John Heald to the Rescue!: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Rosey48
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John Heald to the Rescue!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The shows were great. The scene changes, the lighting effects and the costumes all added to the good feeling the shows were professionally produced. Dancing in the Streets won the top award for 2009 as the best cruise show and we believe it. It is a high energy show. The Comedy shows were good too. We saw four of the shows..two PG and two adult and all were very funny and again no significant lines to get into the shows. We picked a mid ship cabin on deck six and it paid off for us. We spent a lot of time on the Ocean Plaza deck five and deck four for dinner. Being midship and near the midship elevators kept walking to a minimum.
Here are some items you may or may not know about the cruise and the ship:
US based cell phones do work in St Thomas Be sure and bring an extension cord as there is only one plug in in the cabin TV computer provides up to date info on your total itemized bill. Really a nice feature along with the live webcams. Casino has a Texas hold em computer game for 10 players and was used heavily. Pictures in the photo gallery cost less later in the week; especially the albums. Make sure you take the local land agent's phone number when you get off ship in case of problems. We left two people behind in St Thomas and w/o them having contact with the local agent they would have been stranded. The new dock in St Maarten is very nice and golf cart shuttle service is available from the border check to each gangway. The shops right by the port are good too and the same merchandise as downtown.
Last I must talk a little about John Heald. We did not realize how critical the Cruise Director is on the ship as far as the passengers having a good time. The CD sets the tone right from the first night Welcome Aboard party. John is the main man for the entire fleet for those of you who do not know. We now understand how he got to the top. His sense of humor and knack for picking people out of the audience propels John to a class all by himself. Thanks John for some of the best laughs we have had on a cruise. Less
Cabin review: 8C6382 Balcony
Mid ship deck six balcony. Ideal location which is near the elevators, quiet and stairway to deck five midship action.Read All Balcony (8C) Reviews >>