“Wonderful Dream”
Cruise review of Carnival Dream

paisleydefender Carnival Dream 5 Wonderful Dream
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It was a wonderful cruise,every time I cruise I fear that it will not be as great as the last time,but this has to be my favorite so far.The only problem we had was nothing to do with the ship,but rather the stress filled 2 hours of being stuck in a traffic gridlock near Orlando after a major car crash closed the highway.We decided as a family that we will always be in the departure port the night before after that!We were much later embarking than usual because of that but in a way it was good as there were no lineups by then so it was walk in to the terminal and walk on,no waiting.Our luggage arrived only a couple hours later,always a relief.

The ship was sailing at pretty much max capacity,4500 guests but we never felt crowded.One of the things I love about cruise ships is that you can find exciting noisy areas and quiet serene retreats.Absolutely loved the Lanai Deck,what a great idea,so nice to have access to deck chairs and hot tubs away from the chaos of Lido!

We had a Cove Balcony,loved it!!Felt so close to the water,saw Dolphins swimming with the ship and a huge sea turtle.Enjoyed the shows and especially the comedy club.

Ate in the Dining Room as much as possible, as a family we dislike buffets,Pasta Bar option was really nice though.Went to the cooking demo at The Steakhouse,pleasantly surprised that it included delicious samples!

Carnival Dream Cruises to the Western Caribbean
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Cabin review: Cove Balcony

Port and Shore Excursions

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Port
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Port
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Port
Went to Tabyana Beach,same as last year as we loved it so much.Spent most of the day in the water surrounded by brilliant fish who we discovered love to be fed dog biscuits and ice cream cones.Also saw(and fed)many Iguanas who live in the cliffs around the beach.This was probably our favorite port of call,so relaxing.
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Published 04/01/11
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