BARS, LOUNGES, NIGHTTIME
The Encore Theatre is Dream's largest
entertainment venue with a capacity of 1,964. With
the Dream. Carnival introduced a new series of
production shows intended to reach a new level in
costumes, set design, technological effects and
story. It also introduced the Fun Force, a team of
acrobatic dancers that perform either by themselves
or with the ship's production cast.
In addition to production shows, the Encore is used
for performances by guest entertainers, for
receptions such as the repeat-passenger party and
for onboard activities.
The Seaside Theater located in
the Waves Pool area features a large
digital LED screen and a high-tech
sound system, which is used to show
movies, sporting events and concerts.
These facilities also come into play
during the ship's laser shows.
High-wattage lasers positioned atop
the Lido Deck are synchronized with
music played over the 70,000 watt
sound system Meanwhile, graphics
appear on the LED screen and
smoke machines give the area a
The Jackpot Casino is a large casino with slot machines, traditional gaming tables and electronic gaming tables. It
has its own bar with large digital television screens so that it can also serve as a sports bar (below left).
Guests can dance to tracks played by a DJ in the Caliente
the ship's large nightclub.
A new entertainment venue is the Ocean Plaza. Located at the center of the Deck 5
public rooms and opening out on both sides to the Lanai outdoor promenade, the Plaza
is natural crossroads for the ship. It has been supplied with its own bar as well as a
specialty bar that focuses on one type of drink each night along with snack food
appropriate to that type of drink. Food and specialty coffee is also available at the
adjoining Plaza Café. There is also a stage where live musicians perform and a dance
floor. This area is also used by the Cruise Staff for trivia contests and for other
On earlier Carnival ships the lobby at the base of the ship's atrium was always the centerpiece. Now with the Ocean
Plaza, there is a competing crossroads. However, to help the lobby area compete, the Lobby Bar has been
re-designed so that there is a stage suspended over the bar. This makes for more open space on the lobby floor, which
can be used for activities and performances. In addition, the terraces overlooking the lobby on Decks Four and Five
have been equipped with chairs and sofas so that passengers can watch the performances in the lobby in comfort.
The Dream's piano bar is called Sam's (above).
The Song (below) features live music and is also used for karaoke.
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The Burgundy Lounge, located at the aft end of Deck
5, is the home to Dream's Comedy Club. The Club
has six performances a night, three each by two different
comedians. Four of the shows are family shows while the
others are limited to adult audiences.
When not in use as the Comedy Club, the Burgundy
Lounge is used for karaoke, art auctions and receptions.
This 425 seat venue has a bar and a dance floor.
Each of the outdoor
pool areas has its own
So does the Serenity
adults-only retreat area