Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Brandonlees: Dream was great!!!
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Dream was great!!!
Embarkation was a breeze. Used a Thirfty Car Rental from the airport and dropped it off at the Thrifty Car rental place in Coco Beach and took the free shuttle to the cruise ship. Highly recommend using thrifty everything was quick and easy.
Got to the port at around 10:15am went right through security. Got our sign and sail cards and waited till our zone was called. We got on the ship around 11:30am.
Cruise ship was easy to get around on.
The pools seemed odd placed and sparse since there was only 2 of them. But had plenty of whirlpools around the ship. Notice they are Whirlpools not hot tubs. Since the water was only 85 degrees at the most.
The main night dance club was very nice. Nice dance floor and nice lighting.
The main lobby was very nice they had live music which had some nice duets. One night they had a guy playing guitar who sounded really good.
We liked all the food options. The Ice Cream, pizza, deli, pasta bar, More salad bar, regular bar, the grill, and many more. So many you couldnt try them all if you tried.
Our cabin steward was nice he met my expectations I wouldnt say he exceeded them though because we never seen him and when I tried to find him it was hard to spot him we met him on the second night but I forgot his name because we never seen him much after that.
Our table in the Scarlett dining room table 424 we had Osman as our head waiter from Honduras. Osman had no personality but he was very nice. He just never laughed very much and looked very serious all the time. He was a good server just seemed very timid and shy in a humble way.
Our assistant waitress her name was Agnes forgot where she was from. She was very friendly and outgoing. She made up for Osman's shyness.
The Encore Lounge was a disappointment. it had enough seating for everyone. Just not enough seats to see anything. I would say 40% of the seats in the Encore where bad seats either behind a pole or at a bad angle. Seems like not a lot of thought went in to that room.
The comedy club in the Burgundy Lounge in the very back of the ship 5th floor. Was a nice touch to add more options to your entertainment. They would have comedians 2 nights for repeat performances. It was ncie to have more options. The only bad part is if you have early seating you have to miss the main show to catch the comedian. One night we seen the comedian and caught the late show. After our early seating dinner. The warmer for the comedian name was Jeff the Fun dude blond haired guy in his 40's from Ohio. He made fun of himself more then anything.
On deck 5 you can walk all the way around the ship it is called the lanai. That was a nice touch. It seemed like even thought there s 3700 plus people on board there was always plenty of places to get a deck chair to lay out.
The water slides where simply awesome. The drainpipe I loved. There was never a wait for the drainpipe I did 3 and a half times around. Keep your heels and shoulders down to get good speed you will know what I mean when you ride it. The Twister was fun too just remember after the 4th turn hold your nose haha.
We had John Heald as cruise director. He was very funny guy always on top of everything. The talent show night after the guest had performed he did a funny skit called bedtime story. He said it was all unrehearsed because he picked people out of the audience. But after looking on you tube under John Heald Bedtime Story. He did the same thing on another cruise ship in 2001. He was just trying to make it look like a one time thing that has never happened before. But he was trying to push the selling of the Vacation Video Sales. Some one on vacation with us referred to him as the cruise ship comedian. He seemed like the perfect cruise director.
Overall the cruise was a very fun experience.
We are going again in October on the same ship and we are taking our kids so then we will be able to see what the Camp carnival has to offer.
Diembarkation was easiest ever. we where off the ship by 8:30 am. Thrifty Car rental shuttle was there right away to pick us up. Never had that smooth of a disembark. Less
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