Having booked this cruise 12 months ago we were really looking forward to going but the reality was a real disappointment. While we have a number of complaints about the Dream experience we didn't enjoy cruising so it probably didn't matter which ship we actually went on.
To go back to the Dream, the staff on board were really good,nothing was too much trouble for them. The entertainment we thought was really poor,being really amateurish and poor choice.
All the lounges have either live music or loud piped music on all the time so if you want any peace and quiet inside to read you can't have any.
While the food in the Orion restaurant was good quality we felt the choice of 3 items for each course was insufficient,better to have had 5 choices for 3 courses than 3 choices for 5 courses.
The food in the Lido restaurant was OK with plenty of choice unfortunately it was usually cold especially the cooked breakfast, while the food was OK the dining experience left a lot to be desired, think 70's motorway service station and you'll get the idea.
We ate at the Grill 1night which was good but you pay Â£40 per couple and AI doesn't work in here.
The "Captains Night" we felt was a waste of time and effort as its not a very rewarding experience, it just seems to be a throwback to when people did proper cruises.
The Dream is a really old ship and it shows in all areas, although the staff try their best to keep it neat and tidy, you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
Having spoken to people on board that were really enjoying it ,we are obviously in the minority but we really didn't enjoy it and will probably never cruise again.