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Thomson Dream Cruise Review by Linda Webb: Disregard the moaners!

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Linda Webb
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Disregard the moaners!

Sail Date: January 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Barbados

My husband and I have just returned from cruising on Thomson Dream (27 Jan - 11 Feb) and although we were very apprehensive about the reviews of this ship, we were very pleasently surprised. Our cabin 7123 (outside plus) was very spacious, with a large picture window, mini fridge, no problems at all with the air conditioning, lots of wardrobe space and plenty of drawers. The bathroom was very adequate with a bath and a power shower, and although a little dated, was very clean and kept clean by the cabin staff. We decided to look at the other decks especially the infamous Deck 5 and I have to say there were no smells at all of sewerage, which were previously reviewed on.

The Orion restaurant (waiter service) is especially pleasant, you could either be seated with other guests or have a table on your own at any time. The Lido and Sirens restaurants were very pleasant if a little cafe like.

The prices for drinks were very reasonable and the prices of the goods in the More shops on board were especially reasonable. A bottle of red wine in the restaurant was only £10.00 and very palatable.

All in all, The Dream seems to have resolved all its problems now. No engine problems at all. This is a good value for money cruise and should not be compared with other top of the range cruise ships.

There are still people on board, determined to have their complaint.

If I had any criticism, it would be the british passengers, who let this down. A number of them are rude, have no manners and not at all courteous to staff or passengers. A mix of other nationalities would make this cruise a better experience.

A great holiday and one which I would certainly repeat. Less

Published 02/15/11

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Very spacious if a little dated

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