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Carnival Dream Cruise Review by darbs7

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Carnival Dream
Carnival Dream
Member Name: darbs7
Cruise Date: February 2010
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 8s
Cabin Number: 12217
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5+
Service Not Rated
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5+
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Beautiful boat....relax enjoy....
Just back from the Dream 2/13-2/20...gorgeous boat...love the decor throughout very modern

We stayed in room 12217...spa floor...worth every extra penny...decor of the hallway is upscale and the room decor is upscale...best part only 10 cabins in our hallway....so nice and quiet all the time. Only bad part...no cover over balcony and adult serenity is right above taking away the privacy.

The adult serenity area and the spa are beautiful. The food in the dining room and in the Chef's art steakhouse was so good. We never ate a bad meal. The casino was fun. Enjoyed the funhubs for the Internet throughout the ship.

Okay....so here is how our trip started....landed in Atlanta at midnight....all planes grounded....no hotels no rental cars....stuck until Tuesday (it is Friday night). We finally convinced Budget to rent us a car one way for 400 dollars...yup a subcompact for 10 hours for 400 dollars...what are you going to do? We then had no luggage. With little but our passports we drove from 1am to the Orlando airport and returned the car...we stopped for about 20 minutes to grab a few toiletries and shorts and t-shirts. We took a shuttle to the port and made the cruise. We had been up 42 hours straight by the time we fell asleep. Within a day I was in the infirmary with strep throat......never totally recovered.....oh well....we were on a cruise.

Caliente...the night club.....crazy wild fun fun fun

Nassau...walked around...senor frogs for some drinks

St. Thomas....Secret Harbour......GO.....what a nice cove....good eats and drinks and nice beach.

St. Marteen....French Beach Break.....don't book this.....the service is very poor...very poor....I can assure you that the other 80 people on the excursion felt the same way. Go to town rent 2 chairs, umbrella, and bucket of beer for 15 bucks! Regardless enjoy.

Okay so some things that could be improved on the Dream....

1. common areas are too small for the amount of people on the boat.

2. More drink servers

3. Buffet area was crowded and hours limited (didn't eat here much)

4. Other than that....all good


Publication Date: 02/24/10
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