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Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Marvin.B: Carnival Dream, Spa space Hogs and limited dancing

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Cabin 3.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 1.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Carnival Dream, Spa space Hogs and limited dancing

Sail Date: December 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral

Just back from a trip on the Carnival Dream, Dec 2012. The highlights of entertainment was Imani in the piano bar and an Asian couple that were very good. The boat was nice, but we were disappointed with the SPA/Gym and Entertainment.

The most frustrating was with aerobics section in the SPA. Regardless of how many people were taking a class (only 1) the entire section was closed off. They wanted to cram us all together in front of the ellipticals, no room. This was the only time I've been denied space. Waste of space and resources. The staffs excuse was "they paid for the class." So did they also pay for the only large area available for aerobics and stretching? I don't need help with Detox or to be shown how to do a sit-up. Just give me space. I also paid to be there. Too much limitation, without a reason. Would not open it up to "regular" passengers. Had to pay extra for a class. NOWAY

The Carnival Dream were also very quick to close down the buffet in the More afternoon when we were getting back from excursions.

Where's the dance floor? When they had dance gatherings on the 10th deck by the pool, the staff did not make any room. Trying to do line dancing in the little space between the deck chairs. No wonder they had very little participation.

The Groove for St Jude was only 3 songs. Really, was it too much of a imposition? We want to Dance!

The Caliente club was always empty, because of the music. Give us something to dance to!
Very often in the evenings, could not find anything good for entertainment. We went to two shows, but they were exactly the same as on the Carnival Glory, even the jokes.

The Carnival Glory is much better even though it's a little older. Continuous, high quality entertainment. Less

Published 12/17/12

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Cabin review: Carnival Dream

Cabin 9404 on Carnival Dream was too the back of the ship, Very noisy with the carts, but otherwise ok. would recommend getting a cabin in the middle or toward the front.

Port and Shore Excursions

Aqua Scuba is Fantastic! San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Just back from a cruise with Carnival, stopping at Belize. Set up a scuba dive through Shore Trips which worked like a charm. Ecological Tours met us as the pier and helped us get through the airport. Prompt and professional. When we landed at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, we were met by Aqua Scuba and they hauled our dive bags through the little town to the dock. Did two dives, spent a lot of time with black tip reef and nurse sharks, green moray eel and groupers. At one time they had about 8 nurses within touching distance. It was the most interaction we've had with sea life and is the most enjoyable dive so far. Our dive master was Oscar and the boat captain was Louis. Afterward, they took us to a little cafe with great food and low cost. Great Day!

Scuba - Certified

It was Ok

Dove with Dolphins!
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