i went with an open mind on this cruise because of the reviews i needn't have worried!!We went on 31st august for two weeks a/i.We arrived at 11 30 in the morning weather fab first impressions of the dream bigggggg! cases were outside our cabin within i hour great,cabin 7104 was big com pared to the destiny lots of space and big wardrobes spotlessly clean. RONALD our housekeeper was a very pleasant young man nothing was toO much trouble.Yes you did get the odd whiff but so what the pluses outdid the minuses by far!Wonderful food wonderful staff wonderful shows and wonderful ports what more can you ask for? WE HAD AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS TIME!! We did our own ports so if anyone wants to know about this please ask.The shows are superb Stephen guy has a superb voice he is so talented as are all the entertainers loved them all especially Samantha one of the entertainment staff(she was from our part of the world liverpool) staff work sooooo hard they are always cleaning and polishing they More
work 11 hours a day and never stop thank you all so much!We ate in the orion most nights tony our wine waiter was great we never had an empty glass and Raime and Denis who looked after us were 1st class we had little animals made out of paper by our plates(just the ladies)the food was outstanding we did see people moaning over such trivial things it makes you wonder do they do it for a living?well i could go on longer about the plus signs but as i only came back at 2-30 today i am rather tired so I'm off to bed please feel free to ask me and to anyone going soon you will luvvvv it!! Less
middle of the ship didnt feel much movement at all very spacious with a small couch and table which we didnt have on destiny.i slept very well because being an inside cabin it was pitch black when you turned off the light.i would always go for an inside cabin if i went again we were on deck7 which was central for everything and near the lifts even though the theatres were the deck above we didnt here a thing!
Barcelona is an amazing place with something for everyone get the hop on hop off bus for 22 euros well worth it.Then enjoy a leisurely walk along Las Ramblas after 1 o clock is best its buzzin then if you fancy lunch i recommend the sports bar good choice lovely food!
We had a wonderful day here,we went by tender to Santa Margherita to the new port it was the first time the dream had been to this port.It was beautiful lots of little shops and windy cobbled streets.We then got a boat to Portofino what a beautiful place this is the harbour is packed with every size yacht this is not to be missed!
this is amazing we got the shuttle from the ship when you arrive there is a kiosk which sells tickets for the train 9 euros return follow the crowd to the station and just bypass the queues but don't forget when you get inside the station you have to validate your ticket in the machine or you will be fined.The train takes 45 mins and is great get off for st peters square and then just walk we found everything quite easily with the map its a long day but well worth it.