Thomson Dream Cruise Review by Maggie McNicol: First Experience at Sea!
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First Experience at Sea!
Due to a delay at Exeter we flew direct to Barbados which was a plus, we arrived at the due time despite the delay, it was nice to just get off the plane and be taken direct to the port at Bridgetown. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised by how quickly the check in was, and we were shown to our cabin directly. We had an outside cabin on deck 7 which exceeded our expectations, it was very spacious with enough drawer space and wardrobes. As we were tired we did not get off the boat when it docked the next day in Grenada.
We liked the ship, we ate mostly in the Orion in the evening, we had lovely waiters Jeff and Lawrence who looked after us very well. We always headed for their corner of the dining room. We enjoyed the food very much, especially when we had the lobster at the gala evening meal. Ben our wine waiter was never far away, to top up our glasses when necessary.
We did go to some of the shows, but we found them a bit loud, we did see two comedians, which More we enjoyed. The best night by far was the Crew Show well worth going to, the dancers are brilliant, Hazel had the most amazing voice, but the star of the show for us was WILMAR! he has such a talent, we were in stitches, and even when we saw him at breakfast, he always had time to talk and make us laugh.
The only downside for us was that we had to move cabin as ours had a leak, and we had no choice but to move out so that it could be repaired. We ended up on Deck 6 right at the back of the ship which was extremely noisy, our steward did manage to get the air conditioning turned down, but it was engine noise really that was overpowering especially when docking. We were determined not to let this spoil our holiday.
We met some lovely people on our cruise, and we would not hesitate to cruise again, even on the Dream, we really enjoyed it.
On disembarkation at Havana we were astonished to see the police outriders escorting us to the airport, quite amazing, we were going at some considerable speed throughout the journey and all the coaches were in convoy. Quite a sight. Less
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