Carnival Dream Cruise Review by greggiebuffet: Serenity now!
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Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Just go back from our cruise on the Dream and overall it was thumbs up. The boat was top shelf and we enjoyed the cove aft forward cabin. I would have to agree with other rveiwers that there is a loud banging from time to time from the water hitting the boat so if you're a lite slepper you may want to go elsewher. 2nd deck was a great location however cause it was near the dining and the atrium bar with easy access to the theater too.
We did our ususal pre-night stay at the Hampton Inn which was fine as always with transport to the boat easy. Check in was also a breeze even though Carnival sent us an email not to show up until 1, we easuly boarded at 11:30 and could have got on earluer is we disregarded their email.
The best thing about this ship, the food! It was fantastic everywhere from the dining room, to the buffets (although lines wer elong) to the great pizza and burgers by the pool. Our wait staff was fantastic with the amazing Gary giving us double portions More of everything. A little known gem was the comedy brunch on boht sea days where you could get a fine filet mignon and eggs in the main dining room. Other great things were the serenity deck, what a relaxing place on the front of the boat. The boat could have used a few more pubs though...
The worst thing was the entertainmnet. It was truly bad even though they tried their best. This entertainment was just not on the level of our other cruises and many people complained although some of the comics were good.
For Cozumel we went to Chankanaab and it was fantastic! For one admission price you got some great reefs to snorkel on, a sea lion and dolphin show, a crocodile zoo, lagoon, ruins and a very festive Tequila shop/musuem. Be sure to get the free tshirt on the way out, the guys in the gift shop were fun and fabulous!
For Belize we did the cave tubing and ATVing with cave tubing.com. Skip the ATV's they were boring, muddy and dangerous. The cave tubing was fantastic though, very relaxing. Be warned it's a 45 minute hike through the jungle to get to the beginning of the caves but well worth it. Trasport back and forth to Belize was easy.
In Roatan we did the beginners dive with Anemona dive shop through the excelent Isalnd Marketing tours. Josh our driver was outstading at giving us a tour on the way to the dive shop. We did the beginners dive and it was safty first all the way,. We went down 45 fett for 45 minutes at a reef they took us out too. What a blast!
In Costa Maya we almost didn't get out of the complex as it was drizzling, but we rented a golf cart and drove down to Corona Cove with the wonderful Sergio as our host. You could snooze, Seaa kayak, get a massage all at the very commrecial but and beautiful beach.
Overall a fine journey and we look forward to our next! Less
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2262 was a fabuluos location. Close to the elevators but far enouhg so you heard nothing, even in the halls. There was occasional banging form the waves, but overall a great room with a great location!
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