Went on back to back, Eastern and Western on Dream from Port Canaveral. Left on a Friday, drove 4 hours, stayed at the Cocoa Beach Suites, a few miles from port. It was a block from beach, Waffle House and Taco Bell next door. Paid $98.00 for staying 1 night, 2weeks (14 days) keeping my car, and van to take us to and from port. Very good deal.
This trip was our 17th and 18th cruise. This was our Anniversary cruise. Van dropped us off, was on the boat within 30 minutes. Met a wonderful couple, shortly after getting on boat, We changed our Dinning room and table to be with them after the first night. They made our trip wonderful, lots of laughs and memories. Also had great lido and Dinning service, knew some of them from previous trips with Carnival. Had room 9211, long walk from elevator pushing my husband in wheel chair. Nice inside room. Didn't like ship at all, its nice and clean, but not wheel chair friendly. Food was fine, drinks were great, casino winnings over $1000.00 (slots), Husband got Free drinks 10 out of 14 days in casino with the points on players club. Got lots of extras, being VIP, Players club, and gong back-back. We got a discount on price of cruse with players club, $75. both weeks in casino, chocolate strawberries and $15. coupon for pictures each week. $100. room credit for each week for the 2 future cruise we had purchased the last cruise. A bottle of Champagne and fruit basket between cruises. Did have to be escorted with about 14 other people to customs off boat, took about 30 minutes, then started our 2nd week. Still Love Carnival, just not the Dream.
Nassau stayed on ship. St. Tomas took carnival ship excursion, lift up the mountain. Was told it would be a short walk from ship and a few stairs to climb and wouldn't be able to leave wheel chair there. It was a very long walk, couple of flights of stairs at bottom and top of mountain. Once on top, had to go to their parking lot to smoke. There is a place to leave wheelchair. This was a waste of our time and $40.00. Didn't know we could have purchased 5 cartons of cigarettes and alcohol while there and could declare them. St. Martin (shopped), Cozumel (Fat Tuesdays), Belize (30 min. tender, looked around) Rotan (Senor Frogs) and Costa Maya (Big pool, shopping and Fat Tuesdays. The Dream is too big and crowded for us to get around with wheel chair, but did enjoy ourselves. The trip is what you make of it, nothing in life is perfect. We will definitely be going on another Carnival cruise in November.