Carnival Dream New Livery
Today marked the end of the Carnival Dream's first cruise back in service after the long Coronavirus shutdown that began in March 2020. During the shutdown, the Carnival Dream received a dry-dock in France and the ship was given a new hull livery design. The new paint livery design is consistent with the Mardi Gras and changed the ship's front hull to a navy blue color. In my opinion, the new navy blue livery design looked great on the ship! Now that the Carnival Dream is back in-service it is scheduled to be sailing 6 & 8 night cruises from Galveston that depart on alternating Saturdays and Sundays.
Crew Members Ashore
When cruises initially re-started the crew members were not allowed to debark the ship in Galveston, but today it looked like this rule might have changed. The Starbucks across from Cruise Terminal 1 was very busy and I saw crew members wearing Carnival badges walk across the street to the Starbucks. There appeared to be less crew members walking around today compared to my other times of visiting Galveston (pre-COVID) with cruise ships in, but it was great to see the crew being able to enjoy some time away from the ship.
Check out some of my pictures from today of the Carnival Dream & Carnival Vista: