reported in the public domain or to cruisejunkie by passengers or crew members onboard.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  For that reason it is necessary to be cautious in drawing conclusions from the potentially limited data.  Keep in mind that some companies may be more transparent than others about things that go wrong; conversely, some companies may be better at concealing events and thereby project an appearance that is inaccurate.  With that said, the following list is still interesting, as are the patterns when viewed separately by ship.

20.8.10 From a passenger: I just wanted to let you know of an accident that happened on the Carnival Dream on 8/20/2010. When we woke up in the morning everyone had received a letter stating that the ship had to change course toward Puerto Rico to medevac a passenger on the ship. None of the crew members were willing to give any reason for the passenger being air lifted off of the ship, but people who were there when it happened (approximately 2 AM) said that the passenger was quite intoxicated after leaving the night club and fell from Deck 11 to the Lido deck.
Over-intoxicated passenger
15.8.10 From a passenger: We were on the Carnival Dream sailing 08/07 to 08/14 and heard that a brawl broke out in the dance club around 3:00 a.m. on the morning of the 12th. We heard from passengers and a bartender that the brawl started over a song. It involved so many young people (men and women) that the security on board was unable to handle everyone and had to call in assistance from wait staff and other crew members. The fight spilled over into the art gallery located next door and apparently a $10K painting was ruined with blood spatter. Flat screen tvs were smashed and there was a lot of damage done. We heard that people on the ground were getting kicked in the head by men and women and that one person needed to be revived because he was hurt so badly. We also heard that the crowd spilled out of the dance club and that innocent people were getting punched in the face as they were walking by. The next morning in Costa Maya there were a bunch of people (10 people) sitting by the side of the ship with all of their luggage as they were kicked off the ship and their relatives were shipped off to Mexican jails. Carnival needs to learn a lesson here and not serve alcohol after a certain time and perhaps shut down the 18+ dance club before 3:00 a.m. Nothing good can come of drunk teenagers at 3:00 in the morning. (See Florida Today for the media report of the incident.)
10.3.10 From a reader: Ship made multiple attempts at docking in Roatan, Honduras on March 9th, but was unable to dock due to high winds and ultimately left the harbor to spend a day at sea.
Skipped port call
2.3.10 A passenger writes that a man died while in port in St. Thomas. He choked in the dining room during the early seating for dinner. Apparently he suffered a heart attack while choking and died on board the ship. The captain announced that we would have a delayed departure from St. Thomas as there has been a "serious medical emergency" and the man and his family were removed from the ship.
Delayed departure
21.1.10 John Heald's blog says the ship missed its port call at Costa Maya because of high winds. Those same winds were responsible for Carnival Glory cancelling her call at Mahogany Bay and going to the old pier at Isla Roatan instead.
Missed port call
10.12.09 The Examiner reports guests were disappointed yesterday when the ship had to skip San Juan. It seems the ship was too big to dock at the available berths in the port. The available piers, built years ago, were not meant to handle a ship of the 130,0000 ton Dream's size. Upset passengers aboard the ship said, "Wouldn't you think the cruise line would have checked this out before their first call at the port?" The problem seems to be that a gigantic sculpture built several years ago, partially funded by rival line Royal Caribbean, prevented the ship from docking. The dove-shaped sculpture, located at the entrance to the pier actually blocks the docking of newer, larger ships. Canceled port call

Illness Outbreaks at Sea by Carnival Dream


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