|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Port of registry:||Panama|
|Maiden voyage:||September 21, 2009|
|Status:||In Active Service as of 2010|
|Notes:||Constructed in Monfalcone|
|Class and type:||Dream Class|
Carnival Dream is one of the latest of the Carnival Cruise Lines (NYSE) ships to enter the fleet; entered service on September 21, 2009. At 130,000 tons, she is the biggest the line has ever built. Her sister ship, the Carnival Magic is expected to enter service in June 2011.
The ship has an array of cabins to choose from. The cabins ranges from interior staterooms to suites. In addition, the ship introduced newer forms of cabins for Carnival Cruise Lines. One new type of cabin is a deluxe ocean view stateroom. The deluxe ocean view stateroom has two separate washroom facilities. Another new cabin the for the cruise line is cove balcony stateroom. The cove balcony stateroom has a partially enclosed veranda. The ship features special spa staterooms that are currently available on the Carnival Splendor.
The Carnival Dream is first Carnival ship to feature a water park with multiple slides as a newbuild. The ship uses a larger variation of the water park that was recently added to the Fantasy class ships. The ship features a 2-deck miniature golf course. The ship also features a wide outdoor promenade deck that includes an outdoor cafe and a whirlpool jacuzzi in four places along the outside edge of the deck. 
While the largest cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Lines, the ship will not be the largest in the world, being surpassed by Royal Caribbean International's Freedom Class and Oasis Class and Voyager Class of ships as well as Cunard Line's RMS Queen Mary 2 and Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic. By comparison, the Carnival Dream is roughly equal to Royal Caribbean International's Voyager class. However the Dream is 17 feet shorter, and 8,000 gross tons lighter.
The Carnival Dream is an all new class of ships for Carnival Cruise Lines. She will feature facilities similarly designed and used on the previous generations of Carnival ships.
The exact details of her interiors have not been fully released.
Since the ship's announcement, there has been some debate in cruising circles as to whether or not the phrase "the Largest 'Fun Ship' " is misleading. It has been cited by some familiar with the industry as possibly creating confusion with Royal Caribbean International's larger ships. However, it has been noted that "Fun Ships" is a Carnival trademark and the Carnival Dream is the company's largest ship, and the first of the Dream Class of ships. It is 1,004 (306 m) feet in length, displace 130,000 tons, and has 1,823 cabins according to a Carnival spokesman.