We don't usually write reviews but felt as "The Dream" had been given bad review after bad review we had to give praise where it was due.We chose this cruise because of the itinery and were'nt dissapointed, the highlight of it being Havana (even though it was pouring down when we arrived).
We knew the ship was'nt new when we originally booked in March 2010 but like many others were extemely anxious after "The Watchdog" programme. We were ready to jump ship possibly to "Thomson's Destiny" but after a lot of thought we decided to stick with "The Dream" for the itinery. (We are so glad we did).
The cabin was far better than we expected, no smells, good shower and bath ,very comfortable spacious bed , loads of wardrobe/drawer space and effective air con. It was kept spotless twice daily by Regep ,our room steward.
After discovering The Orion restaurant we ate there every night, the food and service were first class.We felt we could'nt have received better service if we were royality.(thanks to Edgar, Rodel and Hans) We had breakfast and afternoon tea in Sirons which was again excellant.
The varied nightly theatre entertainment was very proffesional, Thomson's should be very proud of these highly talanted youngsters (especially David one of the dancers) .The theatre itself is very classy , you need to get there early for one of the twin seats near the front.
Captain Roy is very calm and puts everyone at ease with his daily updates.
All in all it was excellant so we were pleased we did'nt listen to all the negatives. We would definately revisit "The Dream" in the future
(PS we boarded at Montego Bay, and disembarked at Barbados)