Thomson Dream Cruise Review by Gettingonabit.: Colourful coasts
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Just got back from a week on board T,Dream, ship is going in for a refit and it's ready for one getting a bit shabby in places but still not bad. For me the negatives are the little things like charging for the cabin safe[don't pay your room is safe] and now charging for a shuttle bus Ã£5 each Ã£2.50 for children a bit much in my opinion I was told that they have started charging for alarm calls but I can't confirm this. Excursion prices are steep but nothing new there and now bikes are on offer but I think Ã£34 each is way over priced. The ports of call were not too bad with Madeira the pick of the bunch, Agadir on the other hand is a waste of time stay on board but be early for a sun bed towels on most of them before 9am but not many bodies, complain to reception or just move the towels to be fair they do state in the cruise news not to reserve the beds but people still do it, it's not on and needs sorting.
The food presentation in the Orion restaurant is More very good but the taste is bland, not very good the buffets are ok with some queuing at times [understandable] quality not bad, the Grill however is well worth the Ã£20 cover charge. Bar prices in line with hotels, take your own on and save quite a few quid.
The entertainment needs freshening up most of the Medusa lounge stuff I saw last year in fact on particular show I told the people the outcome before it started, surely they know people are repeat customers the entertainers are triers but not brilliant some of the crew put them to shame and the guest uk act Jay McGee was very poor. If you are going don't expect 4 star it's 3 tops, some aspects of the cruise are fine but sometimes when you read about a cruise or get told how wonderful everything is then your expectations are high and may not live up to them.
I hope this is not too negative because we did enjoy ourselves. Less
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