Thanksgiving Week on the Dream: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by lisamw4174
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Thanksgiving Week on the Dream
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Bahamas - only there a few hours we booked a beach excursion at the British Colonial Hilton as we thought it was too short of time to do Atlantis and not feel rushed. It was just OK. The website More listed all kinds of beach activities but there were none - just the beach and a swimming pool. We paid $50 for each person when arrived we got $130 in food and drink credits.
St Thomas - did Godfry's island tour. it was great! we shopped, toured the island with Godfrey as out tour guide, and spend hours at Magen's Bay Beach all for $30 per person. if you are scared of heights dont do this tour. We went way up in teh mountains on narrow winding roads but the views were breath taking although i was terrified.
St Maarten - we took a water taxi to the beach but you can walk. we rented beach chairs a beach bed and got drinks for $20. the kids rented a jet ski for $50 for 1/2 hour and went para sailing for $50 i went out on the boat with them for $25.
We were so exhausted after the to days in St. thomas and St. Maarten that we slept the who next day! We did the dining room every day with the 8:15 meal time. it worked out great for the comedy shows and shows in the encore theatre- which were just ok. We had the buffet breakfast every morning which was great, too - they had the same food each day but switched up on the type of egg dish and you also could get omletes made to order. Dinner was great in the Crimson dining room and the staff was excellent in the dining room and each time we left our room it was spotless when we came back once we started putting the "need service" sign on the door. The kids did the slides one day i did too and skinned my arm -- oouch.
Overall we had a great time, but on the "Sea Days' we all were bored. the kids did do the camps for their age one day and never went back. Although we enjoyed cruising with Carnival next time we plan to try another line. also, we will never book a cruise that have multiple Sea Days back to back. We liked getting off the ship and having fun on the islands. Less
Cabin review: 9260
i had read this on a review not to book room forward and they were correct. We heard the waves crashing against the ship each night and the ship was very rocky but i talked to other cruisers on the island and their ships were rocky too. On lady thought it is the way the newer ships are made. Therefore we might go back to cruising the older ships.
Repeat ship, different cruise.
Fantastic cruise but they coul...