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Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Ms Sully

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Carnival Dream
Carnival Dream
Member Name: Ms Sully
Cruise Date: April 2011
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: OS
Cabin Number: 7335
Booking Method:
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 4.0
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Carnival Dream- not a dream. But a big disapointment.
We have cruised 21+times since May of 2000. Love to cruise.

We stayed at the Raddison on The Port. Excellent in every way. Would recommend!! Even had a 2 person jacuzzi in our room. Staff there went over & beyond to accommodate the busy & hectic # of cruisers staying there. Flew to Florida on the 24th. Took a nice Trolley around the beach & ate at a nice little cafe overlooking the beach.

We booked a limo from the airport round trip to pick us up on the return as well. It was Sanford Limos & they were late for both pickups. Would not recommend. Taxi was $3.00 per mile, so the limo was cheaper (160.00) but had to wait along time. Would look elsewhere for transportation.

This was the Dream sailing 4-26-11 from 4-2-11. Took off a week to be with my daughter, her husband & our granddaughter who was celebrating her high school graduation.

Easy Embarkation. Very nice port as well as very nice airport.

Room was Empress 7335, supposed to be a suite, but only the bathroom was bigger. Not large enough to warrant the extra fees.

Service was great, did not see our room steward much. She had way to much to take care of.

Dining was great in the Supper Club. Dining room reservations got very messed up & the maitre d got very hateful & rude. They put us in a side room away from the main dining area. His name was Dakar, rightly named. Dining is very important to us. We like to visit with others same folks every night. This put a damper on the whole week.

Entertainment was good, especially the 8 More Seconds- we had seen it on the Ecstasy. There was a comedian, Bob who was fantastic. Worked well with the audience & children.

Had a veterans get together. They should announce it over the p a. It was not well thought out. Had it in the main foyer with kids running & playing. Should of had a cruise person there to welcome them. This is an important group & needs to be recognized.

Did a resort at Nassau- Not anything great. St Thoma, did the underwater motor scooters. Scary but fun. Crew was excellent. St. Martin is very expensive & taking a cab around the island is a big waste. They cram 12 in a 8 person auto. Beach was nice when we finally got there.

Disembarkation was good however they did not call VIPs early or have a waiting room like they did on other cruises.

Limo was 1 hour late picking us up & getting us to the airport.

Overall the reason for this cruise was our granddaughter & my daughter, so seeing them was wonderful.

Jubilee, Spirit, Paradise, Ecstasy, Celebration, Victory, Valor, Pride, Conquest, Dream & Miracle. Constellation, Summit, Millenium, Island Princess, Splendor of the Seas. many of them more than once. Favorite cruise Jubilee to Alaska. May 11, 2000.

Would be glad to answer questions, pamc@westtxrealty.com

Pam Clouse

Alpine, Texas


Publication Date: 04/17/11
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